I found this old thread searching for something else... seems like hardly anyone answered so I'll throw in my 2 cents:
The tallest standards I have in my collection are the Clover Tryder G7 and Zanbot 3... If we are talking about Popy then it might be Godsigma and Combattra. I don't have have a standard Voltes V and since it is considered larger than Combattra it might be taller as a standard. Can anyone confirm? I don't know of any Takatoku's or Bullmarks that would be in the running though my standard Bullmark Daibaron is larger than most Popy's but shorter than the Clover standards.
Its interesting how Popy varied the height of their standard robots... was there some scale they were working off of? Would be an interesting project to get the supposed height of the robots as used in the anime/shows in meters to compare...
OK - forget that. Without them in front of me for reference (I'm at work right now), I realise I was thinking of the Dai X DX - which is actually a lot smaller than most DXs (apart perhaps from Popy's Dangard Ace).
I was thinking that the Blitzkrieg Combination Dai X was the DX version...
Anyway, Dai X ST is pretty normal size - around 5 inches or so Dai X DX is bigger - around 8 inches I guess, and then Blitzkrieg Combo is around 12 inches or so.
Apologies for a. getting it wrong b. posting a post with so many 'D's and 'X's in it...
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Haha yeah its not easy with some of these companies... the DX Big Dai X is really the combining "Blitzkrieg set" and the one that says DX on the box is the mid-size transforming robot. The same mid-size Takatoku Bryger and GoShogun are called "Combat Action" and not DX... I have those and its a nice set as they have a lot of diecast, good proportions and are 8" tall at the head. The transformations aren't that exciting but are still a nice gimmick. I think I can add the Takatoku Sankan Oh to the mid-size transforming list but the quality of it is lower than the previous mentioned ones.
I don't have the mid-size "combat action" Daikengo but it doesn't look appealing to me... anyone have that one that can give an objective review of it?
I remember Clover Tryder G7 as also causing confusion for me initially because the Standard box also says "DX" on it.
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I also noticed the other day that Takatoku Baxinger has a "DX" medium size version... says DX on the box but has a weak transforming gimmick into one big motorcycle... I never got that one... who is going to ride a giant hog? Another robot?? Oh yeah we ARE talking about kids' toys
Another example that has me confused because I don't have it is the "DX" Clover Gundam. From the photos it looks to be about the same size as the Clover Gundam that comes with the large sets and that comes apart to release the "core fighter" (this one I have). But instead of combining this DX Gundam shoots discs from its chest...
Anyone here have that one? Is it smaller than the combining DX Gundam?
Don't get me started on the Tryder G7... Even when I've got mine in front of me I get confused by the different varieties!
Yeah, I recently got the larger real DX Tryder which is a nice heavy piece but isn't very tall... to add to the confusion last year I found a KO mini-standard Tryder that is about the normal Popy standard size:
Found a big ST....The Clover Zambot Combination Jr. Definitely says 'ST' on the box, and must stand about 8 or 9 inches tall when combined.
Hi, well since no one said anything... I don't want to be a know it all but if you look at the top of the post you read about one of mix-ups in our hobby... ST doesn't really mean Standard... its the Japanese label for safety standards meaning that the toy is approved/safe (I guess standards were pretty weak back then...).
But DX does mean Deluxe so many people including myself write "ST" for Standard when we ought to write STD -- but then again that's not something you want either (snicker)...
So as far as I know none of the Japanese toys have a label that means "standard", its just the "absence of DX" that tells us its possibly a standard/small/basic chogokin without lots of gimmicks, transformations, or combining.
The first DX label was the Popy Reideen and only because it transformed into the godbird mode... on the other hand GA-51 doesn't get the DX even though Gaiking does transform into the skull... so I'm not sure how they decide these things but from the DX Dangard Ace onward the DX meant bigger than the standard model... I think actually the DX GA-50 Gaiking/Daikymaru is bigger than the "standard" GA-52 Daikumaru... but the Gaiking in the package is actually smaller... So DX originally meant just extra features... as in the DX version of GA-37 Grendizer (comes with the Spazer flying saucer)....
Then we have the "mid-size" models that are bigger than standard but not as big as the DX versions... I would vote for the Combination Jr. to be a mid-size model and not a standard... but I'm not the ultimate authority on such things lol
KumaStyle.com (TJ): Oh definitely. I think that there are a number of times where KOs do it better especially since they come out later and have the opportunity to rectify stuff the officially made mistakes on,
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KumaStyle.com (TJ): I don't know how into transformers you are but the NeoArt Toys Beast Muscle Leonidas absolutely destroys the quality of the original PerfectEffect releases and even has an Eva 01 inspired variant. I try to support the original when I can but I'm not
May 4, 2020 16:13:01 GMT -5
KumaStyle.com (TJ): going to sacrifice quality for the sake of it. I'm with you.
May 4, 2020 16:13:27 GMT -5
getterjehuty: yeah I agree with you. Quality should be high importance. I actually love FansToys products. and Yes, I do prefer Fanstoys over takara tomy.a bit controversial but I like the die cast and the accuracy of fanstoys.
May 4, 2020 16:37:17 GMT -5
KumaStyle.com (TJ): It's a fair statement. The MP official line has been a q.c. dice roll for years and I feel like MP-44 was such a big release that no one could avoid that elephant in the room anymore after it turned out to be a mess but I'm glad the community is
May 4, 2020 16:41:22 GMT -5
getterjehuty: Isn't the Perfec Effect Leonidas have loose joint legs?
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KumaStyle.com (TJ): at a point where they are vocal about it... and the PerfectEffect Leonidases literally have a loose everything. Even if they're half decent out of the box they seem to just go to heck sitting on a shelf after a bit and unfortunately it's pretty universal.
May 4, 2020 16:42:48 GMT -5
getterjehuty: THis is my opinion but the issues of mp-44 are the knees and the paint. You have to be really careful or the paint will scratch. It is near the abdomen area side.
May 4, 2020 16:44:27 GMT -5
getterjehuty: I need to ask, KumaStyle. What is your favorite EX Gokin Fewture Robot?
May 4, 2020 16:45:29 GMT -5
KumaStyle.com (TJ): I agree on the issues and those compounded with how incohesive the aesthetic is compared to the third party offerings that came out around the whole time was just.... ugh. Ref EX Gokin: That's a tough call and I honestly don't really think I have a
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KumaStyle.com (TJ): favorite in terms of look and quality because it was a very consistent line for me in that regard but if someone put a gun to my head and said choose now I'd probably go with the original release Getter Dragon. I think it has
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KumaStyle.com (TJ): the perfect mix of homaging the original design but having Sato's signature stylization while the build and articulation were pretty tops. I feel like it has the most crossover appeal to those wanting something more faithful while not having any
May 4, 2020 17:16:25 GMT -5
KumaStyle.com (TJ): little finicky parts that will fall off during handling like some of the others do.
May 4, 2020 17:16:49 GMT -5
getterjehuty: Mine is Reideen or Shin Getter. I love their designs
May 4, 2020 17:31:07 GMT -5
KumaStyle.com (TJ): Yea. Shin Getter is up there for me as well. Probably my favorite visually but it's definitely not one I like handling at all anymore.
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getterjehuty: Happy Friday Folks
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