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Jan12

Mazinger Z & Hello Kitty collaboration

2016 at 06:34 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Sanrio and Toei have come together for the first time to release collaborative figures of their two most iconic franchises: Hello Kitty and Mazinger Z! The collaboration features a twin release of two brand-new figures in Bandai’s Chogokin die-cast figure line, taking the Chogokin Hello Kitty robot released last year and the Super Robot Chogokin release of Mazinger Z, with a twist; the figures have swapped design elements, making them look like the other!

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The Hello Kitty Chogokin features Mazinger-themed color scheme on top of the original release’s features, such as die-cast ratchet joints, rocket punch paws, opening cockpit, and alternate flight and swimming modes ,and even features a miniature Hello Kitty recolored to appear like Mazinger Z’s pilot, Kouji Kabuto. Meanwhile, the Mazinger Z SRC features a Hello Kitty paint job, and even goes so far as to replace the Mazinger’s signature chest plate with Hello Kitty’s bow, along with featuring Hello Kitty’s visage on its Jet Scrander belt attachment. Mazinger will also come with alternate hand-shaking parts, so the two figures can exchange a signature pose!

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In order to celebrate this occasion, the official Bandai YouTube channel has uploaded a unique cartoon celebrating the union, showing off the collaborative designs in an adorable animated short. The video even hints at further collaboration with other characters like My Melody and Getter Robo. Check out the video below!

Jun22

DX SoC Great Mazinger announced

2015 at 11:12 am by admin | Comments Off

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After 2012’s release of the limited edition DX Soul of Chogokin Mazinger Z figure, Bandai has finally announced the next release in the DX SoC line: Great Mazinger! The successor to Mazinger Z in the original 1972 animated series, the Great Mazinger is a powered-up version of the original Mazinger, and it shows in this new figure release! Great Mazinger stands at an impressive 13″ tall, and includes the same features and playability that the DX Mazinger Z introduced, like glowing LEDs in the chest and eyes, sounds from the classic TV show, removable armor, detailed inner frame, and hanger stand.

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On top of those features, the Great Mazinger comes with a number of new accessories and features, setting it apart from the original Mazinger. These include the Scramble Dash jet pack, its iconic Mazinger Blade, and alternate arm and leg armor pieces to recreate its unique attacks such as the bladed Backspin Kick and the Drill Pressure Punch!

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All of Great Mazinger’s accessories are even able to be wielded by Mazinger Z, solidifying their status as one of the most iconic robot duos in animation history. The DX SoC Great Mazinger will be releasing this December for 49,800 yen, and will surely be a staple in every Mazinger fan’s collection!