Review by JoshB
This is an interesting vinyl produced by HL Pro in conjunction with something called "Grendizer World Dubai". I think this was a limited shop in the Cinema 1 store in Dubai Mall. It's a cool piece and it really brings home the fact that Super Robots are popular all over the world.
Of course I could be wrong about the Dubai connection - but at least this sample came from something to do with it.
Grendizer comes packaged like an old-school vinyl - bagged with a header card.
Anyway, this is a nice, 9-inch vinyl rendition of one of the classic Super Robots, in a slight super-deformed style. It reminds me of the old Popy and Bullmark vinyls, and it fits right in with the Retro Sofubi Mazinger Z.
The vinyl is good quality, and the paint is excellent. The paint however makes the joints very sticky so you really have to un-stick each joint to get them to move. Once you free it up there's a wide range of movement.
Swivel joints are head, shoulders, elbows, wrists, waist and hips. Not bad!
The default pose is pretty good, but his head looks down a little too much. Nothing major, but I would have preferred a straight-on head.
Overall though, this is a really cool vinyl, and it looks great paired up with the Arcarus from the same line. I'm not sure what he costs as I got them as samples from HL Pro, and I can't find them for sale anywhere. I hope they do more in the line!
|Posted 2 April, 2013 - 08:51 by JoshB|