Devil Robot Change Robo
Review by JoshB
Like the Enthusiast, I too have a soft spot for these oddball off-brand robots of yore. These things are pure imagination – no boundaries were imposed or implied.
Today I bring you another entry in the Change Robo (Magic Robo) Series. This one is number two in the series, known as “Devil Robot”.
Yes, I know, it is Dracula. Perhaps they did not have the rights to use the name Dracula, so instead they went with “Devil Robot”.
The other entries in the line were:
• Horror Robot – Frankenstein
• Gorilla Robot – King Kong
• Skull Robot – Skull
The box is sexy. Window boxed with awesome 80s airbrushed mecha art. Everything should have airbrushed highlights. The toy rests in a simple Styrofoam tray. Decals come pre-applied.
In Devil mode the toy is basically Dracula’s head, with little paint detail. There’s a pull-back wheeled motor under the feet, so if you ever wanted to roll the head of Nosferatu around your floor, here’s your chance.
Transformation is simple – pull the legs down, split the face down the middle, and then lift out the arms and head.
The chrome decals are lovely.
There’s no denying it – it’s an ugly, blocky 80s robot. There’s not much to love aside from the sheer absurdity of the thing, and that’s enough for me.
It’s a robot that transforms into the head of Dracula and rolls around on wheels. That in itself demands purchase.
Comments3 comments posted
I am in love with these ridiculous things! I NEED that skull one someday. Just gotta have it.
That type of art design on the box brings back so many memories!
I'd love to see the rest of these reviewed - how hard are they to find?
I'd also love some scans of that incredible box art :3