|Character Design||Kazutaka Miyatake|
|Toy Design||Katsuhisa Yamaguchi|
Review by JoshB
The bad guys never get any love in toy form. Take for example, Batman. In any assortment of Batman figures, there are like 17 versions of the Batman and only one Joker. the same goes for many other toy lines but here we are talking about Macross A.K.A. Robotech in the states.
See, for years we have gotten valkyrie after valkyrie, in all kinds of scales and variations. There must be HUNDREDS of different valkyrie toys made but only a handful of enemy mecha. Can you imagine, the primary enemy mecha of one of the most influential anime of all time, and almost no toys of it?
Well, thats what happened with the Regult. This enemy battlepod of the Zentradi had a few kits made and only two toys - one of which made in America. Kaiyodo must have sensed this injustice when they decided to produce the Revoltech Regult. The same sculptor Katsuhisa Yamaguchi made a gashapon Regult a few years earlier and now he has had the opportunity to see it in toy form.
The Revoltech Regult is a great figure - not just because it is a long-anticipated design, but it is executed so well.
At 6" tall, the Regult is taller than most other Revoltech releases, and it towers over the existing Macross Revoltech releases. Although not to scale, it does give the impression of being larger.
There are 9 Revoltech joints throughout the figure to give it a wide range of motion. Despite having spindly legs, the Regult can take on a number of difficult poses. Aside from that, there is little articulation. The waist has a Revoltech joint, as do the cannons on the head.
The back antennae can be removed and replaced with a cluster of missiles that pivot on a dual Revoltech joint.
Those white things on the side of the head - those move too.
In addition to all that, you have the stand, which is pretty much the same as all the other Revoltech stands.
So yeah - it's one that people have been waiting for for a long time so what are you waiting for - go to HobbyLink Japan and get yours today!
|Posted 23 May, 2008 - 00:08 by JoshB|