I figure this year I'll post up a MODOK, inspired by Bandai's GoDaiKin series of the 80's.
I love the first sentence for the Godaikin history entry, according to Wikipedia:
"Mattel had previously tried to market Popy figures as Shogun Warriors in the late 1970s, before the line was cancelled, partially due to safety concerns. In 1982 Bandai decided to try themselves, and came up with the Godaikin range. The name is a combination of the Japanese words for "alloy" (gokin) and "big" (dai), and is presented as "GoDaiKin" on the packaging (however, within collectors' sources, the title case version is more commonly used)."
While many of the GoDaiKin robots were pretty darn awesome, the most memorable figure I ever came across is GOLION. Seeing that box it in all its glory.. on that toy shelf, ..DANG!
Anyways, for the love of all that is DIE-CAST METAL, and all that is MODOK. He deserves the best toy treatment.
Btw, I started a new tumblr site: http://mrmrdrawsometimes.tumblr.com/
We'll see how that goes. Catch you all soon.