Own up. Who on this planet Earth has harbored the wish for a Shin Japan Heroes Universe combiner toy? Well, whoever you are, it looks like your wish has come true. So yeah. While there is no Shin Japan Heroes Universe movie yet, there is going to be a toy.
Not just any toy. It is a combiner toy like Voltron, Megazord, and Transformers Combiners. Wait what? But save for Evangelion, Shin Ultraman, Shin Godzilla, and Shin Kamen Rider aren’t robots, are they? Nope they are not but for the sake of the toy, they are going to do the unimaginable: turned into transformable mechas and have their body parts separated from them to form the SHJU Project Shin Universe Robot.
Yep. You better believe it. An SHJU Combiner Robot is happening. The SHJU Project Shin Universe Robot is a robot toy comprised of the Shin Godzilla, Shin Evangelion, Shin Kamen Rider, and Shin Ultraman that transform and combine into one giant-ass Megazord-like robot.
Not going to lie. It is morbid and cool at the same time. Imagine a transforming Gojira and imagine Ultraman and Unit-01 having their body parts separated to form this monstrosity. And where did Kamen Rider come in, you asked? Well, the human-size superhero’s Cyclone bike transformed into the head of the combiner with the hero still on the bike’s seat. Absolutely bizarre. As per Google Translate:
“Godzilla, Evangelion Unit 01, Ultraman, and Kamen Rider transform from their respective states and combine to become Shin Universe Robo with a total height of about 240mm. It will be a dream combination robot product equipped with a weapon that combines the special beam effect of Ultraman and the dorsal fin of Godzilla and the shield of the AT field of Evangelion.”
Yes. It is gonna look weird. If this news were to release on April 1st, you’d think it is a joke. Unfortunately or not, it is not a joke. SHJU Project Shin Universe Robot is real and it can be pre-ordered in Japan from Evangelion official store, Gozilla official store, and Toei online store, as well as from Premium Bandai Japan, for 23,100 yen which is around US$167 based on today’s going rate.
Images: Bandai [JP]/Twitter (@SHJU_World).