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Mmmm, die-cast

These are still some of my favorite toys to this day. I was able to get some sort of reissue of Raideen a few years ago. The white bird parts are changed to red for this release. Any idea if they did more of the old molds in a newer line like that? (SoC is incredible, but too expensive for me.)

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Posted by gargunkle on 4 June, 2009 - 13:25
GA-09R

I have the Raideen re-issue as well. It is the GA-09R. This is an excellent update done to the classic with more metal in the legs! I just recently acquired the GA-09RG in an auction for a song. This one is done in all GOLD and the release was a limited exclusive from a Japanese toy show.

I really agree with you that to re-release slightly upgraded versions of these like they did with the GA-09, would be a big hit! I know I would get them all.

One other re-release that I know of (cause I got him) is GA-02 Getta 1 Robo. They put out a "Training Version" with a pearl white and purple paint scheme. Awesome figure, and heavy! Josh claims that it is bootlegged in his Getta 1 review. Either way, it is still very cool and well made. Sanjeev alludes to "The Chogokin" repros in that review's comment section. I'm not aware of those so maybe Sanjeev could elaborate?

Grandzinga....

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Posted by Grandzinga on 8 January, 2010 - 11:27
GT

Ahh- Sanjeev must be talking about Bandai's GT series of chogokins. Nice copies- slightly smaller than the original GA series.
I have many of them as well.

Grandzinga....

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Posted by Grandzinga on 10 January, 2010 - 09:35
Yup: the GT series is

Yup: the GT series is referred to as "THE Chogokin" (note the completely capitalized "THE"). They're really killer. But I agree: full-size reissues would be sick and I'd totally throw down for all of 'em.

Still, I'm not holding my breath because Bandai would have to create all-new tooling as I'm pretty sure the original molds are long gone. And they're only going to make that sort of committment if they're confident of their profits...and despite our fanboy love, I'm guessing they wouldn't pull in as much as if they devoted their resources to another SoC... :/

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Sanjeev

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Posted by Sanjeev on 10 January, 2010 - 17:10
GA-05 (US version, just like

GA-05 (US version, just like above) was my first Chogokin and Super Robot as well. It's a solid and fun figure with the right combination of gimmicks, articulation, and durability. Just need some swords for mine. It's still a more fun toy than the SOC Great Maz.

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 4 June, 2009 - 14:57
 
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