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Very nice, but I find it

Very nice, but I find it quite surprising that something this expensive excludes both the arm gun gimmick as well the final stage attack. For this kind of money, you'd think they'd include them.

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Posted by evaunit01 on 17 September, 2011 - 16:06
Dear god, it is beautiful.

Dear god, it is beautiful.

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Posted by TimF on 17 September, 2011 - 16:13
If they're losing money at $500 each...

...then they are seriously doing something wrong.

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Posted by RobotBastard on 17 September, 2011 - 18:41
hey whats wrong with souped

hey whats wrong with souped up nissans? I have 3 of them. This thing is absolutely STUNNING. Incredible. I am not even a fan of Big O but I wish I could own one of these, you can just see the craftsmanship through pictures.

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Posted by chachipower on 18 September, 2011 - 00:55
I'm pretty sure the analogy

I'm pretty sure the analogy is meant to compare the GT-R to the Veyron, and I'm guessing you probably don't have 3 GT-R's. Unless you do, in which case, congratulations.

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Posted by SpaceRunaway on 18 September, 2011 - 13:22
he knows Im joking cause I

he knows Im joking cause I used to race nissans -and I wish I had 3 GTRs, I do however have a 240SX with a Skyline motor in it which is probably the closest Ill get to one ever.

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Posted by chachipower on 18 September, 2011 - 16:48
That is a very nice piece and

That is a very nice piece and should appeal to fans of Big-O or not, unfortunately the price keeps it out of most collectors hands but it is nice to know that there are companies willing to sell toys in this price range and shows just how diverse the market is. Also did anyone get this and the two vinyls of Big Fau and Big Duo?

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Posted by CHEN on 18 September, 2011 - 10:05
Ugh...it's so gorgeous.

This is probably the toy of several years. As much as I want it, the yen is just too strong right now. I'm guessing that this is only going to become harder to find as time goes on...

Here's an unrelated question Big-O question. Does anyone know if the attack names were featured in the original design documents? Playing SRW D on the Game Boy Advance was the first time I saw the attack names.

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Posted by SpaceRunaway on 18 September, 2011 - 13:40
This must be a toy you have

This must be a toy you have to see in real life to appreciate. I''m looking at the pics, and it looks nice, but I'm not blown away. I think they went a little overboard with the texturing. The lack of accessories does bug me a bit too. This didn't need a lot, but the chains aren't cool enough in my opinion.

The certificate with Sato's signature I think is the coolest part :P

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Posted by Dre2Dee2 on 18 September, 2011 - 16:28
I just told my wife to slap

I just told my wife to slap me if I ever buy a toy that comes with gloves for handling.

Seriously though, connecting this to the conversation about expense in terms of the 3rd-party transformers toy: THIS is what you expect for this kinda money. Not money that I'm ever going to pony up, but if I did, it looks like I wouldn't be disappointed. Just beautiful. A hundred dollars less than what you'd pay to build the 3rd-party Devestator, and yet I still think this looks worth more in terms of the detail and materials.

Anyway, I'll have to settle for some other Big-O toy someday. I DO want some sort of playability in my toys, and though this looks like it certainly has it, I think the playability goes down considerably when something is this expensive. I just wouldn't want to touch it; gloves or not. It's nice to see what an absolutely ridiculous dollar amount can get you, but once you get high enough it gets to the point where i'll be afraid to ever touch the thing.

....but oooooh is it tempting...

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Posted by Alexx on 19 September, 2011 - 00:54
Uhm... Nice Chunky Figure...

But, better than Bandai version? Really?

Sure, it's larger, maybe it has better head sculpt, and the big B could have included the light up an spring loaded gimmicks.

But, 500$, and only a coupla extra hands, car and anchors?
I don't see here the extra mile that has to be run to make something a labor of love.

I just see a larger figure, costing 2,5x the Bandai version, with a lot less fun in it.

And isn't fun what a Toy's all about?

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Posted by zmaz on 19 September, 2011 - 02:47
I think this toy falls more

I think this toy falls more in the category of say, those more pricy Sideshow Collectible statues or something along those lines, where it's just impressive from a detail view point. It has a good bit of heft to it and just is really something that's incredibly pleasant to look at. Plus on top of that, it can even move if you want it to with very satisfying ratchet joints, all which are hidden by rubber gaskets. It may be more of an impressive piece simply because of it's production values and presentation.

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Posted by Dkun on 19 September, 2011 - 07:00
big o is amazing and if i had

big o is amazing and if i had the money to throw around i wouldve preordered this bad boy 5 months ago and send a letter to max factory begging them not to cancel this, but seriously though, more then anything else, anything else at all. i want a gokin done on this scale of perfection and quality of giant robo from the 90s anime ova; giant robo, the day the earth stood still [except less floppy joints build for sturdy holding poses and a strong emphasis on high durability and almost industrial standards build quality and without flaws like the gap where the chest missels are]

that robot had everything i could dream of, and to see giant robo [90s version] given this kindof 1 foot tall heavy large amounts of diecast content and sturdy holding ratcheting joints and moving fingers and not have the flaws that the yamato version did [great bargain on the yamato version but id prefer it to be higher in price with soul of chogokin level build quality]

oh great staff who hath created this artful masterpiece that is big o, will you please make another one of giant robo? if you put a price tag of 700 dollars with the best of the best possible build quality and attention to detail, you will have my purchase, regardless even if i know its a waste of money considering i could buy a ddecent used car for that amount, but even still, pleeeese!!! soul of chogokin! max factory!! someone who can make an amazing detailed high end replica of giant robo do it already!!! id buy it! i love that design/anime!! omg everyone watch giant robo the day the earth stood still, you can find the entire boxet online [including the extra 3 bonus ginrei episodes in plces for so freaking cheap! like 13 bucks shipped was the cvheapest i found it. seriously give it a chance and watch that series from start to finish, its so incredibly epic!

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Posted by gigastorm123 on 20 September, 2011 - 17:40
Foot car FTW!

Man I want this just for the car coming out of the foot. That is SO cool. That's what it's all about. Ok, done saving the world, let me get in my car and drive to work. Little stuff like that which puts the robot in scale are just awesome and something that is often forgot. Reminds me of the cool little car that comes out the back of my Daimos DX, but this one is way nicer and has that awesome retro style. Oh I so want to have a robot that shoots a black cadillac out of it's foot!

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Posted by Novacaine31 on 26 September, 2011 - 11:28
 
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