I luv those half-exposed figures. My half-exposed Mazinger-Z was missing the right clear chestplate, and the front of the right-side clear crown was broken off. I couldn't repair the crown. But I repaired the missing clear chestplate by making one from a clear plastic lid from a Pringles Potatochip can.
I luv those super-robot gashapons, too!
As for the Tshirts, I don't see many really cool super-robot tshirts anywhere here in the US. Ebay's full of them, but mostly cheap images, DVD screencapture ripoffs, and solid-color sihlouettes of the robots, and cheap line art drawings. That there Grendizer head tshirt is the first super-robot tshirt I've ever seen that Really shows the robot character in vivid detail.
Last Edit: Sept 21, 2010 10:46:41 GMT -5 by magengar
I guess, well, I dunno, I thought the state of the character depends on who designs sit and who does the artwork for the character and its story. Go Nagai basicly created all of his robot characters... and different artists added their own style to these robots, per anime series. Examples like Getter Robo Armageddon, 2007 Jeeg, Mazinkaiser, to name a few.
There are basically four or five original ideas/mecha designs. Tetsujin - the first giant man controlled robot, Mazinger Z - The first piloted super robot. Com-Battler - The first robot that was made up of individual parts/vehicles and Reideen - the first transforming super robot, the Getters MAY be considered the first morphers since their combination is so utterly impossible. Pretty much every design after is a variation or combination of the above.