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Kabaya Series 5 In-Hand Images

Transformers News: Kabaya Series 5 In-Hand Images

Saturday, April 14th, 2012 11:02PM CDT

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Posted by: El Duque   Views: 33,506

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Courtesy of HK-TF we our first in-hand images of the latest Kabaya Gum Plus kits. Series five features Deathsaurus, WFC Optimus Prime, and Hot Spot. Additionally we have images of the Gaia Guardian Series (aka Protectobots plus two) which can combine with Hot Spot to form Guardian (aka Defensor) plus and upgraded God Guardian. Check out the images below.

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Credit(s): HK-TF
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Re: Kabaya Series 5 In-Hand Images (1369253)
Posted by Godzillabot Primal on April 14th, 2012 @ 11:09pm CDT
Oh no...SC style combiners getting new components?! That combine all together to form a super powerful version?!

[b]They're going power rangers on us![/b]
Re: Kabaya Series 5 In-Hand Images (1369262)
Posted by ausbot on April 14th, 2012 @ 11:29pm CDT
How big are the prime and Deathsaurus?
Re: Kabaya Series 5 In-Hand Images (1369273)
Posted by Autobot032 on April 15th, 2012 @ 12:47am CDT
Hmm. I'm not as impressed as I thought I'd be. They're impressive for what they are, no denying, but just not as impressed.

Doesn't give me a lot of hope for Fortress Maximus. Crap in a hat.
Re: Kabaya Series 5 In-Hand Images (1369292)
Posted by fenrir72 on April 15th, 2012 @ 5:07am CDT
They're like gum/candy toys. They're not meant to be that impressive.
Re: Kabaya Series 5 In-Hand Images (1369298)
Posted by Mr.Glove on April 15th, 2012 @ 5:52am CDT
at least we get to have an on hand experience to build them by outselve. Unless a KO one can make a better size and more articulation available. :HEADHURTS:
Re: Kabaya Series 5 In-Hand Images (1369336)
Posted by MGrotusque on April 15th, 2012 @ 10:17am CDT
That's not a bad Defensor at all. Ya gotta admit that for what it is it's still better than any combiners we've "officially" received in the past decade. seriously. :roll:
Re: Kabaya Series 5 In-Hand Images (1369368)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on April 15th, 2012 @ 11:54am CDT
monstergrotusque wrote:That's not a bad Defensor at all. Ya gotta admit that for what it is it's still better than any combiners we've "officially" received in the past decade. seriously. :roll:

Well, G1 and Kabaya are cut a LOT more slack than modern, full-sized combiners. Our levels of expenctation are set so low that it doesn't take a whole lot to impress us.

In comparison RotF Legends Devestator is pretty good as a combiner. The movie style isn't really my thing, but I picked him up and found him to be pretty good for what he was.
Re: Kabaya Series 5 In-Hand Images (1369408)
Posted by Autobot032 on April 15th, 2012 @ 2:15pm CDT
monstergrotusque wrote:That's not a bad Defensor at all. Ya gotta admit that for what it is it's still better than any combiners we've "officially" received in the past decade. seriously. :roll:


Oh, I'm not saying it's not an impressive piece, as it is. It just didn't impress me as much as I had hoped.

What really spoiled me was Bandai's candy toys. They tend to blow TakaraTomy's out of the water, really.
Re: Kabaya Series 5 In-Hand Images (1369575)
Posted by reluttr on April 16th, 2012 @ 12:07am CDT
Autobot032 wrote:
monstergrotusque wrote:That's not a bad Defensor at all. Ya gotta admit that for what it is it's still better than any combiners we've "officially" received in the past decade. seriously. :roll:


Oh, I'm not saying it's not an impressive piece, as it is. It just didn't impress me as much as I had hoped.

What really spoiled me was Bandai's candy toys. They tend to blow TakaraTomy's out of the water, really.


The Bandai Sentai candy toys are usually better than their DX counterparts. :lol:

Im on the bandwagon that this is fairly impressive compared to the other combiners we got lately... not counting the ones post third party awesomizing of course. The only thing that really has this set beat is the individual robot modes, well except DOTM devastator since he has no individual bot modes. Although again... this is a cheap candy toy, I can only imagine what kabaya could do on a larger budget.


Plus its defensor, he hasnt got any love in a long time. I hope kabaya does some of the other unloved combiners next; computron, menasor, or abombinus would be great. :D
Re: Kabaya Series 5 In-Hand Images (1371728)
Posted by GetRightRobot on April 22nd, 2012 @ 7:02am CDT
We have all seen those video reviews for Transformers figures in which the host goes on and on about the shade of blue font underneath the box. When really, we are only looking for as much information as possible on the toy. Well youtube.com user, YouHeidx has a review video of the Kabaya Gaia Guardian set. From opening box, threw the assembly process and into comibining robots, this video is extremely entertaining and informative. Check it out below or click here to visit YouHeidx's youtube.com channel.

Re: Kabaya Series 5 In-Hand Images (1371734)
Posted by Fistful of Energon on April 22nd, 2012 @ 8:00am CDT
that. was. AWESOME! :BOWDOWN:
Re: Kabaya Series 5 In-Hand Images (1371737)
Posted by joevill on April 22nd, 2012 @ 8:14am CDT
Very awesome!
Re: Kabaya Series 5 In-Hand Images (1371742)
Posted by RAcast on April 22nd, 2012 @ 8:31am CDT
That was quite amusing. :grin:
Re: Kabaya Series 5 In-Hand Images (1371743)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 22nd, 2012 @ 8:32am CDT
Allow me to provide dialogue starting from the transformations:

"Purotekutobotto-Tai, TORANSUFOOMU!!"

"Sutorītowaizu, TORANSUFOOMU!"

"Fāsuto Eido, TORANSUFOOMU!"

"Gureizu, TORANSUFOOMU!"

"Gurūbu, TORANSUFOOMU!"

"Sukaifezā, TORANSUFOOMU!"

"Hītorokku, TORANSUFOOMU!"

"Purotekutobotto-Tai, GATTAI! Gaia Gaadian"

"Eh, Nani? H-Hotto Supotto-shireikan!"
Re: Kabaya Series 5 In-Hand Images (1371744)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 22nd, 2012 @ 8:38am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Allow me to provide dialogue starting from the transformations:

"Purotekutobotto-Tai, TORANSUFOOMU!!"

"Sutorītowaizu, TORANSUFOOMU!"

"Fāsuto Eido, TORANSUFOOMU!"

"Gureizu, TORANSUFOOMU!"

"Gurūbu, TORANSUFOOMU!"

"Sukaifezā, TORANSUFOOMU!"

"Hītorokku, TORANSUFOOMU!"

"Purotekutobotto-Tai, GATTAI! Gaia Gaadian"

"Eh, Nani? H-Hotto Supotto-shireikan!"


And allow me, to provide translations:

"Protectobots, Transform!"

"Streetwise, Transform!"

"First Aid, Transform!"

"Graze, Transform!" (Note: Graze is Blades' Japanese name)

"Groove, Transform!"

"Skyphaser, Transform!"

"Heatrock, Transform!"

"Protectobots, Combine! Gaia Guardian!"

"Eh, what? C-commander Hot Spot!"

>:oP
Re: Kabaya Series 5 In-Hand Images (1371751)
Posted by Godzillabot Primal on April 22nd, 2012 @ 9:48am CDT
Off topic question about the Super Sentai model kits, where is a good place to buy them?
Re: Kabaya Series 5 In-Hand Images (1371763)
Posted by Trikeboy on April 22nd, 2012 @ 10:45am CDT
wow, that was great. The protectobots look better than the g1 bots. I hope he does a follow up video with Hot Spot.
Re: Kabaya Series 5 In-Hand Images (1371768)
Posted by munkimus prime on April 22nd, 2012 @ 11:12am CDT
I love this guys videos, they're so well done. :grin:

Now I just need to get myself a set of these and Hotspot.
Re: Kabaya Series 5 In-Hand Images (1371781)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 22nd, 2012 @ 11:51am CDT
Very good video!
But I just need some clarifications first.

You guys say they are "candy toys".

Can we eat them? how do they taste? I do hope the stickers are edible.

How sturdy are they? should you use glue (a non-toxic glue, of course) or they snap well together? What kind of glue to use so the taste of the toy remain tasty?

Summer is comming soon and I do hope these luxury treats will not attract ants.
Re: Kabaya Series 5 In-Hand Images (1371785)
Posted by Godzillabot Primal on April 22nd, 2012 @ 12:04pm CDT
[quote="-KanrabatYou guys say they are "candy toys".

Can we eat them? how do they taste? I do hope the stickers are edible.[/quote]

The reason behind being called candy toys is each set comes with a sugar candy
Re: Kabaya Series 5 In-Hand Images (1371786)
Posted by mattwhite924 on April 22nd, 2012 @ 12:09pm CDT
I could have done without the cheesy overused stock sound effects, but other than that it was a great concept for a review. I applaud him for doing something different.
Re: Kabaya Series 5 In-Hand Images (1371790)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 22nd, 2012 @ 12:17pm CDT
Godzillabot Primal wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:You guys say they are "candy toys".

Can we eat them? how do they taste? I do hope the stickers are edible.


The reason behind being called candy toys is each set comes with a sugar candy


I had my doubts it was something like that. I just couldn't resist.

Beside, the sturdiness question remain. I don't want to spend a fortune on toys that will look and feel like some dollar store knock-off.
Re: Kabaya Series 5 In-Hand Images (1371793)
Posted by triKlops on April 22nd, 2012 @ 12:29pm CDT
great video all around
really looking forward to getting my kits in now
Kabaya has been a great series lately and i look forward to more of them
Re: Kabaya Series 5 In-Hand Images (1371794)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 22nd, 2012 @ 12:30pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:And allow me, to provide translations:
Had a feeling you would. ;) :P

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:"Skyphaser, Transform!"
Close, "Skyfeather". :-B
Re: Kabaya Series 5 In-Hand Images (1371816)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 22nd, 2012 @ 1:25pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:"Skyphaser, Transform!"
Close, "Skyfeather". :-B


Right, it would have been "Sukaifeiza" otherwise.
Re: Kabaya Series 5 In-Hand Images (1371853)
Posted by kirbenvost on April 22nd, 2012 @ 2:42pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Godzillabot Primal wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:You guys say they are "candy toys".

Can we eat them? how do they taste? I do hope the stickers are edible.


The reason behind being called candy toys is each set comes with a sugar candy


I had my doubts it was something like that. I just couldn't resist.

Beside, the sturdiness question remain. I don't want to spend a fortune on toys that will look and feel like some dollar store knock-off.


Think of it this way: They're more like small snap-together model kits, since you have to build them yourself, and have comparable quality. They have very limited articulation and basically fit together by snapping and pressing parts together, and while the molds are quite detailed, all the 'paint' details you would see on a full figure are stickers instead. Sometimes you have to disassemble them to transform them. So the plastic quality is better than a knockoff you'd find in a dollar store and they aren't going to break easily, but they are more like tiny models with an added novelty of transformation than real figures. The stickers can make them look a little cheap if not applied well. If you have painting skills they could definitely be done up to look really cool though. That said, they look very awesome displayed with small-scale figures:

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Re: Kabaya Series 5 In-Hand Images (1371854)
Posted by El Duque on April 22nd, 2012 @ 2:44pm CDT
Our friends at the Transformers Galaxy Hong Kong Fans Group facebook page have posted a nice gallery of Kabaya Series 5, which features Deathsaurus, War for Cybertron Optimus Prime, and Hot Spot. Deathsaurus gets most of the love, but we get a good look at all three. Images mirrored below.

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Re: Kabaya Series 5 In-Hand Images (1371857)
Posted by RAcast on April 22nd, 2012 @ 3:02pm CDT
Deathsaurus is cool, but I think Hotspot looks pretty great! Shame WFC OP's head is kinda...funky looking.
Re: Kabaya Series 5 In-Hand Images (1371874)
Posted by Burn on April 22nd, 2012 @ 4:09pm CDT
RAcast wrote:Deathsaurus is cool, but I think Hotspot looks pretty great! Shame WFC OP's head is kinda...funky looking.


Blame the face sticker. Those things are tiny and absolute bastards to put on.

I'm more disappointed in Prime's alt mode, it clearly needs some more stickers.

Hot Spot is much better than I was expecting. Come on HLJ, deliver my parcels faster!
Re: Kabaya Series 5 In-Hand Images (1371890)
Posted by RAcast on April 22nd, 2012 @ 5:49pm CDT
Burn wrote:
RAcast wrote:Deathsaurus is cool, but I think Hotspot looks pretty great! Shame WFC OP's head is kinda...funky looking.



I'm more disappointed in Prime's alt mode, it clearly needs some more stickers.


That too. It's just kinda plain.
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