Robo-Nyan of “Yo-Kai Watch” Added to the Chogokin Series

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Anime “妖怪ウォッチ (Yo-Kai Watch)” has captured the hearts of children around Japan. Robo-Nyan, one of the popular characters of this anime, has collaborated with BANDAI’s 超合金 (Chogokin) series. This is the second “Yo-Kai Watch” character to appear in the series, following after Jiba-nyan.

A Gigazine writer visited the event “Tamashii no Natsu Collection 2015” to check out this Chogokin Robo-Nyan. (Source: http://gigazine.net/news/20150529-chogokin-robonyan-tamacolle-2015sm/)

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I arrived at the Chogokin booth.

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This is the Chogokin Robo-nyan. He’s a robot in the first place, so the transition into a 3-D Chogokin looks natural.

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If you attach it to the jet pedestal, it looks as if he’s flying.

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Similar to Chogokin Jiba-nyan, this one comes with three different expressions as well.

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He has a band around his stomach…

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And when you open this, the “Chocolate Bar Production Machine” is precisely replicated. There are Chocolate Bar parts as well, which you can place inside Robo-Nyan’s mouth. You can also take off his tail; there’s an electrical plug inside.

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The “Chocolate Bar Production Machine” is replicated not with simple stickers or images, but in actual 3-D.

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There are two parts in the arm that you can move. You can also replace the arm parts with parts that shoot rocket punches.

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The leg parts have a shape similar to Gundam 00’s GN Drive; these parts are movable as well.

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The package looks like this.

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“Chogokin Robo-nyan” is ¥5,800 (without tax) and will begin its sale this July.

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“Chogokin Jiba-nyan” was on exhibition, too.

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I found “Chogokin Hello Kitty (Striped)” and “Chogokin Hello Kitty (Blue)” as well.

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This is the Chogokin Hello Kitty (Blue).

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There’s another Hello Kitty inside the head. What is going on here?

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This is how the figure looks like on a pedestal. The small Hello Kitty at the bottom is (probably) the pilot.

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This is the Chogokin Hello Kitty (Striped).

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This one is in submarine mode. You can add fins to its feet; the eyes light up.

Chogokin is a BANDAI brand initiated in July of 1974. The series creates diecast metal robot toys; the first of its series was “Mazinger Z.” Since then, Chogokin has collaborated with several characters, including Hatsune Miku and Iron Man. It has also created a conglomerate toy putting together several of Fujiko F. Fujio’s sci-fi characters with Doraemon in the center. Chogokin also created a toy of the famous Osaka building “Tower of the Sun.”

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