|Character Design||Kunio Okawara|
Review by JoshB
It's been a while since I've reviewed an Ideon toy, and this time it's back to the classics with the TOMY DX Ideon. In the past i've shown Ideon toys by Yamato, Bandai, and Beat. Now it's time to check out one by the original licencee from back in the day.
If you like metal in your toys, you will not be disappointed. This thing has a beastly amount of metal in it. It feels like a slab of iron in your palm.
The box is awesome in it's own way. It's loud and annoying, but it fits in with the 80s aesthetic. All of the hallmarks are there - the naive airbrushed art of the character on the front, the electro-grid lineart background, and even the half-translucent cutaway drawing on the back.
Inside is the styro tray, cradling the gloriously heavy Ideon.
Lets be honest here, the proportions on this Ideon SUCK. He looks like a big goofy red gorilla. If you want anime accuracy, go get the Yamato. This here is all about the TOY. Kids back then did not care about anime accuracy. They wanted a fun toy that did stuff.
This toy does stuff.
It moves pretty well, all things considered. It's so very heavy that it anchors itself well to the ground.
The fists fire, and you can replace those fists with missiles, which also fire.
Those same missiles can be placed in the shoulders, and can be fired as well. I suppose you could put the fists in the shoulders, but that would be silly.
Do you like chrome? Of course you do. In addition to the incredibly inaccurate chrome head, you also get two chrome guns that mount on each shoulder. They don't shoot anything, but they do look cool.
Not enough firepower? Fear not, because Ideon comes with the creatively named "Ideon Gun". This large gun is held in both hands and also clips to the waist.
With a press of a button, Ideon can fire the tiny missile out of the gun. Kind of underwhelming for a weapon that is supposed to destroy planets in the anime.
It's a wonderfully funky, simple piece.
|Posted 11 April, 2012 - 08:45 by JoshB|