Review by JoshB
This is the one of the Soul of Chogokin robots I always wished they'd make. When I was a kid, the only two die-cast shoguns I had were liger and Poseidon. I loved those things to death. I broke their arms off eventually and buried them in the sandbox behind my grandmother's house.
Getter Poseidon brings me right back to that place, only this time I'm going to be a bit gentler with him. The first thing you notice about him is that he is solid. The lower legs, waist and body are solid metal. He has to be one of the heaviest SOCs. He comes with two different legs - tread mode and regular mode. I wish Bandai could have found a way to make the legs transform, but he does look more anime accurate this way. The treads are rubber, and they do work.
Another great feature about Getter Poseidon is that his missiles actually fire! They only go a short distance, but it's a step in the right direction. You can flip up the chest plate and spin the getter hurricane as well. His waist has a special joint so he can be posed for this attack. One thing that is missing though is Poseidon's net; In the anime, he could cast out a net from his fingertips. If Liger can come with the chain, I don't see why Poseidon can't come with a net.
Also included with the set is a variant set of hands, the Poseidon Getter Machine, a launch pad that stacks with the other Getter G Machines, and a base. Interesting to note that the base is the same base for all 3 Getters, therefore there is no place to store the spare treads. The base can click into the other getter G bases to create a unified display stand.
There have been reports of the waist on Poseidon not staying together. All I can say is make sure you push it together really hard, and it will snap into place. The same goes for the legs. They are hard to remove and replace, but use a little force and you're all set.
|Posted 9 February, 2004 - 23:20 by JoshB|