Roger Harkavy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thu, 11 Mar 1999 23:21:26 -0500 (EST)
First of all, a picture of the upcoming Gundam toy:
It's said to be mostly (if not all) die-cast metal, and from the pictures
you can see it's poseable as all hell. The price tag I heard passed around
was 12,000 yen, which disagrees with the info Kota posted earlier (but
could be really wrong). Release date is said to be late spring/summer.
A clarification: This toy, along with a Char Zaku, are going to be
released under the generic "Chogokin" banner, not the "Soul Of Chogokin"
line (which so far includes Mazinga Z, Mazinga Z black, Great Mazinga, and
will add Combattra and Grandizer in the future). "Chogokin" is a term
coined by Go Nagai, Mazinga's creator, meaning "super alloy". It described
the metal used to make Mazinga in the show, and was later applied by
Bandai to their toy line to convey the same "heavy metal" feeling.
Pure speculation: Since this is Bandai making these toys, you can bet that
before the line expands to add new designs, you will see paint variations
on these (i.e. G-3 Magnetic Gundam, green Zaku, etc.) out the wazoo. Hold
onto your wallets!
--- Roger Harkavy email@example.com http://www.planet.net/pharkavyr/
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