Bandai Reveals The Soul Of Chogokin Daizyuzin Figure, Better Known Here As The Mighty Morphin Megazord
I am an adult, and that means that if I want to, I can spend a very large amount of money on a high-end metal action figure of Daizyuzin, the gestalt robot better known to American audiences as the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Megazord. Unfortunately, that also means that I have a lot of other things to spend money on --- like, say, food, or my home --- and today, that's something I need to remind myself of a lot. Because today, Bandai has released some high quality images of the next entry in the Soul of Chogokin line.
Set for release in April of 2017, the Soul of Chogokin Daizyuzin figure will set collectors back a cool ¥30,000, which comes out to almost $300. And it looks amazing.
In addition to functioning in its familiar robot form, complete with the God Horn Sword, the SOC Daizyuzin can also be configured into its rarely seen Dino-Tanker mode, or even separated out into the five robotic Guardian Beasts that make it up. And really, since that works out to less than $60 per robot, I think the real question here is whether I can afford not to get it.
The timing of the release comes as its source material, Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger, is going through a bit of a renaissance here on this side of the Pacific. As 17th entry in the Super Sentai franchise, Zyuranger served as the source material for the first Power Rangers series, and with the ongoing comic and the upcoming movie reboot, we're seeing a lot of the Mighty Morphin era these days.