|Character Design||Go Nagai|
Review by JoshB
Energer Z is the protoype Mazinger Z, the first of Doctor Kabuto’s giant Robots to be powered by Photon Energy and be made out of Super Alloy or… CHO GOKIN.
This version of Energer Z comes from the 2009 Shin Mazinger TV Series. Energer Z is available at HobbyLink Japan
Piloted by Tetsuya Tsurugi, Energer Z fights both against and alongside Mazinger Z. It’s hard to explain. You’ll just have to watch.
The story may be confusing, but the toy is not. The toy is simply beautiful.
Sure, it’s basically the same as the GX-45, with some different paint and parts, but it is just so damn beautiful. The thing looks like a hot-rod.
The head is all new, and features not one but two different characters on motorcycles. In the series, Energer is piloted by both Tetsuya Tsurugi (Great Mazinger Pilot) and Koji’s dad, Kenzo Kabuto. Both motorcycles secure to a peg in the head, or to a spot on the display stand.
Other changes include a ramp on the back and different chest decoration.
Other accessories include open and closed fists and rocket powered arm launchers.
Now you may be thinking, didn’t we already get a Energer Z? Well, yes, we did, but that is an entirely different toy than this one. No parts are re-used between the two. The old one comes from a Manga, and this one comes from the Shin Mazinger TV Series.
Energer Z may not do much, but he is super-poseable, loaded with metal, affordable and gorgeous. There’s no reason to not get him.
|Posted 4 February, 2010 - 07:01 by JoshB|