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Machine Robo Power Riser with Kenpō Robo

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I allready know what the

I allready know what the repsonse to this is going to be,but I would not really be comfortable with having a toy robot with a swastika on his chest proudly displayed on a shelf in my home.

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Posted by kidnicky on 9 August, 2009 - 07:35
It's a mirror image

The Nazi regime used the swastika and reversed it. If you notice the Nazi one goes clockwise while the eastern religious one goes counter clockwise.

Just sayin.

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Posted by Fremen72 on 9 August, 2009 - 09:05
It's a common thought...

It's a common thought... you'll also notice it's not at an angle on the toy.

There are other excellent figures in the martial-arts themed robot subset, and I'd strongly recommend you check out some of them if you at least like the look of this one. They are extremely well-designed figures both for when they came out and even now!

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 9 August, 2009 - 12:40
I'm well aware it predates

I'm well aware it predates the nazis,but unfortuantely myself and most other people are not going to see past the nazi connection. It was too succesfully repurposed.
Kind of like how I won't say to a friend,"Check out that bitch!" when I see a female dog. Yes,that's the original meaning,but to 99% of Americans (the people I most often am around) it's a derrogatory term.

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Posted by kidnicky on 9 August, 2009 - 15:24
Cool toy. I know next to

Cool toy. I know next to nothing about these old school Machine Robo figs (as well as the "in-between" Transformers you know so much about, Ben). It's good to have you enlightening old fogies like me as well as others who may not know as much about these more obscure lines!

Regarding the Swastika stuff, folks might need to get over it. This is an Asian toy made for Asian people. What happened in WWII was repugnant, but the Swastika has been around for 3000 years as a symbol of harmony and life (as least to us, Hindus).

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Sanjeev

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Posted by Sanjeev on 10 August, 2009 - 10:17
One of the best MR toys, in

One of the best MR toys, in my opinion. You beat me to him! He's been sitting on my photo table for a month now. If you don't mind, I'd like to call dibs on the yellow version, also available for a steal on ebay right now, and a slightly more deluxe package.

good review!

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Posted by The Enthusiast on 11 August, 2009 - 19:32
Go for it! The only other

Go for it! The only other one I have is a Battle Hackers version with no accessories... the human-ey Battle Hackers pilot fig is a BIIIIG step down from the Robo here!

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 11 August, 2009 - 22:18
 
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