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February 13, 2011

Collectible (02-13-2011): Combattra

Filed under: Collectible of the Day — fairplaythings @ 2:54 pm

Combattra
Banpresto-Toru Toru Item

February 13, 2011: 14th in a series
Toy Line: “Shogun Warrior”
Region, Year: Asia, 2000
Essential Weblink: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C5%8Ddenji_Robo_Combattler_V

The Rundown: Combattra was one of the anime giant robot warriors from the early to mid-1970s that were introduced to many North American collectors as Shogun Warriors by Mattel. Combattra was particularly cool because he broke apart into five different units that could fight individually.

I don’t know a lot about this version of Combattra, made by Banpresso, because of my inability to read Japanese. Combattra basically folds his arms and legs into his torso to resemble the separated head shuttle that was one of the five units of the original toy. He was advertised with a Gundan figure that appears to do the same. He was just one of those toys I picked up in Akihibara, Tokyo, in November, happy to bring home to adorn my toy shelves.

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