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Mazinger Z (Reissue)


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I had no idea that they

I had no idea that they made SOC commercials, or is this the first one? If they made a bunch of them with the toys animated like the old ones, that'd be sweet..

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Posted by NekroDave on 2 June, 2009 - 14:16

This is really cool. How tall are the GA-01 toys? I take this is a little bigger than those mini-Shoguns, right? When looking for the Banpresto reissue on eBay or whatever, is it still GA-01? Like Banpretso GA-01 or something?

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Posted by Destroy All Pod... on 2 June, 2009 - 14:19
Mazinger gotta have.

Nice write up , Josh. Every body into robots needs one. And sure, an original would be awsome to own, but seriously, it can't be any better of a toy than the reissue, especially for a collection. The reissues found will be nice and shiny new.

DAPDX, this guy is 4 1/2 inch (11.5 cm), and stuffed pretty tight into a tiny box not much bigger than he is.
Depends on the month, how sellers describe it, but rarely will be listed under Banpresto. Usually just "chogokin Mazinger" will find it.

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Posted by repairtechjon on 2 June, 2009 - 22:16
Heh...I just scored this

Heh...I just scored this beauty from the "Harkavy Estate". Awesome little piece, and the perfect companion to the version 5 GA-01 that Banpresto released years ago.

From what I'm told, the only thing to keep in mind with this version is that the replication of the first version GA-01 was so good, they actually replicated it's *flaws*! The spring-loaded fists/shoulder launching mechanisms were apparently very delicate on the original toy, and those design flaws were carried through in this replica.


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Posted by Sanjeev on 3 June, 2009 - 08:50
Hmmm... awesome write-up. I

Hmmm... awesome write-up. I really need a GA01 of some variety myself. The history lesson at the beginning is awesome as well... I hadn't realize that the Machinder came before the Chogokin. Maybe I should get a U5 Mazinger Z as well!

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 3 June, 2009 - 13:16

Can I inquire as to what stores are most likely to have this? I found one on ebay but lost the auction. I'd really like to own one of my own. It definitely should be the starting point for any robot nerd collection. Mine is underway but it lacks that distinctive link to the past.

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Posted by servbot30 on 5 June, 2009 - 21:23
Your best bet is to continue

Your best bet is to continue to troll eBay for one. They come up often enough. I mean, ya could grab one from Y! may even save some cash...but unless you have a bunch of things coming from your "agent" that you can tuck this in with, I'd stick to eBay.


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Posted by Sanjeev on 6 June, 2009 - 15:53
About the commercial

I've seen a bunch of Chogokin commercials and some are currently floating in my mind. But well, never seen a SOC commercial before, I've watched Tranzor Z (the American translation of Mazinger Z) when I was a kid. Thinking like a 70s kid even though I've never born in the 70s. If they kept making more of these ads, I would say "even kids want them now!".


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Posted by Nightslash3535 on 11 March, 2010 - 11:06