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UPDATED: Fewture Models EX Alloy Gatchaspartan

UPDATED 3/1/2013 with more images and info about the size. 

 

UPDATED 2/23/2013 with official solitation images via Timeless Dimension.

Fewture Models EX Alloy Gatchaspartan by Art Storm. Due in June 2013 for 29,800 yen. Looks to be about 12 inches long when fully formed.

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Posted 1 March, 2013 - 18:03 by Atom

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Size? Fragile?

Does anyone know if this will be bigger than the original DX Gatcha Spartan? This looks super slick with the extended/lengthened #1 ship. All die cast? I have never owned or seen a Fewture toy in person but aren't they known for being extremely fragile, aside from being expensive? I usually am strictly vintage toys only but this is so tempting...feedback/advice based on prior releases is appreciated.

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Posted by Mr. Ginrai on 14 February, 2013 - 00:03
I'll ill-equiped to answer this, but here goes!

edit: I thought I hit reply on Mr. Ginrai's post, but I guess I didn't.

So, I don't know how long the original DX was. I found one post translated from Italian saying 23cm/9.5in combined, although having never seen one in person I don't know if that's accurate. There's no detailed size info released for the EX Gokin yet, but the New God Phoenix was 30.5 cm, which is just slightly over a foot. You can see it in the picture, and although the perspective isn't great, the Gatcha Spartan seems to be quite a bit bigger.
I have no idea about build quality, but going from Josh's review of the NGP (which I think was the most recent EX Gokin vehicle release), it was pretty much a beautiful hunk of diecast, with some small issues in gimmick execution.
...that's all I got.

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Posted by SpaceRunaway on 14 February, 2013 - 08:59
Guessing...

I promise as soon as we see more info we will get it up but with that said...

Looks to be at most a foot and half long assembled and formed. Should contain a decent amount of diecast. Lot's of diecast is what they are good for.

Fragile isn't what jumps to mind with Fewture Models... some pieces with removable plates tend to be fiddly and pop off but I wouldn't think of them as fragile.

The real unanswered question is how many "gimmicks" will the individual vehicles have. THAT has been inconsistent on their EX alloy stuff.

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Posted by Atom on 14 February, 2013 - 17:24
Thanks Adam! As soon as you

Thanks Adam!

As soon as you guys hear more I'd love to know. You guys are literally the only site I can find that broke the news about this (top notch sleuthing as usual!!!!) I can't even find a potential preorder yet. This is a really tempting piece for me - I have no modern stuff and I am definitely still hunting for a vintage DX spartan, but this just looks like it will be right.

I just hope they get a little edgy and decide to do crazy box art like the vintage popy. Those plain Jane boxes that show the toy on a blank background just don't do it for me. Needs some color lol.

I did read some of Josh's old reviews...glad fragile is not a problem. Gimmicks are good though, the more the better! Cross your fingers boys!

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Posted by Mr. Ginrai on 20 February, 2013 - 09:53
A little longer

I don't remember if that blurb saying it's about a foot is recent or not, but the press sheet says it's a little over 14 inches.

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Posted by SpaceRunaway on 1 March, 2013 - 22:38
 
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