Takara Gari Robo (aka Popsicle Prime)

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  1. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    This unique toy has just been released in Japan. This cross-promotional figure (Transformers Prime vs Gully Gari) is made by Takara and could well have been released in the "Food Label" line if such thing had existed. Basically, it's some kind of soda-based popsicle that turns into a Prime-ish version of the company's mascot.

    Here's a look at the box.

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    Inside, the toy comes in a resealable wrapper.

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    Your typical Takara instructions.

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    The toy comes in popsicle mode. The blue plastic is a bit translucent.

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    Transformation is pretty intricate for the size, with lots of panels to fold and things to flip. The popsicle stick turns into a sword and the other part in a shield.

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    The figure also comes with a mini-popsicle. The weapons can be stored on the back in the meantime.

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    As you can expect with this kind of item, the articulation is pretty limited. Other than the the cape halves that can be posed a bit, the arms are balljointed at the shoulders and you get wrist rotation.

    Not for the casual collector, but if you're a big time Optimus collector like I am or if you liked the previously released Disney Label or Sport Label offering, this may be for you.

    The toy is also available with an alternate "cola" deco.

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  2. Powersa

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    Nice pics and review. Looks like some Popsicle eating contest winner dressed in Optimus suit.
     
  3. Shadowbreaker

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    I know nothing about GariGari, but for some odd reason I kind of want this. Thanks for the review!
     
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    Very cool & unusual. Thanks for the review.
     
  5. Valkysas

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    It should also be noted that the mini popsicle has a 5mm peg, so most modern transformers can hold it.
     
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    Takara's made a popsicle, Hasbro's made a toaster. It gets better and better.
     
  7. Dinodigger97

    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

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    You could put Unicron in that guy's mouth.






    Other than that: He looks weird....but fun. Fu-eird?
     
  8. Feralstorm

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    And yet no one has made a transforming Mountain Dew machine. :( 
     
  9. World Prime

    World Prime Za Warudo!

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    I know! :( 
    That's the awesomest thing ever, and makes me want it!

    Garigari is to Japanese people like like those pushpops or those red white and blue popsicles are for Americans. Every kid knows it, so this should be a hit.
     
  10. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    And pretty sure that many bigger TFs like Unicron, Primus and Hercules can hold him (Gari Robo) no problem! I'll try tomorrow.
     
  11. Warpshard

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    That sounds hilarious! I can just imagine Unicron eating it, the Popsicle transforming, & beating the crap out of Unicron while it's still in his hand.
     
  12. SydneyY

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    OMG I need this! I think the blue one especially is selling fairly well in Japan. Nice item to be released in summer I guess.

    Thank you for the review!
     
  13. Noideaforaname

    Noideaforaname Pico, let's go up to Zuma

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    This thing's so utterly out there and wonderfully gimmicky it's impossible to judge it like a normal TF. I cannot wait for picks of random TFs holding the ice cream.

    Love the translucency of the actual ice cream parts, hate how there are so many panel lines and hinges visible.
     
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    Looks tasty.
     
  15. ex dtw2003

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    This thing just looks so awesome. Prolly out of the budget though.
     
  16. KA

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    Dear japan,

    I heart you.

    Sincerely yours,
    KA
     
  17. megatroptimus

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    "Hey, Autobots, look what 20 cents got me! POWAAAAAA!"

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    "Murder gun or popsicle of doom?"

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    "Shit, THAT is all I get?"

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  18. ex dtw2003

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    That makes me want one of these soooo bad.

    I can just imagine the hijinks the bots could get into with this set.

    Edit: $15 to ship this just kills it for me though :( 
     
  19. megatroptimus

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    $15 is dirt cheap to get something unique. ;) 
     
  20. PrimusVsUnicron

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    pic with Unicron plz

    and the face scares me
     

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