Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Space Runaway Ideon

After the success of the Shogun Warriors line, lots of toymakers got their act together in Japan and started producing new toys based on ever more popular "giant robot" cartoons. Popy, Nakajima, Takara, Takatoku, Bullmark to name just a few.

Then Tommy came along, and made this rather nice rendering of Ideon. Unlike its predecessors, it's full plastic (The end of the diecast lines meant they could produce bigger and cheaper bots...) And another new feature: it had battery functions !

Ideon robot, Tommy, Japan, 1980's









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