Review by JoshB
This version of Getter Dragon is an updated version that appeared in the 1998 OVA series "Change!! Getter Robo" or "Getter Robo: Armageddon" as it is known in the west.
A lot of people, myself included, did not like Getter Robo Armageddon. I thought it was too confusing, and it was based on a continuity I was not familiar with. The opening few episodes were alright, but once the Nuclear Warheads destroyed civilization, it was all pretty much crap.
One of the redeeming aspects of the series was the opportunity to see the original Getter Robo fight against an army of mass-produced Getter Dragons. It's pretty awesome, although all of the Getter D robots get their asses handed to them.
That new version of Getter Dragon is due to get a SOC version, but Kaiyodo beat Bandai to the punch by releasing this Revoltech version.
Getter Dragon appears courtesy of HobbyLink Japan.
The Revoltech Getter Dragon is a cool little toy. Revoltech joints are all over the figure, making for a wide range of motion and poses.
- two pairs of optional hands
- interchangeable head with Getter Beam
- beam effect
- Mach Wings
- boomerang Getter Tomahawk
- two Getter Tomahawks
- display base with joint arm
The optional hands include two axe-holding hands and two open hands. The open hands have a hinge in the wrist for added articulation.
The Getter Tomahawks are large and sharp. You can hold one in each hand.
To replicate the boomerang attack, Kaiyodo included a dual Getter Tomahawk that can be attached to the stand and be spun manually for visual effect.
The large Mach Wings attach to the back of the shoulders by simple pegs and are not articulated.
An alternate head is included that has an attached Getter Beam ray. It's a nice effect, and having it permanently attached to the head keeps from having small peg breakage. For added effect, a small "beam effect" part is included that replicates the effect of the beam on the landscape.
Finally, your standard Revoltech stand is included, as well as a Revoltech coin and box.
Getter Dragon looks great, and is worth getting. Get yours at HobbyLink Japan.
|Posted 6 October, 2009 - 21:51 by JoshB|