I was very much aware of Panda Z‘s existence for quite some time now but it was only recently that I got my first encounter with Panda Z figures upfront when I was with the entire Bedbugs last December at the 2Rats Eastwood Mall in Libis. They were selling two versions of it for Php 500 each ($11.00 ++) which is quite pricey for a PVC figure but nevertheless I was contemplating on getting one for myself if ever I get the chance to return to Eastwood Mall. Thankfully it was during one of my visits to Greenhills with my buddy and Made in X PR honcho Adi where we accidentally saw the same Panda Z figures being sold as pre-owned items for only Php 180 (roughly around $4.00)
Due to budget restraints I did not get to buy the two Panda Z figures at once instead I opted to buy them separately, getting the black and white figure first then a few weeks later the bronze/copper was next. One of the coolest things about these Panda Z figs is that you can interchange its hands with three other “hand weapons” that comes along with the figure itself, aside from the fact that it’s a bad-ass parodic figure to the legendary Japanese mecha superhero Mazinger Z! Though this is suspected to be bootleg items, I just can’t help but still want them badly in my collection. ‘Till next time, happy toy hunting and advance Happy Easter to all!