Review by JoshB
Mach Baron may be one of the classiest gokins around. No, I don't own one, but it is on my "wish list" if I find one in decent condition for a reasonable price.
This chogokin is another from the Josh C-10 Fraser collection. He asked me to shoot images for an eBay auction, and I figured i'd do a little write up on it.
GA-07. The SEVENTH chogokin. 1975. Think about it for a minute. Let it absorb in. This is one of the founding fathers. This is one of the stones in the foundation of Japanese toy history.
Super Robot Mach Baron (スーパーロボット マッハバロン) was a Tokusatsu show that aired from 1974-1975 on Japan's Nippon Television. It was the sequel to 1973's Super Robot Red Baron.
Check out this super-trippy psychedelic intro to Mach Baron
And here is Mach Baron in Action
Let's look at the toy for a bit here.
Mach Baron is a big chunk of metal. Aside from the fists and head - all metal. The paint is a thick enamel, almost like you would get on a car. The arms are shiny polished zinc. It is just beautiful. I am in awe of its gokin-ness.
Mach Baron comes with 2 sets of firing fists, chest missiles, and a small car that docks into the foot. The missiles launch via buttons on the back, and the fists launch by pressing buttons on the upper arms. I'd show you the fists on, but Josh wanted to keep the accessories sealed for the auction.
One thing worth noting is that this is the first version box. There is no GA-07 on the upper right, and no licensing mark on the upper left.
Someday I will own one of these. Someday.
EDIT - I own one now.
|Posted 17 September, 2008 - 08:21 by JoshB|