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Shigcon Jet


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Enjoying these reviews!

The Shigcon Jet, like the Shigcon Tank's appeal really depends on the whole Daitetsujin 17 aesthetic... if you like that robot's design (or warm up to it) - than the style of these vehicles make a bit more sense. For example... the retractable panel in the cockpit mirrors the looks of the "eyes" of the D-17 (as do the cockpit part of Shigcon Tank) - are they connected by the same computer brain that run the robot?

Not that they aren't fun and full of play features by themselves. Yeah, that whole wing retraction thing doesn't make much sense if you haven't seen the show (I think I've seen about 4 dubbed episodes of "Brain 17" and don't recall the Shigcon Jet getting much action) but it's still a neat spring loaded gimmick. It's old skool and "they don't make em like these anymore" enough to recommend any gokin collector to grab one for cheap.

Perhaps my favorite part of the more electronic Bandai D-17 gokin (with the woeful self transforming mechanism) were the nicely detailed little Shigcon vehicles that docked in it's foot.

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Posted by Harvey on 7 September, 2013 - 23:49
Really like these reviews,

Really like these reviews, all I had growing up was the old shogun warrior adds in comic books, never was able to see and have the real things.

But how awesome is that commercial!

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Posted by Court on 8 September, 2013 - 13:54