Rocketnews 24/Anime News Network:
Bandai posted an English-subtitled anime short to promote its Mazinger Z and Hello Kitty crossover project on Wednesday.
The video also teases a possible collaboration between Getter Robo and My Melody at the 1:45 mark.
The Mazinger Z and Hello Kitty collaboration will include two revamped toys in Bandai’s Chogokin line. The Hello Kitty toy now comes in the colors and likeness of Mazinger Z, which includes a pop-open cockpit featuring a Hello Kitty mini-figure in Koji Kabuto’s uniform.
The Mazinger Z toy uses the Super Robot Chogokin Mazinger Z as a base, and is painted in Hello Kitty colors. It includes a special belt for its Jet Scrander pack that features a Hello Kitty symbol.
Both toys have replaceable parts that allow them to depict the handshake shown in the short anime.
The crossover Chogokin Hello Kitty is slated for release in May, while the revamped Mazinger Z is slated for June.
Bandai will also release the Chogokin toy of Sanrio character My Melody on January 18. The release celebrates the character’s 40th anniversary.