VIDEO: Bandai Celebrates "Mazinger Z" 40th Anniversary with Special Figure

Plus Gurren Lagann anniversary crossover

The anime version of pioneering piloted mech Mazinger Z debuted on Fuji Television in December 1972 (the manga predated it by two months). In honor of the seminal rocket-punching robot's 40th anniversary Bandai is releasing a prestige DX Chogokin Mazinger Z with full internal diecast skeleton, removable armor and light and sound gimmicks.

 

Mazinger fans with four decades to save up can expect to pay 36,750yen ($445) to recapture their childhoods.

 

 

Their previously posted tour of the figure:

 

Speaking of anniversaries,  Bandai's Tamashii label has showcased the interchangability of its Super Robot Chogokin figures with a cross-over site featuring MazingerGurren Lagann - celebrating its fifth anniversary and its Gainax sibling Gunbuster - which will be 25 in 2013.

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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