Votoms toys & kits (pic heavy)

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  1. SydneyY

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    Original thread by LigerPrime :)  ;
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=115582

    This year marks the 25th anniversary of this awesome series :bday 
    I still remember the shock (OK, and the joy, I admit) when I first saw Fyana and the consequential whispering among the boys in the classroom next day, "hey, um, did you watch that new show?" :lol 

    I don't know if any other mecha besides Scopedog is recreated this many times by various manufacturer. Takara, Yamato, Kaiyodo and Max Factory release Scopedog figures, and Takara and WAVE have produced model kits while Bandai came to the scene at last recently.
    (Did CM's make Scopedog, too? I know they do the ones from Blue Knight.)

    Many 70s and 80s robot/mecha toys are selling well mostly as a high-end collectors item with "refined" new look.

    Scopedog remains pretty much the same, stocky and somewhat plain.

    So, I know there aren't many Votoms AT fans here, but if you have any, how are your Dogs/Turtles/Tortoises/Beetles/etc doing?

    I am still kicking myself for missing out on Melkia coloured DMZ dog, gotten over the fact that I won't be able to get Microman Arron and Gurran.

    Here are the pictures of DMZ Dog with the Red Shoulder custom parts :) 

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    Post your pictures, or just let us know how you are doing :D 
    I hope to take more pictures, too.

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  2. Prometheum5

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    Looks great.... I'll throw up some Yamato pics in a sec...

    EDIT: Here's Yamato pics and some models of mine...

    First is a heavily modded WAVE/Takara 1/24 kit with all new joints and some other mods, but not great pics...
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    Here's some Yamato glamour shots... I've got like six or seven of these now... the pictured ones have my elbow mod (which I plan to do to all of my Yammies) which increases elbow mobility by a ratchet click or two (enough to go bast 90 degrees) and increases stability a bit... these figs are great, but need some joint tightening due to their immense size...

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    Here's one of the Max Factory PVC figs... they aren't bad, but aren't great either, and the head is suuuper too big.... I painted and detailed it anyway...

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    And finally, here's one of the ancient Takara 1/35 models... I did this a long time ago, so the paintwork is really rough, but these still hold up really well.... I sculpted the fist for this kit as the original one was hideous...

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    It's too bad I didn't manage to take pics of my latest kit... the new Bandai 1/20 Brutishdog... it's one of my best kits to-date...
     
  3. SydneyY

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    You have amazing sense and skill :rock  I'd LOVE to see your Brutishdog.

    I took my Max35 Bloodsucker out tonight. It's not very ATish IMO but I still like it.

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    At this moment I only buy DMZ series, but the new Actic Gear 25th anniversary Scopedog is tempting.
    Talking about DMZ, I have just preordered 06 ( http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/...=UTF8&n=13299531&s=toys&qid=1200059916&sr=1-2 ) just because my normal dog is damaged. Otherwise I wouldn't have bothered with this one.... Time for a new mould, TakaraTomy-san! I would be really happy if they make Brutishdog with Fyana (in white and purple suit of course :D ).
     
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    Prometh - yr customization skill is the bomb! I'm thinking of picking up that Bandai Scopedog too but lately, my wallet is taking a pounding!
     
  5. SydneyY

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    LigerPrime, please take some pics of your ATs!!
    I know you are getting lots of toys, so I understand the condition of your wallet :lol 
     
  6. Redsneaker

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    Here's something for the diehards
    1/6 scale with all the bells and whistles
     
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    I'm so excited to see the 1/6 scale 'Dog finished and hope I can get one...
     
  8. LigerPrime

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    Wow! What company is that AT from? Never seen it before?! It looks good.

    I will try dude! I haven't gotten any new ATs since the Bandai 1/20 kits! The latest released was the customed red shoulder one - which i felt was too similar to the Metal Specs and regular Scopedog I got! As usual, Bandai will milk the mould before we get to see a Strikedog or Standing Turtle! LOL!
     
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    It's coming from some garage company in Hong-Kong I think... which makes the idea of buying one both scary and expensive...
     
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    Wow. These pictures make them look great! I've never been a big fan of Votoms but these pics make me drool (but not enough to make me buy any :D )
     
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    I'm surprised they have an english site.
     
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    man i still needs me a scopedog, that giant one is awesome. i would love to have somthing like that on one of my shelves
     
  14. SydneyY

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    LigerPrime, yeah. Nothing has been milked like a Scopedog. But we still buy em :lol 

    I know, those ATs don't have characters or colours of Yusha figures. I'm happy enough that you actually looked in here :D 

    That 1/6 is awesome. But if I get one I'll have to build another room to house it, it looks huge!
    Wonder how much it's going to be.

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    I still want Rabidlydog...

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    I've got a RabidlyDog coming... the Strikedog's still so expensive...
     
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    hey guys , the 1/12 scale Scopedogs ... do they fit action figures like the Marvel Legends? just asking ... i know they are in scale but i was wondering if the cockpit compartment allows for figures with slightly less articulation to sit inside, or is it very cramp? Thanks.
     
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    Well, normal human-sized figs (like say, Quicksilver, or maybe Cap) would def fit, altho closing the cockpit would probably be a bit tight (the Chirico fig is a tad shorter and slimmer than ML figs) but a heroic ML fig like any Iron Man wouldn't fit in there...
     
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    OK thanks. I was actually gonna put a Busou Shinki into one of them, and they're a lot slimmer than the average ML. Fits with the whole "mecha rider" thingie :) 
     
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    I take it that the 1/12 Votoms are the ones from Yamato? Prometheum5 right though - the normal MLs such as Spidey and Ghost Rider can fit into the Scopedog - a tight fit but definitely fit in! LOL!
     
  20. SydneyY

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    You lucky dog! (Lame pun intended)

    I just can'y cough up $150+ international shipping right now, but I want one badly.
    BTW did you get DMZ-05? If you do, will you please take some pics of Microman Chrico? I know he won't look so hot, but I am yet to see any good pictures of the actual figure.
     

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