Magic Robo Frankenstein
Review by The Enthusiast
I've felt a little cranky and unsatisfied with a few toy purchases lately, but the Magic Robo makes it all better.
This is a cheapo drugstore transformer whose alt-mode is Frankenstein's head. These were originally made by Marca in the mid-eighties as Change Robo. The series also included a Dracula head, a Skull, and a King Kong head.
The box is beautifully illustrated. Dig that head!
And the sides feature more loopy goodness.
Magic Robo comes in a simple styrofoam tray.
The robot mode is dead simple. The arms fold out from the face shell/wing panels. I love the metallic decals. The paint apps are crummy, and the plastic has yellowed, but this thing has a certain brute charm.
To transform, you fold his arms and head down, and fold the wing pieces in.
I prefer this intermediate mode to the final head. Frank's head sits together tighter and I like the appearance of a neck and robotic shoulder pedestal.
The head collapses down for the proper alt-mode. As you can see, his facial panels don't close very well.
There are wheels and a pull-back motor on the base.
A goofy, charming piece. I want them all, though I'm not holding my breath. This is the only one I've ever seen.
|Posted 10 July, 2011 - 14:38 by The Enthusiast|