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Hammerstorm
30th July 2010, 12:41 PM
Hey there,

Found one of my old childhood friends was wondering if anyone else has played with him before.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs196.snc4/38154_1547283770327_1482034123_31406009_8337749_n. jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs176.snc4/38154_1547283810328_1482034123_31406010_1453450_n. jpg

the robot used to turn into some form of bike i think.

kup
30th July 2010, 01:50 PM
I don't think he is TF. Perhaps someone can confirm that?

dirge
30th July 2010, 02:13 PM
Er... that's Bob Komorowski....

...okay, maybe not. Definitely not TF, though.

bruticus
30th July 2010, 04:20 PM
the 2 blue guys looks like they may have come from Robotech / Mospeada.

does it have a manufacture stamp? if so, what does it say?

humtan
31st July 2010, 01:53 AM
looks like those japanese power rangers..but earlier ones

Tabias Prime
31st July 2010, 11:06 AM
the 2 blue guys looks like they may have come from Robotech / Mospeada.

I was thinking something along the same line....or something from one of the many lines of mecha based shows of Japanese anime....

Hammerstorm
31st July 2010, 02:56 PM
the 2 blue guys looks like they may have come from Robotech / Mospeada.

does it have a manufacture stamp? if so, what does it say?

nah no stamp:(

If my memory serves me well i got it around the same time i got this big red robot that stored cars in in everywhere it also had tracks that you could attach to its hands so the cars could roll down it.

come to think of it can anyone remember owning of seeing one of them.

Hursticon
31st July 2010, 07:51 PM
nah no stamp:(

If my memory serves me well i got it around the same time i got this big red robot that stored cars in in everywhere it also had tracks that you could attach to its hands so the cars could roll down it.

come to think of it can anyone remember owning of seeing one of them.

If your referring to the Big Red Robot that stored the Matchbox sized cars then yes, I sure do remember.
It had a place to store cars in the head, upper and lower arms, chest and waist, upper and lower legs and feet.
If I remember correctly it could also store cars on/in its back and it had Voltron-esque wings and black tank tread like feet.
I'm not certain but I think it was made by either Mattel or Matchbox, I wish I had a picture because it was fairly big and looked pretty cool.

Lint
31st July 2010, 11:36 PM
If your referring to the Big Red Robot that stored the Matchbox sized cars then yes, I sure do remember.
It had a place to store cars in the head, upper and lower arms, chest and waist, upper and lower legs and feet.
If I remember correctly it could also store cars on/in its back and it had Voltron-esque wings and black tank tread like feet.
I'm not certain but I think it was made by either Mattel or Matchbox, I wish I had a picture because it was fairly big and looked pretty cool.

I wanted one of those so badly as a kid. In fact its probably one of my wants now if I could ever figure out what the official name of the toy is. My visual memory of it is also quite shady.

I always thought the robot was black though. Maybe thats where i've been going wrong.

Eruntalon
1st August 2010, 12:12 AM
I wanted one of those so badly as a kid. In fact its probably one of my wants now if I could ever figure out what the official name of the toy is. My visual memory of it is also quite shady.

I always thought the robot was black though. Maybe that's where I've been going wrong.

I had one as a child. From memory did it also have some black rubber tubes or hoses connected to some parts on the arms and legs?

In my opinion the style of this big red robot was too different for me to associate it with Hammerstorm's figure above. It looks more like one of the robotic suits from Tekkaman_Blade or Tekno Man (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tekkaman_Blade)

Hammerstorm
1st August 2010, 10:23 AM
If your referring to the Big Red Robot that stored the Matchbox sized cars then yes, I sure do remember.
It had a place to store cars in the head, upper and lower arms, chest and waist, upper and lower legs and feet.
If I remember correctly it could also store cars on/in its back and it had Voltron-esque wings and black tank tread like feet.
I'm not certain but I think it was made by either Mattel or Matchbox, I wish I had a picture because it was fairly big and looked pretty cool.

te he he thats the one!

Tabias Prime
1st August 2010, 10:41 AM
I had one as a child. From memory did it also have some black rubber tubes or hoses connected to some parts on the arms and legs?
It looks more like one of the robotic suits from Tekkaman_Blade or Tekno Man (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tekkaman_Blade)

Its not teknoman because they didn't have a vehicle mode with wheels...

Eruntalon
3rd August 2010, 12:28 PM
Its not teknoman because they didn't have a vehicle mode with wheels...
Yeah, I was comparing the differences between the two toys as being so dissimilar that they have to be from different lines.

Tallestblue
3rd August 2010, 05:20 PM
te he he thats the one!

I'm faily certain it was called "Cargantua"

His brain was a car!!

I also desperately wanted one of those.

I have no idea what the blue thing is. It's definately very Sentai looking.

Lint
3rd August 2010, 05:41 PM
I'm faily certain it was called "Cargantua"

His brain was a car!!

I also desperately wanted one of those.



Thankyou! I think this might be a new grail for me.

I definitely saw heaps of this guy in the very early 90's (The old Murray St Toyworld next to the Scientology centre :p) and I swear he was mostly black. I also remember that it had a really stupid name that I could barely comprehend apart from the 'Car' bit.

GoktimusPrime
3rd August 2010, 07:49 PM
I remember Cargantua! I knew some friends who had it and I'd play with it! :D Ha... that was a pretty awesome toy. :)

Images:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_SYgEHDBffFk/ShHItrebRWI/AAAAAAAAAC8/7WHY5y7_VLs/s400/cargantua.jpg
http://digilander.libero.it/omega87/images/gargantua.jpg

Bartrim
3rd August 2010, 08:25 PM
Great just when I want to start saving money you guys bring this up:mad:...:p

Hammerstorm
3rd August 2010, 08:29 PM
I remember Cargantua! I knew some friends who had it and I'd play with it! :D Ha... that was a pretty awesome toy. :)

Images:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_SYgEHDBffFk/ShHItrebRWI/AAAAAAAAAC8/7WHY5y7_VLs/s400/cargantua.jpg
http://digilander.libero.it/omega87/images/gargantua.jpg

your the man! that is the one i must have it :D (again :))

Hursticon
3rd August 2010, 09:13 PM
I remember Cargantua! I knew some friends who had it and I'd play with it! :D Ha... that was a pretty awesome toy. :)

Images:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_SYgEHDBffFk/ShHItrebRWI/AAAAAAAAAC8/7WHY5y7_VLs/s400/cargantua.jpg
http://digilander.libero.it/omega87/images/gargantua.jpg

Wow, how the... never mind, Goki your incredible!
That's the exact thing in my mind's eye, Cargantua eh?, I hear eBay calling. :D

Edit: For anyone interested (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/1985-Vintage-Matchbox-CARGANTUA-Car-Storage-Robot-/360281738031?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_ToysGames_DiecastVehicles_DiecastVehicles_JN&hash=item53e2770b2f). :D:eek::D

Tallestblue
5th August 2010, 06:42 PM
Wow, how the... never mind, Goki your incredible!
That's the exact thing in my mind's eye, Cargantua eh?, I hear eBay calling. :D

Edit: For anyone interested (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/1985-Vintage-Matchbox-CARGANTUA-Car-Storage-Robot-/360281738031?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_ToysGames_DiecastVehicles_DiecastVehicles_JN&hash=item53e2770b2f). :D:eek::D

.......Eeeeeh. Wow. It's not as impressive now. Still a neat thing.

Autocon
5th August 2010, 09:47 PM
not that its very interesting but i have some of those cars in the picture!! lol would they be worth anything? and how would u stop them from becoming all bubbled:(

High_Q
13th August 2010, 01:36 PM
TOMY has something similar to the Cargantua from the Magnum Rescue series.

I think it has 5 ramps in robot mode - one ramp on the chest, and one on each limb.

HLJ has it on discount (http://www.hlj.com/product/TOM67576).

Vector Sigma 13
14th August 2010, 11:33 PM
I have one- Cargantua that is. te he, te he. Unfortunately its far from complete:(

And those pics i saw posted earlier of him are the only ones ive ever been able to find on the net! Initially I didnt think he was that rare to be honest, now i know otherwise!