One of many extra pleasant issues—apart from the films themselves—to return out of Shinji Higuchi and Hideaki Anno’s “Shin” tokusatsu films is the Shin Japan Heroes project, a merch collab that mashes up Evangelion, Ultraman, Godzilla, and Kamen Rider. Now, it’s gotten even weirder, and extra pleasant.
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To have a good time the Shin universe’s newest mashup, Bandai has created a particular new quick movie which sees Evangelion’s Unit 1, alongside the “Shin” iterations of Kamen Rider Ichigo, Godzilla, and Ultraman from Higuchi and Anno’s current movies, working collectively as… nicely, principally a Energy Rangers squad the place three quarters of the workforce are already large robotic sized.
After which they turn into an enormous robotic anyway.
It’s a beautiful tribute to the tokusatsu reveals that the majority of those characters helped encourage to take form within the first place—and even Neon Genesis Evangelion was closely influenced by the style within the first place, so it doesn’t really feel too misplaced to observe it break up and fold aside to turn into the arm of a combining mecha monstrosity. It’s bananas in one of the simplest ways, from Kamen Rider forming the pinnacle by just about using his bike as much as the highest of the unholy amalgam, to Godzilla’s face poking out of the chest by way of an A.T. discipline. Unimaginable.
Even higher is that the “Shin Robo” was made to, nicely, promote a toy. Being offered in Japan by way of Bandai’s premium fan web site, in addition to the devoted model shops for Evangelion, Godzilla, and Tsuburaya (the makers of Ultraman), the DX Shin Robo toy options small remodeling replicas of every element a part of the mecha, from Kamen Rider and his bike all the best way as much as the large boys.
Every determine is displayable by itself, however in fact the true glory is present in combining them into the virtually 10″ tall Shin Robo—which comes with an enormous sword made out of Godzilla’s dorsal fins and Ultraman’s specium ray assault beam, in addition to an A.T. discipline defend.
Preorders for the DX Shin Robo start right this moment in Japan, for a whopping 23,100 yen—simply shy of round $170. It’s a worth value paying for such premium tokusatsu silliness although.
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