Plex is unleashing a goodie into the world, my mecha obsessed friends. Presenting for our collecting pleasure is a soft vinyl jumbo of the titular character from classic 80s anime Space Runaway Ideon. This stunning jumbo, size not yet confirmed, is available July 2019, can be preordered from HobbyLink Japan, and has an MSRP of $490.
A little history lesson, Wikipedia style! Space Runaway Ideon (伝説巨神イデオン Densetsu Kyojin Ideon, lit. Legendary Giant Ideon, also The Ideon) is a 1980 anime television series produced by Sunrise, created and directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino, produced immediately following his most famous work, Mobile Suit Gundam. It first premiered on TV Tokyo from 1980 to 1981, followed by two feature films in 1982, and was later broadcast in Japan by the satellite TV network Animax from September 2006.
Its mechanical designs were created by Yuichi Higuchi at Studio Submarine. The television series credited only the design studio, while Higuchi received full credit for the subsequent films. The characters were designed by Tomonori Kogawa. The series won the Animage Anime Grand Prix prize for the second half of 1980.
This new jumbo is gorgeous– I would adore the chance to have it in my collection.
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