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God Gravion, Compact Sigma Version

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180 bucks!!!!!!!

wow.. I know SHE's stuff is expensive, but if I had the money I'd lay down 800+ dollars for Dangaioh.
Although I always appreciate a good hand painted resin figure or model, this im not so sold on. even if i was a fan of God Gravion.

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godmagnus1's picture
Posted by godmagnus1 on 14 April, 2009 - 12:43
I always wanted the SHE

I always wanted the SHE Getter Robo, but the more I found out about it the less appealing it became. Thanks for the review of this SHE product. I have to wonder about those guys in Japan who keep buying these. http://alma.skr.jp/ This guy has a large collection of SHE figures.

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Posted by VF5SS on 14 April, 2009 - 13:22
WOW the Gaiking set looks

WOW the Gaiking set looks fantastic. It's a shame I'll never pay that much for a toy/model.
Bandai , when are you going to release it Da gureito as a SOC?

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Posted by saga_gx on 14 April, 2009 - 18:04
Considering I've actually

Considering I've actually seen Gravion, this figure just looks awful too me. It looks like it the sort of old trading figure sets for combining robots where if you bought all of them, they would combine in a rather clunky not-so-perfect fit. How does the plastic on it feel though?

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Posted by Dkun on 14 April, 2009 - 16:51
plastic

It's hard to describe if you're not familiar with resin. It's sharp and solid, but brittle and oily looking. The joints tend to loosen over time, which is why the more expensive bots come with screwdrivers.

The Enthusiast's picture
Posted by The Enthusiast on 15 April, 2009 - 22:55
I just can't get into Resin...

I've built Resin kits a few times and I can't stand it as a building material and will always pass on kits and toys made up of it. It sags after so many years, air bubbles, it freaking smells and paint or primer doesn't even stick to it and it cracks real easy.

The only exception is smaller figure kits and conversion kits. I just couldn't spend that much money on anything made of Resin. Sorry for the rant!

Thanks for the review as always and letting us on about the history of SHE's products,

Cheers
Leonardo Flores
CollectionDX Staff Writer-West Coast Bureau

Modcineaste's picture
Posted by Modcineaste on 14 April, 2009 - 22:46
Dear God...

The toy is... so small...

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Posted by Berserk on 15 April, 2009 - 22:12
and about thirty-five bucks

and about thirty-five bucks an inch.

The Enthusiast's picture
Posted by The Enthusiast on 15 April, 2009 - 22:52
That's the spirit!

Oh yes I forgot Resin toys/models are always so expensive! ha ha

Leonardo Flores
CollectionDX Staff Writer-West Coast Bureau

Modcineaste's picture
Posted by Modcineaste on 16 April, 2009 - 00:02
Have this actually

I actually have this guy, and the first edition Gravion. Funny thing was I got them from BBTS.com many X_mas' ago for 25$ each. This one's armor is also designed to fit into the later released "Sol-Gravion" model to become the "Grand God Gravion," which comes with another Grand-Sigma that is designed to transform and attach to the Grand Kaiser (original Gravion's core body) during the doubled up transformation scheme.

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Posted by Gunpla Rob on 16 April, 2009 - 12:07
For a toy that's 80 to 200

For a toy that's 80 to 200 dollars, that's....pretty damned small.

Is there a reason why Studio Half Eye makes their products so expensive?

Do they think that the average toy collector is made of money or something?

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Posted by Decade010 on 17 April, 2009 - 22:51
Making such sophisticated

Making such sophisticated products in a garage is inherently expensive. The labor to engineer and design the figures is huge, you can only use the molds a few hundred times, and the labor to assemble and paint the pieces is significant too. I doubt that SHE makes much of a profit. I understand why the toys are expensive, I'm just uncertain that they're worth the money.

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Posted by The Enthusiast on 18 April, 2009 - 12:20
From my perspective, it's

From my perspective, it's just tough to look at the sorts of toys SHE makes...with their quality and pricepoints...and then see the vastly superior fit, finish, and pricing of Fansproject or Justitoys products (which are also considered tiny operations).

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Posted by Sanjeev on 20 April, 2009 - 16:50
I was just thinking about that

I was just thinking about those. I haven't seen the fan-made TF stuff in person, but the upgrade kits and trailers look fantastic. I guess they have a more robust fandom and demand to help the economics, but maybe SHE is gauging.

The Enthusiast's picture
Posted by The Enthusiast on 20 April, 2009 - 17:17
License

I'm sure the license to produce the likeness of this character is expensive and with so few items created the cost is absorbed into the final cost of the figure. Considering that this is a handmade item with so many parts this figure is quite inexpensive. If you were to commission a model builder to build something along these lines it would be easily be triple this price.

not my cup of tea but I admire people who do these types of projects.

Leonardo Flores
CollectionDX Staff Writer-West Coast Bureau

Modcineaste's picture
Posted by Modcineaste on 21 April, 2009 - 11:21
Quite true...I should

Quite true...I should actually amend my earlier comment to remove price from the issue. SHE must be shelling out big bucks for their licenses and rolling that cost into their offerings is totally understandible. Still, this doesn't excuse them from putting out mediocre product. With the tools that are available today, there should be no fit/finish issues...as in Justitoys and Fansproject products (that, admittedly, must be cheaper due to their bootleg nature).

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Posted by Sanjeev on 21 April, 2009 - 14:26
God Z (Sigma) Gravion

The Core Unit is know as the Gran Sigma, and not the Gran Kaiser. This dark version, the Gran Sigma Gravion is from the Gravion Zwei series. It's made exactly like God Gravion, except for the scar on the eye. It's a rare piece you got there. I guess if you are truely disappointed, you can always sell it as there are rarely any listing on ebay. There is actually three versions of Gravion produced by Studio Halfeye, God Gravion, God Sigma Gravion and Sol Sigma Gravion and the 3 combine to form Ultimate Gravion. It was Studio Halfeye 1st attempt at this marketing strategy to sell three Mechas that can combine. Their latest project that uses this marketing strategy is the Gaiking set. I've always associated Studio Halfeye Resin Figures as Bragging pieces. They are extremely pricey because each piece is hand made, from casting to painting. And thus, the production run is small. As for the looks, you'll probably be more happy with the GN-U Yamato's Super Heavyweight God Gravion. It's around 30 bucks, much more poseable, and much bigger. But there is no transformation in that one, which why I like the SHE version better. Although the transformation is simple, it's still something that this figure can do. Like the Compact Perfect Change Shin Getter 1 that I have, I like it way better than the Aoshima close wing that I have. Sure the Aoshima one is build like a brick, with lots of die cast metal and you can most likely kill some with it if you hit them over the head with it. But there isn't much you can do with it. Yeah, the SHE version doesn't have rachet clicky joints, and it is fragile but at least I can transform each of the Getter Machine, and each Getter Machine looks good on it's own and then I can combine them.

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Posted by supergetterv on 22 April, 2009 - 01:52
Cool

Wow I love gravion but this figure is kinda lame. It's proportions is all rong and idk if it's just the pick or is the paint just that poor. I'd love to just buy thisguy f of u becouse I am OCD about the figures having to transform and this us the only one that dose so if u ever need muney and is will ing to sell this I would highly apreciate it

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Posted by Kuni145 on 4 May, 2011 - 21:05
 
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