Review by JoshB
This 6" tall figure was sculpted by Katsuhisa Yamaguchi, who also sculpted the Neon Genesis Evangelion EVA Figures and Virtual On Figures. The "combined" robot ChoRyuJin GaoGaiGar is packaged with a Freezing Rifle/crane, a Melting Rifle/ladder, an Eraserhead Weapon Pod, and a VOLFOGG Robot Figure.
ChoRyuJin is the combined form of HOYORYU and ENRYU, 2 individual transforming robots. This toy does not transform though. It can, however, strike some seriously bad-ass poses. the included VOLFOGG figure has no articulation at all. ChoRyuJin is solid and durable - a rarity among Kaiyodo toys. He comes from the series "King of Braves GAOGAIGAR".
ChoRyuJin originally retailed in Japan for ¥3980, but was imported to the US via Diamond Comic Distributors.
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hi, I just recently ordered a couple gaogaigar figures from kaiyodo. this will be my first figures from kaiyodo. I haven't ordered choryujin yet, but I was wondering if it had the weird joint thing kaiyodo's known for? and does it have the "rest-easy" durability or "don't touch it!" durability?
I'm hoping the gaogaigar figures are at least as solid and durable as you say this guy is.
oh, and not to bombard you with questions about yesterday's toys, but which is better for the gaogaigar figures, yujin or kaiyodo? kaiyodo looked like the stronger toy of the two, but I've been hearing so much about their QC.
...man, choryujin looks cool. might have to buy him anyway...
Kaiyodo is a mixed bag. Their robot museum line (like this toy) is solid and sturdy - no floppy parts - you can handle them and play with them.
Other older kaiyodo toys, such as the evas, virtual on, and even the trigun toys are very fragile.
if you stick with toys within the "Robot Museum" line, you should be ok, but really, who knows with kaiyodo. I'm hoping the revoltech series is better.
Yujin toys are more toy-like, but less detailed, and softer plastic. Think MSIA gundam toys. The DX GGG figures are another story - those are really great. Good-looking and very toy-like.