Review by JoshB
Robo Kress is the third robot in the series Blocker Gundan 4 Machine Blaster. The series was most popular in Europe aside from it's native Japan, hence the odd glut of Machine Blaster toys out of Europe.
This here though is one of the standard diecasts made by Takemi. I picked this up on one of my trips to the famous Kimono My House in San Francisco California. I paid too much, but it was an impulse buy so I didn't care to much.
It wasn't until I opened up this toy to review that I realized it had the wrong box. While similar, the box is actually for Bullcaesar. I was bummed.
Also inside the box was an assortment of character cards that you can separate, a catalog, and a small comic.
Styrofoam = yes.
To be honest, all of the Machine Blaster robots are goofy looking. The designs seem like knock-offs of the other more popular robot lines at the time. They lack the finesse that Go Nagai or Ken Ishikawa would bring.
It is a hefty piece of well-made gokin, with lots of solid metal and glossy paint.
It's got the standard vintage gokin articulation. Legs, arms, knees.
Both fists can fire with the press of a button. An extra set of fists are included for good measure.
You can also arm Robo Kress with a battle axe! Two are included
It's a funky old gokin, and while it doesn't have the fit and finish of a Popy toy, it has its own certain charm.
|Posted 24 June, 2015 - 15:52 by JoshB|