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Oh my head, that is freakin'

Oh my head, that is freakin' amazing!! I'd only ever seen the Zargon version and never thought twice about it. I always saw it as some sort of corny Jumbo Machinder wannabe. Really a toy trapped between the missile-firing vinyl/fish-eye lens vinyl and the JM...two paragons of vintage Gaiking toyness. And if you look close, the off-color upper arms aren't the only thing wrong with Zargon; the eyes are red. And to me, that looks terrible.

This original Mecharobo Gaiking, however, looks incredible with its accurate colors! Once again, you (both Joshes) inspire me to greater vintage heights!

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Sanjeev

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Posted by Sanjeev on 15 September, 2008 - 11:09
Sanjeev, By the way...got

Sanjeev,

By the way...got around to watching the new Gaiking series...like spent the weekend doing that. WOW..I really liked it.

I enjoyed seeing the old skool references as well.

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Posted by joshua fraser on 15 September, 2008 - 11:47
is it c10? Haha. Oh man, I

is it c10?

Haha. Oh man, I feel like I look just plain crazy.

But much thanks sir, for the props. ;-)

Just a quick side note.

I had written a multi paragraph response on the differences, but it got lost, so I will keep it brief. ;-)

The eyes of the MechaRobo are yellow with black eyeline (Guyliner..or say GAI-Liner)outlining it. The Zargon is red without an outline. I prefer the original color choice as, it is more in line with the Toei color scheme.

The metallic blue still appears on the head, but at a slightly less saturated tone. My theory on the removal of the shoulders and arms of the blue metallic, was it was either a production cost issue (metallic paints cost more) or it was a playability issue, as the paint on the Mecharobo was not primed underneath, and the paint is notoriously fragile. A potential toxin hazard for kids.

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Posted by joshua fraser on 15 September, 2008 - 11:25
C-10

C-10 for vintage toys? Wow! I consider myself lucky to have a vintage toys. But this is a C-10! Double Wow!

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Posted by Berserk on 15 September, 2008 - 19:08
It is more of a burden than

It is more of a burden than a blessing....sometimes I wish I would lighten up and just not worry about silly things like boxes,and just play with the toys. ;-)

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Posted by joshua fraser on 15 September, 2008 - 21:39
Wind one up, I dare ya.

Wind one up, I dare ya.

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Posted by Anavel on 16 September, 2008 - 08:16
great looking toy. Never

great looking toy. Never saw it before.

"Dinobots, destroy Devestator!"-Optimus Prime TFTM

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Posted by Goldenage on 16 September, 2008 - 10:41
 
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