ATM-09-ST Red Shoulder Custom SCOPEDOG (Damage Type)
|Character Design||Kunio Okawara|
|Toy Design||Katsuhisa Yamaguchi|
Review by JoshB
The full name of this toy is "ATM-09-ST Red Shoulder Custom SCOPEDOG
Type)". It also comes in a normal, un-damaged version.
The description, courtesy of Diamond Comics:
"Armored Trooper: Votoms follows Chirico Cuvie, an elite warrior
caught up in a centuries-spanning conflict of mechanized warfare. Hounded
by a shadowy
Secret Society driven to create the perfect killer, he seeks only to answer
the riddle of his past, and the outcome of his ultimate Destiny.
Much like Kaiyodo's popular Fist of the North Star figure line, this
Scopedog toy, intricately sculpted by veteran designer Katsuhisa Yamaguchi,
a full 5" in height and is available in Regular or Battle-Damaged variants,
each boasting incredible articulation for a multitude of action poses. Offered
in its original Japanese blister card packaging, this figure includes additional
features as extra hands, various weapons, and a sleek display stand. Available
in February, 2002."
The Votoms Scopedog is a piloted mechanical suit. There was no pilot included
with this set. What you do get is a bazooka, rifle, ammo packs, variant hands,
and a stand. The package is beautiful, and re-sealable. If Kaiyodo spent as
much on their toys as they do on the packaging, this would be a quality product.
But Kaiyodo lets us down again. The articulation is limited to the poses THEY
want you to do. The toy just can't stand up without looking strange. If you
try to get him into one of the poses on the box, pieces start falling off.
The peg on the base is too small to fit into the hole in Scopedog's foot.
The toy is made of PCV and hard ABS plastic, with metal content in the joints,
and in the springs on the leg flaps.
|Posted 9 January, 2004 - 23:42 by JoshB|