Review: WSTF size Kabaya Slugslinger

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  1. Might Gaine

    Might Gaine The Devil Express

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    Most of you guys have probably seen the larger size KO Kabaya kits I've had for sale for a while. There are about 30 types total in that size. Well, I recently came across smaller size KO Kabaya kits. They're a lot harder to find than the big ones for some reason, but there are a heck of a lot more of them-- somewhere around 52. But, like I said, they're hard to get ahold of, so I haven't been able to find too many. I thought I'd review one of the more interesting ones I got.

    Slugslinger

    Slugslinger is about 1 3/4 inches tall. He's part of an assortment full of Targetmasters which each come with little 3/4 inch long Targetmasters companions.

    He's very simple to put together, about 14 small pieces total. The instructions are kind of a bitch; they're printed on the inside of the box, so you have to unfold the box, and they're really small and a bit blurry. Thankfully, it's pretty easy to tell how it all assembles, because the numbers on the diagram are clear and there aren't a lot of pieces, so it's kind of intuitive.

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    When assembled he's about the size of a Micromaster, maybe a little shorter. As you would imagine, the transformation to jet mode is very simple: you just fold the jet front over his heads and bend his legs backward onto his back. He has elbow, thigh, knee, and foot articulation. The Targetmaster really doesn't do much; he's just a little brick with a turret coming out of his back, but he can fit both in Slugslinger's hand and on the top of the jet like the real toy.

    Overall, this is one of my favorites of these kits. There's not much plastic flash on it at all, it holds together well when assembled, and the Targetmaster companion is a nice bonus.

    I don't have this particular one for sale right now, but I might be getting more in 2 months. Like I said, these are really hard to find in China now for some reason. However, I do have some others for sale on Ebay right now if anyone is interested.
     
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    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Nice. I'm really looking forward to buying some more from you.

    Ebay ID: Squallkboxxl
     
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    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    And kinda off-topic, some of your images won't show up for me.
     
  4. Might Gaine

    Might Gaine The Devil Express

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    Hmm which ones?
     
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    Those are really nice looking. I just wish the color can better resemble their G1 counterpart. I may get Scorponok, Liokaiser, or Sixshot.
     
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    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    You fixed everything before I got a chance to let you know
     
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    Might Gaine The Devil Express

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    Maybe it was just a temporary problem with my web space :) 
     
  8. TwoKingMick

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    Hey, sorry to be a thread-jacker, but i just picked up this model kit over here in korea. It looks pretty similar to your stuff, i think its god-bomber. Ever seen it before?

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    Sorry for the crap images.
     
  9. Might Gaine

    Might Gaine The Devil Express

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    It's fine :)  Yep, it's God Bomber. I have the same thing for sale but in different colors. Apparently these molds made their rounds in Korea for a while before they came to China. The Korean company Kukje was actually licensed to produce them. (I think this one was made by a different company, though, right?)

    Are there any other types besides God Bomber? I'd definitely pay for a Seacon set :) 
     
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    Its hard to tell from from my images, cos they're pretty poor, but this one was produced by Sun confectionery. No official transformers mentions on the box. Plus it was certainly a knockoff price. I'll pm you if you want to know how much. I'll certainly keep my eyes out for them, but i've yet to see them in more than batches of 2 in candy stores. The box also has some sixchanger on the side, but the image is pretty poor.
     

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