Review by JoshB
Here's a little bit of trivia for you that I bet you didn't know. The full Japanese name of Dancougar is "Choju Kishin Dankuga" which translates to "Super Beast Machine God Dancouga". However, for some reason, the Japanese companies chose a different English name for the character, which is "God Bless The Machine Dancouga". Why? I have no idea. But until Yamato released Dancouga as a GN-U figure, I had no idea that it had a different name.
This GN-U figure adds a lot of play value into the equation, but it is still stuck with a few flaws.
First of all, Dancouga is not transformable. The toy is typical GN-U in that it has an internal skeleton with ABS parts covering it. Dancouga's design limits the poseability, but it does well with what's available.
Some interesting things of note: The trunk in the front is articulated, and can move depending on the pose.
The large gun (DankuHo) on his back can unfold and be positioned over the head. and the two smaller Beam Launchers on his back can be swung around the sides near the waist.
Included with Dancouga is the giant DankuKen sword, which actually comes in two pieces. Variant hands are included, including one to hold the sword. First, the hilt goes in the hand, and then the top of the sword attaches. It's big, but not as ridiculously oversized as with the SOC.
OK so I mentioned flaws. Most of the figure is really great, but the armor over the hips does not stay on at all. I'm sure a drop of superglue would keep the two halves together, but I don't see why this couldn't have been one piece. Let's not over-engineer what should be a simple toy, okay Yamato?
|Posted 12 September, 2008 - 05:41 by JoshB|