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Revoltech Grendizer!

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head

He has such a tiny head, and no neck.

TimF's picture
Posted by TimF on 26 January, 2010 - 23:27
Wooohooo!

Wooohooo! Been waiting for a long time for this baby! Its on preorder on hlj.com

Mathai

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Posted by mathai on 26 January, 2010 - 23:49
Crotch

Boy, Grendizer sure does love thrusting his crotch forward.

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Posted by Ginrai on 27 January, 2010 - 00:14
Yay! Been looking for a

Yay! Been looking for a cheap version of this robot, and Revoltech certainly fits the bill. Wonder if all the Force Five robots will end up as Revoltechs? Hmm.

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Posted by djinniman37 on 27 January, 2010 - 11:47
Come to think of it, there

Come to think of it, there are no real good cheap versions of Grendizer (or most other classic super robots) out there. I hate this crotch-in-your-face style...looks terrible on super robots. I'm all for a nice, affordable figure of Grendy and the like...but not like this...

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Sanjeev

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Posted by Sanjeev on 27 January, 2010 - 12:53
Sorry Sanjeev!

I totally agree with Josh here. This baby is great and I can't wait to get mine. 'Nuff Said!

"crotch-in-your-face style" ???

Grandzinga....

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Posted by Grandzinga on 27 January, 2010 - 16:17
You can just make it stand

You can just make it stand normally...

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Posted by VF5SS on 27 January, 2010 - 20:24
"there are no real good

"there are no real good cheap versions of Grendizer out there"

You make the Metaltech Grendizer cry :(

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Posted by quinjester on 30 January, 2010 - 19:33
Hmm...good point! Someone

Hmm...good point! Someone really needs to get one of those and review it for the site. I keep forgetting about it even though High Dream's usually on my radar...

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Sanjeev

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Posted by Sanjeev on 1 February, 2010 - 17:51
The third and fourth pics

The third and fourth pics just totally sell it for me... I haven't grabbed a Revoltech in a while, but if I see this one locally I'll snap it up! The 'dash' accessory for the foot is super rad to boot... adds some great dynamic flare AND acts like a stand, which many RTs need. Combine all that with the chunky croth-thrust sculpt (love the crotch-thrust), and this is the most aggressive Gendizer sculpt ever.

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 27 January, 2010 - 17:10
Ha, ha... the "Hunchback of

Ha, ha... the "Hunchback of Planet Vega"...! Looks good, but I hope that if Kaiyodo ever decides to do a Mazinger Z Revoltech figure, they make it look better (no hunchback).

}D

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Posted by The Mazinger Z on 27 January, 2010 - 23:02
Ha, ha... the "Hunchback of

Oh, and notice I wrote "Mazinger Z" and not "Shin Mazinger"... Shin Mazinger sucks @$$!

}D

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Posted by The Mazinger Z on 27 January, 2010 - 23:06
But Shin Mazinger is

But Shin Mazinger is Mazinger Z, so...

TimF's picture
Posted by TimF on 28 January, 2010 - 16:10
The hell it is!

The Shin Mazinger and its story was a creation of Ken Ishikawa (of Getter Robo), not Go Nagai. Mazinger Z was created by Go Nagai. Hell, even their specs and most of their weaponry is not even the same. Geez...

so... Shin Mazinger and Mazinger Z are technically not the same.

Sorry, I just had to get that off my chest...

}D

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Posted by The Mazinger Z on 21 July, 2011 - 15:42
I think I'll probably pick

I think I'll probably pick this up. I've never seen the show or anything,but he just looks so awesome. Does the foot "blast" refer to a particular special move,or just anime/manga art in general?

For you guys that are complaining about the crotch,hunchback,and whatever else,you know it's a posable figure,right? Just straighten him out.

Sanjeev,I agree totally on the need for classic robot figures at this size and price. I don't have the money/space/inclination for multiple large diecasts of the various super robots. It's made even worse by the fact that Revoltech teases you by making the modern versions of many of the robots,which,allthough they have their good points,pale in comparison to the classics IMO.

That being said,Gaiking is pretty close to his old incarnation. Of course it helps that the new Gaiking is awesome on his own!

kidnicky's picture
Posted by kidnicky on 28 January, 2010 - 10:14
I wonder if we can draw a

I wonder if we can draw a generational corelation between those who dig the crotch-thrust style and those who don't!

Well, Grendizer never looked like this in the cartoon, comic, or vintage toys. The crotch-thrust can work for modern characters from video games and new anime, I guess, but to impose it on old characters is a bit annoying to me. It's like Katoki to Gundam.

And I have one of the new Gaiking Revoltechs. You can't just "straighten him out". The hips look totally bowed-out and awkward...like he's supposed to be doing ridiculous splits all the time. Thing is, that actually works for the new Gaiking...because that's pretty much how he looks in the new cartoon!

Still...it's good to see a modern Grendizer toy at all...and one that's affordable is even better! Ideally, I would've loved to have seen something like what Yamato did with their GNU-DOU line.

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Sanjeev

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Posted by Sanjeev on 28 January, 2010 - 10:33
This is what soured me on

This is what soured me on this line almost from the get-go. I remember trying to get one of the early Dougram ones to just stand up straight and couldn't do it. All that articulation and it can't just stand up. Not for me.

"This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
Onyx Blackman
Principal, Flatpoint High

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Posted by NekroDave on 28 January, 2010 - 13:04
Generational? Well I'm 30

Generational? Well I'm 30 and I love the crotch thrust. The Revoltech figures just have a cool,dynamic look. So far I only have Gaiking and Hot Rod,but I'm satisfied with both.

kidnicky's picture
Posted by kidnicky on 28 January, 2010 - 21:50
But... heroic stances are

But... heroic stances are way more awesome than standing stock-stiff. I don't want my action figures to hold the same stance as Jumbo Machinders, because that's kinda boooring. I'm not posing my Dougram RT standing stiff as a board in a hangar or anything, I'm posing him tearing it up in all the ways the Dual Models can't. The RT figures seem to me to be specifically designed to mimic the crazy balls-to-the-walls over the top action styles of modern manga and anime. There's no reason for these toys to ever stand up straight or look 'classic'... that's not what they're for (which is why some of you guys haven't liked them since they debuted).

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Prometheum5's picture
Posted by Prometheum5 on 28 January, 2010 - 13:42
EXACTLY!

I don't buy these based on resemblance/posability of my many other vintage incarnations already on the shelf.

You hit the 'ol proverbial nail right there Prometheum5!

"There's no reason for these toys to ever stand up straight or look 'classic'... that's not what they're for(which is why some of you guys haven't liked them since they debuted"

Grandzinga....

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Posted by Grandzinga on 28 January, 2010 - 15:10
Well, to put it another way,

Well, to put it another way, crotch-thrust/balls-to-the-walls looks dumb...to me, anyway. Seeing a robot doing calisthenics seems very...unmanly to me. I mean, doesn't it look like Grendizer should be wearing 80's leg-warmers, a headband, and a spandex unitard?

I'm not saying all robot toys need to look like Jumbo's, but these are giant robots, guys. Giant robots are freakin' cool and they should *look* giant! The crotch-thrust look is great for the sort of human characters you see in video games today, but not so much for 30-meter-tall pillars of metal. The Grendizer figure above just doesn't *look* giant at all.

Oh, and don't get me wrong--I like articulation. These are "action figures", not "robot toys", so articulation is the key gimmick. It's this sculpt aesthetic that I hate.

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Sanjeev

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Posted by Sanjeev on 28 January, 2010 - 15:35
I think you and I are going

I think you and I are going to have to fight to settle this.

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Prometheum5's picture
Posted by Prometheum5 on 28 January, 2010 - 16:25
Thunderdome it is. How's

Thunderdome it is. How's this Wednesday night look? ;)

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Sanjeev

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Posted by Sanjeev on 28 January, 2010 - 17:40
There's gonna be a "'fro fight"!

Fine, Ben. If that's how you feel, consider my offer to let you visit my JM Daltanious rescinded! ;)

Seriously, though, I'm not arguing for one style over the other. Just that if articulation is your main gimmick, I think you should be able to stand the figure up straight. Doesn't sound like too much to ask, to me.

"This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
Onyx Blackman
Principal, Flatpoint High

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Posted by NekroDave on 28 January, 2010 - 23:12
 
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