Seiya (Pegasus God Cloth)
Review by Atom
If you have read my previous reviews of these Saint Cloth Myth figures you may have figured out that there is a lot of drama around certain Cloth's in the series. To be honest the whole series is really about the drama of the Cloths. We are introduced to this Japanese take on Roman/Greek Mythology thru the eyes of Seiya as a young man, as he grows in age and skill so does his (and our) understanding of the bigger story and just how far back the story goes and how truly epic the saga becomes.
Our hero Seiya gets his Pegasus Cloth destroyed in his battle with the Thanatos. Only to have the Sagittarius Cloth come to his aid. The Gold Sagittarius Cloth, however, is not strong enough to defend against the God of Death's attacks and shares the same fate as the Pegasus Cloth, shattered into a million pieces.
Athena urges Seiya to reach deep inside him and do what only a mortal human can do, create a miracle with his belief. Seiya raises his Cosmo to a new divine level and repairs and fuses both Cloths to form a Kamui or God version of the Pegasus Cloth (in the series the term “Kamui” is used to refer to the Cloth's that can/should only be able to be worn by the Gods of Olympus. )
The package is the usual window box that opens like a book, except this one is wider much like the Thanatos release. Also included is a wrapper on the front cover advertising the upcoming special premium “mail in” figure of Saori Kaido (the physical reincarnation of the Goddess Athena.)
Metal Plates are popular with collectors. These plates are used to decorate the aftermarket stands for the characters. Often figures will come with new "clips" to attach the figure in unusual poses or accessories.
The inside of the package is also like previous Saint Cloth Myth releases, all the parts and pieces packed neatly in vacuum formed trays. Included with the instructions were also a sticker for your Saint Cloth Myth stand and the mail in form and information on the Saori Kaido release.
No surprises here. It's your standard 3rd generation body type with over 40 points of articulation and standing about 7 inches tall. Seiya's “clothes” are molded in white instead of the usual red he appeared in throughout the rest of the series.
With the armor on, this is one beautiful figure. It shines and glistens under the light. What didn't show in the press photos is the armor actually has the faintest blue ting to it. The armor is so shiny in fact if you look carefully you can actually see me and the camera in the reflections on the armor. This one doesn't have as much die-cast metal as previous Seiya releases, a little disappointing but not a huge deal. Diecast parts include the arms, upper legs, knees, part of the chest, outer waist and shoulder pieces. All the rest is plastic.
And like all Cloth armors, the God Pegasus cloth does form a new statue of the Pegasus but in a more ornate fashion. Looks good, not much more to say about that...
Wow, it's pretty. Even though it doesn't have as much die cast as previous releases I really like it. If you're a fan of the series you should already own this, if you don't you should. Non-fans and toy collectors, in general, should give this one a try. The large wingspan, silver/blue armor, and the design just look great on the shelf. The Saint Cloth Myth line is always top notch and God Cloth Seiya here doesn't disappoint.
Of course, it wouldn't be a Saint Cloth Myth review without a video review...
|Posted 11 August, 2008 - 07:44 by Atom|