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CDX toy news bulletin 8/29/2007


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Wow...where to begin?

Ok...well, starting from the top works... SHE's Gaiking? Ummm...are you kidding? $300US for a 6-inch figure? Sure, it performs the gattai and even combines with one of the supporting ships from the new cartoon...but with CM's Corp's Gaiking that actually gattai's with Vulking, Raiking, Sleepy, and Doc, is there really a choice here?

Unless, of course, SHE's planning on making those supporting 'bots as well (with full-gattai capability). We'll see... (Incidentally, I like the sculpt on SHE's better than CM's Corp's...that crackly stonework look kinda bothers me...)

Next up, Dancouga, huh? Well, interesting update on Dancouga's look (this is my first time seeing Nova). I prefer the old one. And Romando sucks. Anyone ever handle their plastic 20cm (8-inch) Mazinkaiser? Utter garbage. Worse than a MSiA.

Inju Sanrantai...I really hope I speak for the majority of our good readers in shouting, W-T-mother-F!? Seriously, Josh, we need to have a chat about what we cover on this site! ;)

<...skipping a few things...> Okay, B-Club Tyrant reissue? AWESOME. Need I say..."let there be a glowie"...?

Music Label Soundwave. Not really interested, but the guys at ReproLabels put out a hot G1 sticker set for this toy! Those guys really amaze me!

Aoshima Shin Getter 2!? WHO KNEW??? Killer...didn't think they'd bother with any of the "other two 'bots". Here's to a Shin Getter 3 someday! (for now, I'll pray for sturdy elbow and knee joints on #2's design)


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Posted by Sanjeev on 28 August, 2007 - 20:14
I really just put the

I really just put the tentacle monster news up for Vincent.

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Posted by JoshB on 29 August, 2007 - 12:32
RE: I really just put the


...Though I'm not sure how many of our regular readers will get the joke...

Suffice it to say, folks, "Vincent" is a very odd chap we know... ;)


Sanjeev's picture
Posted by Sanjeev on 30 August, 2007 - 08:34
... that tenticle monster's pictures are so wrong in so many ways.

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Posted by Gunpla Rob on 28 August, 2007 - 21:59
...yeah- I'm still trying to

...yeah- I'm still trying to decide of that's an elephant's trunk or a phallus on the back side there. Ugly creature, that.
The black repaint of Soundwave- isn't that technically considered Shockwave? (Or am I thinking of Laserwave? I never saw G1; I only know "Beast Wars"!) Had I an iPod, I would love to get one of those right now. Very clever idea and updated homage to everyone's favorite mass-shifting ghetto blaster...
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 29 August, 2007 - 01:21
I think the black version is

I think the black version is going to be called "Soundblaster" just like the G1 remold of Soundwave. Don't quote me on that, though.


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Posted by Heavyarms on 29 August, 2007 - 11:54

Shockwave is a big purple space gun. Why would a Soundwave recolor be called Shockwave? Soundblaster is probably right considering that was the name of the upgraded Soundwave in Headmasters that was essentially the same toy, only black and with a bigger chest that could hold two tapes instead of just one.


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Posted by Destroy All Pod... on 4 September, 2007 - 03:08
I thought that Laserwave was

I thought that Laserwave was the purple bot that changed into a gun? Anyways, I know there's a character who's a Soundwave-repaint that's primarily black, but I couldn't think of his name since I don't know G1/G2 well at all.
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 4 September, 2007 - 12:09

Laserwave is just Shockwave's name in Japan. Big purple space gun with one eye and a rather phallic gun hand on one side. In recent years, Hasbro didn't have the trademark and changed Shockwave to Shockblast. All the same guy, not at all a black tape player. And Soundblaster is the the black Soundwave with a bigger tape deck, as previously mentioned.


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Posted by Destroy All Pod... on 4 September, 2007 - 12:49
that tentacle monster set

that tentacle monster set would be a great attention grabber for guests.
"is that a-"
"and is it going to-"
"with its-"
"...I think I should go"

I can see it now

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Posted by the duke of space on 29 August, 2007 - 19:01