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Microman Godoh with MachineStinger

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Nice review! It's nice to

Nice review!

It's nice to see some Micromen reviews on the site. Although I don't have this particular piece, I did pick up a large number of Micromen of that era (and newer). Personally, although they are very nice looking pieces, and extremely well articulated, I found the quality control pretty lacking. Even buying from multiple vendors, I often received figures either with broken parts (the figures' joints usually, but sometimes accessories) or with bad casting which would prevent the accessories from staying together. I actually resorted to just leaving them in their packages rather than risk opening them to try putting them together. Have you encountered these issues at all or have I been just extremely unlucky?

As far as I know, Takara has any new Micromen on hold. I'm hoping they use the time to work out the kinks in manufacturing. Between these newer Micromen and the Palisades Micronauts fiasco, I'm sticking with the vintage stuff for now.

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Posted by turk96 on 31 August, 2009 - 10:28
regarding figures that can match articulation...

you forgot the shfiguarts from bandai... they are extremely posable

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Posted by exia00astraea on 31 August, 2009 - 17:00
Oh yeah, I saw these things

Oh yeah, I saw these things a few times. True enough. I often wonder what was the first real Hyper-poseable toyline in history... Micro Action Force type toys are around just over 6 years, Amdriver is also quite new...hmmm...

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Posted by Wallas on 31 August, 2009 - 17:35
yeah...

me either, not sure but i'd like to think that the microman figures are earlier in the production, but for recency shouhaku henshin were posable but limited with all the diecast around them

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Posted by exia00astraea on 1 September, 2009 - 02:33
Great Review Will you be

Great Review

Will you be covering the other biomachine sets and the Biosuit? I'm a huge microman fan, and these are among the best modern MM toys released.

I'm not sure I would use Amdriver in the same breath though. While similar in scale, the AD toys are pretty miserable when it comes to articulation and overall quality.

As for the roots of the hyper-articulated figure, look no further than the roots of Microman itself, the 8" GI Joe, and then, Henshin Cyborg figures. From there, Microman itself was pretty revolutionary, but the 3-3/4" American Joes were extremely well articulated for their time. If you're not familiar with the whole story, Microforever.com is extremely comprehensive.

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Posted by The Enthusiast on 1 September, 2009 - 19:44
Sure I am covering the rest

Sure I am covering the rest of the team, that's my main objective now :) I also intend to review these guys on my YT channel and Xeku is already there.

In terms of my agenda I want to finish off my Microman collection (three more reviews to go unless I decide to buy something), two or three GI Joes and few TFs, like Encore Omega Supreme or my Binaltechs.

But that's the future to come :)

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Posted by Wallas on 2 September, 2009 - 02:56
 
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