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Tekkaman Blade

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I originally had this and

I originally had this and Evil on preorder but cancelled it because the delays made it overlap with other preorders I had. I had to cut way back on what I get, and this was before my room was flooded. Looks nice anyway but I try not to regret it.

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Posted by VZMK2 on 22 January, 2013 - 09:41
I originally did not preorder

I originally did not preorder Evil but after getting Blade in hand, I may need to get him as well especially since they are in scale with essentially only each other.

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Posted by Dkun on 22 January, 2013 - 11:27
Nice review. Shame about

Nice review. Shame about those blade handles though.

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Posted by ArshadAA on 22 January, 2013 - 11:42
Love this fgure! He's my

Love this fgure! He's my first Figma. I've wanted a toy of this guy since I was a kid; they brought this over and dubbed it, calling it Teknoman, back then (early to mid-90's?). I didn't fully understand the idea of a dubbed anime back then (thinking of it as just another cartoon), so I was majorly confused that a show like that didn't have any toys associated with it. I had used other robot toys of the time to fill in for him, but obviously there were few that had that awesome look.

Long story short: VERY cool to finally have a figure of this guy! One of my top childhood faves.

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Posted by Alexx on 22 January, 2013 - 12:17
I'm sorry- every time I see

I'm sorry- every time I see Tekkaman Blade, the first thing that pops into my head is the "Teknoman" theme.

^_^

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 22 January, 2013 - 13:42
I'm glad Max Factory has

I'm glad Max Factory has gotten a lot of people over the inksane idea that every character who has been involved with Super Robot Wars can only be done well in a high-end chogokin. Tekkaman Blade is far more of a Guyver type character than he ever was a robot too.

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Posted by VF5SS on 22 January, 2013 - 16:45
I mentioned it elsewhere

I mentioned it elsewhere previously, but compared to the Armor Plus Tekkaman Blade, this looks much more accurate to the original design. I think a lot of people forget that the Tekkaman Blade designs are in fact organic designs. Bandai seems to have focused more on the geometrical lines on that toy, while the Figma focuses on the curves of the design instead.

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Posted by Dkun on 22 January, 2013 - 17:44
I think some of that has to

I think some of that has to do with the character's associate with the classic Tekkaman and also Blade's first outing as a Bandai plastic kit in the same vein as gunpla.

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Posted by VF5SS on 22 January, 2013 - 18:09
" this looks much more

" this looks much more accurate to the original design."

- Hmm,I beg to differ. In every official drawing and artwork I've seen of Tekkanman Blade, the shins are longer then the thighs. In every Tekkanman Blade figure that Bandai has released has faithfully copied that exactly, the shins are longer then the thighs.

But both the Figma version of Blade and Evil attempt to "fix" this by make their thighs as longs as the shins. In short the proportions aren't the same, resulting in both the Figma versions look weird to me.

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Posted by BraveMSW on 22 January, 2013 - 19:26
That's squidding ridiculous.

That's squidding ridiculous.

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Posted by Jmann on 22 January, 2013 - 21:14
 
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