Review by JoshB
This Raideen is part of Bandai's THE Chogokin line. THE Chogokin are 3/4 scale
reissues of classic chogokin toys.
The original Raideen Chogokin, GA-09, was first released in 1975. It was one
of the first die-cast transforming toys ever made. Like it's ancestor, the
GT-06 features a smooth transformation from robot to god-bird mode. It even
has firing fists like the original, as well as a detachable shield and bow.
One of the more interesting things about this toy is that they chose to go
with the white-leg version. The very first version of the Popy GA-09 featured
white painted legs, subsequent versions where chrome.
This toy is close to perfect. It is solid and well balanced. My only complaint
would be that the weapons are made out of a flimsy rubber material.
Raideen comes in a classic popy-style box, and even has a styrofoam tray.
The original retail price was Ã‚Â¥1,700 and it was released in October 2003.
|Posted 23 January, 2004 - 23:31 by JoshB|