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Cylon Commander (Gold)


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Wizartar's picture
Posted by Wizartar on 18 June, 2009 - 06:40
Hey, apex3, your

Hey, apex3, your photography's coming along nicely! That's that's a big deal because these figures are so notoriously tough to photograph well with all that chrome.

Anyway, real bummer that you didn't dig the Commander. I generally look at these as display pieces, not as toys. I mean, as long as the thing is in the general shape of a Cylon Centurion and is flawlessly chromed, I'm happy. And, yes, the chrome on mind was flawless.

I have to agree, though: I'd prefer a chromed-out action figure that was extremely poseable and had better accessories (and better hand-grip on them!). Have you considered getting a different doll body (like an Obitsu or a reissue Henshin Cyborg) and just hot-glue all the Cylon gear onto him??

Might be worth it!


Sanjeev's picture
Posted by Sanjeev on 18 June, 2009 - 11:54
good idea

Thanks for the idea, might do it.

Question, because I respect your opinion.
what about the ES fewture figures, I asked Josh, but would like your thoughts.

And I am debating buying the 1/350 Goten-Go (Atragon)
Code: AOS09143 Series: Toho Series it is on sale and reminds me of the Yamato

AJProDie-Cast's picture
Posted by AJProDie-Cast on 18 June, 2009 - 12:00
Yeah, I think you could find

Yeah, I think you could find some sort of black spandex-y body suit for a regular doll body, then fit all the chrome armor and gloss black leggings, belt, etc., onto it...OR just slap all that stuff onto the bare body and see how it looks! Those Obitsu bodies are super-articulated, but the joints can get loose if you don't tighten the screws. I guess that's par for the course in the BJD (ball-jointed doll) world...

As for the other stuff, the Fewture ES Gokin certainly looks great. I tend to spend my money more carefully these days, so I don't mind waiting until stuff comes out and checking out reviews (here or on ToyboxDX) before buying. If you decide you want the toy based on reviews, you sometimes have to pay more if you miss the initial retailer sales and/or have to pick it up on the secondary market. But you know what? I find that reviews are often fairly negative for many things, so I end up passing on stuff I would have preordered and been dissatisfied with in the past! So, in the end, I end up saving money!

The same is true--for me, anyway--with these ES Gokin figures. I mean, they look great and come with great accessories (but no Get Machines with the Getter Robo guys!? what's up with that!?). Also, Fewture has a great track record with diecast. If you check out any of our EX Gokin reviews, you'll see nothing but praise (except for paint-chipping near joints). So, with this line, I'm tentatively hopeful...which, I guess, is as good as it gets for me!

As for the Aoshima Goten-Go, I say it comes down to one simple question: do you want a fancy diecast toy with electronic bells and whistles or do you want a simple, elegant, and super-playable vinyl of the ship? The diecast is super-heavy, absolutely photo-realistic, and really belongs on a fancy display stand on your coffee table. Sure, it's fun to pick up and fly around with the lights and drill on, but with all that weight, you actually have to be a bit careful you don't accidentally drop it or even fumble it and snap off a wing or cannon emplacement. The vinyl, on the other hand, looks gorgeous and fits right in with all your other vinyl kaiju from M1, Marmit, or Marusan....and you can literally throw the thing like a football down a hallway with ZERO fear of damaging it. Both definitely have their merits, so it just comes down to what you'd prefer.


Sanjeev's picture
Posted by Sanjeev on 18 June, 2009 - 13:26
bells and the truth

My collection is normally diecast and 8" or diecast is the way for me. Also because the Cylon Commander was a covered doll and not a plastic statue...It actually goes against my collections "rules"

AJProDie-Cast's picture
Posted by AJProDie-Cast on 19 June, 2009 - 13:07