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redracer2004
09-29-2011, 10:18 AM
Alright time for a retro review. May I present the oldest toy in my stash that I recently acquired.

Yeaps, Choshinsei Flashman's finisher bazooka, the DX Rolling Vulcan.

Made in Japan in the year 1986, the DX Rolling Vulcan is rather a big bulky box and costs quite a few to ship it over to me (especially when it came with the Ohre Bazooka). Though big boxed, the toy itself is actually a very shrunken sized version in comparison with the one in the show.

Let's take a look at the box photos:
http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad346/fivered05/P9170088.jpg
Forgive me as I forgot I didn't have a single shot for the front cover of the toy. The box is basically a big block of foam with a carded cover above to cover and protect the things inside.

http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad346/fivered05/P9290109.jpg
http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad346/fivered05/P9290110.jpg
Top and bottom of the box. Shows differring shots from the real thing to the toy thing. Mine was unused until it came to my hands but the box is rather old.

http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad346/fivered05/P9290112.jpg
The contents are rather straightforward. You have the gigantic Red Vul in the middle, and the 4 other Vuls at the top and bottom. There's a support stand to help you display it as well. There are also 2 sets of 3 missiles each that come with holders.

http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad346/fivered05/P9290114.jpg
Once unboxed, the contents are like this. The Red Vul is of course the biggest while there are the smaller 4 Vuls. I have attached the stand on the Red Vul for the ease of my video taking. The missiles are paired quite strangely, I wonder if the previous owner did take them out and mis-attached them. The missiles are for the 4 smaller Vuls.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pi0cCEt4kI

Here's what the Red Vul can do. The box did say "Denji Oto" which literally means electron sound? I was surprised that it actually work and even more surprised that it uses a 9V rectangular battery instead of the AAs or AAAs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVApDkeF_Qw

Here we now see what the other 4 Vuls can do. Surprisingly, for a toy that is kept in the box for 20+ years, the springs still work great.

Finally, ROLLING VULCAN!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rl1gNeDgpQ
Assembly is pretty standard affair. Just slide in each of the smaller Vuls to the Red Vul and you'll get the Rolling Vulcan.

http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad346/fivered05/P9290120.jpg
The spinning feature is activated by this dial. There are strange 'krick krack' sounds when you roll the thing but I think that's what it's supposed to sound like?

http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad346/fivered05/P9290118.jpg
http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad346/fivered05/P9290119.jpg
The chrome on the tip of the 4 smaller Vuls are awesome.
In fact each small Vul has 2 foldable black handles that can be folded out. The 2 handles however are too tight to fold out, thus I did not show the handles.

All in all, a very good toy for the price I paid for but not good for how much it does cost actually. It actually costs a whopping 6500 yen in the 80s.
http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad346/fivered05/P9290111.jpg

I'd say for a vintage toy from a series that I love, I'd give it a 3.8 stars of 5 for playability and value.

So enjoy this review and RedRacer signing off.

BumbleBee-otch
09-29-2011, 10:28 AM
That thing is insane! Thanks for sharing.

Slowking
09-29-2011, 02:53 PM
Despite not personally liking DX weapon toys, I think that this one look great. Maybe not as cool as OhleBazooka, but still pretty cool.
The support stand is also a nice idea; you don't see these things appear often nowadays.

zaidi
09-29-2011, 07:03 PM
i watch this show when i was a kid on malaysian tv. bring back memories.

redracer2004
09-30-2011, 05:13 AM
Despite not personally liking DX weapon toys, I think that this one look great. Maybe not as cool as OhleBazooka, but still pretty cool.
The support stand is also a nice idea; you don't see these things appear often nowadays.

Not when I found an auction of this and the Ohre Bazooka both unused and won it at 540 yen. With shipping about US$90 or so for both cannons.

i watch this show when i was a kid on malaysian tv. bring back memories.

Yeah, I still regret not able to watch the series till the end. Now, where's my Shot Bomber.