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Thursday, May 13, 2010

WING SABER TOYZ SPOTLIGHT: REVOLTECH YAMAGUCHI Series No 085: UFO Robo Grendeizer!



Hello there folks, this is yours truly WSX just giving YET another random musing and blog post for today. Basically, as I have previously and humbly mentioned, I will be occasionally putting up some toy and Mecha spotlights that I am particularly fond of or just having some memories of them. There is no exception to the rule of thumb, simply because im very sure that most hobbyists or collectors have their own limits, be it time and space, not to mention other real world commitments to handle, mortgages, car repayments and insurances. But im thankful that I am still able to occasionally indulge in the love for my hobby, albeit due to the fact that my circumstances are at present, rather non-committal..PHEW! ;-P


The inspirational and super influential Go' Nagai-sama! 

This time, WSX would like to give a HUGE NOD OF APPRECIATION to one of the most iconic and early recognized 1970's mecha that was the catalyst for the sudden influence and inspiration for the Super Robot genre in Japan ever since. 



GRENDIZER INTRO:- WIKIPEDIA


UFO Robot Grendizer (UFOロボ·グレンダイザー UFO Robo Gurendaizā?, sometimes romanizedas UFO Robo Grendizer) is a super robot TV anime and manga created by manga artist Go Nagai. It was broadcast on Japanese television from October 5, 1975, to February 27, 1977, and lasted 74 episodes.[1][2] The robot's first appearance in the United States was as a part of the Shogun Warriors line of super robot toys imported in the late 1970s by Mattel, then in Jim Terry's Force Five series, both under the title Grandizer. It is still widely popular in the Middle East and was especially popular in continental Europe and in the province of Quebec under the title, "Goldorak.


GRENDIZER GETS THE REVOLTECH TREATMENT! 

I love to admire the technique which the Japanese modeling and Otaku sculptors handle the production process of certain dynamic and iconic Mecha and various characters with extreme reverence to the original source material. As with this February 2010 release, the team at REVOLTECH has yet again delivered another solid and beautiful sculpt. Basically, the Yamaguchi series epitomises a more dynamic and "jazzed-up" versions of famous Japanese characters. IMHO, quality rules the day!


PAINT SCHEME AND OVERALL IMPRESSION:- 

SHARP, BOLD AND METALLIC COLOUR SCHEME. WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE?! STAYS FAITHFUL TO THE ANIME ROBOT MODEL, AND CAN AS USUAL, BE POSED IN A SUPER-DIMENSIONAL WAY..(whatever THAT means! LOL!)  



MINI STATISTICS ON RELEASE:- 



* 120mm tall. 17 points of articulation, 11 Revoltech joints used.
* Double Harken can be separated
* The Screw Crusher can be connected to each other
* Harkens on the shoulders can be detached. Different compatible ones are included for the weapon (Double Harken)
* Weapons and accessories: Double Harken x1, option hand unit x4, Screw Crusher x2 (left and right), display base x1, RevolContainer x1, RevolChip worth 10 points x1.

February 15th release, 2,400 Yen (inclusive of tax).

WSX VERDICT?


STRICTLY FOR FANS-DUH!  :-p


PICTURES LINKED AND COURTESY 2010 - REVOLTECH

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