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Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by Chaos Muffin, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. TedimusPrime

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    I gotta assume collector toys have a higher age grade than dx toys and therefore need to meet a lower drop test standard (if any at all). That and more complicated things have more room to go wrong. Don’t agree with it, but that’d probably be my guess.
     
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    I think part of it is also that they know people will buy the product if it's a popular character and people will just blow off issues most of the time and just say it's a "collectible"
     
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    . And thus why I got out from under Masterpiece toys this year.
     
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  4. TedimusPrime

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    Yup. I like my toys to be able to be thrown across the room and mostly be okay.
     
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  5. chuckdawg1999

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    Thrown across the room, swung around my head, shoved up my bu... oh nevermind.
     
  6. Guiding Light

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    I too enjoy shoving my toys up my burrow for safe keeping
     
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    Found the squirrel. How’s life in Hundred Acre Wood?
     
  8. Fort Max

    Fort Max Too many is never enough. Veteran

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    Sure, I was talking about actually managing to make a Getter Robo style combiner that works and isn't hideously complicated.
    The weight of the backpacks leading to it needing a stand is always going to be an issue with those kinds of combiners just as it was with the TF Go ones.
     
  9. Roanstalker

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    It also needs extra parts to make the ship modes not a floppy mess. Still love em.
     
  10. Guiding Light

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    The closest thing we've gotten to that would be the Dynamic Change Getter Robo line, but those are all SD versions
     
  11. Fort Max

    Fort Max Too many is never enough. Veteran

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    Yeah I have two of those, they're ok, can be quite hard to stand.
     
  12. Roanstalker

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    They made a non sd version of the first Getter as well.
     
  13. TedimusPrime

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    With how much liberty Getter takes I think it'd be easier to change Getter's design than make a simple toy of him XD
     
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    They already did that - it's called Getter Robo Go. :p 
     
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    I saw some clips from that show, I then went looking for figures and well, none exist that do the swap combining. It's funny all these years later and with everything that CAN be done, this style of Gatai is still near impossible to recreate.
     
  16. Roanstalker

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    What do you mean? The old dx and upcoming soul of chogokin does the 3 in 1 robot modes.
     
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    I did not know about those. Are we talking about Getter Go? Is the DX stable-ish?
     
  18. Roanstalker

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    I sadly cannot say since i dont own one. Heres a video of it.

     
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    Finally going to get my copy of Soc gaogaigar. It's a misb first issue though. Any difference between this and recent reissued version?
     
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    The actual transformation engineering was all Shoji Kawamori.

    Bandai's toy engineering was shoddy as hell. They prioritized form over function, so it didn't have solid enough locking mechanisms to hold everything together. There aren't enough ratchet joints for the toy to support itself, and the ratchets that are there are very weak. It's a 10-12" diecast figure, and half its joints are frictioned with polycaps, for crying out loud.