Taro Okamoto’s Tower of the Sun Being Made into Chogokin Weaponized Robot Toy

Chogokin Tower of the Sun Robot 超合金 太陽の塔のロボ
Chogokin Tower of the Sun Robot
© TARO OKAMOTO / © BANDAI

Originally created as the symbol of the Expo ’70 World’s Fair in Osaka, artist Taro Okamoto’s famous building, Tower of the Sun, is being immortalized as a die-cast Chogokin robot.

The toy is part of Bandai’s Chogokin line of die-cast toys, currently celebrating its 40th anniversary, and is the first work of art to be made into one of the series’ famous robots. Created with high-quality metal for a sense of weight and brilliant luster, the toy can transform between a normal reproduction of the Tower of the Sun, a robot form, and a super-weaponized attack form.

While in its standard tower form, the toy’s arms and legs are housed within the toy, and are deployed when transforming into robot form. In addition, panels on its torso open up to reveal its internal weapons system when transformed into the dramatic attack form.

The toy measures approximately 280 millimeters tall when in tower form. The arm and leg frames are partly made of durable, die-cast zinc alloy, allowing the toy’s joints to be posed in countless positions.

The toy retails for 18,360 yen, tax included. It will be released on September 27th.

Chogokin Tower of the Sun Robot 超合金 太陽の塔のロボ
Tower form
© TARO OKAMOTO / © BANDAI

Chogokin Tower of the Sun Robot 超合金 太陽の塔のロボ
Robot form
© TARO OKAMOTO / © BANDAI

Chogokin Tower of the Sun Robot 超合金 太陽の塔のロボ
Super-weaponized attack form
© TARO OKAMOTO / © BANDAI

Chogokin Tower of the Sun Robot 超合金 太陽の塔のロボ
The toy possesses moveable joints for posing during play.
© TARO OKAMOTO / © BANDAI

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Chogokin Tower of the Sun Robot

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