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Welcome to the fun smaller

Welcome to the fun smaller sized world of SRC's. You will find lots of delightful goodness among them. And thank you for a nice concise review. I've been debating this guy since I have the Yamato. But I do think I mainly like him more.

The friction connections for the forearms are intentional. They are a crossover joint system. You can swap arms between a number of modern SRC figures. Mazinger Z, Great Mazinger, Grendizer, Kantam Robo, Getter 1 etc. And they all can share Rocket Punch effects parts. I honestly don't know if Anime Giant Robo has a Rocket Punch? But you can use the Mazinger Z or Great Maz effects parts to give him one.

Similarly the point where his backpack connects should be a crossover joint. So you can alternately attach Maz's Scrander or Mazinkaisers Wings etc.

Believe it or not this guy looks to be one of the less articulated SRC's, just by the nature of his design and shape. Some of the others get crazy for what you can do with them.

That extra part on the back looks to be a Tamashii stand attachment. So in theory you can pose him up in the air jumping or flying? While Bandai generally puts something along those lines in with each SRC, there are a few such as DaiGuard and Alteisen where it's use is strongly not recommended due to weight and shape. I'm thinking this Big Boy probably falls into that category as well. He looks to be a "keep feet on ground" robot if I ever saw one.

I'm rather disappointed that while they did the shoulder missiles, they didn't do the ones for the collar or the chest missile/cannon.

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Posted by faelon on 28 June, 2016 - 12:24
Nice thorough review. I am

Nice thorough review. I am just excited to still be getting SRC, After God Sigma I was a little worried, although it sold poorly it's by far my favorite and I am hoping we get that God Mars as an exclusive eventually. I would really have to hate a character not to support the line. Needless to say this is preordered. Long live SRC.

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Posted by TattooedRobot on 28 June, 2016 - 21:03
Nah! I don't think there is

Nah! I don't think there is that much risk of SRC going away. Bandai really doesn't end full lines that often. Sub lines within them come and go, so we may see a fading of say Brave SRC's or such. But I don't think the SRC line itself is going anywhere. If anything they may focus more on it as the lower cost entry point for the higher end collectors market.

SRC God Sigma is a fantastic figure. Just a little light in metal and stature. The only real issue with it, that left it a shelf warmer, was the insanely inflated MSRP. I am sure we will see a God Mars at some point. In fact Bandai will eventually get around to every SRC for which they have shown a prototype. Big O, Godanar, God Mars, etc. They just move at their own speed and in their own random order.

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Posted by faelon on 30 June, 2016 - 01:14
So I finally got this guy in

So I finally got this guy in hand. And the survey says... Meh! Not a bad figure, just an incredibly unexciting one. I actually hope NekroDave is not forming most of his opinions of the SRC line around this guy. I actually think I almost like the Yamato better. While the SRC has better articulation, it looses points for having a rather distracting unpainted swirly pearlized blue plastic outer skin. It has weight. So it has metal inside. But the swirly finish seems awful for a robot that looks best as a shiny battleship grey lacquer. A few other details distract and annoy me, such as the odd gap that pops up conrantly when positioning the head and neck.

Oh and I stand corrected. The backpack on this does not use the common universal connector. It's it's own unique shape. Bleah! The weird looking connector piece is a Tamashii stand adapter. Which is fairly useless given this things size and bulk.

A nice robot for fans of Giant Robo. One of the weaker SRC offerings. Worlds apart from Grendizer or the Brave bots or the Sentai's. Not a bad robot, just not an Alister. Call this guy a B-. Middle to lower end of the line. GR2 likely would have made for a better SOC subject with more metal and features.

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Posted by faelon on 24 August, 2016 - 14:06
 
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