CBC Gold Pegasus Seiya
Review by SentaiSeiya
This line showcases the great designs of the Saint Seiya characters in a unique manner. Pegasus Seiya is the titular character of the Saint Seiya series, so of course it he had to be part of the line, and so far he has had two releases.
The Gold Pegasus Seiya is a special release in the Cosmos Burning Collection. It is a commemorative piece celebrating the 25th anniversary of Saint Seiya. The Cloth Seiya is wearing is his 3rd Bronze Cloth. What makes it special, however, is the gold color of the Cloth. During the Hades Arc of Saint Seiya, Pegasus Seiya is able to make his Cloth glow gold by elevating his cosmos in order to take on Radhamantys.
Besides the gold color of the Cloth, the other major distinction between this release and the regular Cosmos Burning Collection Seiya is the addition of the wings on the figure.
The wings sprout from this Cloth in the Hades Arc, when Seiya needed to cross the super-dimension leading into Elysion. This occasion is separate from the one in which the Cloth temporarily becomes gold, so in that respect this figure is not directly representing any one time in the series. Instead, it rolls up all of the different appearances of the V3 Pegasus Cloth into one design; which turns out cool because the wings and gold sheen of this version give it a little more shelf presence than the original release.
Kids Logic did a great job at accurately capturing the design of Seiya and his Cloth, and combining it with the Super Deformed aesthetic.
The paint apps are all top-notch.The only real nitpick I have is that the hand armor is a flat gold, rather than the nice looking metallic gold that is used on the rest of the Cloth. This is something that
Seiya is posed in a pre-attack stance, as he readies unleash a Ryusei-ken on his enemies.
I bought this figure second-hand, so I am not sure if the wings are supposed to come off of the figure, but the ones on mine do. Doing so reveals the details of the figures back. Now the left shoulder pad on mine also comes off, and i have a feeling that is not suppose to happen.
The SD Seiya figure comes with a display base that looks like it was ripped out an ancient Greek temple, a nameplate and a separate piece to hold the nameplate (in case you don't want to display Seiya on the display base, but still want use the nameplate.)
There are two small magnets on the soles of the figure’s feet that secure the figure on top the center of the base, which is made of metal.
The core of the base houses 8 LED lights that are powered by 3 AAA batteries. This allows Seiya to be displayed for round-the-clock viewing.
I can sleep well knowing that Seiya is watching me from his illuminated display stand.
The Cosmos Burning Collection is a line of well designed and well executed statues for fans of the Saint Seiya universe and/or SD aficionados. The Gold Seiya is another great entry in that line!
|Posted 4 May, 2013 - 11:45 by SentaiSeiya