Review by JoshB
Marmit’s line 15” vinyl super robots is called Fierce Legend of Super Robots (FLOSR for short). The line covers classic robots from the 70s and 80s and includes all your favorites such as Gaiking, Mazinger Z and UFO Robo Grendizer.
These not-quite-jumbos have an imposing presence in any collection, and feature fantastic detail. Each comes in an identical window box.
UFO Robo Grendizer is 15 inches tall and made out of hard vinyl. The figure is solid – you can feel the quality when you pick it up. The familiar design of Grendizer is rendered perfectly in vinyl.
Articulation is limited – head, shoulders, and legs at the hips. There’s really not much you can do to pose it, but really that’s not the point of a figure like this. Its meant to look good, and it does that well.
The Marmit logo and copyright are embossed in the feet. On my specimen, the feet don’t sit exactly level, but this is a common thing with vinyl figures.
Also, Marmit typically runs FLOSR several times, with slight variations in paint, but as far as I can tell, there isn’t any sort of marking on the box to tell which version you are getting. Sanjeev tells me that this may be a second or third version, due to the tone of the red.
These are pretty common figures, but beware of bootlegs. The bootlegs can be spotted due to them being packaged in a blue window box.
So why don't i have more of these? The designs are awesome, and they look killer as a group. Maybe its time to look into the rest of them.
|Posted 16 May, 2008 - 08:35 by JoshB|