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  • Wow- if I hadn't known beforehand that MP-05 was mostly plastic, I would have though it was a real gun with real metal! That paint app. is so real! No wonder it'll be so difficult to get pass US toy import laws...
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    I never cared for the G1 Megatron toy or the pretty purple of Galvatron, but this is certainly changing my mind. Legs are a little thin from the front, but I think I could overlook that.
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    Cool...
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    Having never seen G1, who's the little flame-like ghost there?

    EVA_Unit_4A   15 years 46 weeks ago
  • Like the MagiPhone from 2005's "Mahou Sentai MagiRanger", this thing has a fully interactive keypad with code numbers that cause different things to happen. The Scan Mode blacklight LED is a really cool and fun idea. I also like the techy, 'realistic' look of the Accellular in general. I also like the accessory arm pouch Accellular Holder (sold separately). (I just wish the straps were longer so that I could wrap it around my arm!) It even talks in the same voice heard in the series! (Super Sentai alumni voice actor Shinichiro Ohta can't speak clear English to save his life!)
    Oodly, in the series and on the toys, the Accellular [and the Gougou Changer] can't access the later 14-18 Gougou Vehicles which make up the DX Chouzetsu Gougou Gattai DaiVoyager.

    A trick you can do when using the hasshin command:
    --Go! button > Turbine Wheel- launch without pressing a number!

    Errors you get when using the gattai command:
    --Gattai button > Turbine- error sound!
    --Gattai > 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 > Turbine- error sound! You can't use Gougou Dozer and/or Gougou Marine Diver on DaiTanken ("Bouken Formation Two!")
    --Gattai > 4 5 _ _ 8 9 0 > Turbine- error sound! You can't use Gougou Dozer and/or Gougou Marine Diver in place of Gougou Drill and Gougou Shovel on DaiTanken.
    --Gattai > 1 2 3 _ _ 6 > Turbine- error sound! To use DaiBouken+6-10 at the same time, you must use all of 1-5 first.
    --Gattai > 1 2 _ 4 5 6 7 8 9 > Turbine- error sound! You can't activate Super DaiBouken ("Super Formation!") without Gougou Gyro (3)
    --Gattai > 1 2 _ _ _ 6 7 8 9 0 > Turbine- error sound! You cannot skip Gougou Gyro, Gougou Dozer, & Gougou Marine Diver when making Ultimate DaiBouken ("Ultimate Formation!")

    Tricks you can do with the gattai command:
    --Gattai > 6 7 8 > Turbine- it can't be done on the DX toys or in the show, but the Accellular accepts any three numbers after 5 put together.
    --Gattai > 6 7 8 9 > Turbine- activate Super DaiBouken without using 1-5 keys at the same time!

    EVA_Unit_4A   15 years 46 weeks ago
  • Getter 2

    Nice work! The only thing I would like to add is that it can be very difficult to get this toy with no paint loss on the head, and one without it can be significantly more expensive.

    And maybe the only reason I tend to think of Getter 1 as being more common, is because I haven't got Getter 2 yet. :)

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

    Nekrodave   15 years 46 weeks ago
  • Bummer... That looked good, too.

    EVA_Unit_4A   15 years 46 weeks ago
  • At an average of $150 dollars each, I'll stick with the Revoltech version.

    }D

    The Mazinger Z   15 years 46 weeks ago
  • Hey thanks for the kind words Rob! I certainly hope the book (and my art) gets the TF fandom seal of approval. :-P

    Also, thanks Josh for putting a *spotlight* on this (cheeeeesy pun alert!) hehe.

    But seriously, thanks a lot guys. ^_^

    REX-203   15 years 46 weeks ago
  • I definitely want to see more of this. 7" is a bit small and reminds me of a Soul of Chogokin, but this doesn't look like a display-only set; it looks like it can take a bit of a beating at the kid level!
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    I just hope it doesn't run for something like +$100 or some ridiculous price off-the-shelf... If it is, they should make a real toy out of the Patlabors and some of the enemy labors. Dedicated models and poesable figures go only so far sometimes.
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    [I'm still waiting for the Evangelion Units- and some of the Angels- to be turned into affordable, kid-resistant 12" toys with spring-loaded Entry Plug and removable pauldrons (hint-hint, wink-wink, nudge-nudge...)]

    EVA_Unit_4A   15 years 46 weeks ago
  • Robby, if you're reading this, Great job! Excellent artwork! Best TF Spotlight book yet!

    Rob Braun   15 years 46 weeks ago
  • I used to love seeing those commercials when I was growing up. If I remember right, they played on Channel 56. I always tried to get my folks to bring me, but i never had any luck.

    I remember finding one of the Takara Dougram sets at the Child World out in North Dartmouth when I was a kid. At te time it was the coolest thing I had ever seen. That and Robotech were my two big robot/mecha loves as a kid (although I also had a soft spot for Gaiking).

    It's interesting that most fo the folks who posted so far were never able to visit the store. Does anyone know anybody who did? I was always curious if it would have lived up to my expectations :)

    Lazarus (not verified)   15 years 46 weeks ago
  • Why was force 5/Starblazers such a MA. thing? I dont remember it over in the Tri-Sate area. In fact I don't even think the shows were on the TV.

    "Dinobots, destroy Devestator!"-Optimus Prime TFTM

    golden age   15 years 46 weeks ago
  • Never got to go either. Funny thing is, I don't recall asking to go too often (though I must have a few times), but I used to always tell my folks every Xmas about the "Argo" they had at Mr. Big that I wanted. Never did get it, or anything else from the store. Who knows, maybe if I had, I would be a chogokin collector instead of Jumbos today.

    Curse you, mom and dad!

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

    Nekrodave   15 years 46 weeks ago
  • Living way out in Gardner in central MA, I never got there either. It makes me sad to this day, tho, admittedly, not getting the USS Flagg at Rich's Department Store or the Scott Bernard Cyclone at Child World depresses me more. Sort of. I mean, I'm pretty sure I'd never have kept either, but, hey, it'd have made me happier then.

    Now I'm just stuck looking for a Cyclone I can afford and a house big enough to hold a USS Flagg before I go and buy one. =)

    jaydeflix   15 years 46 weeks ago
  • So many years ago, so many fond memories. I share your pain Josh. My parents to did not bring me to Mr.Big's Toyland when I was small as well. Ever so often though, dad's work would bring him out to the Waltham area near the store and he would sometimes bring home a unique item. Skylar from Gaiking, or a fighter jet from Danguard Ace, or some other bizarre item what was just plain whole-some good! Alas, I was a fool and did not treated my toys w/ care. Most of them lost (and now re-bought since getting older and I can now sorta afford them).

    I remember the TV ad like it was yesterday and think I still could quote it line for line as well.

    Good times... Thanks dad.

    Dennis B.   15 years 47 weeks ago
  • *sigh* ...your parents never took you there, either, huh?

    Hey, Josh, what's that website you can order the time machine from? Y'know, the one Uncle Rico got?

    Sanjeev   15 years 47 weeks ago
  • Although they are in the same scale, they are totally different toys. The Toynami is much better quality.

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    JoshB   15 years 47 weeks ago
  • Are these the same as the older Banpresto valkyries that were released some years ago? I believe they were the same scale and also made from ABS, the Toynami version here looks an awful lot like them even down to the packaging.

    Torbinbequette   15 years 47 weeks ago
  • GaoGaiGar

    Coolness, I recently got the anime dvd, I hevent watched it yet though.

    Lime_Neko   15 years 47 weeks ago
  • Thank you Josh for letting me play in this wonderful sandbox you have here. It has been loads of fun for me. Happy New Year to you and yours.

    Atom (not verified)   15 years 48 weeks ago
  • Wow Josh. Thank you. Personally and Professionally had it not been for you, I'd probably be just another Gundam nerd. Now I'm a published Gundam Nerd with a website behind him. I want to say that my knowledge base is only thanks to those that came before me and what I've learned first hand.

    While I've been behind on getting you some new material, I just want to say that I promise some great things in 2007. Building a Better model one year at a time!

    Rob Braun   15 years 48 weeks ago
  • I'd like to send thanks to all the contributors for the great articles and fantastic photography that's been posted over the past year. I also want to extend my thanks to Josh for all his help in editing and posting the few reviews i managed to pound out this year (hopefully I'll manage to do a few more for '07), you've managed to make a fantastic site that will help preserve the history and trends of the hobby, not only for the die hard collectors, but also for those who are just now getting into the hobby. CDX has become a great tool to educate all of us not only about the present and future of this hobby, but also about it's history and origins.

    "I had a choice, buy a new car or buy a Jumbo Machinder Green Ghost C3...it really wasn't that hard a choice to make."

    Jerilock   15 years 48 weeks ago
  • 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 48 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 48 weeks ago
  • Dragonhawk

    This thing is VERY cool...! I want one!
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    EVA_Unit_4A   15 years 49 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 50 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 50 weeks ago