Ani-Merch': Chogokin King Robo Mickey & Friends!

First, a bit of context: WATCH THIS.

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If your first question was "What on EARTH was that?!", then you've definitely been paying attention.


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In what's undeniably one of the most bizarre releases to come in recent years, Bandai makes one of the most "magical" of additions to their coveted Chogokin line - the Disney King Robo Mickey & Friends!


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Ever wondered what'd happen if Mickey Mouse and his buddies got tired of bad guys always trying to take over their happy little world and decided to take matters into their own hands by forming their own Super Sentai/Power Rangers squad? This very collectible would be the answer.


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Comprising of several popular Disney characters piloting mecha styled in their own image, the King Robo is what you'd get if you cross the Megazord with every single Disney Land/Disney World/Magical Kingdom park you can think of.


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No amount of years of Chogokin collecting can possibly get you ready for this, with King Robo being comprised of Mickey Mouse in the "Mickey Jet", Minnie Mouse in the "Sky Minnie", Donald Duck in the "Diver Donald", Daisy Duck in the "Aqua Daisy", Goofy in the "Land Goofy", Pluto (and his dog house) in the "Dash Pluto & Inu-goya" - and even Steamboat Willie gets represented with the "Ace Willie"!


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Even though it might look ridiculous, the King Robo means business! After combining the various Disney components with a mighty "FANTASTIC FORMATION", the King Robo packs the mighty Dream Stick & Magical Mirror to deliver a (G-rated) beat down to every baddie out there!


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This Dashing Disney Deviant is of course, packed with all the usual Chogokin goodies: clean paint apps, detailed and plentiful accessories, and of course - die cast metal parts. To sweeten the deal, King Robo also comes with a first press edition limited illustration postcard set that features Mickey & gang decked out in their mecha pilot suits!

Are you both highly baffled, yet extremely intrigued by this collaboration? Perhaps you'd like to take a dive into this Metallic Magical World - and show everyone just how big a Disney fan you are!

King Robo hits Japanese shelves March 2013.

- Q