Xabungle Mini Gokin
|Character Design||Kunio Ohkawara|
Review by JoshB
I admit it, I went through a Xabungle phase. It's ok, it happens to everyone at some point. What can I say, it was college, I was experimental.
This toy was made by a Japanese toy company called Seven. Seven made mostly cheap toys of licensed characters.
Although they were probably cheap in price, they were actually sometimes nicely done. Take this Xabungle for instance.
The box is super nice, with die-cut windows, styrofoam tray, and even a little card that shows through the window.
Xabungle is only a few inches tall, but the body and legs are diecast metal.
There's articulation at the head, arms and the wings. That's it.
Perhaps as a child I would have thought this toy sucked. And as a toy, I guess it fails. But as a collector i think its a cool oddity to add to your collection. I love the fact that these little things that were meant as cheap throwaway toys were made with such great materials and great packaging.
Little. Metal. Different.
|Posted 18 May, 2009 - 08:13 by JoshB|