Trans Jets Giant
Review by The Enthusiast
Trans Jets is your go-to purveyor of middling, greasy Mazinger bootlegs. The Giant takes the TJ model to new heights and new depths simultaneously. Instead of a middling, greasy bootleg of a Maz toy, here Trans Jets has produced a middling, greasy bootleg of Gardian dressed up as Mazinger!
The Giant’s window-box is pleasingly large and sturdy, in scale with the Godaikin boxes, and even has a handle! Promising!
There is no promise within, only despair. The first thing you’ll notice is the extensive paint chipping, unique for a brand new toy sealed within a box. The second thing you’ll notice is the slightly “off” Styrofoam tray. In a stunning display of thrift, Trans Jets has opted to keep the Styrofoam tray of, I’m guessing, Baikanfu, completely intact. Maz’s jet pack, chest crest, and other accessories have been crammed into all manner of openings not intended for them.
The actual figure is surprisingly sturdy. All of Gardian's diecast remains intact. Ironically, I’m not worried about his knees breaking. The paint and plastic are SLEAZY.
The head looks like a nightmare.
Giant retains most of the functionality and gimmickry of the Garbin shell, with opening hatches and firing shin missiles.
Rocket punch remains intact.
Giant comes with Gardian’s sword.
You can fit Dellinger inside, but the Giant's head can't close. Still looks interesting, though.
With Gardian, for comparison:
Trans Jets Giant also came in a Great Maz version, using a different head mold.
The giant is certainly unique, but I’d only recommend him for lovers of the strange. The best part about this toy is that it made me get Gardian out of the case. Gardian is a magnificent toy, and the Giant is its desecration. But kind of fun, all the same.
|Posted 13 December, 2009 - 12:32 by The Enthusiast|