SUPER DIMENSIONAL CENTURY ORGUSS
07/03/83 - 04/08/84
onceived as an indirect sequel to the wildly successful "Super Dimensional
Fortress Macross" series, Orguss never managed to achieve the same level of
popularity as its predecessor. The story involved the detonation of a
prototype weapon that scrambles the very fabric of space and time itself.
Stranded on an unstable new Earth assembled from a hodgepodge of alternate
realities, hero Katsuragi Kei rebuilds his boring ol' fighter jet into a
towering, transforming robot dubbed "Orguss" (the god of war of one of said
alternate realities) and launches into an adventure to restore the various
dimensions to their original state.
Although created by the same design team responsible for Macross, Orguss'
fantasy-heavy story line never seemed to resonate with fans hungry for more
realistic science fiction. Takatoku's toys from the series are considered
classic expressions of the "perfect transformation" concept, but they're also
extremely complex and fragile. Many of the Orguss toys were sold in American toy stores in the 1980's.
Several bootlegged English-language boxed versions were also released which
are nearly identical to their Takatoku counterparts. Various other bootlegs
were also made and versions of the 1/80 "Variable Type" toys were part of
Select's "Convertors" toy line.