Review by Shogundan
Today I will be reviewing Konami's Impact Model series Lagann. Lagann is a small Gunmen that is piloted by the lead character Simon. In the Gurren Lagann anime, Lagann combines with the larger Gunmen Gurren to form Gurren Lagann.
When I came into possession of this piece I was not impressed with it's bare bones black cube packaging. The reason for my dismay is because after seeing Konami's Gurren Lagann die-cast, I felt this unassuming box was quite a departure. I was relieved when upon further inspection, I realized that the packaging was actually a window box with a flap covering what was inside.
As you can see from the photo's below, Lagann includes many accessories, such as a variant face, hands, drills and stand. Oh, lets not forget the highly detailed Simon figure.
I was really pleasantly surprised at the nice quality plastic used, its solid feel, and how nicely painted/detailed this figure is. Check it out!
Lagann stands about 6"-8" tall depending if you mount him on the included stand or not. Having 14 points of articulation makes this figure able to pull off some super cool poses.
Full drillized mode! Notice the cool variant scowling face. Looks killer!!
My personal favorite pose.
Removing the top hatch cover reveals the highly detailed cockpit for Simon to pilot Lagann. Simon is nicely detailed. He features articulation in the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, and waist. My only problem is that they didn't include articulation in Simon's legs.
Lagann and Simon Kicking back and relaxing.
So, in conclusion... If you are a Gurren Lagann fan you will agree with me when I say.... This figure is FREAKIN AWESOME! Go out and get it! Unfortunately, its sold out most places and you may have to look on Yahoo Japan. Good Luck!!
|Posted 24 October, 2008 - 13:32 by Shogundan