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.
Jumborg 9 in particular
seem to like to hold his pose while the head on this character is
limited in it's poseability. It will only tip side to side, giving the
rather quizzical look to it, like he doesn't quite understand what's
happening. On the plus side, his suit does feature shoulders which do a
better job than Jumborg A of hiding the joints underneath when in a
Also standing 6" tall, the accessory ship that comes with Jumborg 9
on it's own better than the one that comes with Jumborg A.
Each figure comes in an
unneccessarily oversized window box. I wouldn't go out of my way to
these down, but they aren't a bad addition if you stumble across them
|Posted 4 March, 2006 - 11:45 by NekroDave|