Print ad for Takara’s Magneborg Death Cross and Machinezaurer.
What’s worth noting here is that, in addition to the rubber suits built for commercials, both toys shared a really unique gimmick. In the ads, Takara encouraged children to decide for themselves which of the two was the true hero and/or villain. I always admire toy companies that encourage kids imaginations.
Which is great because, come on. Death Cross? Totally the bad guy here.
EDIT: The best part of this, according to ally-in-arms @tokugami, Machinezaurer had a Go Nagai manga and tie-in theme song!