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Golgo 13

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A++

Wow! Just look at that incredible sculpt and articulation level they've achieved. Incredible array of accessories.

Compare this to the Avatar-Col. Miles Quaritch sculpt, and you understand my disdain for Mattel's latest 3-3/4" offerings. (Granted there is the price difference.)

I see myself getting this one. A++

Grandzinga....

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Posted by Grandzinga on 14 January, 2010 - 15:15
While I can see the

While I can see the frustration in an unexpected papercraft project, the end result looks really great, and is a great idea as to how to provide some affordable scenery with a toy.

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 14 January, 2010 - 10:05
Golgo 13! Love this guy,

Golgo 13! Thanks for the review, Love this guy, First ran into him when I played the NES game, glad this figure is out there. I keep sidetracking this purchase but hopefully not much longer

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Posted by chachipower on 14 January, 2010 - 13:11
I remember the movie, "Golgo

I remember the movie, "Golgo 13: The Professional", from WAAAAAY back. In fact, it may have been the first time I saw animated boobs! Heh...how far we've come... :P

Anyway, I just cannot get into this figure. The head sculpt is killing me. Dude looks like Curious George. Granted, I've never read the comic, but I sure don't remember the gimungous simian ears from the movie. Coupled with that low brow and damn...totally chimpanzee!

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Sanjeev

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Posted by Sanjeev on 14 January, 2010 - 16:21
Really?

And I suppose you do like the Avatar-Col. Miles Quaritch head sculpt??? lol

Grandzinga....

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Posted by Grandzinga on 14 January, 2010 - 16:34
Heh...certainly not! But

Heh...certainly not! But then again, this retails for about $40USD!! That's four time more than that Avatar crap. Now, granted, this toy is *easily* MORE than four times better, but I hold Japanese toys to a higher standard of quality (and price!) anyway. ;)

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Sanjeev

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Posted by Sanjeev on 14 January, 2010 - 17:23
I love this figure so much.

I love this figure so much. After all of the different moe figures that the line has covered, I feel that they've given props where props are due. I really want to play the old NES game again because of it.

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Posted by Dkun on 14 January, 2010 - 16:25
What sells me...

Is the woman under the sheet in the background. Now that's detail.

I'm disappointed that it doesn't come with a horrendously-rendered 3D helicopter accessory. Maybe it'll be a con exclusive?

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Posted by atom smasher on 14 January, 2010 - 18:11
It's funny how in

It's funny how in America,the licensed video game adaptation of this show is a million times more popular than the show itself.

I'm kind of torn on the base. On one hand,I have a strong desire to call any paper action figure accesories B.S. just on principle. On the other hand,it looks insanely awesome when it's all set up.

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Posted by kidnicky on 15 January, 2010 - 00:37
As long as it's a high

As long as it's a high enough quality paper-card and well printed (like this one looks to be), I don't see what the difference is between a paper DIY backdrop and one made of printed plastic flats... other than what the price difference would be. It seems like a great way to throw in a pretty dramatic added bonus to the figure without increasing the price probably at all... if it had an elaborate plastic backdrop with it, it'd cost an extra twenty bucks and people would Baaaawww to no end that they didn't want to pay for it.

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 15 January, 2010 - 16:54
You don't see what the

You don't see what the difference is between plastic accessories and paper ones?!?!?
I could make a paper diorama myself,using photoshop,or even just old fashioned markers and sharpies!

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Posted by kidnicky on 15 January, 2010 - 21:37
Well yeah but, they probably

Well yeah but, they probably wouldn't look as good. I meant as a pack-in with the figure. You could totally release stand-alone diorama bases, or the really elaborate pack-in dio bases on some of the early Marvel Legends figures, but that raises the cost. The paper backdrop here looks really good... not even just serviceable, but good, and at probably almost negligible cost to include.

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 16 January, 2010 - 18:14
Pricing...

The figure itself retails for about $40 to about $50 at most, but for a regular figma itself, it would normally go anywhere from $30 to $40 ($50 or higher in some cases), and the Di: Stage retails at $8 to $14. Just add the two and you get about the $40 to $50 range in USD. Aside from this fact, it's a really nice figure. I plan on getting one if i can find one for a reasonable price. Seen this one go up around $60 to $100.

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Posted by Psyche on 21 January, 2010 - 02:27
 
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