TOMY, TWO HITTER QUITTER… DX IDEON.
Believe it or not, Tomy only did a couple of things right. When I say a couple, I really mean it.
So, there was a “couple” great diecasts that they made. They really didn’t do shit for us gokin lovers aside from their highly unappreciated Dunbine and Ideon toys.
Zoids? What the hell are Zoids?
Ideon is Tomy’s way of letting us know that diecast truly does matter. I own all of the Ideon toys produced by Tomy and I have to say the “DX Ideon” is by all means the heavyweight contender. It weighs at least a pound and packs a hell of a punch. Opposed to the electronic Ideon, which provides noise and light, the DX Ideon provides heft, possibility and a whirlwind of peripheral effects.
The DX Ideon about 8 inches tall. The torso and legs are solid diecast meshed with a red medley of ABS plastic. Unlike most “ST” style diecast toys, the DX Ideon has joints at the elbows as well as the knees. Solid… It’s very Takatoku-esque.
A very LARGE gun is included to shoot very LARGE missiles from. Other than that, the toy is pretty “uniform” in terms of functionality. Nothing too cool is included aside from a beautiful cutaway picture on the back of the box. I’ll let the pics speak for themselves.
Long live vintage gokin!! When I’m not busy buying MSiAs, there’s nothing like picking up some vintage diecast.