I have a very good condition God Sigma DX, and one thing that bugged me about it is how dull/matte the shoulders look on the Thunder King, almost a grey bare metal finish that doesn't match the shiny chrome on the legs. Its not due to wear, it seems to be original.
Now I've found some indisputable photos that show a version with shiny chrome shoulders. So is this a variant like the Golion chrome/not chromed elbows?
Anyone else have one or both versions that can confirm what I'm saying?
I bought mine new, and the shoulders have a matte finish compared to the legs. I've read that the KO has shiney shoulders. But after looking at the CDX photos, Thunder King's shoulders do look kinda shiny. And it's not a POPY - it's a GoDaiKin. I don't know... maybe it's the lighting in the pictures?
Last Edit: Mar 27, 2018 22:15:02 GMT -5 by Coletron
So after double-checking the one I saw on Ebay with chrome shoulders must be a KO version because it doesn't have the Popoy logo/text on the back. It is a loose example. Still doesn't explain the CDX review though.
Last Edit: Mar 28, 2018 9:08:03 GMT -5 by shogunkid
Post by Mr. Ginrai on Mar 28, 2018 12:09:57 GMT -5
I saw that one on eBay as well. It's definitely a Taiwan Godbot listed incorrectly as a godsigma.
For the moment I'll chalk this up to a possible production run variant or factory change as I believe diecast metal in Taiwan was doing production for bandai as well.
I have two people I am reaching out to, one pretty much has every godsigma item you can imagine and the other is well versed in Taiwan variants. Hoping to get into my godsigmas by the weekend as I'll have some time off to do so.
Post by repairtechjon on Apr 1, 2018 20:46:44 GMT -5
From what i remember, all the original Popy and Godaikin versions have the dull/matte silver shoulders. My guess would be a few random later items got the shiny chrome treatment, as MrGinrai mentioned, the factory in Taiwan that can still crank out GodBots if needed, did some of the whole or parts of later Godaikin toys for Bandai, so likely a bit of crossover. Wouldn't surprise me a bit.
Sounds like a plausible explanation, but this is one of those cases where the KO version looks slightly better with the matching chrome arms... Mr. Ginrai, any feedback from the people you reached out to?
Last Edit: Apr 5, 2018 22:29:30 GMT -5 by shogunkid