So, you know about the recent Mazinger Z DX Soul of Chogokin figure?
Image from the official DX Soul of Chogokin Mazinger Z site, so please give them all the credit.
Yeah, I’m not a figure collector and I think that’s one sexy beast. It’s the first Chogokin figure to feature light up and sound, including for the “Pilder On!” sequence, light up eyes for Photon Beam, light up fins with exchangeable translucent plates so you can see Breast Fire in action, Drill Missiles in the arms with exchangeable arms for a firing pose, joints for Rocket Punch, and, honestly, it’s just good looking in general.
It’s so good that Soul of Chogokin did an interview with Go Nagai getting his thoughts on Mazinger Z from creation until now and how the figures have grown with the franchise. Even now he continues to look to the future of figurines, lamenting the serious cost that a one meter figure would have. But back in the day, the light up and sounds were too much, so maybe one day, one day, we can all have a little waist high Mazinger.