Super Robot Chogokin Mazinkaiser Chogokin Z Color version
The chrome finish is very nice, but it does seem to scratch very easily, particularly the head.
Turbo Smasher Punch
Just like the original, we get an “oversized” Kaiser Blade, for those “Anime-proportioned” poses.
Comparison with the first version.
I don’t know if it’s just my eyes, but it does seem that even the black plastic parts seem to be slightly shinier on this version too.
The metallic red is just right, thankfully Bandai didn’t go nuts and painted it candy-colored red. I’m hoping the upcoming 40th SOC Voltes will have this sort of finish too.
Interestingly, the slot for the Kaiser Scrander on mine seems to be missing paint apps? Anyone else have this?
Overall, I like it a lot more than the original. But I think it only works if standing alone, it looks sort of out of place next to the non-chromed Mazingers and Grendizer.
I really hope Bandai considers doing a General Dark figure for Mazinkaiser to play with. Or at least some villains for the SRC line. .