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Armor Plus SG Sol Tekkaman 2


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Nice review! I believe the

Nice review!

I believe the deal with Armor Plus SG was to sidestep some of the difficulties in making Sol Tekkaman look like it could fit on an anime style human character when its proportions are even more exaggerated by default. For those who don't know, the Sol Tekkaman is basically a powered suit like Iron Man and not a "henshin hero" style character. The Armor Plus Tekkaman Blade itself doesn't even have a regular D-boy human figure inside, just the intermediate stage from the stock footage. It's not like Alto or the Samurai Troopers figures where there's clearly person wearing the armor.

That and for Japanese buyer it was a "cheaper" way of filling out their Tekkaman Blade collection without the added cost of the armoring gimmick. It's kind of like how CM's Brave Gokin Patlabor toys were supplemented with their PVC action figures and static vinyls.

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Posted by VF5SS on 20 September, 2012 - 19:51
Thanks, I myself didnt mind

Thanks, I myself didnt mind at all the lack of removable armor, but I have read many complaints about it being an issue. I appreciate your additional info on this. Even though the comparison to how CM supplemented their gokin figures with PVC figures and vinyls is valid, some of that CMs stuff was horrid! However in this case it is a wonderful high quality figure that should please most fans

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Posted by chachipower on 20 September, 2012 - 21:49
Did the green one ever come

Did the green one ever come out?

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Posted by VZMK2 on 21 September, 2012 - 07:34
i think the main complaint is

i think the main complaint is that the armor plus line was all about removeable armor in the first place and now every single relase (aside from the ronin warriors) have no removable armor. So I think we are being cheated when you are expeciting the gimmick that the line was made for. Not to mention the price didnt go down that much but not having removable armor either and the diecast content is way down (basically we are getting shfiguarts under the AP moniker) and this figure has 0 diecast if im not mistaken.
On the plus side, not having the armor makes for a much more solid toy. Tekkaman and evil were a pain due to thier armor (more so that it was diecast armor that weighed it down). It limited movement and also parts part popped off when handiling all the time,,,,,,, and dont get me started on the forearm pieces which were absoloute hell to apply.

I for one dont mind the loss of the gimmick but hell change the name of the line (is that what the "SG" is for now??) and bring the price down not leave it the same.

BTW yes the green one is out :-)

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Posted by mechamasterj on 16 November, 2012 - 09:48