Talking about “I have reached a new low”, on a sozial network japanese
toy group…I’m not sure who won this contest. Josh with his Kamen Rider
Playskool-esque Kamen Rider Car or me, with this toy I show you today.
Whether you love or hate this toy, mankind could thank us toynerds that
we preserve these pieces of art for future generations ;-)
(Do you hear the angel’s choir in the background?)
Ok, back to the harsh Yahoo!Japan reality.
Some time ago this Bullmark Matsuo Tricycle from the Ufo Diapolon
(ＵＦＯ戦士ダイアポロン) series showed up on Y!JP.
Matsuo is one of the 3 friends of Takeshi, who is the son of the king of the
planet Apolon. He’s part of the american football team at the Blue Sky orphanage,
that’s why he has this outfit…more about UFO Diapolon, here.
To be honest, this was the first time I’ve seen this Tricycle.
Maybe I never really noticed the toy before, because I didn’t see it in the UFO
Diapolon context. There are not too many toys of the Miki, Goro, Matsuo
and Takeshi characters. I only know one Bullmark sofubi set of these guys.
Nothing compared to the myriad of Diapolon, Legger, Trang and Header toys
The starting price was pretty high I thought, too high for a Tricycle with
a little football boy on it. Oh, did I mentioned that I’m not interested
in sports at all! But for some reason I like the toy and saved it to my favorites.
The weeks went by and nothing happened. After being relisted several times,
the seller began to reduce the starting bid. Exciting..like a poker game.
I was pretty sure that I’m not the only guy watching this auction…Ciao Italia! ;-)
And to make the story complete. Start price was finally ok, for a Tricycle with
a stupid looking little football boy on it and I bid. I had one opponent,
but thank god no epic “OKU***-battle”, the auction ended pretty fast.
Only 800 yen more than the opening bid.
I think apart from the fact that this is a Tricycle with a super stupid looking little
football boy on it, the toy is pretty cute and the box artwork isn’t that bad too.
Here are a few detail shots of the toy. Click to enlarge.
AND NOW LADIES AD GENTLEMAN!
/italian caps lock mode actiated
The boy without his helmet. OMG!
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Isn’t he cute! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Ok, a few of you might think he looks like a little idiot. Maybe they are right…
So better get lost little sucker!
Maybe I’m also an idiotic UFO Diapolon completist.
Whatever. I’m happy that this Tricycle with a ultra stupid looking little
football boy on it is in my collection ;-)
But he never will be a badass biker…sorry, triker like Diapolon!
More in the BBS.