Presenting: 'Combat Robo/Gun Majin', Bandai '83

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Paradigm-Shift Prime, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. Paradigm-Shift Prime

    Paradigm-Shift Prime Unit Warrior TFW2005 Supporter

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    I got this guy in a week ago from Japan, the pics in the bin auction weren't great so I was thrilled to find him, the box, and all 10 bullets in great condition. I love pre-tfs! He technically isn't a pre-tf as he is Bandai but I'm loving the transforming gun theme these days so I'm loving this pickup.

    He shoots a bullet from the front by clicking it right in the front and pulling the trigger (shoot across the room!). The blowback sort of feature with the magazine involves cocking it back and a bullet popping out for new ammo/spent round effect. His robot mode is a whole lot of early tf ghetto but the S&W realistic gun mode and its features are a whole lot of awesome (the arms tf so the chrome sides face out not forward but I like it better like pictured). He's also bigger than I was expecting (I have big hands, see the pic), especially after Browning, my last tf gun pickup.

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  2. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Very nice. Do want.
     
  3. jason jupiter

    jason jupiter weird/ rare g1 KO hunter

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    awesome, i can't believe you had no problem getting it through customs. seeing your pictures and hearing that it actually shoots a good distance makes me want it more.

    nice buy!
     
  4. Hoolagrin

    Hoolagrin Wheelie Rules! TFW2005 Supporter

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    The bullets have faces? That is so cool.
     
  5. Paradigm-Shift Prime

    Paradigm-Shift Prime Unit Warrior TFW2005 Supporter

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    hehe, yeah I was worried about that too. It didn't cost much though so it wouldn't have been the end of the world. Definately the most realistic tfing gun.
     
  6. jason jupiter

    jason jupiter weird/ rare g1 KO hunter

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    if you don't mind sharing, how much was it total after rinkya fees, shipping, etc...?

    i've seen it on YHJ for about $100-$120 total but was so worried about customs taking it because it looks so real, man they don't make toys like this anymore. that bullet/shell ejection is the coolest feature.
     
  7. Paradigm-Shift Prime

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    I got it for $30 plus $25 ems shipping ($55 US total) from Japan through talking to a guy on ebay. And yep his features are nifty!
     
  8. Th0r4z1n3

    Th0r4z1n3 The F*cking Lizard King! Veteran

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    Now.That's.A.Deal. Congrats :thumbs2: 
     
  9. Basketball Jones

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    The gold plastic on the bullets hasn't degraded yet?
     
  10. LoC Soundwave

    LoC Soundwave 俺の魂は燃えていない!

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    That's awesome! The sides of his head is designed like guns :lol 
     
  11. Rodr-Evil

    Rodr-Evil Lucifer's children TFW2005 Supporter

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    I love old Bandai toys damn!!! very very cool bot man, congrats!
     
  12. Paradigm-Shift Prime

    Paradigm-Shift Prime Unit Warrior TFW2005 Supporter

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    Nope, everything's nice and new-like. Is that a common problem with this guy?
     
  13. Paradigm-Shift Prime

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    anyone have info on the plastic degrading thing for this figure?
     
  14. jason jupiter

    jason jupiter weird/ rare g1 KO hunter

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    no, don't worry about the bullets.

    the "gold plastic" basketball jones is referring to is the painted stuff that sometimes flakes and decays quickly like on black zarak.

    the bullets were injection molded with high density polyethylene in that color, not painted; you can see where the channel was on bottom of the bullet.

    if you want to keep it gem mint the robot-japan guys swear that air, finger prints, and oil from human contact slowly degrade and dull vac-metal and chrome parts....alen yen has a similar story in the "gold lightan" ramble:
    http://www.toyboxdx.com/ramble/
     
  15. TJOmega

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    Uh, the gold plastic prone to easy breakage is molded, not painted. I've got a G1 Skyhammer that's notorious for gold-plastic syndrome and I can assure you it's not painted gold. If it was just paint it would flake off.

    The only way to tell is if the plastic has swirls of darker areas in the mix, GPS usually affects these and it's a definite sign of the problem being in the plastic, not paint. I cant tell from the pictures if those bullets have those swirls though.
     

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