Thursday, June 2, 2011

BOT TIME! The SOC GX-41 RAIDEEN from Bandai

The super awesome Soul of Chogokin Raideen is a throw back to late 70's early 80's robot designs with it's flaring bell bottom "boot" design and Egyptian pharaoh motif, it really stands out on it's own on a shelf next to Mazinger or Grendizer in the SOC line.

This bad boy stands at about 8" and has a good amount of die-cast in it's arms, legs and torso giving it a nice hefty feel to it

He also has a slew of accessories, like the collapsed bow that can be swapped for it's next form...

...blazzow! the Long bow!!

Ready to put a midevil cap in your a$$...

....or shank you on the chow line at Riker's island.

Bird Missile GO!!!


Another cool Raideen fun fact, it was the first Japanese toy robot that "transformed" into something else, in this case he turns into a "God Bird Raideen".

(It's a pain to transform him and I really didn't want to mess around with my display piece so with all due respect to JoshB over at collectiondx, I'm posting a couple of his pics of Raideen in his Second form and save my robot the fingerprints and wear-n-tear.)

Hands down one of my favorite classic super robot designs of all time, why it's so bad a$ that in Marvel comics continuity, D'ken Usurper of the crown Sh'iar empire threw his sister, L'ilandra's a$ in jail for treason when she stood in his way of getting his hands on Raideen during a Dave Cockrum's issue of Uncanny X-Men.

(Yeah I know that's super nerdy but if you've read this far, so are you)

Oh you don't believe me? I guess I'm going to have to post the panel then...

A robot so cool that it started a fictitious alien civil war in the pages of Uncanny X-men back in the Uncanny X-men heyday, sweet.

Let's review what we've learned, Bell bottoms, Egyptian god, First Transformer ever, A friggin' bow and immortalized in the now classic Uncanny X-men Dark Phoenix saga, it's everything you could want from a cool looking retrobot and then some.

[ grandaiza out ]

1 comment:

  1. I found here a fantastic robot toys that is really fine.I hope i can get a copy of this toys if anyone give me information about this toys.I had some toys like this one which i got from PIJ,