Review by JoshB
If you've read our other EX Gokin reviews, you know that the line is one of the finest Japanese toy lines around. They mix high-end construction with impeccable finish. If you want quality like this, you are gonna pay for it.
Like all EX Gokin releases, the toy comes in a sturdy, heavy box with an outer sleeve. Removing the cover creates a vacuum type effect.
Wow. Just wow. The previous EX Gokin releases were great. This is awesome. Something is... different.
The toy is bigger, sturdier, and better articulated. There is no fear handling this toy. He stands 10.5 inches tall. (260mm)
Articulation is much improved with double jointed elbows and knees. The joint detail is phenomenal and looks great wether extended or contracted. Note the details in the crotch when the legs are splayed.
Arms can be raised above the head.
The shoulders have an extra joint that allows the arms to swing in front of the chest.
Three removable metals adorn the back. The bottom one falls out easily.
The red vents on the back can be removed and the wings can be attached. The wing connection is sturdy.
In addition to hinged blades, the whole wing assembly can pivot inwards.
The wings are amazing. Each is made out of three identical panels that can be set in a variety of positions.
As is tradition, the face plate can be removed to reveal the skull inside. The face plate holds in place firmly.
The metal chest opens up via hinges, a nice change from the panels that fall off on the original Getter. The Getter generator is also removable.
Two sets of variant hands are included. One set has these really expressive splayed hands.
The other hands can hold the Getter Tomahawks. Each Tomahawk is made of two pieces. To attach, separate the handle, push the short part through the bottom of the fist, and re-attach.
The weapons are hard ABS instead of soft PCV.
Included with the set is the diecast Getmachine Dragon. This ship is one of three that form Getter Dragon. It's a big chunk of solid metal with a detachable metal emblem below.
The exposed arms on the getter ship have limited movement. In the past you could bend and turn them. In this case there's so little movement I don't know why they bothered engineering joints in there at all.
There are holes for hands, so you can do things like this.
The included stand is the same as others in the series. The simple black disc attaches to a rather intricate arm that screws into the back of the body.
The crescent shape of the Getmachine stand nestles snugly against the round base, but there is no clip to secure them together.
I don't know what this thing is, or what it does. The screw is for the stand. What is the other thing?
Just look at the EX Gokin Getter G versus Getter Dragun. When you see them side by side you can see the strides made.
The lines are finer and more detailed on the Dragun. The joints are better engineered. Nothing falls off (except for that one medal). It's a glorious item.
If you want one, you could have gotten one at Angolz.com, had you preordered. But they are long gone now. Keep an eye on the site and wait for the inevitable black versions.
|Posted 12 January, 2014 - 23:34 by JoshB|