Marty Toy: Mighty Taka-Kanaka (1984)

taka-kanaka marty toy

taka-kanaka marty toy-2

It’s not a Transformer, people. It’s a Change-Able Robot. Totally not the same thing.

5 Responses to “Marty Toy: Mighty Taka-Kanaka (1984)”

  1. 1 MicroBry February 22, 2013 at 8:13 am

    Well, to be fair, it’s actually a knock-off of the title robot from the 1982 anime Xabungle, which predates Transformers by a couple of years… 🙂 But who knows when this KO was made?

  2. 2 2W2N February 22, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Wow. You’re so right. And check this out.

     photo xabungle_zpsded0c145.jpg

     photo xabungle-2_zps2ab26e3b.jpg

    Apparently the knocker offers were knocking off each other! I guess the Xabungle name wasn’t licensed (or copyrighted?) in the U.S., so it was a free for all.

    • 3 MicroBry February 23, 2013 at 2:52 am

      Yeah, there were a whole mess of KO anime robots sold around then in the US also under the name of “Convertors” that came from several shows (including Xabungle) too. Not sure it was the same maker (with re-branding) or not. 😀

  3. 4 leftylimbo February 25, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Dood. I finally found the names for my two pet sea monkeys/brine shrimp that have been living in their sealed eco-dome for the past 10 years on my kitchen counter. Taka-Kanaka and Xabungle. Was this pre-destined? Wow.

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