|Character Design||Kazue Saito|
Review by VF5SS
Like any robot franchise, Super Robot Wars Original Generation has its share of flagship mecha among the numerous designs that populate the games. When you start playing Super Robot Wars OG, you are given the choice to follow the story of the SRX Team or the ATX team. The main mecha of the ATX side is the unstoppable bruiser known as the Alteisen. Equipped with severalpunishing attacks, the Alteisen's is like a linebacker on the field of battle.
Super Robot Chogokin is Bandai's latest attempt at a no frills, down to business toy line which emphasizes affordable and dynamic gokin action figures. After dispensing a pair of Mazingers, Bandai chose to follow up with the promise of several Super Robot Wars original designs. The first of these is the Alteisen. While there have been toys and model kits of this design before, I feel this figure is the first one to truly capture the spirt of the Alteisen as a toy.
Standing roughly 14 centimeters tall, this Alteisen is compact figure with presence and a good bit of heft thanks to its diecast chest and shins. Solid construction from head to toe, this Alteisen feels like the perfect action figure in every way. Now on the to gimmicks.
The shoulder mounted thrust vanes can swivel up and down.
The left arm features the Alteisen's Machine Cannon.
While the right arm has the signature Revolving Stake. Not only does it have a working chamber, but the stake itself is made of metal.
Also present are the Alteisen's Heavy Claymore launchers.
For effect parts, the toy comes with a flaming heat horn.
And a stake impact piece.
The toy has a lot of articulation with every joint feeling just right.
Most impressive is the waist joint which despite the blockiness of the Alteisen, can easily rotate left or right.
I have no complaints about this guy at all. It's in everything an Alteisen toy should be.
This Alteisen is an excellent representation of what Super Robot Chogokin has set out to achieve. A simple, solid figure with lots of articulation and the personality in its execution. This is easily the best Alteisen toy to date.
|Posted 4 November, 2010 - 10:00 by VF5SS|