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Old 12-25-2011, 06:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Joe-Scale Ricksha

Good toys are scarce in these parts. I'm still amazed that I've seen two G.I. Joe figures here—Rise of Cobra Cover Girl and Reactive Armor Scarlett, for the record—and my wife and daughter bought me a Mon Mothma and an Indiana Jones Temple Guard for Christmas, but that pretty much exhausts the local supply of decent action figures, as near as I can tell.

But there is one cool item for sale here in Lahore: (roughly) 1/18-scale rickshas! Happily, I received one of these for Christmas, as well!

Behold:



Like I said, it's pretty much to scale with Joes. It's a smidge too tall, and the steering apparatus is way oversized, but it's definitely serviceable for dios.

My new life goal is to find a Transformer action figure whose robot mode looks like he could turn into this ricksha.

In the meantime, here are some more angles:























You can see the price tag in that last photo; 1,200 rupees is approximately fifteen US dollars.


Meanwhile, I plan to add the Temple Guard to my Adventure Team kitbash crew:




I was going to name him Noor, but then it occurred to me that an alternate spelling of Shariq is Sharick. What better for a ricksha driver!

In the next post, then, you'll see Sharick and his ricksha. (I exceeded the limit for one post; a sure sign of self-indulgence).
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Old 12-25-2011, 06:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sharick and his ricksha:



















Incidentally, this is one of the Temple Guard's accessories:



Can anyone tell me what the hell it's supposed to be? EDIT: Thanks to sithviper, I now know it's a Katar: http://web.mac.com/gnaritas/SwordsA...dian_Katar.html


Here are some more photos to give you a sense of scale:










Fun stuff!

My daughter has a cough at the moment, and I'm experiencing what we manly types call a "sad tummy", but if we're all feeling better tomorrow then our plan is to go to Murree and Islamabad, so perhaps I'll bring the ricksha and some figures with me and add some more scenic photos to this thread in a few days.
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Old 12-25-2011, 09:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i LOVE this!!
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Old 12-25-2011, 10:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Very cool piece.
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Old 12-25-2011, 11:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Hey pretty cool!

BTW, Merry Xmas y'all!
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Old 12-25-2011, 11:45 AM   #6 (permalink)
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That is really cool!
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Old 12-25-2011, 09:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks, guys. I'm excited about this'n.
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Old 12-26-2011, 02:54 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Rishka, boss?
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Old 12-26-2011, 03:08 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I like that it appears to be hand painted. Adds realism.
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