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Skull Leader's Lackey

Skull Leader's Lackey (5/15)



  1. Looks really good! The undercarriage storage compartment's a nice touch for the "partsforming" portion which in this case is pretty understandable. Love it when they do that.
  2. Great find!! Very interesting design of that top down view of the bike ... it's got an Akira reclined seating position. Transformation-wise it seems somewhat reminiscent of a Garland that R-Area created for MOTO Comics back in 5/2019. The transformation is swapped meaning the arms don't tuck under the main body/fuel tank, instead they become the rear saddlebags, and the legs instead of being on the sides of the rear wheel fold in under the entire fairing/fuel tank/seat...
  3. Neat account! But you got 4?!! Lucky!! I think I had a similar experience ... programming of Operation Red Leader Jet into my subconscious' a success!
  4. Thanks for the tip! I'll pick some up and try it!
  5. AM Driver Laguna Special Visor Version (white/red) to complete the pair with Moto Bisar Griffon (orange/blue) by Konami, 1:18 scale
  6. 🤣 Ha, actually I'm not sure if anyone really knows ... this toy has a fairly complicated naming history. When it was released in '82 in Japan by POPY (without a show, only as a transforming toy designed by PLEX) he was called MR-03 Jet Robo from the Machine Robo series and same for the Best 5 release featuring the yellow ver (note side sticker in jet mode). Then it was released by Bandai America in '83 as Aeroman part of the Machine Men series. Then it got picked up by Hanna Barbera in '84 for GoBots (made by Tonka) and named Fitor. Then it got picked up by Ashi Productions in '86 and developed for the TV series, Revenge of Chronos, which is where he was ultimately given the name Blue Jet and finally got a real standout role vs just being a numbered transforming toy or just one of many good guy Gobots. Apologies for nerding out but this thing has a special place in my book since the red ver. was actually my very first transforming robot toy ... I remember as a kid just standing in a dazed stupor staring at it in a department store window in Ginza and my mom's friend offered to buy it for me (¥600) and needless to say I was beyond elated (I remember her name, Chieko, but I don't remember any of my mom's other friends' names ... haha, go figure). Since the Revenge of Chronos version had the most character development (expert swordsman, of the Jet Clan, wielding the Sky True Sword, expert martial artist, etc.) is why the name probably stuck the most over all the others and maybe the "Blue" in "BlueJet" might just be a reference to the sky in which his Jet Clan comes from on Chronos. Aaaand for further plot twist there is actually a lesser known blue version called MRV-02 Blizzard (Machine Robo Variation - 02) that exists!
  7. I wanted to change up my old 1/48 Yammie Angel Bird and first worked up some options... After TONS of Q-tips, soaking parts (hips, panels, etc.) in medical grade alcohol (99.9%), ELO glycol ether, X-acto's, touchup painting, etc. I'm happy with the result!
  8. Hey thanks ... it was more of a "paint removal mod" than an actual mod of a 1/48 Yammie Angel Bird ... and it took waaay longer than expected w/Q-tips, ELO glycol ether, medical grade alcohol (99.9%) and being asked why do you have blue hands ... but I really like it too.
  9. Triple Jim's looking great! Got my hands on the rare yellow ver of Blue Jet from the Best 5 release!
  10. So just a tad over 13" and weighs 2.78lbs!
  11. Yes! Was completely surprised when I opened it, very big and heavy too at 2.8lbs! [Next to 1/48] Which version do you like the most overall and which face do you think is the best representation?
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