ZZ-1 Rocket Punch Fist & Iron Cutter Fist

ZZ-1 Rocket Punch Fist & Iron Cutter Fist Box Front





Popy No 7551 ZZ-1 Rocket Punch Fist & Iron Cutter Fist

This set included a Flying Fist (notice the "fin" to aid in flight!) and an Iron Cutter, both on yellow launchers (the box shows red but from what I can tell they all shipped with yellow). This is one of the more desirable sets since these capabilities were actually used in the manga and anime. The Rocket Punch Fist is unique to this set - obviously it's Great Mazinger's fist and it makes sense since the promotion for the ZZ series was all about the Great Mazinger release.

Note that by far these sets include a Left Flying Fist and Right Iron Cutter - you can also find these reversed. There's no indication on the packaging so I'm not sure how a kind would know what was in the box. Because of this you'll often find incomplete boxes where the Iron Cutter is in the box but the Flying Fist is missing. I'm guessing that was due to kids wanting matching fists on their GM. Note the yellow launchers have red buttons - more on that below.

ZZ-1 Rocket Punch Fist & Iron Cutter Fist Box Back

ZZ-1 Rocket Punch Fist Box Side 1
ZZ-1 Iron Cutter Fist Box Side 2

ZZ-1 Rocket Punch Fist Fist Box End 1

ZZ-1 Iron Cutter Fist Box End 2

ZZ-1 Rocket Punch Fist & Iron Cutter Fist Box Contents 1

ZZ-1 Rocket Punch Fist & Iron Cutter Fist Box Contents 2

ZZ-1 Variations

Iron Cutter Instructions plus Sticker




One other thing to note - as I was going through the various launch fists I realized that there were several variations of the launcher itself:

L to R: All Yellow, Yellow with Red button, Red with Yellow button, All Red, Mattel Version from Raydeen)

L to R: All Yellow, Yellow with Red button, Red with Yellow button, All Red, Mattel Version from Raydeen)
The launcher particular to this set is the second one from the left. It's interesting how there are these variants (there's also a blue launcher provided with Tetsujin 28 that's not pictured and maybe others?).

Some of the information, corrections and all of the translations were provided by Matt Alt. Thanks Matt! Any new information is welcome.

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