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Bandai to Sell 2-Million-Yen Mazinger Z Robot Toy (Update 2)

posted on by Egan Loo
60-centimeter-tall carbon/titanium version of Go Nagai's anime/manga creation

Not-So-Daily Link of the Day: The Japanese toy company Bandai has announced on Wednesday that it will sell a 2-million-yen (US$20,400) toy of Go Nagai's Mazinger Z manga and anime robot. The "Urban Material Chogokin Mazinger Z" will mark the 35th anniversary of Bandai's Chogokin line of toys. The 1/30-scale, carbon/titanium toy will stand 60 centimeters (two feet) tall. The "Urban Material Chogokin" moniker reflects the new materials being used for this toy.

The toy will be unveiled at the Tamashii Nation 2009 event at the Akihabara UDX building in Tokyo from March 26 to 29. Bandai's Tamashii Web site will begin taking orders this fall.

Image © Dynamic Pro

Update: Unveiling information added.

Update 2: The Digitamin, Hobby Stock, and CollectionDX sites have posted images from Tamashii Nation 2009, including Hajime Katoki's 1/35 scale RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. Ka Solid Model, the Macross Frontier anime's title ship and VF-22S Armored Messiah Valkyrie, and close-up photographs of the Urban Material Chogokin Mazinger Z. Thanks, Vicserr.

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