U.S. Name: MANGA   Jap. Name: SAME 

Cartoon First Appearance: T.F. The Movie - Aug. 8, 1986

Toy Catalog Number: N/A

 

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I discovered Tech Deck Manga Ultra Magnus by accident not sure whether it was from Ebay or one of the Transformer forums.  Surprisingly, there were many others Transformers that was part of the Tech Deck Dude line up.  I got it for $X ($XV) from Ebay and arrived to me Nov. V, Mmxi. 

 

R-0 2006 Manga motto and tech specifications:  

Affiliate: -- | Subgroup: -- | Function: -- | Alt. Mode: --|

| STR -- | INTL -- | SPD -- | ENDN -- | RNK -- | CRG -- | FRPW -- | SKL -- |

Back Of Card Bio:

Name: Manga

Occupation: Construction worker

Hometown: Narita, Japan

Hobbies: Skateboarding, robot space battles

Education: Mac OS X

Favorite Celebrity: Orson Wells

Favorite Saying: "I Still Function!"

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R-1 Tech Deck Dude "Clash Cubes" Manga in its Original condition:

mangaorig1.jpg (111335 bytes)R-1A: Front and back card image of Tech Deck Dude Manga.

manga14orig2.jpg (80440 bytes)R-1B:  These are all the contents that were included in the box/ package/ card:  "1" Manga, "1" skateboard, and "1" sealed baggy contained 3 clash cube cards inside.

 

R-2 Tech Deck Dude "Clash Cubes" - The Instruction Sheet and Cards:

manga14orig3.jpg (258632 bytes)manga14orig3b.jpg (222964 bytes)Once the seal bag is opened up, you'll find an instruction sheet and 3 cards inside.  The instruction sheet features a check list for all the characters of the Tech Deck Dude on one side and the other side explain rule and regulation on how to play the game.  For the 3 individual cards, every card is glossy and has image at the front and back.  The points are shown at the front side and the word Wipe Out is written in the back.  In addition, there are also perforated or precut mark for you to pop out each image, right image.  After removing all the precut images out from their card, you would have to assemble them to form a cube with a measurement approximately 1 11/16 (in inch) to resemble a playing dice or in this case the clash cube.

 

R-2 Tech Deck Dude "Clash Cubes" Manga:

mangarob1.jpg (81748 bytes)Manga, the robot dude with skateboard takes the homage form of the Transformers G1 Ultra Magnus in the 2006 Tech Deck Dude line up .  Most recognizable characteristic of the G1 Ultra Magnus occurs at the head, the large ear antenna, blue eye, and the color schemes of red, white, and blue.  Manga wears blue helmet, blue eye and partial on the chest, red body the thigh, arm with blue and white color scheme, while the feet has all 3 colors.  At his back, he has a silver or grayish back pack not sure if it meant to be a rocket pack or what.  Manga stands about 2 inch tall and is a soft PVC especially at the ear antenna.  Its main attraction in this 2006 Tech Deck Dude line up, is that the soft PVC arms are now bendable and stay bend.  There is no peg or joint connection in the shoulder/ arm like most standard action figure, instead the full arm is one piece.

 

Some other lucky Transformers who appear in the Tech Deck Dude world included:

Minga = as G1 Optimus Prime, Rodimus Prime

Manga - As G1 Devastator and G1 Ultra Magnus

Mort - As G1 Megatron

R-3 Tech Deck Dude "Clash Cubes" Manga w/ Skateboard:

mangarob2.jpg (88557 bytes)mangarob3.jpg (62022 bytes)Manga accessory is a yellow plastic skateboard with a large black sticker that nearly covers the entire top of the skateboard.  On the center, there is a printed text, "Tech Deck".  From the underside, the skateboard is predominately yellow with the plastic wheel being white and the joint connection being gray.  It's full dimension is approximately 2 1/2 x 14/16 x 6/16 (LxWxH in inch).  The real cool feature is that Manga and the skateboard are magnetized to each other.  If you are purchasing as loose figure, double check Manga underside feet and make sure there are 2 circular magnetic plate.  The skateboard should have a metal plate underneath the black sticker, so the only way to test it is to place Manga feet on top of the skateboard and see if it magnetizes.  If you get tired of placing Manga on the skateboard, you can place him on any metal horizontal or vertical surface like you refrigerator, or metal closet, and he'll magnetize to it, right image.

 

R-4 Rémy's Tech Deck Dude "Clash Cubes" Manga action figure review:

Manufacturer - Spin Master.

Line, Series/ Wave: Tech Deck Dude - Clash Cubes.  Series 1.

Year Released: [2006]  

Made: [China]  

Scale: [N/A]

Box or Card Dimension In Inches: [LxWxD]  - 6 13/16 x 4 10/16 x 1 14/16 - Card.

Packaging Method: Mint On Sealed Card.  Contents were packed with the following procedure:

Inside the sealed card: "1" Manga action figure, "1" yellow skateboard, and "1" sealed bag contained 3 clash cube cards inside.

Card Special Note: Front Card Appearance: Manga action figure with art work on the top flap of the card.  Back Card Appearance: Manga art and bio.

Approximately Toy Dimension In Inches: Height Up To The HeadMaximum Height: 2 7/16 (top of the ear)  Width from shoulder to shoulder:Maximum Width: 3 1/4 (from hand to hand).  Dept: 1 10/16

Figure's Stamp/ Fine Print: ©2005; X-Concepts, LLC.

Figure's Stamp/ Fine Print Location: Can be found on the back of Manga rocket/ back pack.

Transformation Of Difficulty: [N/A] - Action figure.

Material Durability: [-A] - Pretty durable since it's a soft plastic or PVC.

Toy Materials: Die Cast Metal:  None.  Chrome Part: None.  Rubber: None.  Plastic: Main material.  Clear Plastic Window: None.

Stability: [A] - Pretty stable.

Fun Figure: [C] - Just Average, nothing much this toy offer.

Negative Drawback - None.

Articulations: Head: No movement. Shoulder: Can be folded due soft plastic. Arm/ Elbow: No movement. Wrist/ Hand: No movement.  Hip/ Waist: No movement.  Leg: No movement.   Knee: No movement.  Ankle/ Feet: No movement.

Rub Sign Logo: [N/A]    

Robot's Cartoon looks alike: [C] - This figure wasn't designed to look like the original G1 Ultra Magnus

Vehicle's Cartoon looks alike: [N/A] - Action Figure, not a transformable figure.

Special Notes: Here are the "2" special notes which I think you should know:

1. The underside of both Manga feet have a circular magnetic plate, make sure yours come with one.

2. Check the skateboard and make sure that both Manga figure and the skateboard is magnetized to each other.  If not, the metal plate below the black sticker of the skateboard are either missing or the magnetic circular plate underneath Manga feet are missing.

Overall Grade: [C] - Unless you are an Ultra Magnus fan or Tech Dude fan, then it's not some thing you want to add to your collection if you are a transformer fan.