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    well then... looks like it's time to break out a tiny flat-head screw driver, carefully lift some hinges, open this thing up, and see if I can get it working again!
     
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    Very happy for you, that the repair job was successful.
    Have to admit, i am a bit jelly though.
    Kittyfire looks great sparking like a champ!
     
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    Excellent - I have alot of sparkers and a few that don't work. Ive always wanted to pull them apart and fix them but never had the time.

    Cheers to you :D
     
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    Wow, that's excellent Charlie! :) I am so happy that you were able to pop him open and return him to good health. So what was the problem with the sparker, and what did you need to do to fix him, if I might ask? Could be some useful advice for others on here.

    Such a great toy. I can think of fewer more suitable kaiju to be made as sparkers. And even better now that he is his old self again.
     
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    whoops, sorry I forgot to reply ultra!
    my job of having to fix it was a lot easier than expected, once I pried the clips open it started working again. when I bought it, it would just barely wind, it was already pretty wound up. so seems like it must've just been something was rubbing and preventing it from being able to spin. so thankfully it was an easy job for me.
     
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    I scored this little gem on the bay yesterday.

    I remember reading this thread a few years back and was curious about them, and also seeing @scobot awesome collection photos on flickr. Other than that, i know very little about them, but i do know it will be a cool addition to my collection.

    I have no idea if it still sparks and the seller only said it 'runs on the wheels' which doesn't necessarily mean the wind up mechanism works either.
    For what i paid i wont mind if it doesn't work - the condition looks great to me for its age and i'm a sucker for red toys!

    I was thinking it would be nice to have a few more of these beauties, but after searching my regular sources, i have to assume these are quite hard to come by and pretty rare?

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    nice catch I was watching the auction too and hoped someone on here would snag it.I found another auction in the US for the same toy and it was called a Yonezawa 'Fire Monster Todola'
     
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    Mate, i think we are going to be bidding against each other at some point . . . if i'd seen that lot with the Tiger 7 you scored recently, i would definitely of bid on it. I suppose its inevitable, seeing as the Sofubi collecting community is so small in the UK.

    Missing that Tiger 7 hurts. Oh it buuurns! :lol:
    But i'm glad it went to a good home . . . . .
     
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    @The Moog Those helmets are simply incredible, don't think I've ever seen those before!
     
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    I know mate, aren't they the best? So much fun. There's another scan featuring 'em on this thread somewhere, but I'm pretty sure this one has more helmets. I don't recall seeing the top and middle left before.

    Just imagine a bunch of kids at a festival somewhere, all wearing those kaiju helmets and running around, it would be hilarious. Haha!
     
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    Thanks for the scan! Very interesting that they have King Gomera, but not King Dragon (which supports my theory that Dragon came out last).

    @The Moog Sorry I didn't see your post about Todora earlier. I never thought of the small sparkers as particularly rare, but they don't seem to show up as often these days (as, say, 10 years ago). Most of the ones that I have were bought when Kaiju-Taro had their big sell-off years ago.
     
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    I've only seen one of those helmets before, there were a few out there, none cheap. What a mind-blower to see all of those. My temple is actually throbbing. Well, it's been a long day, but still.
     
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    Definitely green with jealousy Moog! Please let us know if it still sparks when he arrives! Thanks for sharing the Yonezawa page, very informative.
     
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    ^ beautiful!
     

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