Death Garry Gun
Review by Shogundan
Today I will be reviewing the Death Garry Gun DX re-issue, made by Sonokong/Takara. The sample for today's review was provided graciously by our friend Jeff Stein over at High End Transformers. Please check them out or just click on the Ebay link at the bottom of the page for a direct link to the item reviewed today.
Death Garry Gun is from the anime "The Brave of Gold Goldran" and is the personal flagship of the main antagonist Zack Walther. Death Garry Gun or DGG for short is the successor to Zack's old flagship, Zazorigun. In robot mode it DGG is armed with chest beams and rocket punches. DGG's alternate form is that of a gigantic battleship. Death Garry Gun was so strong that only "The Great Goldran" himself could defeat it. Because of this fact DGG was mass produced with a total of five units made. Note* The original toy was the Autobot Sky Garry from the Japanese "Transformers: Return of Convoy" toy line.
To start off with, Death Garry Gun comes to you in a beautifully illustrated, heavy corrugated cardboard box shown below. I know I have said this before, here goes the broken record......I am a fan of the packaging used on these Sonokong re-issues and the quality continues with DGG.
Upon opening the box you will find a very sturdy, well made figure that should handle years of hard play due to the quality plastics used in manufacturing.
Space Battleship Mode
Space Battleship mode is one of 3 modes that DGG is capable of transforming into. In this mode DGG is over 14" long when carrying its full payload of transport van/containers.
The 3 containers have opening door that allow you to carry the included mini figures inside them.
The 3 included mini figures are:
1 red Missile Gear (MISAIRUGIA) transforming figure
2 light blue Custom Gear (KASUTAMUGIA) static posed figures.
DGG's Containers can be deployed by simply pressing the yellow button shown in the picture below.
DGG's mid-section can be lengthened or shortened depending on the amount of containers you may want it to carry into battle.
Here is a few photo's the included Missile Gear (MISAIRUGIA) transforming figure with DGG and transport containers.
Battle Platform Base Mode
The next mode of Death Garry Gun is the Battle Platform Base mode. As you can see in the photo's below, it is a very simple mode that basically has DGG in a handstand with the mini figure manning strategic battle posts.
Robot mode is DGG's final mode of transformation and is my most favorite. You can check out the transformation of Death Garry Gun in the video below.
In robot mode DGG stands 9.5 inches tall and has limited articulation found in the shoulders and elbows. The legs are just a solid mass making the figure almost a brick. DGG can be equipped with 2 laser rifles that are shown below.
Death Garry Gun's head looks strikingly like Transformers G1 Ultra Magnus. Long lost brother maybe?
In conclusion, even though this toy has the articulation of a brick it still has a ton of play value, making this a must have for Brave Series or Transformers collectors alike.
|Posted 27 October, 2009 - 16:09 by Shogundan|