|Character Design||Go Nagai|
Review by NekroDave
Considering the truly immense worldwide popularity of Go Nagai's famous super
robot Mazinger Z and it's sequels, it seems hard to believe that this character
would be so very unpopular. You'd think he would be at least popular by association
but instead he's been nearly forgotten in comparison and very few toys depicting
him have been made.
Of those toys known to exist, this one is considered the
most desirable. The toy stands approximately 4.5" tall and is made out
roughly 85% plastic and 15% diecast metal. The only parts containing metal
are from the knees down and even there it's only on the front of the legs.
God Mazinger does come with a sword and several missiles to shoot out of his
stomach. The missiles launch via a button on the back of his waist, but you
have to be sure to press hard or it won't work. The arms move up and down and
the legs bend at the knees. The head turns side to side and that's about it
for play value.
Despite it's flaws, I must say I like the toy. I have a soft
spot for the character and besides the hands, the sculpt on the toy is not
bad at all. The blue, black and gold colors really complement each other well
with the red in the eyes being a nice final touch.
The packaging of the toy
is very compact, with God Mazinger and 3 extra missiles resting in a styrofoam
tray inside a box with a window on the front. Colorful artwork from the cartoon
rounds out the presentation.
Overall I think this would be a worthy addition
to any Mazinger fans collection, but I wouldn't recommend paying an awful lot
for it. I've seen it sell for as much as $500-600 MIB and that's way too much,
imo. However, the most recent auction (11/27/05) just ended at roughly $100
and that's a good price.
|Posted 22 March, 2006 - 22:06 by NekroDave|