Soul of Chogokin

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Soul of Chogokin
Type Robot Die-Cast Figure
Company Bandai
Country Japan
Availability 1997–Present
Materials Plastic, Die-cast metal
Official website

Soul of Chogokin (超合金魂 Chōgōkin Damashii?) or "Soul of Super-alloy", is a popular line of adult collector's toys produced by the Japanese company Bandai.

The line, which began in 1997, focuses almost exclusively on mecha (robots) taken from various 70's/80's anime series, although the line has diverged from this on a number of occasions, most notably the release of several mecha from the mid-90's anime Neon Genesis Evangelion. More recently, the line has expanded further to include mecha from 70's Super Sentai and Tokusatsu series, such as the Battle Fever Robo from Battle Fever J and Leopardon from the Japanese TV adaptation of Spider-Man.

Lines[edit]

Soul of Chogokin[edit]

Number Figure From the Series Release Date
GX-01 Mazinger Z Mazinger Z 1997.12
GX-02 Great Mazinger Great Mazinger 1998.11
GX-03 Combattler V Combattler V 1999.06
GX-04 UFO Robo Grendizer Grendizer 2000.02
GX-05 Daiku Maryu Gaiking Gaiking 2001.04
GX-06 Getter Robo Getter Robo 2001.11
GX-07 Mazinger Z OVA Mazinkaiser 2001.12
GX-08 Aphrodai A Mazinger Z 2002.01
GX-09 Minerva X Mazinger Z 2002.02
GX-10 Boss Borot Mazinger Z 2002.03
GX-11 Dianan A Mazinger Z 2002.06
GX-12 Venus A Great Mazinger 2002.06
GX-13 Dancougar Dancougar 2003.02
GX-14 Eva 01 Test Type Neon Genesis Evangelion 2003.06
GX-15 Eva 02 Production Model Neon Genesis Evangelion 2003.08
GX-16 Eva 00 "Kai" Neon Genesis Evangelion 2003.08
GX-17 Eva 00 "Yellow" Neon Genesis Evangelion 2003.09
GX-18 Getter Dragon Getter Robo G 2003.11
GX-19 Getter Liger Getter Robo G 2003.12
GX-20 Getter Poseidon Getter Robo G 2003.12
GX-21 Eva 03 Production Model Neon Genesis Evangelion 2004.03
GX-22 Eva 04 Production Model Neon Genesis Evangelion 2004.03
GX-23 Zambot 3 Zambot 3 2004.05
GX-24 Tetsujin 28 Tetsujin 28-go 2004.09
GX-25 Garada K7 Mazinger Z 2004.11
GX-26 Doublas M2 Mazinger Z 2004.12
GX-27 Gaiking Gaiking 2005.05
GX-28 Blue Gale Xabungle Xabungle 2005.09
GX-29 Black Ox Tetsujin 28-go 2005.11
GX-30 Battle Fever Robo Battle Fever J 2006.03
GX-31 Voltes V Voltes V 2006.05
GX-32 Gold Lightan Gold Lightan 2006.07
GX-33 Leopardon Spider-Man (tokusatsu) 2006.08
GX-34 Gunbuster Gunbuster 2006.11
GX-35 Walker Gallia Xabungle 2007.01
GX-36 Ideon Ideon 2007.03
GX-37 King Joe Ultra Seven 2007.05
GX-38 Iron Gear Xabungle 2007.09
GX-39 Baikanfu Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos 2007.11
GX-40 God Mars Six God Combination Godmars 2008.03
GX-41 Raideen Raideen 2008.04
GX-42 Kotetsushin Jeeg Kotetsushin Jeeg 2008.07
GX-43 Daimos Tosho Daimos 2008.09
GX-44 Taiyō no Shisha Tetsujin 28 Taiyō no Shisha Tetsujin 28 (1980) 2008.11
GX-45 Mazinger Z (Shin Mazinger Z Ver.) Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z Hen 2009.06
GX-46 Dygenguar & Außenseiter Super Robot Wars Original Generation 2009.06
GX-47 Energer Z Restyling Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z Hen 2009.08
GX-48 The Big O The Big O 2009.09
GX-49 Shin Mazinger Z (Shin Mazinger Z + Big Bang Punch Ver.) Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z Hen 2009.09
GX-50 Combattler V (10th Year Anniversary) Combattler V 2009.12
GX-51 Getter Dragon (From Change! Shin Getter Robo OVA) Getter Robo Armageddon 2009.11
GX-52 Getter 1 (From Change! Shin Getter Robo OVA) Getter Robo Armageddon 2010.01
GX-53 Daitarn 3 Invincible Steel Man Daitarn 3 2010.04
GX-54 Tobikage (Combine VER.) & Kurojishi Ninja Senshi Tobikage 2010.07
GX-55 Tobikage (Normal VER.) & Houraioh Ninja Senshi Tobikage 2010.09
GX-56 Zerokage & Bakuryu Ninja Senshi Tobikage 2010.11
GX-57 Space Battleship Yamato Space Battleship Yamato 2010.11
GX-58 Super Battleship Andromeda Space Battleship Yamato 2011.02
GX-59 Future Robo Daltanious Mirai Robo Daltanious 2011.04
GX-60 Space Emperor God Sigma Space Emperor God Sigma 2011.07
GX-61 Saikyo Robo Daioja Saikyo Robo Daioja 2012.04
GX-62 Danguard Ace Wakusei Robo Danguard Ace 2013.07
GX-63 General Franky One Piece 2013.10
GX-64 2199 Space Battleship Yamato Space Battleship Yamato 2199 2014.01
GX-65 Daitarn 3 (Renewal Color) Daitarn 3 2014.04
GX-66 Trider G7 Trider G7 2014.06

Accessories[edit]

Some accessories, die-cast weapon or special items...

Number Figure Edition
GX-01X Motorized Hangar Hangar for Mazinger Z
GX-02? Great Mazinger Box Metallic box display for Great Mazinger
GX-03? Com-Battler V Kunaï Weapon "Kuna¨" in metallic version
GX-04X Drill Spacer & Marine Spacer Add-ons to Grendizer (included in GX-04S)
GX-06? Getter Robo Mobile strap Cell phone strap with pictures of each getter
n/a Nambara Base Display base for GX-50 Combattler V
GX-48? Big O Expansion set Sold by Bandai Tamashii web site

Black version, recolors and renewal versions[edit]

Bandai released lots of variants of the original releases. Most are just repaints, while some of them have a totally different sculpt or add more features to the original SoC.

Number Figure Edition Release Date
GX-01B Mazinger Z Black version 1998.09
GX-01R Mazinger Z Restyling 2002.11
GX-02B Great Mazinger Black version 1999.07
GX-02R Great Mazinger Restyling 2002.11
GX-03B Combattler V Black version 2000.07
GX-04B UFO Robo Grendizer Black version 2001.06
GX-04S UFO Robo Grendizer Perfect Set 2002.12
GX-05B Daiku Maryu Gaiking Black version 2002.03
GX-05R Daiku Maryu Gaiking Restyling 2004.03
GX-05RB Daiku Maryu Gaiking Restyling black 2004.03
GX-06M Getter Robo Training version 2001.11
GX-08MA Aphrodai A Mazinger Angels 2004.09
GX-09MA Minerva X Mazinger Angels 2004.12
GX-10B Boss Borot Black version 2002.12
GX-11MA Dianan A Mazinger Angels 2004.10
GX-12MA Venus A Mazinger Angels 2004.11
GX-23A Zambot 3 Zamboace
GX-24M Tetsujin 28 Metallic 2008.10
GX-28R Blue Gale Xabungle Recolour 2005.12
GX-31V Voltes V Respect for Volt In Box 2008.12
GX-32SB Gold Lightan Two robots: one silver and one black 2007.08
GX-37B King Joe Black Version 2008.02
GX-41B Raideen Black Version 2009.03
GX-41S Raideen Fade-in set 2008.04
GX-44S Taiyō no Shisha Tetsujin 28 & Black OX Tetsujin 28 with Black OX Pack 2008.11
GX-49G Mazinger Z Gold version

Limited items[edit]

Even though they were never too difficult to find, the following versions were never released in shops. Most of them required the use of coupons found in manga/magazines/CDs. Some were released in fairs/exhibitions.

Number Figure Edition Release Date
GX-01RG Mazinger Z Restyling Gold. Tamashii Expo 2004 Pre-Exhibition 2003.04
GX-01R+ Mazinger Z Weathered paint. Tamashii Nation 2008. Limited to 3000 pieces. 2008.03
GX-07E Energer Z Sold at the "40th Anniversary of Go Nagai's Works" exhibit 2008.12
GX-07I Iron Z Mail-in coupon from the manga "Mazinger Z Angels (魔神天使 Z)", vol. 1  ?
GX-08MAW Aphrodai A Mazinger Angels Snow white. Mail-in coupon from Magazine Z 2004.09
GX-09MAB Minerva X Mazinger Angels La Sirene De Noir
GX-09SS Minerva X Mazinger Angels Shining Shadow. Mail-in coupon from the manga "Mazinger Z Angels (魔神天使 Z)", vol. 2 2009
GX-11MAM Dianan A Mazinger Angels Marine Blue Mermaid
GX-12MAG Venus A Mazinger Angels Queen of Gold
GX-24 (DVD) Tetsujin 28 DVD Special Edition. Mail-in coupon. 2007
GX-24N Tetsujin 28 Naked version. Sold at Spring 2009 Tamashii Nation Expo 2009.03
GX-40G Gaia limited metallic version. Mail-in coupon from the book "Soul of Chokogin Project (超合金魂計画)" vol. 3 2009.10
GX-45A Mazinger Z Atami Night version. Sold at Autumn 2009 Tamashii Nations Expo 2009.10
GX-47P Energer Z Proto Type. Mail-in coupon from the book "Soul of Chokogin Project Z (超合金魂計画 Z)" 2010.04
GX-47N Energer Z Normal Color version. Sold at Autum 2010 Tamashii Nations Expo 2010.10

Special items[edit]

The following special items were released in predetermined limited numbers. They have all reached incredibly high prices in secondary market.

Number Figure Edition Limited to Release Date
GX-01RB Mazinger Z Restyled Black chrome. DVD Limited Edition 1000
GX-01 (黒金) Mazinger Z Kurogane no Shiro (黒金の城). Reward from the book "Iron Castle: Mazinger Z Disassembly" (鉄の城:マジンガーZ解体) 10
GX-06G1 Getter 1 Sold at San Diego Comic Con 2008 500 2008
GX-11B Dianan Black. Questionnaire reward from Dengeki Hobby Magazine 2 2004
GX-13R Dancougar Recolour. Sold at the Chogokin EXPO 2004 500 2004
GX-18M Getter Dragon Metallic. Diamond Comic Distributor 1 2006
GX-18SP Getter Dragon Shine Spark. Award in Hyper Hobby Magazine's Getter Gattai Contest 1
GX-45C Mazinger Z Comic Color Vesion. Sold at Go Nagai Wonderland Museum opening 100 2010.04

Soul of Chogokin SPEC[edit]

The SPEC series started in 2007 as an expansion series to the original SoC line, it is designed to showcase robot characters from the 1980s onward.

Number Figure From the Series Release Date
XS-01 EVA 01 Test Type Neon Genesis Evangelion 01.2007
XS-02 SPT Layzner SPT Layzner 02.2007
XS-03 EVA 01 Movie Version Rebuild of Evangelion 09.2007
XS-04 EVA 00 Movie Version Rebuild of Evangelion 10.2007
XS-LE EVA 01 Sync Ratio of 400% Neon Genesis Evangelion 2007
XS-05 Dragonar-1 Opening Silhouette Metal Armor Dragonar 10.2007
XS-06 Dragonar-1 & Cavalier 0 Metal Armor Dragonar 12.2007
XS-07 Black Sarena Martian Successor Nadesico: The Motion Picture – Prince of Darkness 03.2008
XS-08 EVA 02 Production Model Neon Genesis Evangelion 04.2008
XS-09 EVA 00' Proto Type Neon Genesis Evangelion 05.2008
XS-01R EVA 01 Renewal Version Neon Genesis Evangelion 06.2008
XS-10 L-Gaim Mk-I Heavy Metal L-Gaim 08.2008
n/a YATENKOU & MUDZURA Martian Successor Nadesico: The Motion Picture – Prince of Darkness 12.2008
XS-11 Falguen Metal Armor Dragonar 01.2009
XS-12 Tekkaman Blade & Pegas Tekkaman Blade 07.2009
XS-13 EVA 01 Eva 2.0 Version Rebuild of Evangelion 12.2009
XS-14 Dragonar-2 Metal Armor Dragonar 12.2010
XS-15 Dragonar-3 Metal Armor Dragonar 12.2010
XS-16 Dragoon Metal Armor Dragonar 09.2011
XS-17 Dragonar-1 Custom Metal Armor Dragonar 04.2012

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