CollectionDX Network
CollectionDX - Toy Reviews, Toy News, Japanese Toys and Action Figures

Deluxe Kongazord


3 comments posted

Are you SURE the American release omitted the Anchor weapon? Because I've got a Gorilla Zord, allegedly from the American release, and it DOES have the anchor!

SirAzrael's picture
Posted by SirAzrael on 9 October, 2008 - 21:39
Re: Anchor

Did you get your Green Gorilla second-hand...?

Well, the thing is, BoA stopped bringing over the metal chains after the first season of "MMPR" in the motorized Deluxe Titanus The Carrier Zord set. The next time chains appeared in the series was for Zeo Zords-1 and -2 in the Deluxe Zeo Megazord (which- I know- I still have to review), but BoA replaced them with gold-colored strings. All future chains were replaced with cords of equivalent color as well.

Through my research for the PA-4 Gao Gorilla, I found that the Kongazord- which was the only way for US collectors to obtain the Green Gorilla Wild Zord- did not include the Muscle Anchor weapon- most likely because the plastic part was rather small, and it had that metal chain attached to it.

The other thing to consider is that the Dlx. Kongazord set had that motorized walking feature, so including the anchor weapon (and the ice/fire missiles for the bears, too) could have pushed the price up too high to be marketable [or safe by US toy standards].
CollectionDX Staff

EVA_Unit_4A's picture
Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 9 October, 2008 - 21:54