CollectionDX Network

Captain Shark DX

Comments

18 comments posted
I should have told you to

I should have told you to make the summary, "I'm a shaaaaaaaaark" :3

VF5SS's picture
Posted by VF5SS on 19 November, 2009 - 14:20
Captain Shark is a perfect

Captain Shark is a perfect example of how I feel about Goldran. The mech designs for the side characters and what not are a lot cooler than the main mech itself. And I second Andrew's thought.

Dkun's picture
Posted by Dkun on 19 November, 2009 - 14:33
Captain Shark is cool.

Captain Shark is cool. Walter Walzack even dresses like Harlock in the latter half of the series.Each one of the Braves in this series is based on a type of soldier of different cultures. Goldran is based on a samurai, Sorakage a ninja, Advenger a european gunsmen, Captain Shark a pirate, Star Silver a roman centurion, Jet Silver a european knight, Drill Silver a viking. This series as a whole is very good IMO. Great Goldran also gives off a very ancient statue-y look to me.

Roanstalker's picture
Posted by Roanstalker on 19 November, 2009 - 15:03
Awesome!

Another Brave Toy I'll wind up picking up!

fujikuro's picture
Posted by fujikuro on 19 November, 2009 - 15:04
"Shark-i-i-i-in!" Wow, I

"Shark-i-i-i-in!"

Wow, I want one of these too! Wait, is this an accessory mecha for the hero robo, or a stand-alone-only?

Man- I missed a lot in the Brave Saga I never knew about until now.
------------------------------
CollectionDX Staff

EVA_Unit_4A's picture
Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 19 November, 2009 - 17:57
He can attach Advenger (the

He can attach Advenger (the black train) onto his shoulder peg as a cannon. In the anime everyone (Goldran, Leon Kaiser, God Silver and Captain Shark) holds up Advenger and Sorakage as a team attack called the Hyper Galactic Buster.

He cannot attach to Great Goldran directly.

Roanstalker's picture
Posted by Roanstalker on 19 November, 2009 - 18:59
Nice Shark

Although I don't care for the Robot mode, the mecha shark looks great! Reminds me of some cool old skool Popy or 8T's Super Sentai vehicle.

Leonardo Flores
CollectionDX Staff Writer-West Coast Bureau

Modcineaste's picture
Posted by Modcineaste on 19 November, 2009 - 18:19
More guns than a US civil war reinactor, son!

These Goldran guys don't play, (so to speak,) huh? Eighteen eyeball shattering projectiles is damn respectable. Between this and Goldran even Itano would tell you to scale back.

TimF's picture
Posted by TimF on 19 November, 2009 - 23:26
Bridge Area

"I think this could have been alot cooler if they included stickers for the windows. I have been seriously considering doing some custom work to add these."

Hey there Dan,

I disagree about putting stickers on the windows for the bridge's exterior. They won't be that effective for the mecha to stand out. If you're going to customize Capt. Shark, I would recommend painting the windows on the bridge bay area, because adding stickers to it would also be a pain to the fingers.

Testors craft paint works best in all plastic hobby models & toys unless otherwise.

-R78

Rodimus78's picture
Posted by Rodimus78 on 20 November, 2009 - 00:40
Easily my favorite Brave

Easily my favorite Brave toy. The giant support skis are more than made up for by the perfect look of all 3 modes and the firepower.

Captain Shark's powered-up mode is him "wielding" Advenger as a giant cannon. It's a little weird, since it's more or less a giant locomotive just hovering above his head, but still pretty impressive. Advenger is one of the harder Korean Goldran toys to get, along with God Silvarion.

A friend has a lucky draw all-chrome version of Captain Shark, MISB. I've tried to buy it off of him, but no dice. But that's okay, because he wants my lucky draw all-chrome Choryujin, and he'll never get it :P

JeffStein's picture
Posted by JeffStein on 20 November, 2009 - 22:06
You never sold it? I

You never sold it? I remember you offered that Choryujin up before (I was gonna buy it but I ran into money problems).

Roanstalker's picture
Posted by Roanstalker on 21 November, 2009 - 10:25
Luckily, I came to my senses

Luckily, I came to my senses in time before anyone ponied up the cash! :P

JeffStein's picture
Posted by JeffStein on 21 November, 2009 - 12:42
Hey Jeff, Your right,

Hey Jeff,
Your right, Captain Shark is a pretty freakin' cool Brave toy! Now if you could come up with a source for King J Der, Advenger, Tri-bomber, Red Geist, Thunder Dagwon, Dag Base, Goryu, Hiryu, and GouRyuJin, I would be thrilled! I am sure I need a few more figures that I have forgotten to mention.

-Dan
CollectionDX LLC
Vice President/Co-Owner

Shogundan's picture
Posted by Shogundan on 21 November, 2009 - 10:38
Yahoo Japan via a Proxy

Yahoo Japan via a Proxy service like Celga is a good option. The conversion rate really sucks right now, but you can probably still get a couple of those at a decent price. In particular, I don't think King J-Der, Advenger or Choryujin sell for more than their retail price. Dag Base might also be available for a decent price. And I don't know if you have God Max, but there was a dead stock find recently of him, so he's the cheapest he's been in a long time.

JeffStein's picture
Posted by JeffStein on 21 November, 2009 - 12:47
Gouryujin? shouldnt it be

Gouryujin? shouldnt it be Choryujin (Gouryujin is made up of Enryu and Fuuryu)? And wouldnt you rather have Battle Bomber than Tri Bomber (includes Horn Bomber)? I reckon King J-Der, Red Geist,. Thunder Dagwon, Dag Base, Hiryu and Goryu are the harder ones to get a hold of. Not because they are Super rare (ok maybe Thunder Dagwon's quite rare) but because you have to go through a proxy service to get them. Also add the majority of the Brave police if you prefer the original Brave police badge rather than Sonokong's modded 'ying yang' sign.

Roanstalker's picture
Posted by Roanstalker on 21 November, 2009 - 17:06
I just noticed that the

I just noticed that the stickers on this most recent Korean release are a little different from the Japanese and older Korean releases. Compare:
http://sak2-2.tok2.com/home/transrave/brave_series/gold08_captainshark.html
The newer Korean one has matte stickers, whereas the Japanese and older Korean version have shiny/glittery-color stickers. (The older Korean version comes in a green box rather than a silver box.)

JeffStein's picture
Posted by JeffStein on 21 November, 2009 - 18:33
Theres actually quite a few

Theres actually quite a few differences between Korean releases and Takara releases.

Fighbird: The colours differ on the pre-applied and the ones you have to put on, S Guardion's head is black, missing black paint on Granbird/Great fighbird' head.

J-Decker: All the BP badges and related stickers are changed to have the korean flag symbol, Build Tiger is now orange instead of yellow (same colour as Drill Boy).

And generally the trim on stickers are as good as the japanese versions and sometimes stuff just falls off and refuses to stay on (One of the pegs on my Gaohn that keeps its leg off refuses to stay on and required glue to keep it in place, same for my Shadow Dagwon's dragon head/jaw).

Roanstalker's picture
Posted by Roanstalker on 21 November, 2009 - 20:12
Candygram!

Candygram!

kidnicky's picture
Posted by kidnicky on 22 November, 2009 - 09:56
 
CollectionDX OtakuDX Love is Pop WTF Toy Chogokin.net