Devil Robot Change Robo
Review by JoshB
Like the Enthusiast, I too have a soft spot for these oddball off-brand robots of yore. These things are pure imagination – no boundaries were imposed or implied.
Today I bring you another entry in the Change Robo (Magic Robo) Series. This one is number two in the series, known as “Devil Robot”.
Yes, I know, it is Dracula. Perhaps they did not have the rights to use the name Dracula, so instead they went with “Devil Robot”.
The other entries in the line were:
• Horror Robot – Frankenstein
• Gorilla Robot – King Kong
• Skull Robot – Skull
The box is sexy. Window boxed with awesome 80s airbrushed mecha art. Everything should have airbrushed highlights. The toy rests in a simple Styrofoam tray. Decals come pre-applied.
In Devil mode the toy is basically Dracula’s head, with little paint detail. There’s a pull-back wheeled motor under the feet, so if you ever wanted to roll the head of Nosferatu around your floor, here’s your chance.
Transformation is simple – pull the legs down, split the face down the middle, and then lift out the arms and head.
The chrome decals are lovely.
There’s no denying it – it’s an ugly, blocky 80s robot. There’s not much to love aside from the sheer absurdity of the thing, and that’s enough for me.
It’s a robot that transforms into the head of Dracula and rolls around on wheels. That in itself demands purchase.
|Posted 26 October, 2011 - 06:35 by JoshB|