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Baldios (Limited Edition)

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will you review/have Brave Gohkin 17 Gakeen, you have a page about it release but no review yet.

That and Danguard Ace reviews would be great

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Posted by AJProDie-Cast on 3 January, 2009 - 23:51
"Must be all that

"Must be all that origami"...classic!

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Sanjeev

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Posted by Sanjeev on 4 January, 2009 - 01:01
Baldios (Limited Edition)

I was lucky enough to watch Baldios on TV back in the 80's (when it was released) and a few weeks ago when it was released on DVD together with the movie. Obviously in Italian, one of the two languages which are PERFECT for anime dubbing (the other being English/American).

Baldios is most probably the only robot anime loved by females because it is a combination of shonen-shojo manga. You have battles, big robots, politics, sci-fi, hatred, jealousy, a love story, and of course a puzzling ending.

Now to the diecast itself. The CM's offering is very much welcome by fans like me especially when one keeps in mind that I have been waiting for Baldios for over 30 years. The last Baldios was the Nomura offering. O.K. I know that Yamato has issued its GN-U Dou Baldios but that is a plastic action model (yes I have it too).

The CM's Baldios is near perfect and if it wasn't for the fact that the Government of Malta ripped me off 67 Euros VAT (since unfortunately we have joined the EU), I would have bought the Unlimited Edition too.

My grumbles are the following:

1. The tip of the sword is just yellow plastic (unlike the unlimited version which is chrome and so more anime accurate),
2. The Pulsarburn cockpit canopy should be clear orange and not just clear (Limited Edition) or clear blue (Unlimited Edition).
3. I have never seen Baldios use the laser bowgun in both the anime TV series and the Movie,
4. The Cutteranger cannon and missile rack could have easily been painted. They are just grey plastic and to a perfectionist like me that is a dent in CM's reputation.
5. A pair or two of extra hands would have been really welcome.
6. The poseable cannons could have been done better.
7. The Baldiguard shield is never used in the anime.
8. As regards the small amoeba-like enemy ship, please do not underestimate these little bastards as they can team up in a variety of combinations and voila' you have an enormous kikaiju.

All in all a very great diecast which I consider a jewel in my collection.

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Posted by grendizer1975 on 4 January, 2009 - 04:49
Baldios (Limited Edition)

"Must be all that origami"...classic!

I fully agree with Sanjeev. LOL.

Josh if you've got fat fingers use a pointless toothpick to open/take out parts.

That is the method I always use even if I have skinny fingers.

I consider my diecasts as superior to gold ingots.

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Posted by grendizer1975 on 4 January, 2009 - 07:00
Good Lord. When I saw his

Good Lord. When I saw his leg transformation, my jaw fell down and still won't go back. Simply amazing, although a bit pricy :)

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Posted by Wallas on 4 January, 2009 - 08:35
Well im a big fan of baldios

Well im a big fan of baldios but with that kind of price i could buy myself sos ideon (which i dream to have one >_

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Posted by Bahim Z 360 on 4 January, 2009 - 11:37
is it c10? Bob Ross and

is it c10?

Bob Ross and Gokin...you know this might not be a bad idea.

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Posted by joshua fraser on 4 January, 2009 - 22:55
Baldios

I've had my eye on this toy since it was announced, but I wouldn't buy it without first reading CDX's review. :)

It sounds excellent to me. This is a sure buy, as soon as I recover (financially) from this years Christmas shopping, my car repairs, and tuition. So for Christmas two years from now I'm definitely getting this!

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Posted by TimF on 5 January, 2009 - 13:26
 
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