Wednesday, April 9th, 2003 at 9:14pm by Rich, BZPower Administrator
The Kabaya candy company occasionally does promotions in conjunction with the LEGO Company. More than a year ago, BZPower reported on the Kabaya Turaga series. A week ago we saw the Bohrok Va Kabaya sets for the first time on eBay. Iíve been able to get a hold of them, and I have for you a full review and a scan of the instructions to make the Va combiner model.
Kabaya is a Japanese candy company. Because of that, these Va come in boxes written in Japanese. Rather than the dull traditional Va boxes, these are shiny and sharp, looking almost like a gift box.
Front of the Va box
Rear of the Va box
Kabaya makes 4 types of Va. 1431 Tahnok Va, 1432 Nuhvok Va, 1433 Gahlok Va, and 1434 Lehvak Va. All four sets come together to form the Va combiner model. Lucky you, I went out and spent the money to get these sets, so you can see the instructions here for the first time for free.
Combiner Instructions I
Combiner Instructions II
So, what comes in one of these sets? Well, Va, of course. The Kabaya Va are the same as the regular Va except for a sweet surprise. Candy! Since these were made for a candy company, the Va come with a small little bag of white star candy, made in Japan. Always liking to try new things, I decided to try the sweets. They taste like a cross between Sweet Tarts and Cream Savers.
Interestingly enough, these sets are made in Seoul, South Korea. This is the first time I have actually seen a set in my possession that was made in Asia.
So, where can you get these? Unfortunately, they canít be found at any retail location in the United States. A friend of mine, Matt Chiles, is selling these sets at his online store. You can fetch all 4 of them for one price, along with the old Turaga. These sets will cost you $29.00 while the set of 4 Turaga will be $25.50. Check out Mattís site at insidethevault.com.
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