Getter 1 with Full Mantle
Review by JoshB
From "Change! Getter Robo: Sekai Saigo no Hi" (a.k.a. "Getter Robo Armageddon") comes Getter 1 with Full Mantle.
Being part of the Shin Seiki Gokin line from Aoshima, you can be sure that this thing is loaded with metal. The toy weighs a ton.
This figure stands about 7” tall and made out of diecast metal and plastic.
Features include an opening cockpit, opening Getter Beam door, two Getter Tomahawks, variant open and closed hands and the large “Full Mantle” rubber cape. This version also includes a new hand with a destroyed Getter Dragon head that it can hold.
The back shoulder panel can be removed to reveal the intricate inner workings of Getter 1. You can also attach a large rubber cape to the back of this panel Unlike the Black Getter, this cape stays firmly in place.
To put on the full mantle, you must first remove the arms from the body, and then the head. Place the full mantle over the figure and then re-attach the head. The arms do not go back on in this mode.
One flaw worth mentioning is the neck articulation. It really can't turn much. This is due to the square shape of the bottom of the neck - when it turns it hits the shoulder shrouds and pops it off.
The full mantle looks good, but you really can’t do anything in this mode. It’s a neat accessory, but I don’t know if it's worth getting if you already have an Aoshima Getter 1. If you don’t then this is a good place to start.
Getter 1 is seen here posed against Kotobukiya’s Mechanical Chain Base series of model kit display stands.
|Posted 3 December, 2008 - 06:51 by JoshB