Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Pacific Rim? Oh Yeah! Fighting Japanese Robots!
Hi Kids, I saw the movie Pacific Rim last week and its gotten me thinking (once again) of Fighting Robot Combat games! I've had this idea every once and awhile for at least 15 years, and all it takes is a nifty movie like that to bring it to the surface. So naturally I dug down into the Basement and found a few items.... There are still a few lurking in the corners, but I can't find everything at once. At least I never have before. So what kind of stuff are we talking about anyway? These are some Olde plastic kits from one of the Japanese toy outfits. I bought them at the "Forbidden Planet" store in NYC about a million years ago for about $0.80 each. They came with some Guardian style mecha too but I've never liked that pose and so never built them. They've been built since about 1990, but as far as I can remember they have never been in a game. I've got a hankering to try out "Mecha Carnage" but never have. Might have to pick up "Gruntz", it looks pretty neat too.