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Delta Megrez Alberich


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Saint Seiya

Saint Seiya has thousands (if not millions) of fans worldwide. The characters are designed by the great and much loved Shingo Araki-sensei. And so, no wonder the characters are well-designed, shiny, luxurious and so magnificent.
It's very popular here in Europe called 'I Cavalieri Dello Zodiaco' in Italian which literally means Zodiac Knights.
However, for some strange reason I never liked the anime, maybe because it was too psychological for my tastes or maybe because there were no giant robots involved.
The name Alberich, the skull decoration and the term Nibelung immediately reminded me of the famous Norse mythology and Leiji Matsumoto's 'Harlock Saga - Der Ring des Nibelungen' which is a space opera version of the same Norse Mythology.
Very briefly the story is about a rascal Alberich who steals the gold of the Rhine (thought to contain extreme power) and using it for his own purpose of world domination. He even goes as far as to melt the stolen gold and make a ring in the form of a skull out of it. In other words, it is a story about unlimited power in the wrong hands and so chaos would eventually ensue.
Now let me analyse a little the toy. It is simply exquisite from the box design to the articulations, from the unarmored figure to the fully armored one. A must have like all the others, but you must be a truly Saint Seiya fan to do so and I am not. To be honest, I thought the armour was airbrushed plastic or vinyl; never thought it was diecast!! I hope Bandai will give the same treatment to their upcoming Yoroiden Samurai Troopers line of figures. Now that's what I call Samurai armor!!!!

grendizer1975's picture
Posted by grendizer1975 on 30 August, 2009 - 12:46
I must have been living

I must have been living under a rock or something, I have never seen these before! I'm loving the die-cast parts. You can never have too much zinc in your diet :)

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Posted by Kenny G on 30 August, 2009 - 17:52