Getter Robo 1 (Comic Version) Final Version
Review by JoshB
The Yujin Master Action Getter Robo 1 (Comic Version) (Final) (マスターアクション 原作版 ゲッター１ Ver.2（後期Ver.) came out in February of 2003. I have a stupid attachment to this toy, as I remember seeing it in every store during my first trip to Tokyo.
In theory, this looks like a great toy. Its 20 cm tall, includes an attachable Getter Wing, 2 Getter Tomahawks, Getter Missile Machine Gun and 5 extra hands. And just looking at it, it looks great, doesn’t it?
Unfortunately, all hope is lost when you start playing with it. The joints get loose easily and won’t stand up well at all. The cape is actually flimsy vinyl that looks like crap. And even worse, the cape attaches to two pegs on the back which only secure when the shoulder cowl is pressed down firmly. That cowl? It doesn’t stay on.
The hands don’t like to stay on, and getting it to hold the gun is such a pain in the ass. You actually have to remove the front handle from the gun and kind of thread the handle through one of the hands.
I’d stay away from this unless you are a getter nut and have to have each and every getter toy out there. There have been far better renditions of the character released, don’t bother with this one. It’s no surprise that Yujin canceled the line.
This is actually the second version of the toy, called the “Final Version”. The original version had different elbows and other subtle differences. Also issued was a Training color version Getter 1.
|Posted 30 October, 2007 - 07:42 by JoshB|