Move over Voltron, there’s a new defender of the universe and it hails from the Magic Kingdom.
You know a nation is truly robot crazy when it even has an effect on foreign exports. Yes, not even Mickey Mouse and his cartoonish gang can seem to escape Japan’s fevered love for robotic entities big and small, and you know, that’s positively okay.
Why? That crazy-looking robotic figure above you is why! Coming in March of 2013, Bandai, who is of course prominently known as a purveyor of all robotic-based goods – Mobile Suit Gundam says hello – will be selling a super robot toy based on Disney’s most famed mouse.
Now in Japanese nerd vernacular, super robots tend to be hulking iron giants composed of several mini-robots. See Voltron, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, etc. And in the case of Chogokin King Robo: Mickey and Friends – that’s the official name, alrighty – eight smaller mechs come together to form this mighty champion of Disney intellectual properties. (Beware, counterfeiters!)
Which, you probably already have noticed, come in the robot form of Mickey, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, Pluto and not pictured, a steamboat – no doubt a tribute to Mickey’s first cartoon debut – and a doghouse, because, heck, why not.
I’m totally getting G Gundam levels of absurdity off of this particular toy robot – hmm, I give it a windmill Gundam on the G Gundam scale – which is a huge seal of approval from me. Sadly, for us Yankees, it not likely coming to North America nor is the promise of a cartoon series based on it.
Why? Because we can’t have nice things, that’s why. Although, if you stay with Walyou you can have the latest geeky creations like a kick-ass life-sized Iron-Man suit, made solely by a fan, and with Halloween just around the corner, 18 adorable dog costumes that will melt any cold, icy heart. Check them out!
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