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February 11, 2006

Action Gokin Robotan

Filed under: Toy News — Rumble Crew @ 9:17 am

So, what’s the story with Robotan? Hell, I don’t know… I’ve been privy to many of the 70’s and 80’s shows geared towards younger audiences that produced many awesome toys including Robocon, Time Bokan, Medaman, Yattaman and some of the Popy Meisaku series, among many others.

Personally, I don’t really “get” most of these shows. Maybe it’s because I am a grown adult and not a 5 year old boy. Either that or I am a grown adult who doesn’t take hallucinogens. The Robotan anime, from the looks of the box, actually looks like a pretty down to earth show. But, much like Robocon, I’m sure appearances can be deceiving…

Robotan was made by Robin in 1986. It stands about 4 inches tall and overall does absolutely nothing but just stand there and look cute. It’s chest opens up to reveal an open slot for you to insert a floppy disk (included in the box). Wow! Being “Action Gokin” you would think this “kawaii” lil’ guy would be heavy. Not so much.. It’s legs are the only diecast, but boy is he cute. If you are into the cute stuff it’s a must have (hint, hint Corey). Nuff said.

Erik Sjoen
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