Exceptional engineering is one vital aspect when it comes to designing articulated action figures and toys. Kaiyodo is one such manufacturer that perfectly balances toy engineering ingenuity with pleasing aesthetics when it comes to its products. From Revoltech joints to garage kits and Sofubi collectibles, Kaiyodo has gone a long way since its humble beginnings.
Kaiyodo is a Japanese toy company that was established by Osamu Miyawaki on April 1, 1964 in Moriguchi, Osaka, Japan, and started out as a small hobby shop. Kaiyodo mainly produces highly detailed figurines, garage kits, and articulated action figures. The company has various licenses to produce figures of characters from Marvel, DC, Hasbro, and notable anime franchises.
One notable engineering feat that Kaiyodo pioneered is the Revolver Technology. Also known as Revoltech, this joint design allows for a wider range of motion while also maintaining stability. Revoltech joints let figures do more dynamic poses than typical action figure joint designs. Kaiyodo released the first Revoltech figure in 2006 with the No.001 Shin Getter 1 from the New Getter Robo anime series. It was soon followed by other mecha figures from Patlabor, Gurren Lagann and Neon Genesis Evangelion.
Kaiyodo soon released other lines utilizing the Revoltech design, from the Sci-Fi Revoltech series featuring Disney characters to the Amazing Yamaguchi line featuring the stylized sculpts of Marvel and DC characters by Yamaguchi Katsuhisa. Kaiyodo also makes soft vinyl toys of super robot characters like Getter Robo and UFO Robot Grendizer as part of its Sofubi Toy Box lineup.
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