Post by GettaRoboG on Jan 15, 2003 22:42:12 GMT -5
This is a great toy. It's nice, beautiful paint, got some good weight to it too! The Marmit Tetsujin came several different color variations (and I do believe a show exclusive as well). There are three differnt blue versions, the Black version, Charcoal Grey, light grey, a Tetsujin Kaloria (Bad Guy that is White with a Black "K" on his belly) and this Deep Dark Brown version. This was a gift for the holidays from a very good freind of mine....and I must say I am very excited to own it. He stands about 7.5 inches tall and about 3.5 inches wide at the shoulders. It is also about 90% diecast, only the joints and hands are plastic. He comes with two sets of hands (1 set open, and the other set made into fists). Tetsujin also has the Rocket pack...what is neat about this is that there are flames that you insert into the pack made of clear red/yellow vinyl....oooohhhhhh, the effect is awesome! The best part of this figure has got to be the paint. It is VERY precise and sharp, and in typical Marmit style...VERY HIGH glossy sheen on the body. If you get a chance...this is worth owning...Highly recommended!
Last Edit: Mar 14, 2003 22:34:54 GMT -5 by GettaRoboG
Post by GettaRoboG on Jan 16, 2003 18:28:48 GMT -5
OK...........this is what I have been told. Back in the early sixties when Japanese Manga were about 1-2 inches think and packed full of different comics stories...and only in Black and white OR sepia tones. Readers never knew what actual color their favorite characters were 'cuz all they saw were sepia or black and white. Now...with these Manga Mooks, different characters would be used on the covers....and artist interpritations for the cool "old school" water color paint jobs would color them the way they felt it was supposed to look.
Tetsujin was seen in MANY different colors back then...in Blue with Green belt, in Blue with Red belt, Grey, Black, Brown...etc...
So...back when Tetsujin first appeared....his real color was anybodies guess.
From what I am told about Marmit...the company is run by a few Fan Boys...that really take what they make to heart. Their toys are quality and depict various versions of robots as seen back in the day.