Bandai Robot Damashii or Robot 魂 entry for the Full Metal Panic series arm slave ARX-7 Arbalest, perhaps is one of a solid action figure mecha and yet affordable compared to the Alter Mechanical Model ARX-7 from my previous entry.
Voltes V as far as I know is a Japanese animation made in the 1970s, fall under the Super Robot genre with intriguing storyline. Bandai has finally given Voltes V with Soul of Chogokin treatment. What attacted me to this toy is not because I am a fan of the animation series but it is the details and engineering of this highend collectible toy.
Most part of this robot is made of die case, joints at the shoulders are ratchet joints. Ball joints were used at the legs connected to the pelvic region. Knees are using ratchet joints. Too bad there is no articulation at the waist and chest due to the transfromation mechanism. Head and elbow has very limited articulation too.
Got this die cast toy many moons ago but did not have a good camera. The box art is conservatively follow any Soul of Chogokin; actual picture of the toy in the front and the back of the box is printed the features of the toy.
Only manage to snap a few pictures before my camera run out of juice.
Even if you have never watch the cartoon before. Bandai add a card deco on the package with label on vehicles that forms the Super Robot Voltes V.
More to come in the next up coming post. Stay tuned.
Just did pull a few old post from my old blog http://ilike29394.iloveblog.com to RobotHentai. Images quality is way below my current blog posts.
The very old posts are :
3. Various chogokin comparison featuring comparison of Dancouga, Voltes V and GunBuster.
4. Love it and hate it Alpha figher toynami master piece ; MasterPiece Collection : VFA-6Z .
Will work on newer updates in the future. Just realize this is the 2nd no pictures post in chow.karmeng.my 🙂