I love Japanese robot toys, but due to the exchange rate they're normally prohibitively expensive. That's why these two, priced at $20 each, caught my eye. $20 is a darn good price for any kind of Japanese toy, especially ones these large. I decided to buy the silver one, and as I was paying for it the dealer told me I could have it AND the black one for $25. Apparently he was tired of lugging them around to various shows. Sold! Wotta deal!
Each figure is nicely detailed and textured. The silver one is slightly shorter than the other one, and is painted to look like it's made of some sort of pitted metal.
The black one is a little taller and is painted to look like it has an cast iron texture.
Judging from the box they're from some sort of live action TV show, like the Power Rangers or whatever they're called in Japan. The back of the boxes show many other figures in the line.
As I said, they're quite large. Here they are with a can of Coke Zero (which is much better than Diet Coke) for scale (sorry, I don't have a wiener dog to use for comparison).
I have no idea who they are or what TV show or movie they're from, as I can't read Japanese. Perhaps a fluent and helpful reader could fill me in? All I know is that I thought they looked cool, and they were cheap, and now they're mine!