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UFO Robo Grendizer

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Yuke yuke, Sanjeev.

Yuke yuke, Sanjeev.

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Posted by VF5SS on 22 January, 2010 - 19:06
Cue the childrens chorus!

Cue the childrens chorus!

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Posted by Dkun on 22 January, 2010 - 21:13
Big Stuff?

your Grendy is beautiful man. Cheers to you, congrats.

We all know that Popy Grendizer's neck bends that way to more effectively beg for scraps at the dinner table.

"I'll leave it at that for now, but stay tuned. There's more Grendizer stuff brewing. Big stuff..."

If it's that big, maybe you'll need handles.
Or a place for a tiny one to take a load off his feet ;)

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Posted by The Big R on 22 January, 2010 - 19:07
I know what's coming. And

I know what's coming. And you can sit on it.

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Posted by Txos on 23 January, 2010 - 01:22
Maybe...

Maybe it will have wheels too.

I mean if it's big,
and you *can* sit on it,
then you'll *need* handles to carry it.
Do you think there's room for a Duke Fleed Pilot sticker on something big? That would be cool. ;)

Maybe it's a SOC Grendizer set ;) ;)

The Big R's picture
Posted by The Big R on 23 January, 2010 - 13:46
POPY: UFO ROBO GRENDIZER

First off, congratulations Sanjeev for this excellent review of the King of all robots. "It really seems like the popularity of this guy's through the roof these days." - well to be honest Grendizer has always been the number 1 super robot here in Europe particularly France, Italy and Malta since it was the first anime to be broadcast on French and Italian TV stations. Furthermore, I don't know what happened to the cartoon industry but recently kids are getting a load of rubbish (sorry)! Grendizer was ultra cool as both the storyline as well as the artwork were of very high quality considering they were produced 30+ years ago. High Dream seem to have understood this as they are releasing various toys and figures from this great anime. No wonder UFO ROBOT GRENDIZER is the uchu no ocha - THE KING OF SPACE.

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Posted by grendizer1975 on 23 January, 2010 - 10:05
Since that french company

Since that french company did a well-marketed bootleg UFO GRENDIZER DVD set a few years back (and the big 6million euro lawsuit that followed), and the SOC GX-04 Grendizer set, there has been a renewed interest in Grendizer over the past decade.

You also need to keep in mind about the speculator market; Grendy toys have historically been a bit tough to get a hold of, or very expensive. The Grendizer Machinder shown here is a big deal to all Jumbo Machinder fans as well. Add the specific popularity of the character in Italy and France, and this bumps up the price and demand for any and all Grendy stuff.

I sold all of my grendy collection on ebay over the last few years and without fail, they all go to Italy, and for at least double the original price I paid for them.

The Big R's picture
Posted by The Big R on 23 January, 2010 - 13:38
Pretty!

This is really beautiful. I just wish Unifive had reissued Grendizer along with Mazinger Z and Great Mazinger!

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Posted by Ginrai on 25 January, 2010 - 04:33
Ha! Tell me about it... But

Ha! Tell me about it...

But then again, we can always pine for other clutch reissues, like Danguard Ace, Voltes V, really any of the Robot Factory dudes...Daikumaryu(!!)...

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Sanjeev

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Posted by Sanjeev on 25 January, 2010 - 09:40
Daltanious. I just want to

Daltanious. I just want to handle a Daltanious Jumbo.

http://prometheusrising.wordpress.com

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 25 January, 2010 - 14:31
Looks like you need to swing

Looks like you need to swing by Dave's! ;)

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Sanjeev

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Posted by Sanjeev on 25 January, 2010 - 15:55
Gah, I forgot about that...

Gah, I forgot about that... maybe when I'm older (and rich) that'll be my 4-figure toy.

http://prometheusrising.wordpress.com

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 25 January, 2010 - 17:52
Dang, I have this exact

Dang, I have this exact jumbo, still in the box (though box is a bit weathered), but with all the missiles, both the sickles, and all the inserts / marketing material that came in the box. I also have the ZZ-3, ZZ-4, and XX-9 accessory arms.

Anyone have an idea of what this jumbo sells for these days?

I just checked and mine does not have the apparently very rare 'blue' ufo sticker though....

I need to take some time to take photos of all my japanese toys. I lived in Okinawa from 1974-1978 and was totally hooked on these toys and the TV shows. I have two other jumbos as well, plus a bunch of the smaller metal versions. I even have a couple of 78 records with the theme songs from the tv shows, still in the original packaging. Damn those were some good times.

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Posted by JakeC on 8 December, 2010 - 01:58
 
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