Saturday, 2 August 2014

INVADING REPTILE / ROBO-REPTILES / REPTILIBOTS

Now let's begin with the second set.


INVADING REPTILE / ROBO-REPTILES /
REPTILIBOTS
( Front and back view toy packaging of LH, PAT.P. LEADER SHINE ENT. CO., LTD. 
Single card-back collectible. Photo credits to ebay seller / harlock-toys )


COMMENTS

I love the next series of these toys in contrast to the Kats. The packaging is very appealing in design and colours and who else you can collect within the toys. There is however a mistake made within the identification of which robot that transforms into their based reptile mode. For example on the back of the card-back with the toy artwork designs, the third robot shown has "IGUANA" written next to him and the last robot shown has "ALLIGATOR" written next to him, when correctly and visually speaking the names should be switched around. It isn't a big problem its just something I noticed and thought I'd share if you are new to them.
( Front and back view toy packaging by LH, PAT.P.LEADER SHINE ENT. CO., LTD.
Single plastic seal box card-back.)

MY COMMENTS
This is another interesting type of toy packaging of the INVADING REPTILE series. When I stumbled across this I found it so attractive as a whole with the colours used, lay out of design , toy art work placing, and how its sealed with a lot clear plastic and cool boxing designing.

( Toy art work of INVADING REPTILE. )
( INVADING REPTILE / ROBO-REPTILES / REPTILIBOTS - "SQUIRM" the Chameleon. )
INVADING REPTILE / ROBO-REPTILES / REPTILIBOTS - "SKULK" the Gila Monster.
( INVADING REPTILE / ROBO-REPTILES / REPTILIBOTS - "GATOR" the Alligator. )
( INVADING REPTILE / ROBO-REPTILES / REPTILIBOTS - "IGGY" the Iguana. )

( All in robot and reptile modes. )


TOY INFORMATION
Company Manufacturer - LH PAT.P.LEADER SHINE ENT. CO, LTD.
Series name - V WORLD
Group name - INVADING REPTILE
Toy/Character names in letter order A, B, C, and, D.
A) SQUIRM - Who can convert into a chameleon mode. Comes with 2 silver chrome weapon accessories.
B) SKULK
Who can convert into a gila monster mode. Comes with 2 silver chrome weapon accessories.
C) ALLIGATOR
Who can convert into a wild Alligator mode. Comes with 2 silver chrome weapon accessories.
D) IGGYWho can convert into a iguanamode. Comes with 2 silver chrome weapon accessories.
Release - Single card back collectibles. A total of 4 reptiles to complete the set. A 4-pack set was available. 
Year - Around the late 1980's and early 1990's
Designs - Japan
Made In - China

( INVADING REPTILE - Individual card backs complete set. Photo credits: ebay seller - maruzzell2 )

( Toy packaging. Slight difference in packaging design. )

Company Manufacture - BOLEY
Series Name - ROBO-REPTILES
Release - Single card back collectibles. A total of 4 REPTILIBOTS to complete the set. Each sold separately.
Year - Around the late 1980s and early 1990s
Designs - Japan
Made In - China
( Toy 4-pack box set. Special thanks to www.TransformerLand.com for the photos! )



Company Manufacturer - TEK TOYS, SAN FRANCISCO. CA
Group Name - ROBO-KATS
Release - Single card back collectibles. A total of 4 ROBO-REPTILES to complete the set. Each sold separately. Also 4-pack box sets were available.
Year - Around the late 1980's and early 1990's.
Designs - Japan
Made In - China



Company Manufacture - TRENDMASTERS, INC. 
Series Name - MASTERBOTIX
Group Name - REPTILIBOTS
Release - Single card back collectibles. A total of 5 REPTILIBOTS to complete the set. Each sold separately.
Year - Around the late 1980s and early 1990s
Designs - Japan
Made In - China
REVIEW

GOOD SIDES 
> These toys are really fun for their simple play-ability transformations and chrome accessories they come with.
> Each have unique consistent looking designs from robot mode to cat modes and their colour schemes are very bright and colourful which is another appealing feature about these toys. One thing that was odd about the 4 reptiles that you could collect was the colour scheme of the Iguana being a red and when looking at the toy artwork of him I was thinking what was the thought process changing him red instead making him green like his other 3 reptile friends? Perhaps it was just to make them all different looking from a visual stand point.
> In robot mode each have basic articulation from the arms and elbows. The only reptile that is able to hold his weapon accessories is the alligator since he hands holes molded in his hands, as for the rest they can only have them as they attach in and out of their reptile modes.
> In reptile modes some have articulation of 360 rotation in all 4 legs and sliding up and down head movement mainly for the transformation to robot and cat modes. 
> The molding is great in design with quite a lot of detail on the parts which give it enough aesthetic in robot and reptile modes.
DOWN SIDES
> For their time they are fragile toys and I have had experiences where parts broke off, so be extremely careful when handling them!
CONCLUSION
Being a Transformer G1 fan, I fell in love with these toys and their wide range of packaging. They have inspired me to dedicate more to them by doing a illustration project based on all their toy designs and toy art work.

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