Sunday, October 2, 2011

Candy Toy Review: Meda-Gabryu (Gun Mode)

For the candy toys I got in my recent Amiami haul, I am going to take a look at this set first, these are the ones without the sound gimmicks. For this review, we will be taking a look at the #1 toy in this set, the Meda-Gabryu in its gun form. The Meda-Gabryu is the gun/axe weapon used by Kamen Rider OOO's Putotyra form when he uses the Pterodactyl, Tricetops and Tyrannosaurus Rex Core Medals.
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The gimmicks for these toys are shown on the back of the box.
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As with all candy toys, the instructions are printed on the insides of the box.
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This toy comes in two plastic tree parts, a sticker sheet, and a piece of candy.
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Putting it together was a breeze, but there were tons of stickers for this little toy and I am not very good at it either.
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The surprising thing is that the stickers only cover one side of the toy, the other side is bare. Although here you can see the details in the mold, it will probably look a lot better with some paint instead of the stickers. The mold is incredibly detailed for a candy toy.
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The toy also comes with 2 bullets and 2 cell metals, same thing with the cell metals, the stickers apply to only one side.
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Now here's the thing, I was thinking of how to show off the gimmick of this toy and I thought what could be easier than a video right? So here's the video, it doesn't have any editing or anything, it is straight out of the camera for the sole purpose of demonstrating this toy's functions.

Part of the gimmick is that the cell metals can be inserted into the gun similar (like in the show), "locking" the metals in place does not do any other thing except to keep the metals from falling out. The bullet "loads" automatically when you insert it into the gun.


Thoughts: First, I have to remind myself that these candy toys are what you'd find in convenient stores for a few bucks a box and it mostly caters to little kids. That being said, I have to say it does leave a bit more to be desired, mainly because the stickers only cover one side of the toy. Although the cell metals gimmick is a fun addition to a basic bullet shooting gun. It is a fun toy none the less as it's the process of examining the packaging, looking over the instructions, putting together and applying the stickers on the toy which makes me love candy toys so much!

Reviews for the other 2 toys in the this set will be coming in the next few days!

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