Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Soul of Chogokin

Soul of Chogokin is a toy line from Bandai aimed at the collectors market. First started in 1997 it really is mainly focused on mecha from some of the most popular and memorable shows of the 70s and 80s.

The first thing you should know (this is an obvious one) is that they tend to be expensive. Think hundreds of dollars. For your money you do get a high metal content and access to some of the best robot toys to come out of Japan in a very long time. If you've taken a look at the S.O.C releases in the past but have been put off by not knowing what series they are from then it's a great way of introducing yourself and becoming familiar with some truly excellent shows. On occasion you do come across some of these releases on sale, if you can get them for a good price they really do add a little bit of prestige to both new (and small) and older (read: it's taking over the house!) collections.

Image is of the front of the box of the S.O.C Mazinger Z release.

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