|Takatoku Big Dai X Front|
The Takatoku Big Dai X is what you might think of as a mini-machinder, coming in at about 16" tall. I've heard it referenced from the box as Dekander Robo by those unfamiliar with the "X-Bomber" TV show (known as "Star Fleet" in the UK dub), which was created by Go Nagai using Gerry Anderson style puppets along the lines of Thunderbirds. In the show there are three flying vehicles, the head, the torso and the legs, each piloted by a different character (including one African-American appearing dude named Hercules). The legs would also double as a battle tank - all three vehicles could perform tasks separately (interestingly, each was just called "brain-con" - "main-body" and "leg-track" so there was little distinction between them and the combined Big Dai X - makes you wonder whey they just didn't start out with a flying robot and be done with it, but then again this IS made-for-kids TV).
I was hesitant to include this in my collection as in general I don't collect the smaller machinders - I changed my mind on receiving a minty Kyodain Skyzel, and this machinder just fits into the same Super Machinder category. Also, I frankly didn't like the details in this robot when compared to the TV show but it's been pointed out to me that there's a lot of detail sculpted into the figure, instead of relying too much on stickers. Both fists fly off when you push in the wrist guns (they act as button triggers), also Big Dai X has the same 5 missile banks on the legs as Daikengo, only molded in a different color.
|Takatoku Big Dai X Box Front|
|Takatoku Big Dai X Box Side 1|
|Takatoku Big Dai X Box Side 2|
|Takatoku Big Dai X Box Ends|
|Takatoku Big Dai X Box with Contents|
|Takatoku Big Dai X Box Contents|
|Takatoku Big Dai X Torso Detail|
|Takatoku Big Dai X Fist Detail|
|Takatoku Big Dai X Back|
|Takatoku Big Dai X Front with Sword|
|Takatoku Big Dai X Missile Bank|
|Takatoku Big Dai X Missile Bank Side|
|Takatoku Big Dai X Detail|