“I must win! I must win at any rate”
Prime 1 Studio is proud and honored to present our next entry to the Ultimate Diorama Masterline, UDMMZ-01DXS: Mazinger Z Deluxe Bonus Version, designed by the great Josh Nizzi.
Mazinger Z, the very first and iconic super robot Japanese manga that has captivated audiences around the world for over five decades. Created by the manga legend Go Nagai in 1972, this groundbreaking series introduced the world to a new kind of hero: a giant piloted robot with the power to save the world. Today, Mazinger Z remains as popular as ever, we celebrate its 50th anniversary with a redesign by the one and only Josh Nizzi, gracing us with another dark, gritty and sinister feel to the robot.
This Ultimate Diorama Masterline series brings to life a 27 inches tall victorious Mazinger Z, standing atop the corpse of his very first enemy from the manga, Garada K7. The first Japanese super robot rests its right arm on its sword, left hand pulling the head out of its enemy’s torso. The defeated Garada K7, trying desperately to pull back whatever remains of the mechanical wires that keep its head from being completely severed from its body with its left hand. Alike our other collaborations with Josh Nizzi, the artists at Prime 1 have paid the utmost attention to detail and leveraged their expertise to give the Mazinger Z an intricate, realistic feel. Each mechanical part and wire add to the complexity of the piece. Dark, metallic colors come together in a magnificent way, sure to make any fan lose themselves gazing at every inch of the statue. The LED light-up functions are situated at the head of the heroic robot, the breast fire at the chest, and at the villain’s eyes. The chest plate can also be closed in case you wish to turn off the breast fire LEDs.
The Deluxe Version offers you more options in storytelling by allowing you to switch out the right arm for Mazinger’s Rocket Punch Arm, which has also been equipped with LEDs as the arms charges for blasting. We have also included an impressive pair of metallic crimson wings that adds a full decimeter of width to the statue.
And when you order the Deluxe Bonus version from our official online store or any authorized distributor, you will receive an extra Bonus Part: an extra swappable right arm, the arm now is at the side of the body, the clenched fist bears two massive blades that is sure to cause damage beyond repair to any enemy.
This 50th anniversary statue is a testament to the series’ enduring popularity and influence. It celebrates the impact that the series has had on Japanese pop culture and mecha genre. Whether you are a fan of the series or a collector of giant robot statues, this piece is sure to make a statement in your collection. Be sure to preorder before this sells out!