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November 22, 2009

Takatoku: Zubat

Filed under: Co. TAKATOKU,Erik Sjoen,Toy Love,Toy News — chogoman @ 6:31 pm

Z like Zorro, Z like Z-Gokin and Z like Zubat.

Who the hell is Zubat? Well, didn’t know him till I had seen
the Takatoku gokin the first time. What I learned from the
all-knowing-www: Zubat is a 1977 live-action series produced by
Ishimori Shotaro. The plot: Hayakawa Ken, the hero, transforms
into Zubat and kicks ass in his red leather suit. Sounds sexy…the leather suit ;-)
Ok, lets go…here’s the Takatoku Zubat.

Bought mine on ebay a few weeks ago. He was in absolute mint condition till I tried to
fit him into his stand/base with his feet…crackknack…the feet holders of the
stand broke. C’est la vie…I could glue them, now they look like new again.
Here comes the box. Typicall late 70ties Takatoku stripes & foto design. I like it.

Zubat is stored away in solid styrofoam and comes with his stand, 2 yellow rocket launchers,
a few white rockets and normally with a small Takatoku catalog. The rocket launchers could
be attached on Zubats Base or he could hold them in his hands. Massive firepower!

The quality of Zubat is perfect. Solid diecast body, nice details.
Typical Takatoku. He could easy keep up with Popy chogokins.

Zubat has 2 daggers attached to his belt. Here are some dagger-action-pics.

Another action feature. Rotating Z‘s on his head!

Finally a size comparison with a Takatoku Zabitan and Popy Skyzel.

Thats it guys. If you don’t have one, get one!
Hope you like it. More fotos etc as usual in the BBS section.

…and  foot markings for Matt.

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