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13 comments posted
Yeah, look at those chrome

Yeah, look at those chrome limbs. Clearly superior to the SOC.

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Posted by jacksauce on 24 March, 2011 - 23:37
Totally agree. I was all set

Totally agree. I was all set to buy the SOC until I saw it painted, and it just doesn't have the same charm.

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Posted by TheMarkSewell on 25 March, 2011 - 00:06
Well, well now

I have to say that I like much better the SOC one, I mean if you had watched the cartoons back when you were a kid (like I did), believe you will prefer an anime accurate version. I tried many time to purchase the one from the Godaikin series from eBay ( no luck with the bids / budget), and I finally stopped looking and bidding when I heard of the new SOC one, which I already order back in January (can't wait to get my hands on it).

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Posted by Pharmako on 25 March, 2011 - 02:11

The weapon looks like it got blood on it! TOTALLY UNSAFE!!

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Posted by SHINOBI-03 on 25 March, 2011 - 02:59
Old school charm

While the SOC might be anime correct.. for me the charm of the older toys wins through every time.
I grew up in Tokyo, playing with my Clover Gundam, Gordian,Gold Lightan, and Dougram toys and I always preferred the more colourful, chromed versions to the more accurate kits that started to come out.
I think i left all their missiles and projectiles scattered over the back streets of Naka meguro..

Great review of this classic toy... I hope Some enterprising company eventually rereleases the original versions.. I'd certainly buy them all!

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Posted by RUFUS_DAYGLO on 25 March, 2011 - 05:39
Man, I'm stayin' the hell

Man, I'm stayin' the hell away from that lion! I mean, I'd stay away from lions anyway, but you need to be even farther away and hidden in a bunker to get away from the lion with the gun in it's neck.

Anyway, related to the toy: That looks like the ultimate "I lost all the parts" toy. If anyone had that when they were a kid, I think it would be a special achievement if they still have every single part. Give that person a metal. A die-cast metal.

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Posted by Alexx on 25 March, 2011 - 09:43
Firing fist - just curious... did you get that shot of the fist launching without any human bits in the way? Are you holding the piece just out of shot?

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Posted by F-ZeroOne on 25 March, 2011 - 11:40
You are correct, I'm holding

You are correct, I'm holding it just out of frame.

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Posted by JoshB on 25 March, 2011 - 14:44
Thanks, Josh...

...I sometimes get a little green at some of the great shots I see on toy collecting sites (in a good way, I hasten to add!) but the idea that some photographers might have super-powers would be even harder to bear! :-)

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Posted by F-ZeroOne on 26 March, 2011 - 10:14
Man Im on the fence on this

Man Im on the fence on this one. I sold some of my Godaikins and got the soc's but I drew the line at Golion. I.said I.wouldn't be getting any modern gokin if I already had a vintage representation of the character. I've already broken that promise. So what to do?

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Posted by demize on 25 March, 2011 - 13:36
So good, SO GOOD

Nice pics Josh. And great you had enough of the weapons around to show off the toys loaded up.
I agree with Jack, that I too like the chrome bits on this, and other old school toys. The proportions are already whacked out of the reality ballpark, so may as well jazz the coloring up while at it, haha!

@demize, these old sets only get more attractive as we all age, so if you can, pick them up and keep them!
Godaikin sets like Daltanias still show up in random places. There was quite a lot of stock back in the day, and much of it just wasn't appreciated by kids, or like my family , just couldn't justify big expensive toys that weren't something to ride on, like BigWheels, or bicycles, and such, so what stock didn't go overseas, got clearanced out in here. I think a bunch of these hung around, and didn't get beat on by kids much , just put in the attic/basement, with minimal use, and later traded in to comic shops, hobby/train shops , antique/thrift shops, and show up at that once in a million yard sale, or flea market, and toy conventions. There' s always auctions too. Either way, when you can get one, get it!

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Posted by repairtechjon on 25 March, 2011 - 22:25
Hey @John I meant should I

Hey @John I meant should I sell my Godaikin and get the soc. You almost had my VoltesV remember? Since I sold that I have sold the other Tadao Nagahama bots and replaced them with socs and there seems a.loose connection to this one with the trio. So im thinking real hard on this.

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Posted by demize on 26 March, 2011 - 18:04