Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Mark Robo Car Honda City Turbo

Box Front
I've been eyeballing this poor little robot on eBay for quite some time now and either I forgot how cheap it was or the price was lowered since the first time I laid eyes on it. In any case I snatched it up greedily. It's made by Mark of Japan which is a subsidiary of Takatoku. It's a very simple transforming robot, and believe it or not, it predates Diaclones.

Box Back
It is labeled Robo car and is a transforming Honda City Turbo (think G1 Skids).


Tray and stickers
It comes in a bed of styrofoam and has a little sticker sheet.

Vehicle Mode
Car mode is very plain, but that is not the fault of the toy, I have chosen not to apply the stickers. Otherwise it would look sportier.

Robot Mode, very 80's!
It has a Gobots type transformation. Fold legs and snap arms to the side...your done. It is almost completely diecast. What I found neat is that the arms look diecast because they are painted, but in reality they are blue plastic that has been painted red to match the car. Very nice touch instead of just molding the arms red and leaving them an unmatched color compared to the rest of the car like modern toys. It's nice to have a little piece of transforming toy history. It must have been unloved because it sat on eBay for a long time. Glad I snatched it up. It's a great little toy with some history behind it.

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