DX Soul Of Chogokin Mazinger Z and Jet Scrander Review

We have here a double review of 2 DX Soul of Chogokin figures namely MAZINGER Z and JET SCRANDER (they are the first DX SOC set). Mazinger Z came out 2012 Q4 and Jet Scrander on 2013 Q2. The Mazinger Z figure stands at 12 inches and has light and sound functions which can be controlled via a remote! It also comes with a HANGAR to house the figure and unused armors (think mini diorama). The quality is top notch! Bang for Buck wise, a super robot collector should not miss getting this one! What it might lack in articulation makes up for the cool gimmicks and the set as a whole. The set was meant as a display piece and not mainly for playing around. On with the review!

 

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MAZINGER Z intro

 

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BOX ART

  • our item still had the brown box – very good since the item box is prone to scratches
  • also you can see the size comparison against a 1/144 scale gundam box

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front

  • nicely done cover art… love the red and black mix
  • comparison again with 1/144 box

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back

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side

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outer sleeve – pulling out the outer sleeve reveals another set of box art

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front and back of inner box

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UNBOXING

  • you will immediately see 5 black boxes which really looks nice with all the glossy finish
  • 4 of them are smaller ones which occupy half of the box.
  • while 1 of them is so big that it occupies the other half all by itself. – definitely where the cage is

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SPACER BOX

  • the funny thing is, that one of the smaller boxes is actually just a spacer
  • it contains the manual and bonus manga
  • has flyers and promo code as well
  • the gold one is the name template

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the manga – sample of some of the pages

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this is the manual

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and another set of paper which seems to be dedicated to the creation of the figure

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if you look close enough on one of the pages, it seems there were many items before sold that has the same concept as the recently released product.

Mazinger Z is always inside a Hangar or Maintenance bay

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some notes regarding the operational range of the REMOTE

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golden metal name plate for the CAGE

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the 3 remaining boxes

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BOX 1

  • contains the figure itself
  • the figure is packed without half of its armors
  • you can see all the insides of Mazinger Z this way

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the back armors are not removable

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BOX 2

  • contains majority of the armor pieces (the whole ones)
  • some are made of metal
  • some of plastic (ABS)

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plastic armors

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metal armors

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what it looks like when attached

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BOX 3

  • contains the remaining of the armors (the half pieces)
  • the half pieces are used to display Mazinger Z half naked
  • contains some of the Heavy Machinery for the Diorama

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plastic armors

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metal armors

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RANDOM PHOTOS

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close up shot of the two remaining faces (3 all in all)

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Articulation of the 2nd set of hands (other is fixed close fists)

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Chest armor for use on BREAST FIRE effect

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construction crew

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remote control for use on the light and sound function

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CAGE – BIG BLACK BOX

  • the big black box contains just the whole CAGE set
  • around 15 inches high
  • almost 18 inches wide when opened, 9 when closed

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BATTERY LOCATIONS (7 batteries all in all)

 

  • battery section for the CASE is located underneath
  • 3 AAA batteries are need
  • switch is on the back

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when the lights are on

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  • for the remote you need 2 AAA batteries

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  • for Mazinger Z, you need to pull out the chest section
  • then you will need 2 AAA batteries for this one

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VIDEO DEMO OF THE LIGHT AND SOUNDS EFFECT

  • the video I uploaded did not work… so I had to resort to some youtube videos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MORE PICTURES!

 

without the chest fire piece

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The figure has limited articulation. Perhaps it was due to the additional gimmicks added like the light up eyes and chest fire. Though I really hoped that the head can look left and right. The head can look up and down.

 

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LIGHT UP EYES!

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playing some more with the ARM ARTICULATION

 

CHEST FIRE!!!!

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BITCH I AM FABULOUS FIRE!!

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GANGNAM STYLE

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YOU TOUCH MY TRA LALA FIRE!

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BOOM!

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BRUCE LEE

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I DUNNO…

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THE LEGS can be opened up but not that much…

As seen on the photo below… the legs can only open that much.

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HALF ARMOR / HALF NAKED LOOK

  • this is what this figure excels at!
  • look at all those details
  • first attempt of its kind on SOC line

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INSIDE THE CAGE

  • you can push Mazinger Z all the way to the back

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Another function of the CAGE is that it can hold the other armors that are not in use

Though unfortunately, there is not enough room for all of them

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if you can see here.. these other pieces are left with no place to go but back to the box

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for the next one, we have the Jet Scrander… I will not be attaching it anymore to Mazinger Z

 

 

 

 

JET SCRANDER

  • got it in brown box as well (for me it is protection)
  • the box has the same concept art (red and black mix)
  • just about the size of an MG gundam box

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CONTENTS

  • just two plastic clam shell
  • one contains the axe armors and wings
  • the other contains the stand and body of the jet scrander

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shell 1

those details on the internal parts of the wings are just mesmerizing

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shell 2

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Jet Scrander manual

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name plate

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wings attached

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the stand for Jet scrander

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when attached to the stand

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comes with an additional stand which specializes in holding Mazinger Z which the Jet Scrander is on its back (though we will not tackle that anymore)

 

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an opening for the hover pilder

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there is also an alloted area for the hover pilder in the stand

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the axe parts

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BANDAI PROMOTIONAL POSTERS

src: http://p-bandai.jp/item/item-1000078782/

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MAZINGER Z and JET SCRANDER SET

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