|Character Design||Go Nagai|
Review by JoshB
Here's an oddity for you.
Back in 2003, UniFive put out a line of block-style blind boxed figures called DeQue. The line didn't take off and there weren't a ton of releases. But what they did release was in interesting selection of heroes and villians from Super Robot Wars.
One of the more interesting figures in the line is this Mazinger Z Kikaiju named Toros D-7. This 4-legged mechanical beast appeared in the original Mazinger Z manga and then again in the Mazinga Z vs Devliman anime.
The only other toy I know of this character is a Bandai HG Gashapon figure.
The DeQue figure is only about an inch tall but features ball jointed legs with hinge knees. The orange body just sits on the sliver plastic core.
Aldo included with all DeQue releases is this brown base and two connector pieces. With this you can use the base as a stand or put the connectors on the side to connect with other bases.
Unfortunately the quality of these sort of suck. Most of them had fiddly parts and accessories that didn't want to stay attached, and some had poor paint jobs.
|Posted 28 September, 2013 - 17:37 by JoshB|