Now that Sentai Fever is raging across the TBDX
community, I thought I would spread some further
misery by rumbling about another toy everyone simply
must have. The GD-12 BullTaurus from Gingaman (which
also gave us Gingao and the Giga Pheonix).
That's right, it's a bull AND a taurus. It is a big,
burly, black and red robot with gold horns and accents
that include gold CHAINS. It can only get slightly
better than that.
And it does, once you open him up. BullTaurus is a
"nesting" robot. A gimmick that I personally love -
pull forward on his head, pull to open his back,
disengage his pimpin' chains and there's another robot
folded up in that barrel-chest.
The Toro robot is nice and sturdy as well as visually
grand. It's got a simple transformation, but
one that does not fail to impress. You dont just
simply reposition his legs and fold down his helmet to
get to the bull. Instead you turn the wrists and
feet in a clockwork manner in order to retract or
extend the fists or to shorten the length of the rear
legs. The mechanism has a great feel to it.
The Bull's pilot, when removed from the
chest/nest/cockpit is revealed to be very heavy, very
poseable and very die-cast. His horns pull down and
he's got a cool "action" feaure that will you allow
him to make all types of double-armed slashing moves
with the BullTaurus's lance.
Slide the Bull's saddle back, mount the rider securely
on the bull, put the chain in one hand and the
assembled lance in the other and gaze at the sheer
"right-ness" of the thing.
It's a robot rider atop a robot bull. Cool!
Note: Steer clear of the U.S. Torozord. The bull has
lost his die-cast, as has his rider. The slick gold
chains are replaced with yellow string and that there