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I can't believe I'm gonna be that guy...

Excellent review of a toy that's not very good. Maybe I should review the Kotobukiya kit of the Thrudgelmir too.

Anyway, I can't believe I'm gonna be that guy, but I do have to mention that even if most of the FAF line is 1/144, the Thrudgelmir is not 1/144 scale. It's supposed to actually be roughly 3 times larger than the standard Personal Trooper from the series at like 50 meters or what have you.

Still an awesome robot though.

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Posted by Dkun on 13 October, 2013 - 14:57
Thanks, I appeciate that.

I don't mind you being 'that guy' at all.
I tend to forget that the Thrudgelmir is basically just a Grungust, and in the first place SRW does a pretty good job of making you forgot about actual sizes. I never had realized that the Granzon is actually shorter than Cybuster until I reviewed it and looked up its height.

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Posted by SpaceRunaway on 13 October, 2013 - 15:15
A note from the author.

I didn't really have a place to put in in the review, but I wanted to note a couple things about this line. First, reviews, information, etc. on the FAFs are incredibly scarce, even in Japanese. Part of this is probably due to the first run being magazine exclusives, but it's bizarre. Even for the later releases there are probably only a handful of reviews for any given release, and some I've never seen reviewed at all.

Secondly, something that I found pretty funny was even amongst the Japanese bloggers, while they were scathing in their reviews, and evenly openly mocking these toys, they always, always had bought at least several of these. The FAF line sucks you in.

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Posted by SpaceRunaway on 13 October, 2013 - 15:22
Volks is a helluva drug.

Volks is a helluva drug.

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Posted by VF5SS on 13 October, 2013 - 15:26
This figure line is really

This figure line is really pretty with nice sculpts and vibrant colors, but the plastic is crappy. Little parts break off easily. I think the plastic on these isn't a standard type of PVC or ABS. Having personally broken two of figures from this line, the plastic looks like some kind of a rubbery foam concoction. The breaks aren't the standard clean snap type of breaks that you get with most plastics .

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Posted by Scrubby on 13 October, 2013 - 17:45