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Wasn't sure if I ought to start a new thread or put this in here:

Variable Motorcycles Thread

Anyway, here is the info so far on the upcoming transforming Garland toy by Yamato:

* 1/15 scale

* Release is scheduled for June

* Price will be 17,640

* Transformation will involve magnets

* A gun and poseable Shogo rider figure will be included

* It's damn cool.

My sources are mainly the internet and the 1/60 VF-0S thread in the toy section, I have just put it all in one thread. However, I must say that I have read conflicting information elsewhere that the price would be 16,800 and will arrive in May... But I may have been hallucinating.

Here are some pics from other threads (I'm re-attaching them 'cos I dunno how to just display them from the other thread, it tells me some crap about dynamic thingymajigs), plus some which I added just for comparison:

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I dug this up : It's from February... Jesus, I hadn't realised it had been almost a year withot any news of this thing.

Wonderfest 2005

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It's due in May, whether or not the figure is poseable is up in the air at the moment.

364707[/snapback]

Fgure Oh states it will be poseable.

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Yamato is going to make me broke this year with the 1/60 VF-0 and Garland.

The only thing I hate about Yamato is that their release dates aren't very reliable. The one Zeorymer that they produced took forever to come out.

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It's due in May, whether or not the figure is poseable is up in the air at the moment.

364707[/snapback]

Fgure Oh states it will be poseable.

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Thanks for the update Renato... I guess that answers my question about the figure. I just wonder what "Shogo" translates as.

I can't wait for this. This is one of the best designed mech series. I love that Artmic stuff.

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I just wonder what "Shogo" translates as.

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It's the name of the main character, dude. :p

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I just wonder what "Shogo" translates as.

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It's the name of the main character, dude. :p

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Oh haha... Tell you the truth I never seen the first one and barely remember the second one. I just drool all over my Artmic books and wish they made toys out of all those designs... Even the Sony Hitbit suit that Rabby (Gall Force) wears with the big keyboard.

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Sorry for the little hijack....

I have these up for pre-order in the dealer announcements section.

Sorry Renato...:)

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It looks damn good so far, but....magnets?! I hope they're implemented better than the good ole' MPC ones were.

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I'm waiting for a Max Factory review of it too. That's a hell of a hefty price, right up there with a VF-0. And I don't complain about prices too often either.

Wonder how big it is compared to a 1/48 VF-1. And how complicated. It looks rather plain at the moment, hope that they have some upgrades like beam sabres and rockets and shoulder cannons....something like the modat or Hargun. At the moment it looks very plain and simple like the original RX-78 Gundam.

Notmuch differnece, but this is what I am talking about.

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Ten bucks that Yamato will rerelease the Garland with blue colours. <_<

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It's due in May, whether or not the figure is poseable is up in the air at the moment.

364707[/snapback]

Fgure Oh states it will be poseable.

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Excellent, I hadn't seen that confirmed. That goes some way to explaining the price which then makes this cheaper then the VF-0 and a more appealing prospect then it was before.

Just out of curiousity Renato, could you please post a link to the articles translation? Pretty Please. :D

Doing the "RX-78" first is always the way with any new license, most people want the original but I would be very interested in seeing the Harguns get made as well.

The pt3 Garland would be good, but there aren't enough differences between the pt1 & 2 models for me so I'd pass on that if they did it.

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It's due in May, whether or not the figure is poseable is up in the air at the moment.

364707[/snapback]

Fgure Oh states it will be poseable.

364710[/snapback]

Excellent, I hadn't seen that confirmed. That goes some way to explaining the price which then makes this cheaper then the VF-0 and a more appealing prospect then it was before.

Just out of curiousity Renato, could you please post a link to the articles translation? Pretty Please. :D

Doing the "RX-78" first is always the way with any new license, most people want the original but I would be very interested in seeing the Harguns get made as well.

The pt3 Garland would be good, but there aren't enough differences between the pt1 & 2 models for me so I'd pass on that if they did it.

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Doing the Proto Garland from Part II would be an easy upgrade from this initial toy and I'd like to see that. While it is very similar, it does feature some nice detail upgrades to the head and legs. Plus they could paint it that nice Candy red color that it had in the anime. They could also do the Green grunt hovercycle versions that the bad guys drove in Part II. Another relatively easy but cool upgrade.

The Garland from Part III was so far removed in design that I really didn't care for it.

If they went on to releae the Hurgun bikes, that would be awesome, but I highly doubt it unless Altier Sai has already secretly pre-engineered one of those as well.

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You silly people....there was no Part III. I don't know what you guys are on, but that's just crazy talk. Next thing you'll try to tell me there's a Highlander 2.

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I am soooo getting this!!!! :D:p:lol:

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I have never seen this anime, so please forgive my stupid question

What happens to the pilot when the bike changes modes? I have been looking at the pics, and all I can guess is squishy pilot. Animemagic?

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Guys. Here's some exclusive photos of the Garland prototype, courtesy of Yamato.

Please note that the pilot figure will be included with the toy.

Also, the Garland's eyepiece is actually blue, but due to the lighting, shows up green in these photos.

Enjoy :)

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Whoops, just noticed the pics where already posted in smaller form above. Oh well, never mind.

Graham

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Wonder how big it is compared to a 1/48 VF-1.

Stolen from mahq.net and converted to 1/15 scale.

Cycle Mode

Overall length: 3.96 meters = 10.4 inches

Overall width: 1.35 meters = 3.54 inches

Overall height: 0.94 meters = 2.46 inches

Maneuver Slave Mode - 3.85 meters = 10.1 inches.

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Maneuver Slave

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Heh, that's what my wife always says to me when she wants me to get off the couch and do some housework. :lol:

Graham

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Here's a picture I got off the Transformers forum I frequent: (www.theallspark.com)

Oh, and the pilot theoretically fits in "robot mode" - he just can't move much.

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god this figure is looking so cool :)

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Maneuver Slave

364897[/snapback]

Heh, that's what my wife always says to me when she wants me to get off the couch and do some housework. :lol:

Graham

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LOL, that rocks. My wife got a kick out of that, now she can add it to her arsenal.

I'd kill for a Hargun -_-

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I'd love to see one of the Military Garlands, but hey, after 20 years of literally dreaming about this toy, I'm elated to get Shogo's ride.

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This was one of my most desired toys and we are getting it. If there's more variants then it will definetily be a plus!!!

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OMFGDAHBBQ! You know, it screams "HUG ME! NOW!" all over it......I must have.

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Part II is what got me into anime (I agree you people are crazy with your imaginary part III). This toy will be mine.

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The garland is in early bird on HLJ :D

http://www.hlj.com/product/YMT33967

Here's a picture I got off the Transformers forum I frequent:  (www.theallspark.com)

Oh, and the pilot theoretically fits in "robot mode" - he just can't move much.

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Hey This is the microman style garland, is it out ?

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This toy looks really great. My only concern so far is where is the windshield?

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This toy looks really great. My only concern so far is where is the windshield?

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What little windshield the Garland has appears to be there. It's just darkly tinted.

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Hey This is the microman style garland, is it out ?

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Sorry, there is no Microman Garland. That's the early scuplt that Atilieri Sai (spelling!) did for Yamato that wa shown off at a 2005 event with a microman figure to demonstrate the rough scale.

The actual scale of Yamatos Garland is 1/15 but I imagine taht just about any microman will probabaly look good on it.

I think it'd suit Takaras upcoming Plug Suit Asuka nicely. :p

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Yeah but depending on how cool this Shogo figure looks,

"it" may stay in in the box. . . :D

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