Sunday, July 9, 2017

July Purchase (1) - DX Taja Spinner, DX Hyper Muteki Gashat, Candy Toy Bang Bang Shooting Gashat, Candy Toy Jet Combat Gashat

Haul from Taobao.com... and now my Taobao agent is very strict over the shipping of items containing batteries, so have to ship the last 3 items via "sensitive air" shipping, which costs about 3 times more than the normal air shipping I used... anyway, saw the DX Taja Spinner over Taiwan Yahoo Shopping, at NTD 199 (exclude shipping NTD 80) which works out to be approximately SGD 12.60 each, if buying 2 pieces... and the GREED gets over me... BUT ! the big box means high $$$ (total of $30.13 including agent fee) in shipping to Singapore... Sigh... Shipping more than the item cost... Now each piece costs approximately SGD 27.65 ... A bit smaller than expected but should be quite fun! ... Yes, 1 for me and the other for my little nephew...


And also bought the DX Hyper Muteki gashat for my little nephew's National Day present, approximately SGD 57.15... Sigh, just saw a eBay listing for SGD 42... Arrrrgggghhhh....


Candy toy Bang Bang Shooting gashat... Finally made my mind to get it, and complete my little nephew's main Riders' transformation gashats Level 1 - 3 ... Hesitant to get it as I know if I buy non-DX gashat, I will be compelled to add lights to it... and it takes time as I will want to put in 2 sets of light in gahsats...


Candy toy Jet Combat gashat...

Friday, June 30, 2017

Final Haul for June 2017... DX Medajalibur ( Kamen Rider OOO )

Gotten it from eBay, at a price of USD 34.99 ( approximately SGD 50.44 ) ... Not the cheapest ( lowest price in Singapore seem to be SGD 20.00 at one of the Kiddy Palace sales a few years ago), and I have not since seen a DX Medajalibur with a similar ( low ) price, so decided to get this from eBay... Is my 2nd purchase of this toy, as the first time is bought for my little nephew, at the price of SGD 35.00 ...


Quite fun, but the finale explosion sound effect seem to sound the same regardless of number of medals put into... Have since replaced 1 of the medals with a extra Rhino cell medal from my DX Birth Buster's ammunition pool...

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Gattai !!!! Customized Gashapon-"DX" Mighty Brothers XX Gashat

And here we go!!!!... (Complicated work, but the concepts are simple... Hence I shall talk about the concepts only, do try out (at your own risks) and have fun ... and sweat too...) First the Double-Up orange gashat needs to swap the 2 little switches' circuit paths to behave as if it is in Level 1-2 slot of the DX Gamer Driver (cut off the end of the original path and solder to the other path at the most convenient position, refer to picture)...


To decide to Level-Up or Double-Up, a switch is used to switch over the battery's positive to that particular circuit board desired... white LEDs are also added....


The final attack (Kimewaza) sound is included in the gashats and can be activated with the 2 little buttons depressed and followed by pressing the big (thumb-pressed) button. However, as the big button is hidden when the gashat is in the DX Gamer Driver, I connect a switch parallel to it for the final attack (Kimewaza) to be activated...


The 2 gashats (main body) are then hot-glued together (while they are placed inside the DX Gamer Driver, so as to accurately space the distance between them)...


Hole is marked out for the front display for the images...


... and cut out...


ABS plastic sheets are used to make the side walls to encase the images... They have to be painted black...


Internal images are pasted... The Level 10 image is self-printed as it needs to be reversed for the mirror to be reflected... Also hot glued the LEDs to position...


Made a single-direction-view mirror using the film and a clear PVC sheet...


Should not have been lazy and used the green gashat plate without flipping over... Now the space is too small for the mirror to be angled properly at 45 degrees with ample space.... sigh... anyway...


A small piece of the mirror is cut off and placed at the bottom to reflect the light up at the legs...


Front display hole is covered with a piece of transparent plastic recycled from old Transformers packaging box...


Assemble them... do some touching up and...


... Done!!!!! Not very good but still workable... hahahaha...



Modification : Gashapon Kachidoki Lock Seed - Added LED and Sound Effect when Opening Lock Seed

Sorry for no pictures...


Update : Modification (II) Gashapon T2 Joker Gaia Memory - New LED and 3 Battery Holder

Tried out the new SMD purple LED recently bought... but it was no good, and the light is somewhat more bluish than purplish... Luckily the red permanent marker saves the day... also tried to make the battery compartment to hold 3 batteries, so now the voltage is now higher, approx. 4.5V...



Repaint and Add Light Modification : Gashapon Proto Mighty X Gashat

Apologies for no pictures as I had forgotten to take....


Update : Modification (II) Gashapon Dangerous Zombie Gashat : LED Remains On after Sound Effects

Apologies for no pictures as I had forgotten to take...