Toys / Robot Spirits
Launched in 2008, Robot Spirits (also known as Robot Damashii) is a line of Humongous Mecha
action figures produced by Bandai of Japan. Borrowing the design philosophy of their proven SH Figuarts
line, Robot Spirits uses computer-aided design to produce high quality figures of mecha from popular anime series. The line is divided into different "Sides", each named for the respective show's name for their mecha
and focuses primarily on Real Robot Genre
series, with a few rare exceptions.
In 2013, the line received a tie-in PlayStation Portable
game called Battle Robot Spirits
, featuring several figures from the line with some Guest Fighters
from the Chogokin line, including the Ideon
Compare Super Robot Chogokin
, which is Robot Spirits meets Soul of Chogokin
Series covered by this toyline (Series represented in Battle Robot Spirits in bold):
- Side MS (Mobile Suit)
- Side KMF (Knightmare Frame):
- Side LFO:
- Side AS (Arm Slave):
- Side VF (Variable Fighter):
- Side MASHIN:
- Mashin Eiyuuden Wataru
- Mashin Eiyuuden Wataru 2
- Side EVA:
- Side HL (Holonic Loader):
- Side FNN (Fafner):
- Side HM (Heavy Metal):
- Side CB (Cybody)
- Fujiko F. Fujio Works:
- Side YOROI:
- Side HERO:
- Side AB (Aura Battler):
- Side ovid:
- Side RF (Round Vernian):
- Side MA (Metal Armor):
- Side LB (Labor):
Tropes specific to this toyline:
- No Export for You: Tamashii Web Exclusive ones, including the Tamashii Nation Expo exclusive sets.
- Real Robot Genre: Robot Spirits cover this genre of anime mecha.
- Spiritual Successor: to the Mobile Suit in Action! and In Action! Offshoot lines.
- Units Not to Scale: The line is pretty inconsistent with this. On the one hand, the Gawain towers over the other Knightmare Frames (which is accurate to the show); on the other hand, the line includes a figure of Bonta-kun (a theme park mascot costume turned into Powered Armor), which can rub shoulders with mecha several times its height.