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March 25, 2011

The Tokusatsu Mach Baron Machinder

Filed under: Co. POPY,Trevor Tang — TT28 @ 2:49 am

Photos of my custom Mach Baron Machinder.

For five years, I’ve seen several Mach Baron Machinders listed on Yahoo Japan but I could never seem to get my hands on one. I either lost out on the bid or missed the auction or it was way beyond my budget or  the piece wasn’t up to my standard. Sounds familiar? Will I ever get my hands on one? Then my wish finally came true last year when I managed to outbid several others for this big beautiful bot. Hallelujah!!!!!

Now the story doesn’t end there. Some of my friends here know I am passionate about making the piece my own. By that, I mean restoring and repainting it. I envisioned my sun faded, salmon colored, Mach Baron looking new again. The other part of it was I wanted to make him look like the Mach I know from the Tokusatsu TV series. With a bit of planning and two days of priming, taping, and painting, he turned out better than I had dreamed. Then with some help from my friend, Kitsir, I was able to secure some new missiles, a bejeweled diamond for his forehead, and two custom red star stickers (at my request) for his belt. Speaking of belt, I was happy with the result of painting it silver to match the live action Mach’s belt. Around the same time, I picked up a repro Mach Trigger from my friend Mike D. It was a team effort and I couldn’t have completed this project without their help.

I am ecstatic by how my custom Takusatsu Mach Baron turned out and I hope you agree he looks pretty sharp. It was definitely worth the five years wait!


Interested in all things Mach Baron? Visit my Facebook fan page, Mach Baron Mania.


  1. Holy crap, that’s the best-looking mach baron I’ve ever seen. You did an amazing job.

    Comment by jacksauce — March 25, 2011 @ 11:49 am

  2. Amazing work Trev!!

    Comment by erik sjoen — March 26, 2011 @ 11:30 am

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