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You sure your "beam effect"

You sure your "beam effect" isn't backwards? It looks like it should go the other way.

I wonder why they didn't make a Revoltech of the Getter Robo G version? It's just so stupid to me,it should be a no-brainer. Should we make a figure of a classic,nolstalgic design,or make a figure from a piece of s--t OVA everyone hates?

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Posted by kidnicky on 6 October, 2009 - 23:17
I don't hate Getter Dragon...

I like this design a lot, i felt that the older getters got the cutesy thing going and the shin getter redesigns gave it the much needed lift, am waiting for them to release a revoltech sentai toy though dabouken, dekaranger robo and bio robo come to mind, and turbo robo as well... but then again i'm just dreaming...

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Posted by exia00astraea on 7 October, 2009 - 04:31
I don't think everyone hates

I don't think everyone hates that OVA. It certainly appears in enough crossover games. Also the design of this Dragon toy is kind of split between the manga and OVA design. This one has the Mach Wings that are made out of extended shoulder bits like in the manga. In the OVA Dragon has a full cape.

Also the black version comes with the big beam cannon from the manga.

Another piece of trivia, the Getter Robo G vs. Shin Getter fight is based almost shot for shot off of this one-shot manga where some dinosaurs steal G and the team has to defeat it using the original Getter.

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Posted by VF5SS on 7 October, 2009 - 07:03
After watching some Force

After watching some Force Five this summer, I've been looking forward to this one. Hoping all the Force Five mechs get Revoltech releases, but that's probably a pipe dream. For a budget minded collector like myself, this line is great. Love my Revoltech Gaiking!

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Posted by djinniman37 on 7 October, 2009 - 08:06
Animation is good

Regardless of the story line, I thought the animation in this series was very nice. The battle scenes looked superb. It is true however that these "remote" versions got the beatdown bigtime, but that is the difference between 3 pilots -vs- drone robos.

The more of these I see, the better they look. I think the playability surpasses the S.O.C. line a little. Keep the S.O.C. packaged and play with the Revoltech!

Grandzinga....

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Posted by Grandzinga on 7 October, 2009 - 09:04
Getter Robo forever

Without doubt the original Getter Robo and Getter Robo G anime TV series were and still are one of the best anime created by Go Nagai.
Being a fan of the classic series I was keen to see the OVA and to be honest I felt somewhat disappointed especially upon seeing mass produced Getter Dragons - hundreds of them, thousands of them!!!!
However, from a collector's point of view I must admit that this Revoltech Shin Getter Dragon really is awesome due to its articulations and accessories. The Getter Beam head and the spinning Dual Getter Tomahawks are what will, most probably, convince me to buy this gem of a toy. I have already pre-ordered my S.O.C. version from HobbyLink Japan. This Getter Dragon is so damn cool.

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Posted by grendizer1975 on 7 October, 2009 - 12:28
Ken Ishikawa created Getter

Ken Ishikawa created Getter Robo.

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Posted by VF5SS on 7 October, 2009 - 12:46
Shin Getter Dragon?

Last time i checked shin getter dragon has you know a dragon for lower extremities... just made me scratched m head but yeah a revoltech shin getter dragon would be nice

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Posted by exia00astraea on 7 October, 2009 - 16:11
The Shin Dragon from the OVA

The Shin Dragon from the OVA is based on one robot dragon from the manga and the Shin Dragon from the Getter Robo Daikessen video game which does have a complete body.

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Posted by VF5SS on 7 October, 2009 - 16:59
I think the point being made

I think the point being made was that grendizer1975 called THIS figure "Shin Getter Dragon", which is incorrect. This is just Armageddon's version of Getter Dragon. It's also worth noting that this is the TRUE Getter Dragon model (which appeared in crazy numbers in the first episode of the series) and not the "fake" Metal Beast Getter Dragon that was piloted by Saotome towards the end of the series.

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Posted by delta7890 on 7 October, 2009 - 17:29
It's worth noting that the

It's worth noting that the reason Armageddon was so confusing from episode 4 and onwards was due to a major staff change that replaced then-director Yasuhiro Imagawa (who has headed other great mecha anime such as Giant Robo, the 2004 Tetsujin-28, and most recently, Shin Mazinger). When Imagawa left, he took all his story notes with him, so the staff who replaced him had to wing it with absolutely no clue what had been planned down the line. Since then, he's never revealed what he originally had in store, which makes me sad. I would've loved to know how Armageddon was "supposed" to be. I have a feeling it would've turned out totally, completely different.

That said, I still have a fondness for the series, and while Revoltechs aren't my thing, I'm glad to see these new OVAs given some attention in figure form.

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Posted by delta7890 on 7 October, 2009 - 16:03
Getter Robo armageddon is

Getter Robo armageddon is awesome for the animation and soundtrack alone.
The plot is kinda messy due to the staff having no clue where to go but I thought the end result was pretty good all things considered.

Great looking figure I'll definitley be adding this one to my collection.
Now if only they'd release more Revoltech Mazingers.

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Posted by Tesla on 8 October, 2009 - 12:54
 
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