Gouraisenpuujin Chogokin DX Black Version
Review by JoshB
Gouraijin and Senpuujin are the two main mecha from the
sentai show "Ninpuu Sentai Hurricanger". The two combine with
the help of Fuurai Maru to create GouraiSenpuujin.
The Japanese love their black versions. They have been producing black-colored
versions of their toys since the late 1970s. The normal color Gouraijin
and Senpuujin are cool enough, but this black version is just evil.
Beetle features moveable cannons and rubber tank treads. Gourai
Stag features rubber wheels and closing pincers. It is worth nothing
that the rubber used for the wheels is different on the black version
than on the regular version. These are a harder, hollow backed rubber,
where the original had softer tires.
The two combine to form Gouraijin. He is an imposing figure. He
can store Karakuri Ball 04, Plant Axe
in his chest. Plant Axe can also combine with the pincers to form
a power-up weapon.
Senpuujin consists of 3 Shinobi Attack
Machines: Hurricane Hawk, Hurricane
Dolphin, and Hurricane Leon.
The Hawk and Dolphin are not much to speak of, it is Hurricane Leon
that holds most of the bulk. The mane of the lion spins when a ripcord
is pulled. The transformation is straight forward and solid. Senpuujin
comes with Karakuri Ball 01, Sword Slasher,
which is stored in the chest compartment.
To combine the two sets into GouraiSenpuujin,
you need Karakuri Ball 07 and Karakuri Ball 08, Fuurai Head and
Fuurai Knuckle (collectively known as Fuurai
Maru). The small Fuurai Maru robot is nothing special,
but it acts as the head and hands for GouraiSenpuujin.
Combined, the Black GouraiSenpuujin is over 16 inches tall and
weighs over 5 pounds. It is loaded with metal. It is as articulate as
a brick, but it makes up for it with style and presence. You can insert
Hurricane Leon's tail into the mane and pull it for ripcord action
that spins the mane and gatling cannon on the shoulder.
The box for is so large it comes with a handle,
much like it's godaikin ancestors. Each part is wrapped in plastic
and rests in an intricate cardboard tray. The
set also includes two Shinobi Medals, to
be used with some other playset.
This is truly an amazing set. No fan of sentai or classic super robots
should be without it.
|Posted 16 May, 2003 - 09:56 by JoshB|