OZ-06MS Leo (Flight Unit Type)
|Character Design||Hajime Katoki|
Review by VIR
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The downgraded and simplified version of the OZ-00MS Tallgeese, the Leo is the grunt suit of the Organization of the Zodiac (also known as OZ). A simple, rugged, adaptable, and mass produced suit, it became the basis of the Earth Alliance military and OZ.
With this, Bandai gives us the OZ-06MS Leo (Flight Unit Type) from the Bandai Visual giant robot show entitled Gundam Wing. Another offering from their Robot Spirits line, Bandai makes a very solid, expressive, and dynamic piece ready for any and all fans.
The box has an open front showing off the Leo held inside. The mainstay red stripe down the left side of the box is present and glowing:
The back has words and pictures!
The Leo’s colors are a perfect olive drab mixed with gray and a rather sparse amount of red; this red strikes a harsh yet welcomed offset to the green. The colors are all matte and give the figure militaristic presence:
What very little paint is on this figure—the red—is applied well with no overspray or gloopiness. Everything else is just solid, colored plastic.
The Leo’s sculpt is practically spot on, completely screen accurate. Every little detail down to the etches and groves is present and really makes a big impact on the figure.
Though the figure has great colors and screen accurate levels of detail the overall level of construction feels similar to that of an amateur model builder’s gunpla. There is a disgusting amount of mold flash left all over this figure which, I feel, is rather inexcusable. And though this may just be a personal quibble, there are no panel lines on this figure to really pull those nice physical details out.
This makes the figure feel a little incomplete, but it still holds together as a nice piece.
The articulation on the Leo is ludicrous.
There isn’t much you can’t make this little guy do.
With double jointed knees, double ball jointed ankles, toe hinge, ball jointed hip, thigh swivel, double ab crunch, double waist, double hinged and ball jointed shoulders, single jointed elbows that can reach near 150 degrees, bicep swivels, and ball jointed wrists, the Leo has it all going on; he’s one of the most poseable figures I own.
The Leo stands at about 4 ¾ inches tall.
Although the Leo is roughly 1/144th sized, he is not 1/144th scale; he still looks great with your other 1/144th scaled Gandamus, however.
The Leo comes with a new group of accessories being the flight unit:
- Flight option pack
- 105mm Rifle
- Five hands
- Leg thrusters
- Rifle holster
- Stand plug
The hands are very easily swapped for one another on a double ball joint. The flight option pack is attached via plugs on the Leo’s back, and the bombs underneath the wings in a similar fashion. The thrusters peg into the legs.
The overall effect is seamless and, if you poses a stand, looks great “in air.”
The flight option pack has four points of articulation and can move about to replicate terse moments of flight; the legs thrusters can also move about along their peg.
There really isn’t a gimmick with the Robot Spirits line besides being super poseable. . . which it can do really well:
The Robot Spirits Leo is a really cool toy. With articulation to rival toy lines that exist solely for that fact and a solidly executed sculpt and construction, it is simply a great toy. And for the ~3000 yen it goes for, a good price, too. The only two problems I have with the figure is the disgusting mold flash and that it feels rather empty without the add-on kit. The add-on kit—sold separately—includes, what I feel, to be some critical pieces to the model: beams sabers, extra hands, etc. It’s still a wonderful piece without these add-ons, but it won’t shine its fullest without them.
This is a good toy, though, and I like it. . . but the sentiment isn’t shared equally:
“You’re not in the club. . .”
“Buzz off, loser!”
“I guess nobody loves me—huh?”
“Just another AC Mobile Suit; c’mon, let’s ditch this place.”
“Oh, how kind of you! Maybe I’m loved after all!”
“Okay, you can let go now—okay,uh-----you know I killed a ton of you guys, right?”
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|Posted 22 January, 2014 - 00:55 by VIR|