Post by kylefromdirtnapp on Nov 2, 2010 10:02:08 GMT -6
So, I passed on one of these a few year back because I wasn't sure what it was. Not this time! I might have paid a bit too much, but he's rare as hell and huge! I put batteries in, and I hear a motor running, like his waist is trying to turn. The lights work, but he won't walk. Anyone have one and can tell me what it's supposed to do? Or anything from this line. I'd like to see some besides what VTC has.
I have one in the box Kyle that I got off Matt on here. I'll see what it says it does. I also have one with a busted arm , maybe if it its supposed to walk you can repair yours if my extra one with its gimpy arm works ?
I have one that has kaput electronics too, but it also has these strange bear/lion heads on it's hips and a giant eagle on the front of it. I've seen a handful like yours Kyle but never seen another one like mine (and I paid 5 times in shipping what I won it for on eBay to get it from France ).
Here's a shot of my bootleg Sectaurs collection to date!
found those weapons (got the gun too, forgot to put it in the pic) they are the weapons of the guardian patrol. since i don't have the robot and the driver, what do you suggest me to do? i much i should sell them for? is it better to find a robot and a driver loose? lemme know folks! thanks in advance!
Here is the pic I promised a few weeks ago its another one of the sectaurs knock off's it came from the "home shoppers club" back in the 80's with a weird winged crab bump and go thing he would ride on
Post by Thor Laserpunch on May 7, 2015 18:50:56 GMT -6
Got the centaur with the giant Sectaurs guy one year for Christmas. Same year I got an Atari 5200 if that helps hone in on the moment in time. Anyway, it was frackin tacky as hell, super cheap, but absolutely glorious. I don't think I have ever had anything else with as much vac-metallized crap on it... and weirdly the chrome never wore off in the slightest through years of abuse. I played with them until every conceivable piece fell off the centaur and was lost (the struts on the calves being the first things to go), and then eventually I somehow just completely trashed the entire torso of the beast, but the giant Sectaurs guy was still a staple in my toy wars well beyond that.
The big circular shield the Small Soldiers guy is holding and the giant battle axe were originally shown being used by the centaur iirc, and then the rider had a scabbard on his back with a very wide sword plus that gun with the scope on it.
Was gonna' throw up a spread of my recent acquisitions in the approp thread but knowing I would hardly be home all week everything got quickly assigned into it's designated storage/display space with haste, then boom! - that's me straight back outta' the comfort zone.
But, hey, I'ma make time for a Guardian Rider post, dangnabbit! Otherwise what's it all about?
It's not the most pristine of condition, but then it's not a Jack Paar looking piece of bendy crap either, so there's something.
Also my current mood and level of tiredness is: poorly taxidermied camel.
As seen above, some plonker thought it would be a good idea to leave this, flap open, displayed in the sun for who knows how long. That's a bad idea anywhere, but a worse idea in NZ because we have a very crummy ozone layer. I'm not concerned about those aged dudes wandering around in Summer with bald-pates resembling the Eye of Sauron, they knew the score. But someone think of the action-figures, they have no voice of their own.
Not too much damage done to the figure though. The upper legs are discoloured, and I totally don't mind. I'm pretty sure someone could empty half a spray-can of day glo orange onto this mad thing and it wouldn't change much.
Fortunately the beast is fine. So, so fine.
I always forget it has that whacky horned bird head above the scorpion face. Like, I turn away, turn back and it jumps out at me as if I'm seeing it for the first time. Every time.
Big like Texan sky.
Released by Son Ai Toys, made in Taiwan, 1986. FWIW.
Did the Sectaurs have a deity? If not, it's here! If so, it can move over! There are multiple reasons this thing screams mythological being/god/goddess reminding me of Sth East Asian or maybe Hindu culture.
Firstly that expression. So very NOT your ordinary household Sectaur. Nope, those're the eyes of a being that can turn your ass to liquid lightning with a snap of it's fingers. Aloofness and cosmic knowledge, it's all in there.
Secondly straight up gender ambiguity. Sure that bod speaks tight man pecs, but it gives me uber pleasure to note that the facial sculpt is pulled straight from Sungold's Galaxy Adventure Girl. Namely Ventura.
Man alive, I will take any weak reason to talk about Galaxy Adventure Girl, but that's a pretty good one.
Third reason every self-respecting Sectaur should be kneeling before this thing any given Sunday morning? G Rider rides a scorpion. With wings. With a second head. Resembling an eagle. With horns. Which emits light. And G Rider does this standing.
I dunno whether to display this in my room or hang it near the front door with the other Indonesian ornaments.
God Ri ... sorry, Guardian Rider, stands atop it's mighty mount with the assistance of peg-holes in the feet and pegs on the beast's saddle. There's actually a peg on the outside of each foot, but I didn't find an obvious purpose.
Did I mention the accessories are long gone? I can live with it. I care about giving this babe the right accessories as much as Donald Duck cares about pants.
Least the sheath is intact. The emblem sticker sorta' speaks Voltron styles to me. But then again, I think about Voltron more than the average person thinks about sex.
Yup. Chrome accessories, schrome schmaccessories. Gun and sword? No justice done. Rider needs those cosmic ham-fists full o' symbol and metaphor. Rockin' the ostrich feather and mallet this eon.
Also that ain't a body shadow to the inner arm, that's a hollow. Good for incubating baby deities à la Jove bearing Mercury in his thigh.
Aaaaand - I'm going to bed. Tase me if you need anything.
Cool post. Apparently, there were about 4 Guardian Patrol riders; first one black & blue with antennaes, very close to the original Sectaurs, apparently too much like him, so they changed the head, scrapped the antennas and gave him a eye mask (like the first image in this post), then it was recoloured with white legs to make him I suppose more heroic and finally it seems they give him that girl's head. I have them all except the last one, which I think I will pass.