|Toy Design||Katsushi Murakami|
Review by JoshB
You know I love Dairugger, and you know I love clear toys. Well, like a match made in heaven its the Mechaclear Dairugger XV.
The Mechaclear series of toys were kind of deluxe versions of the cheap little train station toys that companies like Seven and Victora sold. These come in nicer boxes than the regular toys, and well.. they are clear! I'm not sure how many were in the series, but there was also a Godmars made.
Dairugger is made of chromed metal parts encased inside of a translucent shell. The toy can actually come apart into several different sections, much like the original character, although this is a function of the mecha clear series.
Each limb connects to the body at a peg and hole joint, but the peg has a bit of black rubber to provide friction around the edges. The leg parts can actually be split open so you can handle the chrome pieces inside.
Articulation is limited to the head, arms and legs. No accessories are included, and the sword and shoulder propellers are omitted from this toy.
The toy shares a mold with the MechaGold Dairugger XV (To be reviewed). In fact, there have been crossovers between the toy where the MechaGold toy has had some limbs replaced with clear limbs. In total, you have the following variations:
- MechaGold Bootleg (w/sword and propellers)
- MechaGold with clear Right Arm and Left Leg
- MechaGold with clear Left Arm and Right Leg
|Posted 8 May, 2009 - 07:41 by JoshB|