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sergiurusu
11-15-2003, 03:17 AM
what do you know about Xyber 9 ships? Could they be an alternative to AF? Do you have some pics?

sicqnus
11-15-2003, 07:22 AM
Looks like another "GI-Joe"-like toyline. Here are two good pages with pictures.
http://www.virtualtoychest.com/xyber9/xyber9.html
http://www.draddog.com/toys/retailaf/xyber9/

good shot jansen
11-15-2003, 08:29 AM
when xyber 9 1st came out, 98? i think, i looked at the toy line as a possible enhancement to my sons ever growing collection of action fleet.

i can't recall what it was, but there was something about either the vehicles themselves, or the figures, i don't remember what, but at that time i felt that the xyber 9 line was inferior to action fleet, and passed on collecting them.

i think the toys were made by bandai. the copperhead from final fantasy that swafman snagged for me a couple of years ago, was also made by bandai. even though i love the copperhead, the overall feel to it, is definately less than what action fleet profided in a toy. the joints are not as well tooled and fitted together as was machined on the galoob line. the figures do not articulate as well as the action fleet figures.

as i said, back in 98 when i was looking at the xyber 9 toys to see if they would make a nice addition to the action fleet, i chose not to go down that road, but back then action fleet was plentiful, and there really wasn't a reason to look elsewhere other than galoob. now is a different story. if i saw em again, i'd probably pick em up, cause as you have pointed out sergi, as action fleet is no more, alternatives do need to be seeked out and acquired :mad:

sicqnus
11-16-2003, 08:07 AM
i think the toys were made by bandai. the copperhead from final fantasy that swafman snagged for me a couple of years ago, was also made by bandai. even though i love the copperhead, the overall feel to it, is definately less than what action fleet profided in a toy. the joints are not as well tooled and fitted together as was machined on the galoob line. the figures do not articulate as well as the action fleet figures.

Made by Bandai USA. The Copperhead was nicely done. Never understood why they didn't made the Aki Ross's ship, the "Black Boa", first...
Here is the only prototype picture I was able to find :

Bandaļ display at NY ToyFair 2001.

SWAFMAN
11-16-2003, 02:36 PM
As I've said before, I think the copperhead displays great next to the AF ships. The detail of the ship is excellent when compared to AF. As GSJ noted, the figures are a bit weaker in design and detail than AF, but AT LEAST THEY OFFERED THEM!!!!!! (of course, so did AF, at that time). The only downside I find in the Bandai Copperhead is, as GSJ also noted, the softer, rubbery material used for some of the ship causes some of the articulated parts to droop or not be in matching alignment with the main line of the ship.

matthewilw
11-17-2003, 05:38 PM
Does anyone have any other pictures of the black boa? It's kind of hard to see in that picture and I can't even remember what the actually ship looks like. (I don't own the movie)

JediTricks
11-17-2003, 11:53 PM
Behold, a Black Boa photo from the old figures.com database! Looks pretty slick, too bad the film and its merchandising tanked before it could come out.


I have all the Xyber 9 AF-style sets, they're really neat. It was based on a cartoon of the same name, so the aesthetic isn't meant to be as realistic as Action Fleet, which is why the lines and designs are a different style. However, overall, I think these sets fit in well with AF although I did end up removing the propellers off both planes. They are directly in AF scale, I even have a few hanging with my Naboo troopers from the preview set. The one area I think Xyber 9 didn't hold up as well as AF was the cockpits, they're fairly bland and a couple don't even hold figures with the hatches closed (though imagination covers that). This line comes off way better than the Star Trek AF-ripoff line and is way more fun to play with too.

matthewilw
11-18-2003, 12:32 AM
WOW, now I almost wish I didn't ask about the Black Boa, that's pretty sweet :cry:


Those xyber 9 toys are kinda cool too, if anyone knows where I can get those AF scale planes(airstiker and skyfighter), let me know.

sicqnus
11-18-2003, 02:41 AM
Here are a few shots of the Black Boa taken from the DVD (flying and landed mode) :
http://www.sicqnus.com/options/blackboaross1.jpg

sergiurusu
11-19-2003, 03:07 AM
Ok then. How many AF size Xyber 9 ships are there (I saw some action figures too)? What is their price (on ebay or somewhere else)? Are they hard to find?

JediTricks
11-19-2003, 04:11 PM
Just off the top of my head, I believe there are 2 aforementioned planes (the white one came very late so is probably harder to find), the hammerhead flying thingy, 2 tank-style vehicles, and a cool giant robot with cockpit in the head that was a slightly higher pricepoint.


Now I wish I hadn't seen the images of the actual Boa, the toy looks pretty dang accurate. :(

SWAFMAN
11-20-2003, 01:13 PM
If you're in Europe, this will probably not help, but if you trade with anyone in the U.S., it may possible still be able to find some of the xyber-9 at Big Lots, or whatever other name these stores go by in that area. If I see any at out local branch, I will let you know.

matthewilw
11-22-2003, 11:13 PM
Just saw some of the older ID4 toys, seems like the alian attack ship and F/A-18 might be pretty close to af scale, anyone know anything about these? :confused:

sicqnus
11-23-2003, 03:42 PM
I have two Alien Attackers in my collection. These toys were made by Trendmasters in 1996. The Alien Attacker and the F-18 have electronic light & sounds and can fire missiles.
Figure of the Alien pilot should be approx 1.80 inches tall. Bigger than the AF figures.
There is smaller vehicles included in the Giant playset "Attack on New York", more AF sized but poorly detailled.
Even smaller the "micro-machines"- like vehicles included in the mini transforming heads/playset. Nothing to do with MM, they are really cheap.

http://www.sicqnus.com/options/00id4attack09.jpg
http://www.sicqnus.com/options/00ID4attack1.jpg
http://www.sicqnus.com/options/00ID4attack2.jpg
http://www.sicqnus.com/options/00ID4box.jpg

JediTricks
11-23-2003, 08:43 PM
Oh, in my list of Xyber 9 AFs, I forgot about the half robot/half tank, another late-comer to the line.

I found 3 of my sets, still marvelling at how cool CLOD is. Here's the breakdown of AF-style sets:
- CLOD (good guys' big blue robot)
- Heavy Roller (bad guys' big red robot/tank)
- Half Back (good guys' tan tank)
- Pounder (bad guys' red tank)
- Hammeron (bad guys' red flying... thing)
- Skyfighter (good guys' blue airplane)
- Air Striker (bad guys' white airplane)

And I finally found a website with pictures of them (scroll past the 4"-figure vehicles): http://www.virtualtoychest.com/xyber9/xyber9.html

My personal favorite is the CLOD, and the Air Striker and Pounder are right up there as well. My least favorite is the Heavy Roller. These are worth tracking down, especially at clearance prices.

sergiurusu
11-26-2003, 03:40 AM
are these toys the size of Action Fleet or action figures?

JediTricks
11-26-2003, 11:55 PM
In this section, "AF" means "Action Fleet'. These are Action Fleet scale.

JediTricks
12-10-2003, 12:48 AM
So I finally reunited the last 2 missing pieces of my Xyber 9 AF set, Jack's Skyfighter and the Air Striker. I'm sorry to say that these 2 were better in my memory than in person - they're ok, but the others are better IMO.

SWAFMAN
12-29-2003, 12:02 PM
sicqnus, you probably already have this pic, but:

black boa (from an old post on this forum) (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1694)