Review by JoshB
The Combat Armor Bigfoot HT-128 comes from the anime series Fang of the Sun Dougram (太陽の牙ダグラム Taiyō no Kiba Daguramu).
The story follows the action of the guerilla freedom fighters known as "The Fang of the Sun" who are in a war with the Earth Federation, who are ruling the colony Deployer with an iron fist. It’s kind of confusing.
Bigfoot is larger than most of the other Mecha in the series at 3.5" tall. It is made almost entirely of metal, the exceptions being the chest, head and shoulder pads.
Bigfoot comes packed with a gun, sticker sheet, 2 small figures and a catalog. The toy has limited articulation - only the legs, arms and waist move.
Takara had the initial rights to manufacture merchandise based on the show. They produced three main scales of mecha – 1/48, 1/72 and 1/44. There was only one 1/48 made (of the Combat Armor Dougram) and three 1/72 scale toys. It was only in the 1/144 line that most of the mecha made it into toy form. The 1/144 scale toys are only about 3 inches tall and made almost entirely out of diecast. Despite their small size, they have a suprising amount of detail and articulation. Each toy features various bits of removable armor and weapons as well as a sticker sheet and catalogue. Packed in Styrofoam and encased in some of the most beautiful boxes ever, these toys are just wonderful.
|Posted 21 March, 2007 - 08:06 by JoshB|