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Tallgeese III


9 comments posted
common Tallgeesian issues

"each booster opens up to reveal a pair of rocket engines."

Is there some actual engine detail behind those rocket nozzles? It looks like there might be in the photo. It would be really nice to finally see a Tallgeese with some engines in there, instead of big bell nozzles hanging off of flat sliding plates.

"Underneath is a pair of removable beam sabers (guess how many blades they give you)"


Bandai, you BASTARDS. What is WRONG with you?

"Bandai decided to include two hands for holding things, both of which have rectangular holes which do not fit around the shield's round handle."

Hahahaha what the HELL. This is just... at this point, this has to be a joke on Bandai's part. How can they make so many tiny oversights in a figure (and toy line) that's otherwise characterized by precision and attention to detail.

This is a great shot.

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Posted by recognizer on 10 October, 2011 - 16:01
Aside from the fact that it

Aside from the fact that it looks like the generic blow-me-up-please Leo mobile suit grunts (which look TOO generic and dull for my tastes), the one big issue I have with all three Tallgeese designs is the main boosters. Thought the opening doors-thing is pretty sweet, WHY are they mounted to the back of the shoulders??? That means it can't dodge or fire when it's boosting, making it rather vulnerable in both cases. I just don't get that...

I saw the Arch Enemy version at TRU a number of times, but I was saving up for the Wing-ZERO Custom (which I eventually got) and missed my chance to get the Tallgeese III.

Nice, detailed review.

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 10 October, 2011 - 17:26
i didn't have any issues

i didn't have any issues dodging or firing while boosting in them Another Century's Episode games

just push X to boost and then tap the analog stick to dodge

Tallgeese 1 was pretty broken in the first game too

but honestly Jeva, I get the feeling you neither watch the video nor read my reviews because you always ask the most inane questions every time i post something you're mildly interested in (and seem to know very little about) even if your question was answered somewhere in either review

so shut your squidhole

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Posted by VF5SS on 10 October, 2011 - 18:58
It's a real shame about the

It's a real shame about the articulation on this thing. A pull down leg joint like the ones used on the Figuarts legs would have helped make this thing a bit better of a toy. : S

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Posted by Dkun on 10 October, 2011 - 20:11
I'm not a real big fan of the

I'm not a real big fan of the source material (and even then, I like the Mk II better), but that chin block is god awful. It seems almost worse when I think about someone spending the time to model that in CAD and going, 'Yep, looks good'.

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Posted by SpaceRunaway on 10 October, 2011 - 21:52
For reference, the HCM Pro

For reference, the HCM Pro Tallgeese handled the chin differently.

See here

Honestly I'm kind of warming to the figure.

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Posted by VF5SS on 10 October, 2011 - 22:58
These are nice, but MAN, the

These are nice, but MAN, the price is killer on these things. I think it's too much for what you get.

I kind of wish this had better paint apps... the only detail here is the same flat blue everywhere. I mean I know that's inherent to the design of the Tallgeese III, but I feel like they could have done something more than just bare white plastic. :(

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Posted by Dre2Dee2 on 11 October, 2011 - 11:40
Looks nice, but I'm actually

Looks nice, but I'm actually happy with my MSiA Tallgeese III. Still...this is nice! I may break for a standard Tallgeese, but maybe not this one. Thanks for the review!

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Posted by Alexx on 11 October, 2011 - 22:27
because i'm a huge liar, i

because i'm a huge liar, i found out the shield handle does fit inside the hands provided.

oh well the review is set in stone.

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Posted by VF5SS on 13 October, 2011 - 10:50