In order we have :
versions of Autobot Aerialbot leader Silverbolt and the Decepticons Combaticon leader Onslaught and Stunticon leader Motormaster.
These are part of the Transformers candy toy series produced by the Japanese confectionary company Kabaya. Each individual toy is basically a snap together model kit with a sheet of stickers for detailing.
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Kabaya is best known for their snap-together model kits, which were released in two separate series: the small-scale, single-color Transformers Choco, and the larger, multi-coloured Transformers Gum series, the latter being the premiere line for which Kabaya is most widely recognised. Both types of kit were fully transformable, but the Gum kits went the extra mile by preserving many of the gimmicks from the original toys they were based on.
I have to appologize, but for the time being I won't be opening up these guys, butin the meantime you can check out Peaugh's review HERE on his open set, including their individual transformations.
|Motormaster box front|
|Back of Motormaster's box|
Colors are a little off in places, but the best part is that they include the necessary parts to form their complete combined forms with the rest of their teammates. The additional team members haven't been seen yet, but It's easy to imagine they'll be included in subsequent releases.
|Onslaught's box front|
Here's a link from FredsWorkshop with pics that he has of various Kabaya figures out there if you wanted to get a feel for older figures they have made.
Courtesy of Tomopop
Each one of these is part of a larget combiner, Superion, Defensor and Bruticus. Hopefully this means Kabaya has plans for releasing their entire teams.
Of course, what is a Combiner leader without their limbs? The next addition will be Enter: Gaia Scramble. This box of 10 adds six additional kits into the mix, who will (presumably) provide six of the twelve "limb" combiners to go with the three combiner leaders in Wave 7.
If you guys want to buy any of these sets, I would recommend just grabbing them from TF Source HERE or here is their individual links :
Kabaya Big Powered Assortment 6 - Set of 3 Figures includes: Road Fire, Dai Atlas and Sonic Bomber
Kabaya DX Series 2 - Road Caesar - Gum Toys Assorted Box of 5 Figures Includes a random selection of 5 blind boxes of one or more of the following:
2) Blacker & Support Mecha
3) Laster & Braver
Kabaya Gaia Scramble - Candy Toys Assorted Box of 10 Figures
Kabaya Gaia Scramble - Assortment 7 - Candy Toys Complete Set of 15 Figures Included in each set is 12 combiner figures along with Motormaster, Onslaught and SIlverbolt
I know that these sets are not for everyone. I however, call them for what they are; a really fun novelty item. They do have some really nice detailing to go along with a play factor where you need to spend quite some time with certain figures in assembling them.......at least in that way when you compare price with actual hands-on time spent with the figures compared to the cost and playability of older G1 figures (or how horrible some of the newer figures are) you definitely get your moneys worth.
Those look pretty cool, but honestly I'm glad I gave up trying to keep up w/ all of the Kabaya releases.ReplyDelete
Thanks for checking out the post! They are pretty cool and I would like to find the time soon to maybe put these guys together. I don't plan on getting all of them either.....at the same time there is just something about them that I really like.
There are only a few Kabaya kits that I want (mainly for my Micromaster display case) the big powered set is excellentReplyDelete
That would be an excellent display idea. Any chance you can do a posting with what your display case looks like?ReplyDelete