Monday, April 5, 2010

Tenfa Military Play Set - Super chariot

"Army Military commando equipment, ready for combat". Featuring "bump & wheel" and light & (loud) sound action.

An item found in an "obscure" store somewhere around the globe, with no clear marking except "made in china". The logo seems a TONKA design rip-off, but like we all know... nothing new there.

The distinct toxic plastic smell assures this one would never pass a quality test. But it does pass the custom possibility test. With honors.

Great looking vehicle for your 3 3/4" figures. And very modern "G.I.Joe".

Included figures. "Take me to your leader...".

The driver was glued to the seat with hot melt adhesive. Considering there are 2 holes on that seat... well... ok.

The funny looking radar can be removed from the back. The front wheels do not touch the ground since there´s that "bump & wheel" boulder in the middle of the axle. Easily fixed.

The car, truck, is actually very well conceived and molded. The details on its front are absolutely on the spot. And it even features a moving winch cable roll. Doesn´t come with a winch, however.

The gunner stations are plain great, the front is marvelous. The inside may need a few small adaptation changes to fully fulfill its destiny as a G.I.Joe machine.

Scale shots with a RAH G.I.Joe figure.

Status: Unavailable

7 comments:

  1. Brian [ExtnsvEnterprise]April 6, 2010 at 4:10 PM

    This looks like a straight-up remold of the 2003 GI Joe Split Fire: [url]http://yojoe.com/vehicles/03/splitfire/[/url]

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  2. Brian,

    You´re absolutely right. Creepy is the fact that this was found a year before the official Joe´s vehicle release. Any thoughts on that?

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  3. Brian [ExtnsvEnterprise]April 6, 2010 at 9:11 PM

    Really? Wow. The only thing I can think of is an entrepreneurial [and sneaky] factory worker made some midnight castings off the line and sold them off -much like the X-troops knock offs. But, with all the added features that weren't present on the Joe version, is it possible Hasbro used another company's design?

    It's funny...I like this knock off better than the Joe's version.

    By the way -I absolutely love the site. Thanks for sharing all this stuff most of us would never knew existed.

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  4. Thanks for the thumbs up, your kind words do make a difference! Thank you for the support.

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  5. Luís Galileu G. TonelliApril 7, 2010 at 1:27 AM

    Strange, but I would like to find some knock offs like those. The custom possibility is amazing!

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  6. i like very much these vehicle, looks great even if u aren't interested in costumize it

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