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...


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

(Some) Haul from Sheng Tai Branded Toys Warehouse Sale...

*** Prices are in Singapore dollars ***

Was a bit disappointed on the first day as there is only the DX and simplified versions of the Fourze Driver for tokusatsu role-play toys... Last day seemed to be slightly better with more variety, but I suspect the DX Sword-Gun could have been wiped clean... anyway, hoping for the other sales to come for me to try my luck to get the DX Sword-Gun... But very happy to get this DX Wizardriver and Ring Holder Set at a very cheap price of $39 only!!!!! Amazing... and now I have to squeeze out a display space from my already packed wardrobe doors... hahahaha...


and my 3d time (and also the cheapest) purchase of the DX Axecalibur... at $29 only... nice nice... now I probably can display the empty shell of my 2nd purchase version in my office cubicle... Yeap, empty shell as the inner circuitry has been removed for the future kitbashing of a "power-on" gaia-memory-something-like-that that will be used on my kitbashed Hamel Cane... hahahaha....


... and second purchase of the DX Meteor Galaxy for my little nephew at $5... Yeap, only $5... !!!!!!


Bought some other stuff as well, which some I did not take photos of eg. Big Hero 6 Figures, popping Jibanyan game, etc... I will like to mention this one though, since Charizard is my "favorite" pokemon... Slam him on his legs on a hard surface, shake him to produce sounds, and even interaction with the Mega Ring... quite fun... Costs $3 only...


Bought 2 sets of this 3D Drawing pens (the other for my little nephew) and some refill "ink", but have not tried yet so cannot comment... Costs $15 each...


Sigh.. stupidly bought 2 of these Shopkins StyleMe Wardrobe (1st day and last day)... not sure what to do with the extra one... maybe it shall go to my office cubicle as display... hahahaha... cost $12... The 2 packs of season 5 shopkins cost $15... amd the My Little Pony Squishy Pops costs $5...





Have been modding some lockseed, gashats, gaia-memory and such these few days, but somehow feel very tired... and also did not take pictures of the modding, not sure why... things will get better, I believe !!!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Haul (collected) Today...

All items bought from Taobao... This Candy Toy Taurus Kyutama costs SGD10.65... actually overly expensive, compared to the candy toy gashat which can make many sounds, this Kyutama is virtually just pieces of plastic... anyway...


Candy toy DoReMiFa Beat Gashat for my little nephew... Costs approx. SGD10.45... Will add lights, as usual...

Friday, April 14, 2017

Haul from Robinsons Expo Sale...

... sadly no Rangers, Riders nor Sentai stuff... sigh... but 5 for SGD10 is a amazing deal for these Yokai Watch snap assembly kits!!!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Modification: Add LED to Candy Toy and Gashapon Gashat (Shakariki Sports, Dangerous Zombie)

Added LEDs to the sound gashats recently purchased: Candy Toy Shakariki Sports and Gashapon Dangerous Zombie... Though their parts are quite different, their similarity is that both are quite hard for the lights to shine properly to show the diagram in a similar way to the DX version... This is mainly due to it's transparent piece is 1 molded piece and the diagram side is coloured (not white)... For Candy Toy Shakariki Sports, I used a green LED to shine the background and a white LED for the front diagram... not very good, as the top part is very white, but the bottom ("bicycle wheels" area) is not lit up "white" enough, making the green-coloured wheels blend in together with the green-lit background (see video below)...


Has to cut away this part to allow white LED light to shine through...


The transparent piece for candy toy version has to be trimmed for space to fit in the LEDs (my position)... Also used a piece of black insulation tape to separate the 2 LEDs' light
Edit: While I was re-positioning the LEDs for better lightings, I removed the black insulation tape to allow more fusion of green and white light at the top part (nearer to LEDs)...


For the Gashapon Dangerous Zombie, remember to remove the sticker to reveal the hidden screw when taking apart the gashat...


I used a surface-mount white LED in this gashat... works well...


And also used blu-tack to position the LED better... Oh, also has to cut off some part (of the white part) to allow the LED light to shine through...  



Borrowed my nephew's DX Gamer Driver to test out... Yeap, the Gashapon Dangerous Zombie gashat is for him...


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Scanning Function Restoration - KO Ginga Spark

Implanted the circuits from a spare DX Victory Lancer recently bought into my KO Ginga Spark... Not really a perfect restoration, as it still did not say the "Ultra Live!!!!", it is still good enough for me... Yes, there simply is no more space for any more sound circuit board.. anyway, am happy... took 3 days to do this... with lots of cursing and sighing... hahahaha...



Tuesday, March 21, 2017

More March Haul...

More stuff... First up, the Candy Toy version for Shakariki Sports Gashat, bought from Taobao.com... Costs approximately SGD 10.85...


Already fixed up a green LED but effect is still not good, and considering to put in another white LED to shine the coloured side... And first time finish completely the candy that comes with the toy... nice... hahahaha...


These 2 DX AkaNinger Shurikens were bought at the Takashimaya Collectible Toys Fair on Sunday... Cost SGD10 each... 1 for me and 1 for my little nephew...


And finally found the Ultraman Ginga Strium Spark Doll... After numerous failed attempts at Kiddy Palace, OGs, I finally found one at Takashimaya... initially did not see this piece as it is hidden in the innermost corner of the bunch of hanging spark dolls... I made a few trips back to the section, hoping to find one and was about to give up, then decided to go back 1 last time to search, and ... IT'S THERE !!!!! Very happy... Costs SGD 9.95...

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Takashimaya Collectible Toys Fair 2017... and Haul...

Takashimaya Collectible Toys Fair is back... as usual, let the pictures do the talking...


























And my haul (2 days)... surprisingly bought a lot, as I had none last year... Prices are on the tag... DX Sherpherdon / Shepardon Saber...


DX XDevizer for my little nephew... This is the "upgraded" version which includes some strips of Live Signs to scan... Oh, this is gotten from the 4th story in Toys Section, the version which is selling in the Fair is the normal Japanese version and costs SGD40...


Day 2 (today) haul...


Ultraman X and Ultraman Victory spark dolls... And they are also bought on the 4th floor Toys Section... Can't find Ultraman Ginga's...


Gotten 2 DX Victory Lancers... the extra one I intend to put the circuit into my KO Ginga Spark...


The DX NinninBlue shuriken (don't know what is the proper name, don't care...) ... for myself, since my little nephew has no likes for the Ninninger...


And DX Strium Brace, just for fun, hahahaha.... the golden wheel seem to be too loose and every slight movement will trigger the internal switch to activate...


... anyway, the Live Sign is placed too deep in for the DX Victory Lance to scan, so I use foamed-double-sided-tape to stick the Live Sign, making it sit higher for the DX Victory Lancer to be able to reach and scan...


Also bought some Hello Kitty stuff for my little niece... very cute...