Shin Getter 1
Review by JoshB
Aoshima's Miracle House Shin Seiki Gokin Shin Getter 1 is such a beautiful toy, I don't know why I waited so long to get it. Maybe I thought I already had enough Shin Getters (I already had the Kaiyodo and Romando versions).
What a fool I was.
This Shin Getter 1 is the best representation of the character, and one of the best toys of 2000. It is both toy and art.
Shin Getter 1 is mostly diecast, and VERY heavy. He's coated with a beautiful gloss paint job and see-through panels that show the mechanics beneath. All joints click when moved, and he has ample articulation. Once you start to play with the toy you can tell how well this was made. The quality is equal to or better than Bandai's SOC line.
All the points that look sharp are very sharp - this is not a toy for kids. You could kill someone with this toy. He's 21cm (8 in) tall, with and even wider wingspan. The wings are sharp, and spring out when you press a lever on his back.
The toy comes with variant hands and an amazing Getter Tomahawk. The tomahawk has a metal shaft that adds a nice weight to the weapon. Due to the weight though, it can become challenging to find a good pose to hold the weapon.
Aoshima released several versions of Shin Getter 1 in their Shin Seiki Gokin line. Here is a handy guide to the versions:
|Normal Version||Comes with Getter Tomahawk|
|Devil Wing Version||Black version with glowing panels, Comes with scythe AND tomahawk|
|Repaint Version||White chest area instead of red, blue translucent instead of green. Silverish tomahawk.|
|Scythe version||Regular color with Scythe|
|Posted 11 January, 2005 - 16:41 by JoshB|