Review by NekroDave
Released by Romando, Jumborg A was the first entry in the "Tsuburaya
Tokusatsu Collection Series".
Designed to accurately recreate the
of some of the more popular live action super heroes of 1970s Japanese
these toys feature hard plastic heads and torsos with the limbs
rubber outer covering to mimic the style of the suits worn by the
The accuracy of the toys is in some ways their downfall. They look too
detailed to fit in with vintage vinyl portrayals of the characters, yet
retro to display well with more modern toys.
They have ample
but it's often hindered by the rubber suits. For instance, while
arms have a wide range of motion, to utilise it fully would cause the
suit to pull away from the shoulder joint, causing the plastic
show. Other times the tightness of the rubber will slowly straighten
whatever limb you are attempting to pose.
The toy stands approximately
tall and includes one accessory; a wing which seems to combine with the
accessory for Jumborg 9 to create a ship.
Each figure comes in an
unneccessarily oversized window box. I wouldnt' go out of my way to
these down, but they aren't a bad addition if you stumble across them
|Posted 2 March, 2006 - 11:34 by NekroDave|