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Mazinger Z


11 comments posted
If they ditched the Iron

If they ditched the Iron Cutters and sword, and replaced the head and chest fins, this would be a totally different robot! And I kinda wish 3A would do that...

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Posted by recognizer on 8 May, 2014 - 10:42
Mazinger Rim?

I could see this guy hanging out with Gipsy Danger.

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Posted by RobotBastard on 8 May, 2014 - 12:00
Somewhere outside a barn in Iowa...

...two farmers are looking at a glossy spread in an entertainment magazine.

"You know, Emmett, I figger we could make us a robit just as good as them Jap'nese fellers."
"You know, Vern, I do believe yer right."

Sixteen months later, the barn splits in half and this lumbers out.

I say that with love. I really enjoy the aesthetic here - a truly unusual take on this icon. I'd love to see how they'd interpret a "real robot" like, say, the RX-78-2.

Also, on the back piece, did one of the magnets prove stronger than the glue?

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Posted by Corduroy Bear on 8 May, 2014 - 12:02
Yeah, I just noticed that!

Yeah, I just noticed that!

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Posted by JoshB on 8 May, 2014 - 17:51
Fine addition to the farm.

Those are some good birthing hips.

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Posted by magicsp00n on 8 May, 2014 - 15:33
Good Pelvimetry

That is a calf machine! (I'm keeping the farmer robot joke alive for a second from first hand experience)

In all honesty, that is beautiful!
If you didn't say it was really plastic, I almost would have believed it were made of metal.

The only distracting thing is the seams in the feet.

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Posted by Rob on 8 May, 2014 - 22:16
I did not care for hips on

I did not care for hips on this guy but looking at Josh's pics I like it more. I am a little disappointed on the head/face it's so bland with such a massive redesign I would expect a more aggressive memorable face.

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Posted by TattooedRobot on 8 May, 2014 - 21:21

I was watching your show and ordered this. I was aware of it but the price is high for me. Your enthusiasm pushed me over the edge. This year is punctuated by expensive items. First the YF-19, next the Gigantic series Burning Godzilla and now this Mazinger. I don't think my family is going to be so understanding. I know my kids view this sort of thing as money that should be spent on video games lol

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Posted by odeean on 10 May, 2014 - 11:09
Iron Cutters

I saw pictures somewhere else that show another feature of the Iron Cutters. They should rotate forward and peg together to be used as a punching weapon.

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Posted by Anavel on 10 May, 2014 - 12:36
I'm not a huge mazinger fan

I'm not a huge mazinger fan but I've got the Fewture version and I've been on board with this right from the start. I love threea/zero's design aesthetics. They always think outside of the box and this to me is a 'realistic' functional Mazinger.
Like the review plenty of details mentioned only thing is josh it seems you weren't aware that the iron cutters can fold over the hands and clip together?! Other than that, very nice.
Is it normal practice for companies to send out pre production samples this far ahead of the release? Just makes the wait all the more agonising!

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Posted by Wankor on 11 May, 2014 - 01:55
This is one of those designs

This is one of those designs that just can't be properly appreciated with pictures and videos.

In person... it's truly a work of art.

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Posted by north-exit on 11 May, 2014 - 20:31