Batrain C-3 SL Type by Takatoku aka Sasuraiger 1984 Japan
I had the brown version of Sasuraiger and for some reason, I just decided to get this green and red version. It looks like someone who was color blind put this together. It is relatively hideous. Oddly enough this is the color scheme for the robot in the anime Galactic Whirlwind Sasuraiger, but the colors are much more subdued and look much better on the cartoon. This one was like $30 shipped from Japan. Guess no one else wanted it there either. I really like the robot other than the color scheme. It is built like a brick and only the arms move a little bit. It transforms pretty easily and looks just like a train which was the big appeal for me. Except for the colors, it looks good in both forms. It stands pretty well for display. Too bad I don’t have the box for the brown Batrain I have.
Yamato released a new pvc version which is much smaller at maybe 5″ in 2008 which does Sasuraiger justice. The old ST and DX robots do not even come close like this one does. The new one looks pretty good in the original colors and actually has some flexibility for poses.
On another note, I was surprised to see this was Made in Taiwan R. O. C.. The trasformabili on the front makes me think this it the Italian release.
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