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  • Funny, he pronounces my username correctly [most (ignorant) people online think I'm a girl!], but then turns around and botches my real name! Well, don't feel too sorry, Josh; most people do that too.

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    Seriously, though, I want to thank you (and for that matter, Russell Cox, for helping put CDX up!) for allowing me the opportunity to share my collection online. That is something that I had never really considered doing.

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    I thought that it would just be a one-time thing with my first review of the DX Ninpuu Gattai Senpuujin from "Ninpuu Sentai Hurricanger", but I was encouraged by Josh (and some nameless people offline) to continue to develop my writting and photographic skills. (The photo side, not so much.) The more I collected (I have well over 70 individual pieces/sets), the more I wanted to share it even though I knew I was still well behind older collectors such as Josh, and I was a bit more selective (and less-wealthy) than others in what ended up on my shelves. Hopefully someone would notice it, and then come up to me in the real world and say they liked. (I really do need that feedback, folks!)

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    Not too bad for a guy with high-functioning autism, huh...?
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    Well, once more, thank you to CollectionDX for the opportunity, and I look forward to sharing more of my collection in 2007!

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    PS: Do I really know way too much about Super Sentai???

    EVA_Unit_4A   15 years 3 weeks ago
  • Well, thanks for the..thanks. Actually, I think I'd be mad if you suddenly said I COULDN'T contribute anymore. I love having a forum to do the Jumbo stuff, and god knows I would never have the initiative to do my own website.LOL

    And yeah, thanks also to James and Rob, whose vast knowledge of intricate toys/models hopefully goes a long way towards compensating for my limited knowledge of simple ones! :)

    Looking forward to more from Atom, Sanjeev, etc... I love the variety of the site. So many different interests.

    And definitely thanks to Russell. Is it safe to say he is sort of the "Wizard of CDX"? Thanks for doing so much of the behind the scenes work.

    "This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
    Onyx Blackman
    Principal, Flatpoint High

    Nekrodave   15 years 3 weeks ago
  • Dragonhawk

    This thing is VERY cool...! I want one!
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    EVA_Unit_4A

    EVA_Unit_4A   15 years 3 weeks ago
  • Hi,

    I recently came across your review via a link at another site. The thread related to the numerous bootleg figures being sold online. Sadly, all three of your figures are not lemons. All three are fake. I've seen the real version, and believe me, it's flawless and not even painted. The PVC is colored. Sadly collectors, like you, don't realize you're buying fake Japanese figures. Your description of the various flaws leave no doubt in my mind. This figure was a showcase figure. It was immaculate, and the coloring looked EXACTLy like the figure on the box (note: your figure's arms are not colored properly). All three of your Cammy are definitely fake, recasted Hong Kong bootlegs, and all three show the typical signs of a bootleg. Dead giveaway is the seams, paint, construction, availability outside of Japan, and lack of licensing sticker on the copied box. A Limited Ed. Japanese figure (mass produced or not) will not show the flaws found in your figures. This figure released at approximately $60.00 in Japan, and only 1000 were sold by preorder at WonderFest. It's highly unlikely you could even find it for less than the preorder price or at all in numbers higher than 1 at a time outside of Japan.

    eBay is flooded with bootleg figures. If you want to protect yourself from buying fakes, please take time to research fake figures. I found your site and this review on this thread:
    http://forums.zero-type.com/viewtopic.php?p=4221#4221

    Good luck!

    TokyoV   15 years 4 weeks ago
  • Hi,

    I recently came across your review via a link at another site. The thread related to the numerous bootleg figures being sold online. Sadly, all three of your figures are not lemons. All three are fake. I've seen the real version, and believe me, it's flawless and not even painted. The PVC is colored. Sadly collectors, like you, don't realize you're buying fake Japanese figures. Your description of the various flaws leave no doubt in my mind. This figure was a showcase figure. It was immaculate, and the coloring looked EXACTLy like the figure on the box (note: your figure's arms are not colored properly). All three of your Cammy are definitely fake, recasted Hong Kong bootlegs, and all three show the typical signs of a bootleg. Dead giveaway is the seams, paint, construction, availability outside of Japan, and lack of licensing sticker on the copied box. A Limited Ed. Japanese figure (mass produced or not) will not show the flaws found in your figures. This figure released at approximately $60.00 in Japan, and only 1000 were sold by preorder at WonderFest. It's highly unlikely you could even find it for less than the preorder price or at all in numbers higher than 1 at a time outside of Japan.

    eBay is flooded with bootleg figures. If you want to protect yourself from buying fakes, please take time to research fake figures. I found your site and this review on this thread:
    http://forums.zero-type.com/viewtopic.php?p=4221#4221

    Good luck!

    TokyoV   15 years 4 weeks ago
  • Danguard Ace

    I had forgotten but there was also a difference in Dangard Ace boxes. Some say "Super Hero Poster" in Katakana, followed by some kanji that I don't know. It probably means something like "included" or "bonus" or some such. But that way you can tell which version is inside. It's written in silver on the right side.

    "This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
    Onyx Blackman
    Principal, Flatpoint High

    Nekrodave   15 years 5 weeks ago
  • That is unbeleivably cool. I'll have to see it sometime in person.

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    JoshB   15 years 6 weeks ago
  • Leopaldon & Spider-Man

    Nate is a great reviewer. it's awesome to see the excitement through his eyes. It reminds me why I love this hobby! Shooting fists Rule!

    great review Josh!

    kidchuckle   15 years 9 weeks ago
  • Leopaldon & Spider-Man

    Great review! We gotta see more from this Nate guy, he's great!! :)

    Atom (not verified)   15 years 9 weeks ago
  • Leopaldon & Spider-Man

    Excellent job on the review by you and Nate. I really need to start actually opening and inspecting my SOCs. I have this, but I had no idea it had a stand to display in Marveller mode.

    "This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
    Onyx Blackman
    Principal, Flatpoint High

    Nekrodave   15 years 9 weeks ago
  • i'd love to review the Fewture EX Gokin getter, but as its very expensive, it isn't in the works right now. If a sponsor wants to send it to us, or a user wants to review it we would love that!

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    JoshB   15 years 10 weeks ago
  • Hello. I thought that this review was very interesting. I wonder if you are planning to review this version of Getter, which looks even more interesting. (I don't know Japanese and don't know if this toy is even released yet, so I apologize if this is a stupid question.)

    Wicker808   15 years 10 weeks ago
  • It's "Rolling Bomber Special" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2BBl7_-4JA) all over again!
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    ROTF,LMAO
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    Great!
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    EVA_Unit_4A

    EVA_Unit_4A   15 years 12 weeks ago
  • Clone Pilot

    When I saw this at Target last night, I kinda wonder what the heck is up with this? For all who knows, Hasbro might release some star trek transformers, THEN I would start to think there insane.

    Lime_Neko   15 years 12 weeks ago
  • Optimus Prime

    I recently got the 19.99 opimus prime, the one that transforms into a truck. good job on the repainted CYBER KEY!!!!!!...

    Lime_Neko   15 years 12 weeks ago
  • Strike Gundam

    Good work, you did a good job on this. I recently got an LG SD Destiny Gundam, its awesome..

    Lime_Neko   15 years 12 weeks ago
  • I don't have commercial TV, I've got some volumes of avatar on DVD and saw some of the episodes on TV while I was visiting California. I will most likely get this.

    Lime_Neko   15 years 12 weeks ago
  • I'm trying so desperatley to win one. They look really beautiful, so it would be well worth to enter to win on

    GaoAuxillary   15 years 13 weeks ago
  • Future Robo Daltanious

    A MIB Jumbo Daltanious just recently sold on Yahoo!Japan auctions for a whopping 321,000 yen, or approximately $2,700. Just goes to show how hard it can be to predict these things, as well as how high prices are getting these days.

    "This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
    Onyx Blackman
    Principal, Flatpoint High

    Nekrodave   15 years 13 weeks ago
  • Cosmos 2000

    The second known example of the red body/blue limbs Cosmos 2000 recently sold on eBay for 100 Euros. This bring the total C2K count to 5.

    "This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
    Onyx Blackman
    Principal, Flatpoint High

    Nekrodave   15 years 13 weeks ago
  • Hound

    I own an original Japanese "Binaltech" BT-04 Hound. Aside from the die-cast metal in the original version, both the BT and the Alternators line toy are identical in every other way.
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    My biggest problem with Hound are his joints.
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    Bending his shoulders forward- one of the most basic functions of ANY toy robot out there!- is surprisingly limited; they bend inwards at only 45 degrees, and cannot swing outwards away from the body- like MOST of the BT and Alternators do. (Jumping jacks, anyone? Not this guy!)
    While his wrists have pretty good movement, his elbows can't swivel side-to-side.
    His hips suffer from a simmilar ailment even though they are on ball/socket joints! And because of the limits of his hips, the tightly-snapping joints at his ankles do not compensate correctly.
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    These are joint issues that aren't a problem with most of the others in the "Binaltech"/"Alternators" line. I liked the look of Hound 'n all. But these joints kinda killed it- which was part of the appeal ot these realistic-looking Transformers.
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    EVA_Unit_4A

    EVA_Unit_4A   15 years 13 weeks ago
  • Destro

    Agreed. I don't collect these, but this one seems to be the worst that I've seen you review. A shame to, since the old Destro was such a great character. This one looks like a skinny legged, blinged out Mr. Sinister to me.

    "This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
    Onyx Blackman
    Principal, Flatpoint High

    Nekrodave   15 years 14 weeks ago
  • Kamen Rider X

    Recently, a second auction with a Kamen Rider X featuring silver stickers on the chest appeared. So it would seem that it likely just was a less common variation.

    "This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
    Onyx Blackman
    Principal, Flatpoint High

    Nekrodave   15 years 14 weeks ago
  • Bismarck DX GC-22

    "The going rate for such a piece in this condition is approximately $300USD (2006), though it may take some time to track one down."

    *kicks self in the head*....there was one of these at otakon for $90 and i passed on it....*sigh*

    Jerilock   15 years 16 weeks ago
  • Okay, in order of appearance:
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    -- I did not know the name of FireKaiser's weapon when I wrote this; I CANNOT read Japanese at this time.
    -- Official TV-Nihon fansubbed "MagiRanger" episodes confirm that it is indeed _touza_.
    -- I am saving the whole Wolzard revelation thing for when I complete the DX Saint Kaiser review, since that is when we find out who he really is.
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    Is that alright with you!? :P
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    EVA_Unit_4A

    EVA_Unit_4A   15 years 16 weeks ago