Black Getter 2
|Name||Black Getter 2|
|Character Design||Taku Sato|
|Toy Design||Taku Sato|
Review by TJ Duckett
Not having had the original or repaint of Fewture’s EX Gokin Getter 2, this black version was my first time seeing the mold in person, and I have to say that I was extremely impressed. At nearly 9.5” and featuring a mixture of glossy black, silvers and gold, it’s the type of paint job that you would expect on a stature rather than an actual, playable figure.
A nice amount of articulation and plenty of ratcheting joints make this figure fun to pose around.
Looking deeper into this toy, it’s nice to see some “reveal” features like it’s head tilting up from it’s ninja-like face guard to reveal a grimacing face, as well as the chest and abdominal covers removing to show it’s removable core. The crotch plate also flips out to reveal an energy tube that can be swapped for a longer one:
The accessories are a “necessary few” in that there aren’t many, but they provide essential.
Below you’ll see his open hands, drill arm, and larger drill attachment:
By default his arms come with pinchers at the tops of his forearms that open and close. They really add a lot to his arms which I think would be a bit lanky and boring without them.
As seen in the accessories picture, he does come with the trademark drill-styled arm. The default, more thin drill isn’t too heavy and poses nicely, but when you attach the larger, vinyl drill on top of it, it becomes extremely heavy. Unfortunately the elbows are one of the few joints on this figure that aren’t ratcheting, so there’s no support to keep the larger drill from weighing the arm down.
Overall, this is a fantastic piece and fits in very well with the Black Getter 1 Ryoma (Or Black Getter 1 if you choose to switch over the “changing” version). I do have my gripes like the balancing and non-ratcheting elbows, but it’s still a piece that I would recommend to fans of Getter Robo and Gokin alike.
|Posted 7 July, 2013 - 12:36 by TJ Duckett|