I know... thread is useless without pics. But I was pouring through the DX/Skullbrain old posts about the Popy Grendizer Spazer epic ride-on toy, seeing as how I'm trying to score myself a European Goldrake since JM prices are insane. Also because I was spurred on by an "almost-but-not-quite" pick up at a local show of a Mazinga version 3 so I could pop the place holder Brain Condor plug from that release into my version 2 until I find an original ship.... (if you're still reading then we've weeded out the non-Shogun peeps) and besides the rocket-firing GG Boba project (which I still need to photo/video) I've had the Marvel Sentinel custom idea in the back of my head for a while.
And I was thinking - as far as brand extensions go, which would have been (according to the collective) cooler as a Mattel Rodan follow-up: Ghidorah or Mechagodzilla? I mean my own answer would be a sludge-sculpted ping pong ball firing Hedorah, but I'd imagine the first two are more popular. I can kinda see the design for all three.
...Sure wish they made a non-toxic polypropylene blow-molder rig for garage use :/
Also has anyone ID'ed the socket style for the Shogun knee screws? I'm guessing the flower pattern is a tamper-proof bit similar to how TP3s are used now, but maybe archaic and disused. There's no ref to it on the 'intertubenets that I can find, and there doesn't seem to be much in the way of refurb threads (or I suck at finding them). I guess it wouldn't be so hard to make my own tool bit for it, but I was curious if the screws themselves are still produced.