Review by JoshB
Garada K7 is the first villain in the Soul of Chogokin series, and one of the
very few Garada toys available.
Garada borrows a lot of parts from previous SOCs. The lower legs and arms
come from the OVA Mazinger Z. Most people assume that the entire lower half
is from that toy, but if you look carefully, the feet, upper legs and waist
are different, although the only difference in the waist is the manufacturers
mark. There is not as much metal in this as in previous SOCs. The head, forearms,
and chest are entirely plastic.
Garada's has some cool features, such as a bendy arm (not spring), removable
head scythes, and eye missiles. The missiles just plug into the eye sockets;
they do not fire.
The base is the same base used with the OVA Mazinger Z. Bandai provided small
plugs to put in the holes to allow the extra hands to connect to it. The name
plate is not a plate, but a sticker, going back to the earlier style.
Garada is a cool toy, but you cant help but get the impression that Bandai
threw this one together as a quick revenue maker. From the borrowed parts,
to the cheaper name sticker, Bandai just didn't put 100% into it. It's worth
but I just think they could have gone the extra mile and didn't.
Garada K7 was released November, 2004
|Posted 13 January, 2005 - 16:34 by JoshB|