AV-98 Ingram 1 (Movie Version)
Review by JoshB
Really, the first Revoltech Ingram was so nice that I didn't see the need to make a whole 'nother release for the Movie version of the Ingram. But now that I've handled it and seen the changes that were made, I can understand why.
This is the Movie version of the AV-98 Ingram Unit 1 from the series Mobile Police Patlabor. The Movie designs aren't terribly different than the TV designs, aside from some minor detailing differences. In fact, the differences are often so minor that all some companies do to make the different toy is swap out the head. Kaiyodo could have gone this route, but instead they tooled an almost entirely new toy. So what's Different? Lets take a look.
The first thing you notice is the accessories. This Ingram comes with a lot more accessories than the last one did. This one includes the riot gun, and two different pistols, one with the barrel open.
The complete list of accessories:
- two stun sticks
- three types of revolver cannons
- 90mm riot gun
- optional head with visor on
- optional hands
- display base with stand
When you put the old version of the Ingram against the new version, the differences become clear. The new Ingram has better proportions all around, especially in the neck and chest area. The chest now sports safety lights in the up position. The shoulder pads use a different red for the lights, and the legs appear completely redone.
The new legs provide a more neutral stance, and now has a compartment that stores a revolver. This door is secured by a Revoltech joint.
The optional head and optional hands provide a unique look to this Ingram.
In all, i'd say its a great improvement. Kaiyodo also released a limited "Friend Shop" version of the AV-98 Unit 2 (movie version). This time the only difference from the Unit 1 is the head and some slight paint differences. Revoltech AV-98 Ingram 1 Movie Version is available at HobbyLink Japan
|Posted 25 February, 2008 - 15:14 by JoshB