Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Pre-order ThreeZero 16-inch Getter Robot: Getter 1 Collectible Super Robot Figure

Getter Robo is a Super Robot manga series created by Ken Ishikawa, as well as an anime series produced by Toei Animation. The series was broadcast on Fuji TV from April 4, 1974 to May 8, 1975, with a total of 51 episodes. The plot involves three strong-willed teenagers: martial artist Ryoma Nagare, homicidal psychopath Hayato Jin and fat Judoka Musashi Tomoe, who pilot three specially designed combat jets (Eagle, Jaguar, and Bear) which can be combined together into three different giant robots, Getter-1 (balanced and for flight combat), Getter-2 (fast and for ground combat), and Getter-3 (strong and for marine combat).

The series was groundbreaking in the anime mecha genre: for the very first time, it introduced the concept of separate machines combining to form a Super Robot. Using three jets, Getter Robo could combine in three different ways to create three different versions of Getter Robo for different conditions and situations. This idea of combination and transformation proved to be a very powerful concept that has been used in the super robot genre ever since. Also, by adding three pilots to the robot was able to add an element of teen drama, probably influenced by the already popular anime sci-fi team show Gatchaman (better known in the U.S. as Battle of the Planets, G-Force: Guardians of Space or Eagle Riders).

It's time to reveal the ThreeZero Getter Robot - Getter 1 collectible, which they have been working for a while now! Pre-order will open for the approximately 16” (40.64cm) tall and fully poseable Getter Robot - Getter 1 collectible on September 11th 9:00AM Hong Kong time at www.threezerostore.com

Getter Robot - Getter 1 collectible details: Getter 1 stands approximately 16 inches / 40.64cm tall; fully-poseable figure with over 40 points of articulation; articulated fingers; highly-detailed mechanical parts; incredibly detailed paint application that highlights weathering and shows battle damaged effect in details; Getter Tomahawk x 2; removable cape; light-up feature in Getter 1 eyes and light-up Getter Beam shooting port; AG1 x 6 batteries needed for the light-up feature (batteries not included in the package).

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Getter 1 is priced at USD330 / HK2570 with worldwide shipping included. Getter 1 comes with two Getter Tomahawks, Detachable Cape (poseable with build-in wires) and light-up feature in the eyes and Getter Beam shooting port.

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August 31, 2011 – Z is also for Zaku II posted on my toy blog HERE
September 1, 2011 – G is also for Gundam RX-78-2 (pictures HERE)
August 22, 2013 – Bandai Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Megazord – Blast from the Past (How Time Flies) posted HERE

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