Devilman (Blue Version)
Review by AJProDie-Cast
I don't know much about Devilman other than it was created by Go Nagai in 1972. Honestly the fact that it was a chogokin made by Marmit was the main reason I bought it. I read somewhere that Devilman was Marmit's first "Heavy Gokin" and decided to buy it. The box was small, almost the size of a book and got me nervous.
I opened it and was happily surprised! The figure was the size of most SOC, around 6 inches and had a very nice heft to it and a ton of diecast. The face, extra hands and wings came in simple plastic tray.
This figure is the blue version, the normal box and regular version is green... I liked blue better so I bought this one.
It has a nice presence and tons of articulation, everything, I mean everything turns, moves, tilts, you name it.
You can switch the closed fists to the karate chop hands, pop the wings on his back and he is ready to go. The waist turns, the legs tilt, ankles turn, and toes tilt.
The arms move into tons of positions.
I really like this chogokin for its price, originally angloz.com had it for only 12 USD but sadly I missed out on that and bought one for 20 USD plus US shipping. Have to say for the amount of diecast (the chest, forearms, legs, feet, everything other than wings, head, hands, and joints are diecast!!!) for 30USD or less seems a better deal than some of the crud I have bought.
Of course there are minor paint flaws, and plastic joints have off colored look but I still love it.
As you can tell with the pictures utilizing the joint articulation, you need a stand to keep it upright, as the legs and feet are so narrow that in other than normal poses he falls over... adapt is the key to life.
So basically Devilman a nice "Old School" chogokin that is simple and artistic. Surf eBay and get one if you like diecast, Marmit... or Devilman (I know, I know I should watch some cartoons of him on youtube)
|Posted 28 May, 2009 - 21:49 by AJProDie-Cast|