|Character Design||Mitsuteru Yokoyama|
|Toy Design||Katsuhisa Yamaguchi|
Review by JoshB
If you have Luke Skywalker, you need Darth Vader to fight him. The same can be said of any hero and villain pair, and Tetsujin 28 and Black Ox are no exception. This glossy black robot was the nemesis of Tetsujin 28, causing havok and mass destruction whenever they clash.
This Revoltech version of Black Ox comes courtesy of HobbyLink Japan.
To be honest, Black Ox is kind of unremarkable as far as Revoltech goes. The main draw here is the character, and rightly so - the jet black armor of Black Ox is undeniably cool. Quality and articulation is on a par with previous Revoltech releases - you should know what you are getting into by now. There are a few things worth mentioning though.
Black Ox comes with various sets of hands, including one set of hands with articulation. These hands can open and close, but the execution is kind of sloppy. When the hands are open all the way, they look like gorilla hands - just too long. I assume these hands are to grab Tetsujin 28, but I don't see how they benefit over fixed pose hands.
Included with Black Ox are a replaceable arm and leg piece to replicate a cut-away view. This is a neat effect, and I love to see when Yamaguchi does some different things with his designs.
As a bonus, you get an additional head for Tetsujin 28 with grey eyes. My guess is to represent a "deactivated" T28.
Black Ox comes with your standard Revoltech stand.
If you have the Tetsujin 28 Revoltech, you need the Black Ox. You can't have one without the other.
You can get your Black Ox at HobbyLink Japan.
|Posted 14 March, 2008 - 11:09 by JoshB|