Review by JoshB
Like an unholy child, the ugly toys call to me. This one was destined for another master.
I don’t remember when I got it, but I think it was a random ebay score. It looked weird, it had elements of super robots, and therefore it must be mine.
It languished in a box in my overflow area waiting to be reviewed, but it just kept getting passed over for other toys.
Then one day Nekrodave was over. I showed it to him and I realized the toy had found its new master. Not surprisingly he knew all about it.
The Multi-Robot has been around for many years, and is of unknown origin. It has appeared in packaging from Italy, China, and even Canada. Its age is unknown, but its Star-Wars inspired design places it in the late 70s or early 80s.
The packaging is much too nice for a toy of this quality. The top flap lifts up and reveals a clear window with all the parts resting in Styrofoam. The toy has been seen in several different variations of this packaging as well as on a card.
Inside, the plastic is terrible. Let’s be straight here, it’s a terrible toy, but it is a unique oddity in the history of Japanese Toys.
The head is clearly Combattler-V, and the body is reminiscent of Gundam but not exactly. This was probably cobbled together from several off-brand Japanese cheap toys and had a Combattler head stuck on. Many of the parts don’t even have a similar design aesthetic.
The only thing left to do with this monstrosity was to play with it. Dave and I took turns making our own creations. Which do you like best?
So, all that being said, it was fun to mess around with this. The spring loaded missile launchers work, and as advertised on the packaging, there are “no gears”.
|Posted 28 September, 2012 - 08:41 by JoshB|