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dtm42



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:04 pm Reply with quote
Rob wrote:
The Dragonball Evolution toys turn out to be as much of a smash success as the film was.


I thought you meant that literally. As in, they were so awful you smashed one against the floor or wall.

Great review, abysmal toys.
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Teriyaki Terrier



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:15 pm Reply with quote
As if the movie wasn't embarassing enough. Such garbage should be smashed into pieces. Such a disgrace, I just hope Rob didn't spend actual cash on this one. Its even worse than the pirarated toy Rob reviewed.
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classicalzawa
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:20 pm Reply with quote
Shocked Krauser didn't return for this one, are they too bad even for Krauser to be around?

These look simply hilarious, even my horribly half failed Papercrafts look 10X better. Actually, I think all of my papercrafts look better and cost less than these do.

Once again, hilarious review!
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DuelLadyS



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:24 pm Reply with quote
Wow- the stuff from the old bootleg toy reviews on Animejump.com look better than these. It's almost mind-boggling.
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Otaku_X



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:32 pm Reply with quote
Bought all seven of the small figures. would have rather had Chi Chi or Mai instead of Goku in the outfit from the first 13 Anime episods (which wasn't in the damn movie!). Used the altar for the glow-in-the-dark Dragon Balls I got with a Shenlong figure a while back. I kinda wish Oozaru looked like the toy in the movie itself. It would have made the one in the movie look less like "Crap, we need something else to make this seem more like Dragon Ball!", plus, it's wearing Saiyan armor.

So, like the movie itself, I like the figures. Don't love them, just like them. also need to get some gray paint for that Roshi figure...
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Zin5ki



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:34 pm Reply with quote
With toys like this, the only way I could really entertain myself is by ascertaining whether they taste of anything. Alas they'd probably be bitter or bland. I suppose one could try to melt them, but that would mean one would have payed quite a lot for only a few minutes of fun.
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sashaisme



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:54 pm Reply with quote
Your bootlegged Luffy with the detachable body parts looks better than those things!
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Panda Man



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:47 pm Reply with quote
These would fantastic presents for people I hate.
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Beryl7



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:08 pm Reply with quote
I saw the words "profanity-laden review" and I couldn't help myself. Fantastic writing as always.
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kman426



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:11 pm Reply with quote
Otaku_X wrote:

So, like the movie itself, I like the figures. Don't love them, just like them. also need to get some gray paint for that Roshi figure...


....What??? You liked the movie? That's pretty disgusting. Did you like two girls and one cup too? lol.
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penguintruth



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:15 pm Reply with quote
Beryl7 wrote:
I saw the words "profanity-laden review" and I couldn't help myself. Fantastic writing as always.


Yeah, I had to pertake, too.

Rob's laundry list of problems in the movie made me laugh histerically.
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Egret



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:27 pm Reply with quote
Awww....I wanted see Krauser get them.
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B.Y.O.B. Kenobi



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:29 pm Reply with quote
Wow...will people use any excuse to crap on this movie?

First of all Rob, you mention Hasbro, a company who has been in the 3 3/4" figure business for YEARS. They know how to make toys in this scale look good. The Dragonball: Evolution figures were made by Bandai, who have made their reputation on Power Rangers, not G.I. Joes. It's unreasonable to expect a first attempt to be on the level with the veterans.

You also complain about the black joints. Universal, single-colored parts mean lowered production costs. Not to mention the missing paint apps on the back, which--I might add--is something of a Bandai "signature." The aforementioned Power Rangers toys haven't had back paint in years.

And where did it say the included Dragonballs were in-scale with the figures? If Bandai had released them separately as a little desk decoration, you'd have been all over 'em. But since they came with toys from a horrible, horrible, sin-against-god of a film, they're dumb.

Big, unposeable gimmick figures are another Bandai staple. Half the goofy motorcycles and armor figures don't even appear in the show.

A majority of the toys/statues you review are high-dollar imports aimed at collectors; these are forgettable, mass-market toys aimed at kids based on a summer popcorn flick. They aren't in the same league as, say, the Kingdom Hearts Play Arts, yet you're just as critical (if not more) of them simply because you don't like the movie.

The Evolution toys are like the movie itself--not as suicide-inducing as the true, "hardcore" fans would have you believe, but could have used a bit more work.
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tygerchickchibi



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:54 pm Reply with quote
The review was pretty funny. I didn't need him to explain how awful the toys were, the pictures were pretty self explanatory.

After that...


"@%$@%!!"

Should have been the beginning and end of the review. =D
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jonindarkrai



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:59 pm Reply with quote
What sucsess. they look awfull.
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