Gurren Lagann Fulldrillized
Review by JoshB
Gurren Lagann is a great anime so far that I've been following on the Sci-Fi channel. I know I could just download the whole series, but I'm really enjoying waiting for new episodes to come out. There's something very "old school" about waiting.
We've already seen the normal mode of Gurren Lagann as a Revoltech, and now we have the "Fulldrillized" version. So what is Fulldrillized (other than cashing in on another version of Gurren Lagann)?
In the anime, Gurren Lagann fights against other Gunmen, each battle getting more intense than the last. Gurren Lagann is so over the top, that random crap keeps appearing with the robot - such as giant drills, self-reparing armor, and this mode, in which drills appear all over Gurren Lagann's body.
Fulldrillized Gurren Lagann comes courtesy of HobbyLink Japan
The drills themselves are not removable, and are actually quite sharp. This is one Revoltech you don't want to sit on by accident. The drills don't hinder movement too much, but it is not as poseable as the first.
You may also remember the problems with the sunglasses on the first Gurren Lagann. This has been rectified with the new release. Now the glasses pop off easily, and its only the red part that is difficult to get out. Kaiyodo includes an advisory about the proper way to swap the chest pieces. Also worth noting is that a faded paint application has been added to the glasses.
Gurren Lagann comes with two heads - one angry, one not.
Several variant hands are included, one of which can hold the giant Gurren.. boomerang?
Also included is a replica of Simon's key, which can separate in two. The drill section can be attached to the arm and used as a weapon.
So, is it worth it? It depends on how much you like the character. Its a quality toy, and I think better than the previous release. If you already have one though, its up to you to decide if you need another.
You can get your Revoltech Gurren Lagann Fulldrillized at HobbyLink Japan
|Posted 3 September, 2008 - 10:46 by JoshB|