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Ride Armor (Stick Type)

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Ever since I saw the pics of

Ever since I saw the pics of this, I felt kinda skeptical of the way it looked. It LOOKS small, the mismatching colors of Stick's torso and the rest of the armor, the color of the rest of the armor (too aqua-teal-minty-green, not military enough). And the figure looks way too big for the bike, or the bike is too small for the figure.

Thanks for the honest review. Let's hope Aoshima and Toynami get it right, or at least better.

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Posted by REX-203 on 7 March, 2008 - 07:52
I've got both the Stick and

I've got both the Stick and Rey of this. I'm not as disappointed with them as you seem to be, it feels to me like what the old Gakken toys in the small scale should have been, had they had the technology to do so.

I really think that this particular design was just too ambitious for CM's, they've never done something this complex and in this scale. I think price was a major factor in their decisions on this item, and it shows. I can only imagine what Takara or Bandai could have done.

The Megahouse ones do look a lot better and I'll not be getting the rest of CM's ride armors, in lieu of going with Megahouse.

As for Toynami/Beagle/Aoshima, it remains to be seen just what will come of that mess, and I'm not holding my breath for it anytime soon.

My preorderd CM's Legioss/Tlead is on shaky ground right now, maybe the inflated price reflects the extra effort. (insert laugh here)

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Posted by duke togo on 7 March, 2008 - 12:51
It really amuses (and

It really amuses (and amazes) me that with all the issues you had with this toy, you somehow managed not to break the windshield off, which apparently breaks by merely breathing on it

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Posted by Anavel on 7 March, 2008 - 19:47
Im glad I chose the

Im glad I chose the Megahouse one over this now myself. Those screws and the diecast content gave me some concern so I went for the other choice instead.
Hopefully it won't suck.

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Posted by Typhus on 8 March, 2008 - 17:20
CM got serious issues

When I looked at the previews pictures a couple months ago, I keep wonder why the color is so, I don't know... Cheap? I once saw a bootleg Ride Armour that has the same color as CM one... I'm sure this toy doesn't deserve 6000 yen price tag.

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Posted by Berserk on 9 March, 2008 - 21:18
If it wasn't only 25$, I

If it wasn't only 25$, I would be seriously PO'ed. I got one of these thing a couple of weeks back, cause it was only for 25$ at a convention. I finally got time to open it up last night and started playing around with it. The whole transformation is just ridiculous. It wasn't hard to do but it's just not fun to do. I don't get how you got it to stand up straight because once the ride amour goes on, the figure is extremely top heavy. And you were right about attaching the figure to the bike, it's just not going to happen. I tried forcing it and nothing works.

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Posted by supergetterv on 17 March, 2009 - 21:12
I like them

I went & done it. I ordered Stick & Lay & have to say I like them both. Yea they are fiddly tho at this scale (1/18) what do you expect.
I`ll say one thing these are 1000 times better than the same scale Matchbox Robotech Scott Bernard in his quasi CVR3/Cyclone armor.The cyclone itself looks 1000 times better than the aforementioned Matchbox version.
I`ve always wanted to see these at this scale & we have them.Could they have been made sturdier at this scale,I doubt it.
I just hope we will see much more from CM Corp witht he 1/18th line,hell if Macross & dare I say Robotech all came back to 1/18th scale (better technical machinery),I`d be in heaven.

One BIG shining bonus with the figures at this scale,you can have Inbid/Invid as the enemy courtesy of Matchbox (when they did the scout & Shock trooper).

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Posted by panzer on 26 May, 2009 - 08:36
 
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