Review by NekroDave
Released by Romando, Jumborg A was the first entry in the "Tsuburaya Prod. Tokusatsu Collection Series".
Designed to accurately recreate the likenesses of some of the more popular live action super heroes of 1970s Japanese TV, these toys feature hard plastic heads and torsos with the limbs utilising a rubber outer covering to mimic the style of the suits worn by the actors. The accuracy of the toys is in some ways their downfall. They look too detailed to fit in with vintage vinyl portrayals of the characters, yet too retro to display well with more modern toys.
They have ample articulation, but it's often hindered by the rubber suits. For instance, while Jumborg A's arms have a wide range of motion, to utilise it fully would cause the rubber suit to pull away from the shoulder joint, causing the plastic underneath to show. Other times the tightness of the rubber will slowly straighten out whatever limb you are attempting to pose.
The toy stands approximately 6" tall and includes one accessory; a wing which seems to combine with the accessory for Jumborg 9 to create a ship.
Each figure comes in an unneccessarily oversized window box. I wouldnt' go out of my way to track these down, but they aren't a bad addition if you stumble across them on clearance somewhere.
|Posted 2 March, 2006 - 11:34 by NekroDave|