Hanedaman Space Warrior
Review by NekroDave
Hanedaman is a junior machinder that is very similar to another one that I previously reviewed, Space Hero. Strangely, although they share many of the same parts, they were made by two different companies. Where the Space Hero box has the SMC logo on the bottom left corner of the front, Hanedaman has the Ceppi Ratti logo there. It would be great to have a sort of family tree of these toys and the companies that made them, but I'm afraid that's unlikely to ever happen. Just too much is unknown and still undiscovered at this point.
Much like the Kimpo Warrior box, the box for the Hanedaman shows two different robots fighting on the cover and has the head of each on the top side of it. However, there are no boxes to be checked and if a Hanedaman is out there that had the head of Atoranger instead of Combattler V, I've certainly never seen it, not that that discounts the possibility.
As you can see, the toy features the head of Combattler V and the arms of Robo Kress. The legs appear to be at least similar to the legs of Daikengo, which is strange. While there is a very rare bootleg Daikengo jumbo, the only junior Daikengo I have seen actually uses the same legs as Robo Kress. You would think if they had Daikengo leg molds, they'd be used for Daikengo, but I guess not.....
Anyway, I digress......
Much like the Space Hero toy, this guy has the same opening chest piece that hides the disc launcher in the stomach and the missiles launcher in the waist. However, this time around a different belt is used, one much like the one from Kimpo Warrior, although as I stated in that review, I've also seen Kimpo Warrior with another belt...the one from the Space Hero in fact. Confused, yet? Good! That means we're having fun.
Hanedaman comes with the same shield as Space Hero, but with a different sticker on it. Instead of a chrome sword, it now has a little red ax that is very common on these toys. It's also seen on the Dangard Ace and Jeeg from GC and the Pegas from Tercom! If you're counting, that's one weapon on four toys from three companies. I'm sure there are probably others, too, but these are just the ones I own and have reviewed.
I like the Hanedaman toy better than the Space Hero toy. Not only are it's legs more distinctive, but it's also taller and stand more upright.
Ok, we're almost done. Just one more thing to mention. As if all that other stuff isn't hard enough to keep track of, naturally, there's also a variation with the Hanedaman toys themselves. When I bought this one, the seller sent me a picture of another he had in his collection (unfortunately, not for sale) that actually has a blue body instead of black! This is the only time I've seen this variation so the black would seem to be more common. Figures, since I like the blue better...
|Posted 21 March, 2009 - 12:11 by NekroDave|