Tensou Gattai Series 03 - Skick Brothers Set
Review by EVA_Unit_4A
This toy appears courtesy of HobbyLink Japan.
The Gosei Angels are beings who have secretly defended life on Earth for thousands of years, lead by Master Head. While human in appearance, they are usually not seen as they move among us. The road between Earth and Gosei World is Heaven’s Tower- a massive structure which hangs upside down from the clouds. Unfortunately, an empire of aliens, called Warstar, has chosen Earth as their next target, and they have destroyed the Heaven’s Tower in a preemptive strike! Now isolated on Earth, five Gosei Angels-in-training must learn to cooperate with each other, and bring the powers of their three tribes, Skick, Landick, and Seaick, together in order to defeat Warstar, as the Tensou Sentai Goseiger!
In Epic 09- “Gotcha! Gosei Girls”, after Eri (Gosei Pink) and Mouna (Gosei Yellow) learn to appreciate each other’s traits and weaknesses in order to find the three male Goseiger, Eri is able to retrieve a new Gosei Card which will summon the three Headers known collectively as the Skick Brothers- Taka, Crow, and Ptera. After using the specialized traits of each one with Gosei Pink’s Gosei Blaster, later in the scaled-up battle, the two female Goseiger used the Skick Brothers to form Skick Gosei Great.
Each of the Skick Brothers has three ABS wheels on the bottom.
Crow and Ptera can open their mouths via buttons on the top of their heads, which reveals small blaster barrels inside their mouths (though these are primarily utilized when combined with Gosei Great, see below).
While usually of giant proportions far larger than a human, a summoned Header can also attach to the barrel of a Gosei Blaster, which increases its destructive power.
A single Gosei Card is provided, which can be used with the Gosei Power Kaihoki Tensouder.
SUMMON – Skick Brother
(Gosei Red’s Card for summoning the Skick Brothers; Gosei Pink also has a Card for this same function)
Tensou Busou Skick Gosei Great
Sets required for this combination:
- DX Tensou Gattai Gosei Great
- Tensou Gattai Series 03 - Skick Brothers Set
Skick Gosei Great’s unique attack is the Skick Sonic Boom (an energy blast from each Brother’s mouth), and its finisher is the aerial Skick Strike (the energized combo flies into the air and impales itself into the enemy).
Paint applications. Selection of materials. Structural integrity. Flexibility of joints and connection points. These are all things that you never hear about from me. Why? Because they are always done well for a Super Sentai DX robo toy. These are reliable standards which [almost] never falter.
It has been several months since I got my first Goseiger toys, and I must admit to have mellowed a hair. Just a hair, mind you. That being said, when I was first aware of the Tensou Gattai Series sets, they were fuzzy pictures because they had not been released yet. When I got to see the first of them in detail- Tensou Gattai Series 01- Seaick Brothers Set- I could not stop laughing. It was so… bad that it was funny! Tensou Gattai Series 02- Landick Brothers Set fared no better, though I didn’t laugh as hard; I just cringed, shook my head, and sighed. I’ll jump ahead a little and say the other accessory sets in the line- Tensou Gattai Series 04- Exotic Brothers Set (just four repaints of the Dragon Header, which appeared in only one episode early on), and Tensou Gattai Series 05- Mystic Brothers Set- are not appealing to me either.
The only reasons I got this set was because I needed a representation of one of the accessory sets to demonstrate on CollectionDX (admittedly, a bad habit I’ve picked up); and it was the only one of the five that I found somewhat tolerable. The distinct difference between these Headers and the ones on the DX Gosei Great is that each one actually does something, even though they have no bodies individually. Otherwise, this is just another opportunity to fill your shelves with anonymous animal-mecha heads. Be careful in rolling these Headers around, though, as they don’t balance very well on their wheels and are rather top-heavy. You can take what you wish from attaching each one to the Gosei Blaster (although, in my opinion, admittedly they look better than any other Headers when this is done), But all that they do for Skick Gosei Great is create a new larger helmet and some smallish over-the-shoulder cannons. (They didn’t even bother trying to hide the combo’s face underneath Taka, which really pissed me off-!)
Assuming that you’ve got a DX Gosei Great, and then enjoy the Header-swapping gimmick, then the Tensou Gattai Series 03- Skick Brothers Set may not be too bad an addition.
|Posted 31 October, 2010 - 15:42 by EVA_Unit_4A|