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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.

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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 and UCR-10/A.

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):


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Tropes specific to this toyline:

  • Adaptational Superpower Change: The FA-78-2 Heavy Gundam in the line features detachable armor much like the FA-78-1 Full Armor Gundam. In the MSV concept, the Heavy Gundam ditched the armor detachment gimmick to save on money and control its weight.
  • An Arm and a Leg: The figures feature detachable limbs but the A.N.I.M.E. line feature battle damage parts to replicate famous dismemberments in the home series.
  • Fingore: The Gundam Alex features battle damage parts to do the scene where its hand is mangled by the Zaku's heat-hawk in the climax of Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket and it loses some fingers. Though the premium bandai release with the Chobham armor removes those battle damage parts.
  • 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.
    • The Ver A.N.I.M.E. tries to incorporate more accurate scaling amongst the Gundam figures. It succeeds for the most part though there are several hiccups here and there.
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