|Character Design||You Yoshinari|
|Toy Design||Katsuhisa Yamaguchi|
Review by JoshB
Gurren Lagann is the mecha du jour which means "nerds really dig it right now". While people really dug the Diecast from Konami, they found the price tag prohibitive. Well, Kaiyodo comes to the rescue with their Revoltech Gurren Lagann. This toy marks the 50th entry in the Revoltech Yamaguchi line and comes courtesy of HobbyLink Japan.
What really sells this toy is the character. The Revoltech aspect is pretty standard - 54 points of articulation from 19 Revoltech joints. But it's the cool design of Gurren Lagann that make this what it is.
Gurren Lagann comes with two heads - One with a normal face, and one with an angry face. The heads swap easily on the dual Revloltech joint neck.
Included are various hands, including the mandatory "I'm pointing my finger to heaven for no apparent reason" hand and the "Hey buddy can you spare a dime" open hand.
Weapons include the ginormous Gurren Sunglasses and finally, a core drill. First, the Sunglasses are stored on its chest until they are needed. Then the figure can use the included option hands to grab a larger sunglass weapon to use as a kind of boomerang. Since the glasses are now gone from the chest in this mode, Kaiyodo included an option replacement part. But heed this warning - be careful when removing the sunglasses on the front of the figure.
You need to remove the whole red piece, not just the glasses. They can and will break off if you are not careful. I broke mine off, but superglued it back on.
The Core drill comes packaged as the key used to activate the robot, but you can separate the key into two parts and use the drill part as a weapon.
On the back of the lower legs there are panels that can open out by smaller Revoltech joints. I have no idea what these panels are for. Maybe something from the show? If you know, let me know.
Included is the standard Revoltech stand, which comes with a Revoltech joint for dynamic posing.
In case you are wondering, there is no Gurren Wing - Parts for that will be included with other Gurren Lagann Revoltech releases.
This one is a must-buy for both Revoltech and Gurren lagann fans. It has awesome styling and great construction. You can get yours at HobbyLink Japan.
|Posted 21 May, 2008 - 05:51 by JoshB|