Regularly browsing Yahoo! Japan auctions can be good for your collection. And bad for your wallet! But never mind that. Thanks to Yahoo! Japan auctions, Celga’s services and my truty PayPal account, I managed to score this rare (at least to me) find.
It is the only toy rendition of Texas Mack (original Getter Robo TV series) that I have come across. And technically, it is not a toy, but a pre-painted vinyl kit. And a mighty fine one at that. I have not been able to find any information regarding this kit, other than the fact that it is made by Max Factory.
The figure is bigger than the SOC Getter 1. The factory paint job is crisp and nice. Texas Mack comes loaded with extra accessories. Texas Mack comes complete with his removable hat ship, shield, sword, two hand guns, Texas Rifle, and his Spiked mace. The kit also includes extra hands, and an extra set of forearms.
Poseability is limited, but Texas Mack’s arms can be moved at the shoulder, elbows, and wrists. The legs can be rotated at the hips, knees, and the feet can rotate on the ankles. The head can be moved side to side.
All in all, this was a great addition to my Getter Robo collection. And after seeing what a good job Max Factory did with this rendition of Texas Mack, I wonder what Bandai or Miracle House could do with it as a SOC or Gokin…