Mazinger Z is a super robot manga/anime series created by Go Nagai in 1970s. It is often considered as the pioneer and the first successful TV anime series of the genre. In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the series, NODA-YA in Sendai-city, Miyagi Prefecture, announced that they will release a 1/18 scale Mazinger Z figure in Spring 2014. The 1-meter tall figure has movable arms and neck, and comes with a removable Jet Pilder and a Koji Kabuto figure in the cockpit. Unfortunately, you can't fire Rocket Punch, the signature weapon of the robot. The price for the Mazinger Z figure is 105,000 yen (about US$1,063) and it will be shipped in Spring 2014.
A part of the profit from the figure will be donated to the areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake. Because the president of the company was born in one of the disaster areas, Kamaishi-city, Iwate Prefecture.
Source: press release
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