|Character Design||Go Nagai|
Review by JoshB
In 2002, Yamato Toys released the Hero Collection series of die cast metal super
robots. Each robot was 6" tall, featured 14 points or articulation, and were
almost entirely made out of metal. In the series were:
- Great Mazinger
- Getter 1
- Mazinger Z
- Getter Dragon
Mazinger Z is probably my least favorite of the four, but it is still a quality
toy. This one features a removeable wing, with a working belt clip. I think
the head sculpt is a little off on this one, but it doesn't detract from the
toy as a whole.
The sheer metal content alone is enough to drive any chogokin fan crazy. But
add solid detented joints for fantastic posing and you have one of the best
toy lines of 2002.
The Hero Collection toys originally retailed for Ã‚Â¥4800 in Japan, but they
were imported to the states by Diamond Comics Distributors for a substantially
lower price later on.
|Posted 12 November, 2004 - 10:20 by JoshB|