|Character Design||Kunio Ohkawara|
Review by The Enthusiast
Big Volfogg arrives courtesy of Tamashii BlueFin.
My familiarity with the Brave era of anime begins and ends with GaoGaiGar. I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve seen, and the mecha designs are inventive and fresh even fifteen years on. I defy you to watch the opening and not have “GA GA GA GA GA GA Gao Gai Gar!” stuck in your head.
Volfogg is a ninja police car transformer who assists our heroes. He combines with a couple of smaller Gun Machine mecha to form Big Volfogg. While Volfogg isn’t as well known as the Ryu Twins, the character design is solid, and it’s nice to see him get the SRC treatment.
The box is typical SRC fare, handsome and foil embossed.
The set is fairly minimal, with a stationary prop, a whirring blade effect (‘Murasame Sword), flying hook (the ‘Jet Wrapper,’packaged separately and not shown here), gunfire effects for the “4000 Magnum” gun, and variant hands.
The figure itself is dynamic, with great proportions. The sculpt feels like a Revoltech. The articulated chest gives the figure real attitude. As we’ve come to expect with SRC releases, the fit and finish are beautiful. Everything is very tight and precise.
Metal content is disappointing. Only the feet and thighs (including the joints) are diecast, though there may be some concealed metal in the lower legs.
Posing is respectable but not stellar. The helicopter blade limits arm posing. The balance of the figure is off. The previous SRC figures I’ve reviewed have been tanks, sturdily holding any position. Big Volfogg is more precarious. He still looks great, though.
4000 Magnum. This is a neat effect. I like how the car’s tailpipes become a gun.
A worthy realization of the Big Volfogg. High quality, good looking, but some more heft would go a long way.
|Posted 10 June, 2012 - 17:08 by The Enthusiast|