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    this here motu ko toyline is quite the ultimate mash-up oddity.
    Strike Fighter, Mezzo D-Assalto
    1983, by F.lli Restuccia (Italy)

    from what i have learned, there are 5 to the set. 2 heroes & 3 villians. The heads a rubber, taken from and/or based on a variety of galaxy-style ko's. the bodies are identical in structure to x-changers & mx-robots. which line came first is all a guessing game, as all 3 lines are basically knock-off in origin. the bodies are clear colored plastic, similar to speclatron, but instead of clear plastic with glittery water inside, the plastic is embedded with glitter/confetti. the origin of the chariots are unknown to me, but i'm guessing stolen from some other generic sword & sorcery toyline from the era. The chariots are battery operated, though i have not yet attempted to put batteries into mine, as the battery doors look incredibly fragile and i fear i might break them. but aside from what ever motorized action these might have, the carts are killer cool! that perfect 80s mix of sword & sorcery fantasy with space aged electronic devices! plus, they have holder holes in the back for the weapons!

    i obtained the sahak-headed figure about 5 years ago in a trade with other motu ko collectors. neither of us knew anything about them at the time. however, about 2 years ago i was able to grab the tin-headed hero and devilsih demon mint in box. the boxes had badly damaged windows, but overall sturdy and fresh. i have them put away in storage. will dig them out at some point if anyone is interested in seeing them. sadly, now knowing what all is involved with the cool carts, i will probably never find sahak's out there in the wild...


     
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    Oh wow Josh, those are simply incredible!! The took already great bootlegs, and then upped 'em to 11. I have never encountered these before, and really appreciate you sharing the pics and what you know about them. The insides sound really great, and these are toys just aching to be held in person to appreciated. Somehow the carts seem vaguely familiar to me, but can't put my finger on it. I am amazed you have three of these, let alone some packaged versions. Consider my peepers well peeled now for these out there.
     
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    How cute is this lil warrior?!
     
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    It's a bootleg He-Man mash up? :razz:
     
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    I love those new reissue/remakes! All I need is the big dude to form the Combiner. :shock:
     
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    Ok so ether Walgreens broke the street date on the Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys or Playmates just said screw it and just let stores put them out early for purchase. Ether way on my way to pick up some Funko Pop!'s today I decided to stop by Walgreens and surprisingly ran into this new iteration of Michelangelo. It's actually a rather nice toy. Maybe a little to skinny body wise but come with lots of bright colors that pop as well as some orange translucent weapons and skate board. Not really sure i like that they made Master Splinter a fat Asian that acts clumsy and only talks about food. But whatever :roll:

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    I dunno, I guess it because I am an 'old' but these new designs - not the Turtles, but in general of the current kids' era - feels like the millennial answer to what they did to comics in the '90s. And hey, there are still loads of people that love that stuff too; just... not for me particularly; I'm fine with that. There's plenty of nostalgia out there for folks like me too, I guess the only issue I have with these sorts of reissue properties is, "Why even make it _____?" Just adapt your own original concept. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Yeah, I know, it is easy. But the whole 'built-in money fanbase' just seems so distant that it doesn't really work anymore for what they think it does. The only thing remaining, therefore, is a sheer lack of creativity.

    Also, I haven't seen the show, but your description sounds troubled at best and points to a lot of poorly executed/thought out stuff from corporate braintrusts of marketing in 'murica. And 'Origami Ninja?' Really?
     
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    I also am a fat Asian that acts clumsy and only talks about food, and I think we're just fine. 8)
     
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    tmnt has slowly mutated into hot trash. golf clap for Nickelodeon/ viacom.
     
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    I had a good smile with this one. :lol:
     
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    Yeah, I haven't seen it yet ether but from what iv read so far it sounds like a mess. It's what happens when you stray away to much from the original formula especially with character personalities and changing iconic names of things in general. The toys are ok but I'm still going to hold off on ever watching the show till I get more ppls opinions on it once it reaches the public. In the meantime im quite happy with the watching class turtles cartoons..
     
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    TMNT were created to be pizza eating, hyper violent teenage mutant ninja turtles.
    The IDW comic is pretty solid.
    The last 3-4 iterations of the brand have been really bad. It's just the network strangle hold on a brand with tons of potential.
     
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    The last iteration especially with the toys have been rather good. But this new version completely jumped the shark lol.

    Also went to Meijers which is more of a Midwestern chain of stores and saw this new promotional image of the New cartoon coming out next month.
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    I'm not happy with how She-Ra is looking ether. I'm dreading how those toys will look. But "Its not for me" even though they are basing there demographic on an 80s property to sell the cartoon and toys based off of nostalgia lmao.
     
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    That's definitely one of the nicer looking cars! I saw that one but didn't pick it up. I ended up getting the animated Batmobile Instead.
     
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    I liked that Batmobile too, but got the old TV series one instead! This one here I had to get. I mean, it's got an R on it! And the colors <3
     
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    ^ I don't know that ride. Who's and where from?
     
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    It’s a Hot Wheels Chevelle ‘69
    Art Car series 8) (I don’t think it’s from any show/movie in particular)
     

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