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Orguss Orgroid (1/60)

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And the moral of Orguss is...

...Mecha Pilots! Keep it zipped, lest your wild oats return to bite you in the ass!

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Posted by F-ZeroOne on 5 December, 2008 - 10:54
I seem to remember having

I seem to remember having this toy as a kid (one of the few diecasts I had back then). Was it released in the US?

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Posted by NekroDave on 5 December, 2008 - 11:20
is it c10? I can't speak

is it c10?

I can't speak directly to the 1/60, as I only have the 1/40s, but the Orguss Orgoid design is hands down my favorite in all of the mecha world. I know this will seem nuts to Macross lovers, but the Orgoid ( My Olsen Special is the only mech toy I will never sell) is a much more beautiful design then the Valks. I know I know...but its just personal design preference.

I have used its image on many of my design presentations through the years at work, (first time in 1991) and many people always make note of the design..people who are not even into robots or toys.

;-)

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Posted by joshua fraser on 5 December, 2008 - 14:03
Adam I have the box set of

Adam I have the box set of this if you are interested.

Josh

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Posted by JoshB on 5 December, 2008 - 14:52
I was *extremely* impressed

I was *extremely* impressed with the 1/40 Orgoid when I got my hands on one. Josh is right; in a lot of ways its an even better toy than the 1/55 Takatoku Valkyrie, perhaps spoiled only slightly by fragility concerns.

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Posted by F-ZeroOne on 5 December, 2008 - 17:37
orgoid design

Josh F.-
Even though I've only seen a couple episodes of the show,I agree the Orgoid is a better looking mecha than anything in Macross. I'd go so far as to say it's my favorite "real robot" design,maybe second to the red Gundam from Gundam Seed Astray (manga series).

Josh B.-
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Posted by kidnicky on 5 December, 2008 - 18:48
I always liked the

I always liked the transforming Orguss mecha here; my only protest was ever that hood over hits head in Orgroid mode.

I wish there was a good 10-12" transforming ABS/PVC/metal version of this guy with which to compare to the Takatoku and/or Yamato Valkyries... ^_^
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 5 December, 2008 - 19:21
NekroDave: these were imported during the robot boom

and were found in discriminating hobby shops and the more peculiar variety stores that seemed to vanish by the late eighties. I once found a bunch of Takatoku Orguss toys in a warehouse sized gift shop in Myrtle Beach, MD, right next to a stack of Arii Macross kits (tearing up) I think it's safe to say the company bringing all this cool stuff in was the same one importing the jade Chinese dragons and buddha incense burners. God bless 'em!

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Posted by Materialist Zen on 6 December, 2008 - 23:27
Cool Toy

I used to have the smaller version of the Toy as a Kid. Down here in South America we used to get some pretty cool toys back then (20 + years). I got Gardian toy too. Now we don´t get anything unless import from US or Asia. I thought this toy was a cheap version of Macross, cause I really wanted to transform them into Jet or Walker. hehe, nice to see it here. The site Rocks as well as all the cool robots it features.

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Posted by prjmdl on 17 December, 2008 - 21:53
2/14/2013 toy of the day

I just saw that this was the most viewed item today, for reasons that are never clear with most of the toys that show up in that category. This one made a little more of a connection.
I'm at the point where I'm trying to get rid of a lot of my stuff, for a number of reasons. Basically I'm operating under the idea that, "If it's not sentimental or a grail item, it's probably going on the auction block". My 1/40 Orgroid is neither of those things, but there's something about the design and construction that I love. The blend of plastic and diecast is just right, and it feels much more playable with than any of the old Takatoku Valks I've come across. Even so, I'm readying a next round of auctions to go up this weekend, and the Orgroid was most likely going to be part of them, and I was sort of readying myself for that. And then I saw this review linked on the front page, clicked on it, and well, I think the Orgroid is sticking around for a while longer.
There's no real point to this story, and I don't know if keeping it is better or not in the long run, but I have a weird feeling of gratefulness right now.

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Posted by SpaceRunaway on 14 February, 2013 - 20:36
Was looking up this series

Was looking up this series again, and I'm quickly reminded that the Orguss Orgroid always looked like a half baked design. But that early 80s aesthetic always draws me back; still can't bring myself to buy one though. Was considering the new Megahouse version, but it's priced even worse than Arcadia's current offerings.

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Posted by north-exit on 30 November, 2015 - 20:32
 
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