- Name: Daiapollon
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- Char. Design: Kunio Takahashi
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Review by JoshB
Although being in high demand among vintage collectors, I've never liked the design of Daiapollon. Something about the hybrid of football player and giant robot never worked for me. Even the toys, while brimming with funk, are kind of fugly.
And then Josh F brings this thing over.
Why, why does he do this to me?
This thing is beautiful. Words and still images do not do it justice, so here is some video:
The box is stunning, and in pristine condition. You just don't see tin boxes like this.
The toy itself features a smooth tin body with stunning lithography. The wind-up action is intact, and works beautifully.
This tin is special because of the soft vinyl shroud over the top of it. Removing it reveals the face of Daiapollon in a simpler form.
Daiapollon is a truely wonderful tin. It's a work of art.
|Posted 19 December, 2008 - 11:50 by JoshB|