Review by JoshB
Although being in high demand among vintage collectors, I've never liked the design of Dai Apollon. Something about the hybrid of a football player and giant robot never worked for me. Even the toys, while brimming with funk, are kind of fugly.
And then Josh F brings this thing over.
Why, why does he do this to me?
This thing is beautiful. Words and still images do not do it justice, so here is some video:
The box is stunning and in pristine condition. You just don't see tin boxes like this.
The toy itself features a smooth tin body with stunning lithography. The wind-up action is intact and works beautifully.
This tin is special because of the soft vinyl shroud over the top of it. Removing it reveals the face of Dai Apollon in a simpler form.
Dai Apollon is a truely wonderful tin. It's a work of art.
|Posted 19 December, 2008 - 11:50 by JoshB|