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Darth Trader
2009-06-12, 09:55 PM
I have a question that I hope you guys can help me with. I just picked this set up recently. After doing a ton of research today, I have yet to find this actual set anywhere except for one Chinese site:
機甲艦隊機器人十*機完全合體 Kikoucatai - 露天拍賣--簡單、好玩、免費、安全 (http://goods.ruten.com.tw/item/qa?11080807500718)

It's an obvious KO since it only says "made in Taiwan" and does not have any bandai markings at all. However, the other KO's I've seen online do not appear to be color-accurate to the original. Although I'm not familiar with Voltron toys, I am familiar with Transformers and I'd consider this set a REALLY good knockoff.

Here are the pics of the original:
http://www.collectiondx.com/review/1984/voltron_1_deluxe_warrior_set

Here are pics of the one I have:
http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/th_DairuggerXVKOAirLandSeaTeamCombined.jpg (http://s716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/?action=view&current=DairuggerXVKOAirLandSeaTeamCombined.jpg)
http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/th_DairuggerXVKOAirTeamCombined.jpg (http://s716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/?action=view&current=DairuggerXVKOAirTeamCombined.jpg)
http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/th_DairuggerXVKOAirTeamLeft.jpg (http://s716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/?action=view&current=DairuggerXVKOAirTeamLeft.jpg)
http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/th_DairuggerXVKOAirTeamRight.jpg (http://s716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/?action=view&current=DairuggerXVKOAirTeamRight.jpg)
http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/th_DairuggerXVKOBack.jpg (http://s716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/?action=view&current=DairuggerXVKOBack.jpg)
http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/th_DairuggerXVKOBoxFront.jpg (http://s716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/?action=view&current=DairuggerXVKOBoxFront.jpg)
http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/th_DairuggerXVKOFront.jpg (http://s716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/?action=view&current=DairuggerXVKOFront.jpg)
http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/th_DairuggerXVKOInStyrofoaminsert.jpg (http://s716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/?action=view&current=DairuggerXVKOInStyrofoaminsert.jpg)
http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/th_DairuggerXVKOLandTeamLeft.jpg (http://s716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/?action=view&current=DairuggerXVKOLandTeamLeft.jpg)
http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/th_DairuggerXVKOLandTeamRight.jpg (http://s716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/?action=view&current=DairuggerXVKOLandTeamRight.jpg)
http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/th_DairuggerXVKOLandTeamCombined.jpg (http://s716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/?action=view&current=DairuggerXVKOLandTeamCombined.jpg)
http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/th_DairuggerXVKOLeft.jpg (http://s716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/?action=view&current=DairuggerXVKOLeft.jpg)
http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/th_DairuggerXVKORight.jpg (http://s716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/?action=view&current=DairuggerXVKORight.jpg)
http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/th_DairuggerXVKOSeaTeamCombined.jpg (http://s716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/?action=view&current=DairuggerXVKOSeaTeamCombined.jpg)
http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/th_DairuggerXVKOSeaTeamLeft.jpg (http://s716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/?action=view&current=DairuggerXVKOSeaTeamLeft.jpg)
http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/th_DairuggerXVKOSeaTeamRight.jpg (http://s716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/?action=view&current=DairuggerXVKOSeaTeamRight.jpg)

There are some definate issues. There are a couple wheels missing, both Helicopter blades are broken off and one is missing; The red Plane/chestplate doesn't stay on real well, and the fists don't stay in their arms. The sword is also missing. The joints don't seem too bad and some of the main pieces may be used to replace missing parts on an original.

Has anybody seen this set before? If so, any idea of a fair starting price on Ebay?

Thanks guys!

Cliffjumper
2009-06-12, 11:15 PM
Nice set! Got to say I stopped paying as much attention to Dairugger KOs when I fluked onto a cheap complete Matchbox set and chased down the midsize Popy DX... But a couple of years ago even the multi-coloured freak ones were going for a bit providing they had unbroken Matchbox/Popy compatible fists :)

Darth Trader
2009-06-13, 12:37 AM
Nice set! Got to say I stopped paying as much attention to Dairugger KOs when I fluked onto a cheap complete Matchbox set and chased down the midsize Popy DX... But a couple of years ago even the multi-coloured freak ones were going for a bit providing they had unbroken Matchbox/Popy compatible fists :)

Actually, was one of YOUR posts in an old thread that led me to some of my discoveries on the set today, so, thank you! lol http://tfarchive.com/community/archive/index.php/t-42647.html

I believe that he has the compatibile fists,since he so closely resembles the original and they do not appear broken. There is a pic of the fist on the link i posted to the original Dairugger XV and these resemble that one.:

http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/DSCN0005copy.jpg
http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/DSCN0006.jpg
http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/Darth_Traders/DSCN0007.jpg

Thanks again!