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28 Feb 2010 01:20:21

Well they aren't called Masked Riders because they walk around with masks...

I went out and bought some Maisto 1/12 diecast motorcycles, I absolute love these type of bikes because not only are they 1:12 scale so they can fit either Figma or SHF figures, but they are also incredibly detailed and make beautiful display pieces. Decided to take a photoshoot of my Riders riding.

The bikes are cheap too, about $12 dollars on average, and they are widely available over the internet.





This is a BMW GS 1200, by far my favorite one I own, it's a simple black and white color but it looks gorgeous and it really retains all of the detail of the source material. I think this is from a later line so it's easier to assemble than some of the other Maisto bikes.



While I love the body mold on these two as well as the color and detail, my biggest problem with Maisto's bullet bike line is that the kick stand wears down after a while, and so with the added weight of the rider, the bike can easily push foward on the kick stand causing it to retract and next thing I know I got an out of control bike bowling over my figmas.



This is actually from New Rail rather than Maisto, but just as well detailed and just as heavy, biggest problem is it comes with no brakes to keep it from rolling forward so I always have to put it in a corner so it doesn't run over anything.

I absolutely love motorcycles and I love collecting little representations of those bikes that I like, they always make it more fun for your other figures too.

There are several kits that I'd love to buy like this one.

http://www.e2046.com/product.php?products_id=6382



But I don't trust my painting skills enough, thought I'm really tempted.
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pluvia33
pluvia33 (USA)
28 Feb 2010, 00:35:52
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Very nice. Those bikes really do look great for only being about $12 each. And they go great with the Riders. The Rider on the ATV looks especially awesome to me for some reason.

And that Asuka looks very attractive. I have zero painting experience so I'd have to pay a friend to do it if I ever found a kit I just couldn't pass up. =P
Kajico
Kajico (USA)
28 Feb 2010, 13:26:23
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The Rider on the ATV looks especially awesome to me for some reason.

It's the blue and red contrast, one thing I love about my Rider toys and bikes, they have beautiful shiny paint so they look great no matter what the lighting conditions are.
Velorn
Velorn (Russia)
28 Feb 2010, 07:14:14
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Animatsuri festival '09
Those crazy cosplayers brought a bike on fest =)
Action Defile "Studio ”Nitrinos” - Neon Genesis Evangelion" (2nd place)






Can't find more photos =)
RRRRURRRUS!
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Kajico
Kajico (USA)
28 Feb 2010, 13:24:47
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wow, absolutely delicious.
Velorn
Velorn (Russia)
28 Feb 2010, 13:30:04
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he-he, all of us belowed this bike)
RRRRURRRUS!
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usagi_joou
usagi_joou (Russia)
28 Feb 2010, 09:14:39
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Wow we're synchronized somehow^__^ I just posted a review of ex:ride Vespa for figma. I also love motorcycles.
Once I've dreamed of having the real one, but after my friend gave me a ride on his Kawasaki i gave up on it... not in this life and absolutely not in Moscow (drivers here are crazy! I was scared to death!). So now all that remains - collecting toy bikes *_*

And I'll definitely will check out those bikes you're talking about - I'm collecting ex:ride, but these bikes are much more real-looking then ex:rides^^ I want to try them with my figmas.

I also love this black and white best - it's simply awesome.
I'm too old for this shit, ain't I?
Kajico
Kajico (USA)
28 Feb 2010, 13:33:17
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I know what you mean, I used to live out in the country and even then motorcycles are dangerous because most drivers have no respect for motorcyclists. I used to have a dual purpose Yamaha XT 225, I loved it, but I had to sell it due to financial reasons. Now I would never even consider owning a bike because I live in the city and I see just how bad the drivers here are toward bikers. I'll take my chances in my car :)

BTW they also make Vespa bikes too:

http://www.idcow.com/diecast-motorcycles.html
usagi_joou
usagi_joou (Russia)
28 Feb 2010, 14:03:25
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wow, wow, WOW! My wallet is already shaking with fear!
The best part of it is that they are diecast - so they obviously will be more durable then ex:rides. And they also look REALLY COOL!
Thanks for the link!
I'm too old for this shit, ain't I?
Glory
Glory (Russia)
01 Mar 2010, 08:10:12
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Wow. Hard to believe these bikes are only $12 each. They are all glossy, almost as they were made directly for Kamen Riders!
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