Walker Machine (Found at Mandarake for 3150 Yen Remix)

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Get up, (get on up)
Get up, (get on up)
Stay on the scene, (get on up), like a walker machine, (get on up)

Get up, (get on up)
Stay on the scene, (get on up), like a walker machine, (get on up)

Wait a minute!
Shake your arm, then use your form
Stay on the scene like a walker machine
You got to have the feeling sure as you're born
Get it together, right on, right on.


"Urban Vinyl" Walker Machines! Who'd a thunk it? A company called Sunguts released these to zero fanfare in 2004, and I only found out about 'em when Roger stumbled across the set at Mandarake last night. They're about half again as large as the old Clover ones, and about half as detailed. :)





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I love Sunguts!

Here's a spread from an issue of Kai-Zine showing all of his stuff:


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Thanks for that. Too bad the Walker Machines seem to be their only robots! Rough as they are (the "roll bars" are barely attached with tiny drops of glue, and the vinyl is really air-bubbly in places) I'd love to see others.
Haha Backbeard!

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Crude 'n' Cute. Nice find! :-)
MattAlt Wrote:
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> Thanks for that. Too bad the Walker Machines seem
> to be their only robots! Rough as they are (the
> "roll bars" are barely attached with tiny drops of
> glue, and the vinyl is really air-bubbly in
> places) I'd love to see others.

Here is my meager Sunguts collection:

Cumguts! (The Ultra-jet isn't Sunguts, it's a Bandai Candy kit):



Betagon:



Ryunos:



Yurisisu Alien (w/ revolving faces):







No air bubbles or slip-shod construction here, these are very well made. I think the walker-machines were an earlier effort...
I was amazed when I saw these. Why, WHY did they do these? Why these two characters, why not different ones? Why this size? So many questions, but such is life when one collects vinyl robots. That way lies madness.
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hypermook Wrote:
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> Cumguts!...

That reminds me, I really need to pick up an outfit with a giant arrow pointed at my schlong.
MattAlt (Admin)
Here's the old CLOVER version for comparison. "Excuse me, but did sculpting technology drop while I was away?" :)





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That is SO weird. These aren't even intended to fill gaps in the original Clover line.

Did you ever contact Sunguts to see if they're going to make more?
Not being a sofubi person, but having watched Xabungle, I'm guessing Sunguts made those squishy deformed versions of the Gallop (left pic) and the Trade 11 (right pic) Walker Machines as a tribute to their Zaku-like status within the show. They're the grunt WMs that most everyone uses, they're the ones the Breakers are using after they get hold of Irongear and the Xabungles...

At least that makes sense to me.
Maybe he was going for an 'authentic China-fake' look? :-)
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I actually have an update for this thread.

Ichimiya of Sunguts was in town the other week for a show, and I was able to get in a question (via Toybotstudios) about the Walker Machines, i.e., whether there are any plans to produce more. He said maybe. But he can only sell them under a one-day license at the Chara Hobby event.

I can't remember the last time I heard of Sunguts attending C3, so maybe not a good sign. But at least he didn't say no.



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Thanks for the update! I'd love to see more.
Big thanks to akum6n for the hookup! How come nobody has mentioned before now that these come with little DIY flesh pilot busts for you to trim, paint if desired, and install?



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it's a Walking Walker Machine



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It's a walking, walking WALKER MACHINE! Watch it get down, watch it get down...

I had no idea that existed whatsoever.
MattAlt (Admin)
>>nobody has mentioned before now that these come with little DIY flesh pilot busts

Mine didn't come with them, and they seemed to be complete. Maybe an extra thrown in with later versions?
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