SIX POUNDS OF SOLID DIE-CAST…..naw, just kidding. It’s a hollow plastic bootleg from the 80’s, made in Korea. Despite some obvious design/quality issues, I gotta’ say, I love this thing. Right off the bat, the box is simpley awesome, appealing to all my senses that love this hobby. Open it up, and the joy continues…the genuine styro insert, the DX asthetic, parts, pieces, weirdness..it’s all there.
Mekanda himself is an original sculpt (although suspiciously similar to the Bullmark Jumbo) and significantly larger than the official mid-sized die-cast. It’s cool. He’s light, loose, and has goofy-head-color syndrome, but the care and quality is way above the typical boot-bot. Spring-loaded fists, decent articulation (could this be the only Mekanda that bends at the knees?), little shooty things & a sword all add to the coolness.
But, the BIG fatty payoff on this toy is the inclusion of the Mekanda 1, 2 and 3 vehicles. Not only do these missile shooting, Grip sized jets combine (once again, since the 3rd vehicle was never officially released, this is the only represention I know of…), but, they fit on the robot’s back like a jet-pack and it looks great.
All this for 5 bucks.
Anyway, hope you enjoy the pics and I apologize for the suck PS work!