So as not to overload the "King Kong" topic I thought I'd throw in some more "odd" cameras for comment. Apologies in advance for the image quality of some as they were sourced 15+ years ago from a variety of web pages or people sending me images!
Kyocera Zoomate 120SE Toyota (also posted in King Kong thread)
I was aware of the Daewoo/Yashica 107 - it's notable for eschewing the Kyocera symbol for the Yashica logo which I always found intriguing. The Yodobashi 30th Anniversary 108 is new to me. Thank you for sharing the images.
Hi …. I have very little knowledge about this IDEAX item. I spotted it back in 2004 when an eBay seller in USA offered it for sale. He also had a Penta J and could see the main body was almost identical except for the fact that it had a waist-level finder. After a little correspondence, he allowed me to copy the photo (above) and I'm afraid we never got around to corresponding about the lens, f2.8 and doesn't look like the original lens (5cm f2 Auto Yashinon). Being M42 screw thread you could add a lot of non Yashica lenses!
I've searched back through old messages but can't add any more at the moment …. if I spot anything in the archives I'll post it. I had completely forgotten the fact that the seller said it had a WLF until I re-read the eBay messages! Doh!
Looking at it more carefully, with a WLF (which is most likely what's in the photo) instead of a pentaprism, no shoulder strap lugs, a f2.8 lens (probably permanently attached), and a small selection of shutter speeds, etc., etc., it might just be a real cheapo copy of the Yashica SLR.
It's happened before, such as the Meisupi Half and the Mei-Half, which were REALLY cheap imitations of the popular Olympus Pen and Petri Half half-frame cameras of the late 50's & early 60's. They were good physical imitations, but had the features of a HIT camera.