Xformers Mitsubishi Pajero

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  1. Astronut

    Astronut Well-Known Member

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    Went ahead and bought a "KO" at a local convenience store, they have one or two transforming robots every now and then, and it's pretty much the only physical store I buy figures.

    The feel
    The plastic on this is okay, not too bad, but certainly not good/has/tak level either. I would rate it below FP quality. While the plastic feels sort of cheap, it does not feel like it's going to break any minute. The joints are nice and stiff. The figure has some good weight to it due to electronics (lights and sounds) in the front of the vehicle/chest. Rubber tires who all rotate without problems.

    Vehicle mode
    As you can see, there are some clearly visible gaps between the roof/windshield and the car. The windshield tabs in to the hood, but then pops right off. But overall the vehicle mode is pretty cool. From a few feet away, it looks more like a model car (despite the silver/grey windows) than a toy, which is excellent.

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    Same thing on the back, I really like the detachable wheel holder though.
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    Push the grill and you get some lights and sounds (start engine, honk and drive)
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    The roof, back door and windshield are all connected to each other, but not to the rest of the figure
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    Head and feet clearly visible underneath the car
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    Robot mode
    Robot mode is surprisingly good and sturdy. All the colored details are painted on, no stickers. There's a pretty good amount of sculpted detail as well.
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    The head is the main reason I bought it. Love the crown and overall sculpt, although the face is kind of... off. I really like the fact that the head/shoulders are the underside of the front of the car.
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    Back of the robot is kind of bland. I tried attaching the roof somewhere, but no success.
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    Articulation
    The articulation is as follows:
    Hinged head, can only look up.
    The shoulders/doors are attached to a swivel peg of some sort on the main body, and a sort of ball joint in the door. The shoulder is then a swivel joint attached to the door.
    hinged Biceps
    double hinged elbows
    wrists swivels.
    Hips have two hinged joints, so it works pretty much like a limited ball joint.
    Knees are on a hinge, but gives as much articulation as a double hinge.
    The feet hinges forward, and has a heel spur hidden inside the front of the foot in vehicle mode.

    You can get some pretty good poses out of this guy
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    It has the same lights and sounds in vehicle mode.
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    You can use the roof as a shield of sorts, but he can't actually raise it
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    Size
    This guy is surprisingly big, considering he's actually a sturdy "KO".
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    Conclusion
    Surprisingly good! The plastic is a little cheap, enough so that you know it isn't an official Has/Tak toy, but not the worst "KO" (although I guess this is technically a 3rd party product?) I've handled. Joints are pretty solid, nothing is very loose. The legs could do with some extra hinges to collapse the rear sides of the car in on themselves to make the legs feel a little more solid and less hollow. Would like a ball joint or at least a side to side swivel on the head.

    7/10


    Thanks for reading!
     
  2. Thenames9

    Thenames9 D-d-d-d-duel!

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    Wow. That looks pretty nice, the face is a bit Geewunny, the lips in particular.
     
  3. Astronut

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    Yup. The box showed a red version of the same mold. With the red "wings" and golden crown I couldn't help but think of StarScream. :thumbs2: 
     
  4. Nefud

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    Which store did you find this at?
     
  5. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Mostly Harmless

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    Fun fact: did you know that in latin countries, pajero is a pretty dirty word? They had to change the vehicle's name to Montero so people would stop laughing at it.

    The more you know
     
  6. Astronut

    Astronut Well-Known Member

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    it's a local convenience store/mini supermarket in a small town in Norway. I doubt you'd want to go there for this :D 
     
  7. rodimusconvoy

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    So true. I still laugh at people with those cars.
     
  8. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    Holy crap, it's skids! :lol 
     
  9. Dinodigger97

    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

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    Lazer nipples....cool.:) 
     
  10. DecepticonSpike

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    That was my first thought too :) 
     
  11. doctajones428

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    With a headswap and some paint this would make a not too bad Trailbreaker
     
  12. Kraken

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    Wow! That would make an awesome Skids with a new head and a few other tweaks. Shame he's far too big to fit in a Classics collection. Maybe with Masterpieces though...
     
  13. Astronut

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    I think he's too big even for MP Skids.
    Here he is with MP10 and Alternators Skids
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  14. Kraken

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    Yeah, far too big. Shame.
     
  15. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    What about next to an MP-04?
     
  16. Astronut

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    I can take a picture of him next to MP02 tomorrow :) 
     
  17. Astronut

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    Here ya go
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