Tamashii Nations Bringing Super Robot Chogokin Megazord to the U.S.

Super Robot Chogokin Megazord (Daizyujin)

Commonly known in North America as the original Megazord in the first aired series of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in 1993, the Daizyujin joins the ranks of the Super Robot Chogokin Series. The import of this figure is appropriately timed with the upcoming twentieth year anniversary of the Power Rangers legacy!

Figure employs Super Robot Chogokin diecast and features an extensive array of accessories and effect parts. Figure set includes Dinosaur Sword Godhorn, Mammoth Shield, two sets of interchangeable hand parts, as well as effect parts for Super Legendary Lightning Cut finishing move, and energy beams from crown. Shoulder mounted cannons are articulated to allow for re-enactment of both forward firing and retracted modes. This release will be available in anime, comic, collectable, specialty stores, small to medium retail chains as well as online retailers within the U.S. and Canada.

Oct 2012   MSRP $60.99

The Megazord looks a lot like Voltron, right? Has that been discussed in geek circles?

Anyway, while MMPR was the first big toy fad I was a bit too old for, I’m still going to get this figure. You can preorder it for $61 at BigBadToyStore.

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  • Yeah the MMPR does have some striking similarities to the Lion Force Voltron. But given how many different giant robots there are in Japanese toys I'm sure the resemblance isn't intentional.

    I'm not familiar with these Japanese die-cast robots but getting what appears to be a super articulated MMPR Megazord was too good to resist.

  • Weren't Lion Voltron and this Zord designed by the same people,or am I confused?

    "The Megazord looks a lot like Voltron, right? Has that been discussed in geek circles?"
    I don't know about online,but I had an IRL friend who more than once,whenever Power Rangers was mentioned,would bitch that it was a ripoff of Voltron,no matter how many times you told him GoLion was in fact inspired by Sentai,not the other way around.
    That being said,this kid was not the sharpest sword in the MOTU accessory pack.

    Poe,I'm probably about the same age as you,I outgrew action figures before the TMNT series was over (allthough the first few years I collected TMNT religiously). Of course,I still watched the show,and I wish
    I had got the toys. I've been watching PR Samurai,though,and have a couple of their figs.

    • Beast King GoLion and Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger (the show MMPR was edited from) were both created by a Japanese company called Toei. And it seems, based on this column by Tsuyoshi Nonaka (chief director of Plex, the company that did the set and costume designs for Super Sentai), the design of the Daizyuzin was indeed inspired by GoLion, among other things (I translated it using Google Translate, and there's a line about the Megazord that says, "(the so-called has a face or animal to toe in yellow and blue of the left and right leg) or poppy tribute to the robot of yesteryear, such as 'the king Goraion beasts'." "Goraion" is GoLion.

      • Tsuyoshi Nonaka, who is none other the designer of Daizyujin (Dino Megazord) himself, says that he drew inspiration from other toy robots made by Popy, a now-defunct company for the overall design of Daizyujin. It's not just the legs, which were inspired by Voltron, but Daizyujin's tank mode was inspired by an older live-action show titled Daitetsujin 17.

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