|Name||GX-18 Getter Dragon|
|Character Design||Ken Ishikawa|
Review by JoshB
I used to watch Starvengers on TV when I was a kid - It was on Channel 25,
as part of the "Force 5" lineup. Starvengers, along with Gaiking, Danguard
Spaceketeers and Grandizer planted the seeds for what would grow to be a lifelong
In the show, 3 ships in
different combinations formed Star Arrow (Getta Liger) , Star
Poseidon (Getter Poseidon),
or Star Dragon (Getter Dragon). In Japan, the show was a sequel to the original
Getter Robo, called Getter Robo G. In 2003 a DVD boxset of Getter Robo G was
released, renewing interest in the series. Bandai released all 3 Getter G Modes
as part of their Soul of Chogokin series.
GX-18, Getter Dragon, Comes with 3 sets of hands, 2 axe heads, 2 axe handles,
a long handle, a variant head to mimic the transformation sequence, a cape, Getter Eagle and launch base
and a display stand.
As with all SOC releases, Getter Dragon is almost entirely metal. Joints make
a satisfying click when moved, and it can assume a variety of poses. It features
a two-position neck, that can tilt back for flight mode. Unfortunately, this
neck joint is awkward, and prone to scratching.
Getter Dragon can be disassembled to combine with other Getter robots for
numerous combination's. It also features spinning arm blades and pop-out fins
on the legs.
|Posted 31 December, 2003 - 23:58 by JoshB|