Thursday, August 26, 2010

Super Robot Chogokin Mazinger Z

I've been waiting, for like forever, to get this action figure since it has announced.

Super Robot Chogokin Mazinger Z and Weapon Set
Super Robot Chogokin Mazinger Z and Super Robot Chogokin Weapon Set for Mazinger Z boxes

Dang! It seems that I couldn't get enough of Mazingers... and it shows! I think the SRC Mazinger Z is my third(?) acquisition of Go Nagai's 1972 anime.

I just don't know why the hell they offered the Weapon Set for a different purchase. Bandai could've just included it with Maz' figure. O_o

Super Robot Chogokin Weapon Set for Mazinger Z
Super Robot Chogokin Weapon Set for Mazinger Z box

Super Robot Chogokin Mazinger Z and Weapon Set
Tray contents (SRC Mazinger Z — left; Weapons Set for SRC Maz — right)

With the price for both items kept at a minimum (yes?), styro packaging is definitely out for the Super Robot Chogokin line. My favorite manufacturer has decided that plastic trays, yes similar to the ones used for SOC accessories, should house the contents.

Super Robot Chogokin Mazinger Z

The figure is almost devoid of die-cast parts and a part of me wants to call it Super Robot Cho-tri-plastic since it is actually made of three types of plastic — ABS, POM, and PVC. I don't care. Really. It does look like a regular SOC, albeit the smaller proportion.

And the articulation! If you're the type who likes to play with your toys and pose them, the SRC definitely is for you. Keep your SOC GX-45 in the box and play with SRC Maz instead. Sadly, I haven't taken pics of it in extreme poses. Yet.

Is it a good buy? Yes. I can't wait for Great Mazinger to come out of this line sometime this week! :)

Head out to my Flickr site for the rest of the pics.


chrismandesign said...

actually this is a dream come true (obviously for u, not for me, but it’s OK, LOL) i wanted so bad to get a Mazinger figure a long time ago & when i hav the chance i ran out of money, so... cry, cry baby ;(((((( this sad story will continue in the next post... hahahahaha

NelMan said...

That's almost always the case with me too, Chris — when I have the chance to get what I want, I almost always don't have the money. LOL! :)

B-Mecha said...

I like your comparison between different mazingers. For my collection I only have SOC Shing Mazinger Z.


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