1st Japanese Release

Other Goodies

Gradeups, 24-scale, etc.

1981: Mechatoros

The Mechabonica (“mechanical bones”) line was launched in 1981 as a “test balloon”. They didn’t do so well, so they got shipped off to America, as the OAR many of us old farts grew up with. In 1983, Tomy tried again, and I think you know the rest of the story.

Through some miracle I managed to find an MIB Mechatoros on Yahoo Japan, and I didn’t even have to give up any organs for it! No way in hell I’m opening this one. See OAR bird for a built one.


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Last Modified: 2013-08-28

First Posted: 2008-05-31

24-Scale: E24-03 Dontress

I got this in the not-expensive lot with the Reddra. The Wave reissue is identical, except that this one has the sweet clear blue bits (the Wave’s are orange) and blue caps (grey on the Wave).

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Last Modified: 2010-05-29

First Posted: 2008-05-30

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24-Scale: R24-6 Neptune

Hooray for amphibious combat and translucent blue! Hooray also for the cool stickers (last two pics), which I should apply someday. Neptune was reissued in 2004, as a limited by Toy’s Dream Project.

Status: SOLD, 09/2013

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Last Modified: 2013-09-17

First Posted: 2008-05-30

Grade Up Unit No. 3: Eye Flasher

You can pass on this one unless you find it for hell of cheap. It replaces the cockpits of certain zoids with a light, for eerie eyes of doom. The only problem is where to stash the mega battery pack. Coming some day: pics of it attached to my Evil Pegasus (the reason I got this gradeup)!


Last Modified: 2010-05-28

First Posted: 2008-05-30

Grade Up Unit No. 3: Eye Flasher (on Gul Tiger)

I still haven’t tried this on Evil Pegasus, but here’s another good candidate: Gul Tiger!

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Last Modified: 2010-05-31

First Posted: 2010-05-28