Fang of the Sun Dougram is one of my favorite mecha series, and the old toys are fantastic. The 1/144 series manages to strike a great balance of diecast, solid construction, and sharp details into a small size that allows for army building and some nice Real Robot diorama action. Here’s an Earth Federation patrol on maneuvers in the desert.
Archive for the ‘Takara’ Tag
Recently I have been getting back into the Takara ‘SF Land’ lines, Henshin Cyborg, Microman, Diaclone, and, the redheaded stepchild, Blockman. I love the interconnectedness of the 5mm-compatible lines, and how they all exist as sort of different scales of the same world. Henshin Cyborg is all about detailed character toys, Diaclone is about the interaction between little men and their massive transforming war machines, and Microman is sort of the happy medium.
What’s funny is that Blockman, a line of build-able simple robot figures that serve as both building block and robot toy, are secretly also in Diaclone scale. The little chrome pilots that fit into Blockman cockpits are nothing more than non-posable Diaclone drivers. Awesome.
I also got this fantastic resin figure from Sharkfist Design through the Kaiju for Japan sale. This Nurikabe is a wall oni, stalwart stone defender. It is also fantastically sculpted, painted, and features a glow in the dark scar.
Just messing around with some new acquisitions… Takara’s 1/72 dual-model Dougram figures. Die-cast skeletons with plastic armor parts and fantastic articulation and detail make for a win in my book.
Just a couple shots… Popy Chogokin Space Sheriff Sharivan (red) with re-tightened ankles showing off his moves, and some Takara Magnemo fun with the reissue Jeeg I just got and the extra Baron Karza parts I got in a parts lot.