My first experience with Godaikin robots was in the Philippines in 1983. A friend of mine had the Voltes V DX toy and I was in awe of it. It was a big hefty die cast metal robot. I went to look for it, but these toys were not readily available in the Philippines. It was because of him that I got into collecting robot toys.
Fast forward a few years later and I managed to trade a bunch of Transformers for the loose version I have here. He’s very top-heavy and doesn’t stand well without leaning against the wall. I never had the sword – I managed to get a sword from another Godaikin. In the cartoon, the red emblem on his chest forms the base of the sword.
Here a taste of the first episode in the Philippines. Gotta love those Filipino accents.