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193(!?) centimeters Mazinger Z wants to tower over your puny self!

Lots of folks have probably never heard of the gigantic robot named Mazinger Z, don’t feel bad if you haven’t, Mazinger Z which started as a manga in 1972 only to be adapted into an 92 episode anime TV series the same year has only been aired in Japan, the USA(named Tranzor Z) and in Mexico.

The plot:

Mazinger Z is a giant robot piloted by a human, much like the Gundam or Pacific Rim and made Japanium(stronger than its sister element Americanium) and was built to fight against the evil mechanical beasts of Dr.Hell(just to make sure that  you know who the baddie is) by Professor Juzo Kabuto and operated by his grandson Kouji Kabuto.

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cover of the first manga volume (wiki)

In 2002 Mazinkaiser was released as an anime OVA( animated films and series made specially for release in home video formats without prior showings on television or in theaters series) and once again Kouji Kabuto slugs it out with his nemesis Dr.Hell, this time in a more powerful version of his prior robot.

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Cool stuff, but what’s even cooler is this 1.93 meter replica(1/10 of the original size) of the the first Mazinger! Just by having this robot in your house you can silence your kids (“be good or this robot will wake you up at night”), awe your friends, or never be lost for a good conversational topic again. The simplicity of its design makes it fit and blend in with  any room decor in any house not built for hobbits.

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Created by Mazin Go Jungle the same folks responsible for the giant tetsujin statue in Osaka, this huge robot is handmade from FRP.

Now the price….321,840 yen excluding shipping…yep not cheap, but as a collector piece not overly crazy so and as a room decor piece it’s cheaper than a original Michelangelo…..

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Robot Kitty and us wish you a Happy New Year!,Gelukkig nieuwjaar,Ein glückliches neues Jahr,Selamat Tahun Baru,Feliz año nuevo,ᖱᒣᖳᒐᒉᑊᖿᒪᔪᖱᖽᐧᒡᒧᐧᖾᒍ, 聖誕節同新年快樂,С Рождеством Христовым!,أجمل التهاني بمناسبة الميلاد و حلول السنة الجديدة

Wow it has been 2016 for nine days now and this my first post of the year…well to be honest that’s how long my hangover and upset stomach lasted…the fact that I bought a play station 4 didn’t really help speeding up my will to sit behind the PC and greet you my dear readers/customers..but my heart and thoughts were with you the whole time.

PlayStation 4 METAL GEAR SOLID V LIMITED PACK THE PHANTOM PAIN EDITION
PlayStation 4 METAL GEAR SOLID V LIMITED PACK THE PHANTOM PAIN EDITION, expensive yeah, but you didn’t think I’d get myself an ordinary one..now did you?

For those folks who have no idea how the Japanese celebrate each year’s “baton touch” (japanglish..meaning take over the job), let me give you a short description..after all the PS4 is calling my name.

On new year’s eve, most folks sit around the TV watching boxing(it used to be K1…), silly variety shows full of Yoshimoto(the biggest comedy talent agency), with the best watched being a show called waratte ikenai (you’re not allowed to laugh), which my three sons aged 6, 8 and 11 love…which kinda explains the target audience..

Another big group watches the yearly Kohakku, a singing show in which artists are divided in two groups and have to battle and if you’re not into Japanese music you might feel better getting your toenails pulled. A lot of families eat soba or buckwheat noodles, because the length of the noodles represents longevity(you can’t make this up)

When it’s twelve o’clock don’t expect any special celebrations like fireworks, no we wish each other an Akemashite omedetou( ou is pronounced as oo for the Dutch readers), and some might brace the cold and head up to the nearest shrine (Temples are rarely visited during festivities) to perform a season’s first prayer…others go to bed and wait till the next day…expect a lot of climbing and waiting if you want to experience this.

 

New year’s day is when the families come together for celebrations, kind of like Christmas in other countries, they have a meal mostly consisting out of shabu shabu or sukiyaki, sushi and other delicacies.

I’m sure each family has their own traditions, but these are the basics..so for those who do expect a huge celebration during new year’s eve…well don’t.

Back to reality..the hangover has worn off, and new requests have been received, so let’s see what’s new.

Let’s start with a little video to see what Hello Kitty and Mazinger Z have in common…

 

Yep that’s a Kitty with attitude, this Mazinger Z inspired  robot kitty is now up for pre-order from January 6 till January 24. It’s about 105mm in height and weighs 400 grams(chubby kitty). It’s made out of die-cast and ABS with delivery scheduled for late may. The little Kitty figure is included.

After they bumped into each other they changed souls (true story) and besides there souls they also received each others’ looks….Yep this stuff happens all the time here in Japan.. So how did Mazinger Z look after this encounter…

Wow if that isn’t the cutest robot…you wonder how Optimus Prime would react if he’d encounter this robot. Now it’s yours to have for a mere 8,424 yen as pre-order. As usual Sanrio doesn’t accept foreign issued credit cards so you’re stuck with us…but that’s no punishment because we give you the points too!

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