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PRHI Takara Magnemo, Microman, and Bandai MFV Accessories Available Now   Leave a comment

 

There is a whole host of new 3D printed replacement accessories for your vintage robots available now in the PRHI Shapeways Shop.  You can now buy replacement shooting fists for all of your Takara Jeeg and Gakeen magnemos, and Mego Micronauts figures such as Baron Karza or Force Commander.  Also available are Microman MicroGander replacement fists with and without 5 mm holes to hold accessories, and replacement missiles that will fit in the chest and foot launchers.  For you vinyl fans, you can now pick up missiles for your vintage Bandai Missile Fire Vinyls (MFV).  You can get regular replacement missiles, or missiles that end in a 5 mm peg so you can add your own custom warheads.  For links to each product, read after the cut.

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PRHI Kenner Star Wars Accessories Available on Shapeways   1 comment

There are a number of new items available now in the PRHI Shapeways Shop.  You can now complete your vintage Kenner Star Wars figures with some 3D printed weapons!  The PRHI Kenner replacement weapon series is available in multiple colors of polished Strong Flexible plastics and grey metallic plastic.  Each gun comes as a sprue of four, and each weapon is marked with a ‘R’ molded into the handles for easy identification.  The first series is available now, with more on the way.  Check after the fold for a link to each, or check out the PRHI Shapeways Shop for a whole selection of 3D printed toy accessories, now revamped with better organization and categories.

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Posted January 14, 2017 by Prometheum5 in 3D Printing, Star Wars, Toy Restoration

PRHI Transformers Headmaster Jr Hosehead Reproduction Accessories on Shapeways   Leave a comment

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I recently picked up a loose Transformers G1 Hosehead that was missing all of the accessories except for the head. This guy is always crazy expensive for some reason, so I spent a little time and made some 3D printed replacement accessories to complete mine.  These are available now from Shapeways in two listings, one is a sprue of all the black parts and the other is the seat/helmet.  You can pick them up now from the PRHI Shapeways Store. The pics here are of my home-printed samples. The parts are close copies from reference pictures, but not exact copies so you’ll be able to tell them apart.

PRHI Hosehead Weapons Sprue on Shapeways

PRHI Hosehead Seat Helmet on Shapeways

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3D Printed Reproduction Mini Blockade Runner for use with Kenner Star Wars diecast Star Destroyer   2 comments

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Most people today only remember the venerable 3 3/4″ Star Wars action figure and vehicle line from Kenner, but one of their cooler non-figure toys was the diecast Star Destroyer.  The seven inch long hunk of Imperial might featured an opening hangar for storing an itty bitty <1″ long Tantine IV Rebel Blockade Runner miniature.  The little Correlian Corvette is often missing, robbing the awesome Star Destroyer of a great play feature.  Thanks to 3D printing, and a vintage sample for reference provided by a fellow collector, Prometheus Rising Heavy Industries is pleased to announce a reproduction ship available through Shapeways, as detailed above.  Before we get into the details, I want to make it clear upfront that the reproduction parts feature a distinguishing mark so as not to be confused with the original items.  I know repro parts can be a tough subject with vintage collectors, and it was important to me not to make collecting more difficult for my fellow vintage-minded peers.  Rather, the PRHI Mini Blockade Runner is meant to provide an affordable alternative to the original part, as well as a few novelty items.

Head on over to the Prometheus Rising Heavy Industries Shapeways Store to purchase your reproduction Blockade Runners today!

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Takatoku 1/24 PA-36HD Nove   Leave a comment

Special Armored Battalion Dorvack is a mecha series that ran in 1983.  It featured two main sets of mecha, a trio of transformable machines and endless soldiers donning doofy MaK-esque power armor.   Takatoku handled the toy side of things, with many sizes of transformable mechs and a single deluxe Nove power suit figure that came in two colors with three weapon configurations.

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Posted April 18, 2011 by Prometheum5 in Mecha, Toy Customs, Toy Restoration

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Popy Chogokin GA-51 Gaking Repro Parts   3 comments

I finally completed a little project that has taken way too long. I got a set of resin wings and Counter Crosses for my play-worn GA-51 a while back. They fit and worked perfectly, but there were a couple air bubbles. I always told myself I’d refinish the parts, and then my Gaiking would be bumped up a notch.

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Posted March 24, 2011 by Prometheum5 in Chogokin, Mecha, Toy Restoration

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MFV Missiles Are Ready!   Leave a comment

Head to the Store because the MFV missiles are ready!  Complete those vintage classics and finally get to enjoy their best feature.  Every missile is marked for authenticity and indetifiability, and has been test loaded and fired in Getter-1 here.  Let me tell you, loading and firing twenty-odd missiles multiple times and at various things to test their loading and durability is pretty darn fun!