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King Ding and His Robot Brain

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more of these please`

Great review and a great piece. A robot piloting a robot is genius. Thanks for shining a light on a part of the vast sci-fi pantheon (American! Plastic!) which we rarely discuss here. I for one would love to see more along this line.

I have been very close to dipping my toe in the Matt Mason universe, but it would probably destroy me.

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Posted by The Enthusiast on 22 December, 2010 - 13:31
What a great toy! We need to

What a great toy! We need to bring that elevator gimmick into the modern age... STAT! :P

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Posted by Dre2Dee2 on 22 December, 2010 - 15:19
OH GOD THIS RULES

OH GOD THIS RULES

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Posted by jacksauce on 22 December, 2010 - 15:22
This was one of my favorite

This was one of my favorite toys when I was a kid! Well. next to my Zeroids and Major Matt Mason, that is! I had a huge Skyway set and at least five different robots. They were great fun!

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Posted by cosmo773 on 23 December, 2010 - 07:55
That...

Is the COOLEST. THING. EVER.

Bandai, we need an S.O.C. King Ding. You're going to run out of Japanese super robots anyway (we'll know they're at that point when we get an Albegas).

Also, this company did the Johnny Seven One Man Army? Awesome.

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Posted by atom smasher on 23 December, 2010 - 18:18
Excellent review of one of

Excellent review of one of the all-time greats of my childhood. I grew up in the 70's, too, and the Ding-A-Lings were easily my favorite pre-1976 toys. Well, these and the red Remco Lost in Space Robot. When I think of toy robots, they are the first things that come to mind.

All my Dings came from flea markets. It was like a treasure hunt, since you rarely found ones with working power packs. I remember finding a couple of minty packs sans robots for very cheap since the seller had no clue what they were! ^_^

Back when Ebay first started, I hunted around to replace my childhood Dings. I grabbed several plus a couple of the big track sets. I really need to set it all up and snap some pics.

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Posted by japester on 24 December, 2010 - 07:17
 
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