Astro Boy in Astro Toy

Astro, the little robot, or Astro Boy in Shakespear's language, is the work of a man: Osamu Tezuka. Renowed Mangaka, he will be a prolificer between 1946 and 1989 with no less than 700 works on the meter whose King Leo (which has inspired very / too greatly the Lion King), Black Jack or the story of the 3 Adolf.
In April 1952, he created Astro Boy, narrative he sees like a futuristic pinnochio.


The story is happening in 2003 (futuristic date at the time) in a world in which humans and robots coexist. Dr. Tenma, head of the Ministry of Science loses his son Tobio in a car accident. He then built Astro to the image of his son and the pupil with love, but quickly realizes that this little robot has neither the character traits of a human, nor his propensity to grow and will reject his creation.
Taken under the wing of Professor Ochanomizu, Astro will become a superhero defender of the earth and the main representative of harmony between man and robots.

It is with this simple story in appearance that TEZUKA passed the tour de force to make it one of the most sold comics in the world with 100 million volumes marketed. It must be admitted that in France, the reading of manga at that time was reserved for a whole very small circle of Europeans. It was therefore in 1986 that Astro Boy will conquer the French market with the series "Astro, the little robot", which was multi-broadcast on TF1 and especially in the Dorothée Club. Second television adaptation (the first series of 1963 remained unpublished in our countries, although the first animated Japanese series broadcast weekly), these broadcasts will make known and love this character in France.

Will follow Astro Boy 2003, then Little Astro Boy in 2014 and a Franco-Japanese collaboration under the name of Go Astro Boy Go! In 2019.


On the big screen, we see arriving in 1962 a movie live-action containing episodes of the 1959 series then Astro Boy: Hero of Space who compiles several episodes of the animated series. In 1985, Astro Boy arrives: Shinsen-Gumi, the first original film on the little robot and in 2009, a 3D film.
Sea snake from the middle of the 7th art for several years, a Live Action Astroboy version would always be in preparation.


Before tackling toys, let's talk a little about Pluto, a Naoki Urasawa (Monster, 20th Century Boys) that takes the narrative arc "the strongest robot in the world" in the form of a police story. With several rewards (Intergeneration prices in Angoulême, Grand Cultural Prix Osamu Tezuka), it is a powerful narrative that shows that Astro Boy is not an archaic vestige of a bygone era.


In the Toys radius, it would be criminal not to evoke the Bearbrick Astro Boy. With the 33 series in 2017, it's Astro BOy and Astro GIRL that invade the universe of Medicom. Then will follow a 200%, 400%, and 1000% version of the TEZUKA robot.

At the house of ZcwoThe Master Series Collection will make Astro Boy a fashion icon by bringing them different clothes, the cowboy costume to that of schoolchildren through a surprising Santa Claus costume. Let's not forget either, theAtom Project proposing a ATstroke BOy of 60 CM with 5 points of articulation.

Josh Divine is definitely a regular of this blog, but what do you want, his Astro crash We like so much so much it is enjoyable and uninhibited.


On the side of Toyqube, there is a Superb series of
ATstroke Boy PVC with closed eyes. In color, black, silver or gold version, these 13 cm figurines will be happy with young and old.


From a larger size, some figurines are returning astro Boy in iconic poses whether in black and white, nod to the original manga, or in color.


Finally, let's talk about the Die Cast series that offers, thanks to its interchangeable parts, to admire Astro Boy in dissected or half dissected version! The figurine already existed in classic versionbut recently the version Chameleon Chrome is available on our site!

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