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Great Mazinger

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YUM!

Gonna get this guy for sure. I thought my SOC Mazinger was all I needed. But I should honor the Shogun Warriors I had in my life and drop some buck for this bad boy...

Thanks for the great review!

Tardbot5000's picture
Posted by Tardbot5000 on 29 December, 2010 - 03:55
Hands Down - Best Line of the year

Hands down, the best new toy line this year. It hits on all levels: price, quality, accessories...

And with all the news of the last few months- another weapon set for Great Mazinger (with new accessory parts for both Z and Great)- the two Japanese exclusives look great (the armored Mazinger and Mazinkaiser SKL)- plus the other anounced mechs- this line is awesome.

I really hope we hear some more about the playset soon, and I'm looking forward to ST versions of Aphrodai, Boss, Venus, Getter team, Mazinkaiser, etc. - I feel done with SOC as the price has gone up and the character choices have been uninteresting for several years, other than the Shin Mazinger stuff (at least to me)

The SOC Great Mazinger GX-02R giant price spike a few years back was completely artificial and sad to see that it is still in effect. I skipped getting both Venus and Great for years, as they were easily found in the US for cheap and constantly available from Diamond Distribution as a set and individually for years.

When Bandai announced that they weren't re-issuing GX-02R again and everyone on Y!J doubled and tripled their price within a week, despite sitting on huge amounts of stock (the first guy I saw up the price had over 20 in stock, all his "last one"!) Diamond sold out within two weeks as the spike continued on eBay. Keep in mind that Great and Boss were not good sellers by any means (at least here in the US.) and at the time you could get the two-pack set for under $80 most places, if not less. Now with the prices as they are for Boss Borot and Great (I won't pay a premium price for common items less than 20 years old, that's how you go broke in this hobby!), I doubt I'll be able to afford to complete my SOC Mazinger team until others move on to something else "valuable".

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Posted by The Big R on 29 December, 2010 - 14:17
Best Toyline of the Year...

Hell Yeah! Inexpensive and awesome Super Robots, what else can anyone ask for???!

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Great review BTW.

Can't wait for the Weapons Pack 2 to be released, Mazinger Z needs a Jet Pilder and Iron Cutters!!!

}D

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Posted by The_Mazinger_Z on 29 December, 2010 - 15:39
Awesome stuff!

This toy line is just COOL.
it offers some super robots that people have been waiting for a perfect toy of(for example, Alteisen)
I hope they offer us a Gaiking from this line!!! but i guess its gonna be a long wait since they never even made a prototype.....

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Posted by danielting2 on 29 December, 2010 - 15:58
BANDAI: Super Robot Chogokin - GREAT MAZINGER

BANDAI's SUPER ROBOT CHOGOKIN is the ST line reborn for the 21st century!

These robots also remind me of the Super 3D Show resin Super Robots by the great Hitoshi Hayami!

In fact, the SRCs are approximately the same size as Hayami-sensei's creations.

Personally, I intend to collect only the classical Super Robots of the 70s and 80s.

By the way, the creator of Great Mazinger is Go Nagai!!!!

I sincerely hope they will release a Grendizer and Spazer too!

grendizer1975's picture
Posted by grendizer1975 on 29 December, 2010 - 16:25
I know

I mention Go Nagi in the very first sentence....

Atom's picture
Posted by Atom on 29 December, 2010 - 16:45
I think he means you spelled

I think he means you spelled Go Nagai incorrectly. You have it as Nagi ;-)

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Posted by joshua fraser on 29 December, 2010 - 17:49
I blame...

.. the copy editor. Besides no one is really happy unless there is something to complain about in my reviews. Right? :)

Atom's picture
Posted by Atom on 29 December, 2010 - 17:52
xkcd said it best.
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Posted by JoshB on 29 December, 2010 - 19:52
Haha. Oops ;) That's what I

Haha. Oops ;) That's what I get for not growing up in the Nagai era.

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 29 December, 2010 - 20:54
Mazinger 1969

I couldn't fit Fewture's version in my house and it's way too expensive for my liking. I would love for Bandai to get the license from Fewture to make a SRC version of Mazinger 1969.

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Posted by Diakron on 29 December, 2010 - 16:59
I cant believe Ive been

I cant believe Ive been sitting on this figure, (not literally since its pointy), since its release and I havent gotten around to opening it. I opened Mazinger but not this one. I havent really gotten around to it yet, but after seeing this review and all the poses Atom threw at it, I just may have to dig this out of storage and check it out this weekend!

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Posted by chachipower on 29 December, 2010 - 19:27
How big is this thing? I

How big is this thing? I thought the GX-02R was pretty small. In fact, my SOC Reideen to me seemed pretty small. Are these about the same size or smaller?

ffej's picture
Posted by ffej on 31 December, 2010 - 05:58
In the review it says the toy

In the review it says the toy stands 5 1/2 inches tall, pretty much the whole line is roughly that size give or take.

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Posted by CHEN on 31 December, 2010 - 09:30
 
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