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7 comments posted
I appreciate you forgoing

I appreciate you forgoing your health to bring us a sweet toy review, and I'm far more interested in this than I initially was. This actually makes me wonder how a "New" Reideen SoC would play out.

Mike's picture
Posted by Mike on 12 June, 2008 - 09:09
A very nice toy indeed! And

A very nice toy indeed! And one more cool thing - its hips (blue portion on each side)can open up to enable Reideen to do some awesome poses which requires it to split its legs wide apart. Truly worth the wait for me.

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Posted by deltagrail on 12 June, 2008 - 09:36
sturdier transformation

actually there are two pegs on the wing.
the pegs go into two holes on the hip, so it won't move so much when it's transformed.
also, when the shoulder armors don't fit over the wing part properly, try moving the shoulder.
the shoulders have extra joints(?) other than clicky joint, the shoulders can go in and out little bit,
and go up and down.

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Posted by gunplaman on 12 June, 2008 - 12:01
Too small, fragile, not enough diecast

Here we go again...

Reideen is one of my favotite Super Robots, so I was hoping for something "better" from Bandai's SOC rendition. The first thing that got me was Reideen's size: It is tiny! Bandai should have made it at least the same size as the SOC Combattler or Voltes V.

Second, did anyone at Bandai inspect the final revision of this figure before it was sent in for production? If they did, what were they thinking!??? The accessories pop off like if they were being held together with spit. All it takes is one tiny bump on the shelf and the magnetic stuff drops off from the arm... terrible QC Bandai!!!

And last, where did the diecast go!?? I already have a nice looking "plastic" Reideen (from Medicom), all I wanted a nice looking diecast one from Bandai's Soul of Chogokin line. Okay, okay, I understand the figure can't be too heavy in order to be able to maintain its God Bird mode... but come on! If you are going to charge about $80 for an SOC figure ($150 for the "S" version), at least make sure it has a little bit more diecast in it. Hell, make the Face Shield and/or the Leg Guards out of diecast at least. Geez...

If I did not like Reideen so much, this SOC rendition would be up for sale already.


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Posted by The Mazinger Z on 12 June, 2008 - 15:48
pick josh?


if you could afford only one version which would it be? do you think it is worth it to purchase the 41s, are the extra accesories cool, it alreay seems to have so many...


AJProDie-Cast's picture
Posted by AJProDie-Cast on 12 June, 2008 - 22:56
I'm not josh but heres my 2 cents..

The 41s box is HUUUUUUGE..

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Posted by eitlobsaboo on 13 June, 2008 - 01:36
Wow! At long last!

I've been waiting for this review for ages!!!
CDX is the only site I trust when it comes to SOC.

I can't believe the toy has been a bit of a disappointment.

I don't own it yet, but from pics I'd put it in the same league as gx-04, 02 and so on: perfect renditions of classic suparoboz, with tons of accessories.

It kinda surprised me to read a less than enthusiastic review. Hmmm... I'll have to think about it...

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Posted by zmaz on 13 June, 2008 - 02:38