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Cygnus Hyoga EX

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They all look good, but I

They all look good, but I find it rather lame they don't come with heads and masks that can fit on the Gold Saint bodies.

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Posted by RobertG22 on 5 February, 2015 - 14:12
True. That was a missed

True. That was a missed opportunity. As much as Bandai has touted that the EX releases were to be THE ultimate versions of the Saint Seiya characters, they have dropped the ball on several things with each character and with the line as a whole. Perhaps they are holding back in case they make renewal versions of the EX releases. I don't think my wallet can handle that many duplicates Saints though.

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Posted by SentaiSeiya on 5 February, 2015 - 15:20
I've not even bothered to

I've not even bothered to pick up any of the EX figures, it's just Bandai's attempt at sucking the last bit of money they can from the franchise. I doubt I will even bother to pick up the Leo God Cloth from the new anime, since it will be EX and likely very expensive.

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Posted by RobertG22 on 6 February, 2015 - 02:19
I feel ya. They know that the

I feel ya. They know that the Gold Saints sell, so it seems like they made a new series around them to sell more merch.

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Posted by SentaiSeiya on 6 February, 2015 - 15:57
Hyoga is awesome in this release

Nice to see another nice brand-new review. Hyoga is awesome in this release, as expected. However, I'm amazed to see that the old SCM release is still pretty damn good nowadays. The first SCM Ikki, for example, looks very rough today, especially because of his enormous head.

Here it is a nice picture of his Clothes in the anime (this V2 is on the superior right part): http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-I2eSPiem9-c/TwMOiRI8vAI/AAAAAAAAAYc/iq6s-27A4g0/s1600/cisne+juntos.jpg

I don't know why they could not include blood on his winking face, since blood is in fact there at every moment he shows up before he uses a bandage (except for when his eye appears magically healed in the last Poseidon arc episode). It really looks more like a wink, a serious strange wink, but still a wink.

By the way, they could have included a bandaged face, since it would perfectly fit on his broken armor.

Since someone mentioned something about, I remember I read so long time ago that the Bronze Saints' bodies from the first SCM releases fitted their respective occasional Gold Clothes. Hyoga's body, for example, could fit Camus' Aquarius Cloth from the SCM Camus release. Is it true or I've totally messed it up? If so, the EX Bronze and Gold Saints are not like that?

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Posted by Strawberry Dream on 8 February, 2015 - 07:20
Yes, and I know for a fact

Yes, and I know for a fact that Libra Dohko, Virgo Shaka and Sagittarius Aiolos included heads of the Bronze Saints. I think Leo and Aquarius included those as well, and I think most of the V3 Bronzes included face masks/helmets for their Gold armors, so you could have the more detailed faces on the bodies as well.

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Posted by RobertG22 on 8 February, 2015 - 14:49
The major problem with using

The major problem with using the V3 Bronze Saint heads on the V2 bodies is that the ball joint on the necks of the V2s are a different size than the ball joints on the neck of the V3s. Also, the necks for the V2 Bronze Saints are shorter than the necks on the subsequent body types.

Bandai did release necks for attaching the V3 Bronze Saint heads to the V2 necks with the Bronze Saint New Born Boxed set of the V2 Saints... only problem is that Bandai decided not to include any ball joints for the top of the neck. So you end up with a neck that has a female end at the top and a head that has a female end at the bottom. So Bandai makes you work if you want to use those new necks. Luckily a couple of the Saints come with spare necks that you can steal the ball joints from. I think it is Krysaor Chryshna and Kraken Isaac that come with extra necks. I have also heard that some people have fashioned ball joints for the necks out of jacks. I was going to try that at some point, as I have spares of a few Bronze Saints and their corresponding Gold Saint upgrades. I just have not gotten around to it. I still have some of my Myth Cloth figures boxes up and waiting to be unpacked.

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Posted by SentaiSeiya on 8 February, 2015 - 21:26
Thanks for the response. So

Thanks for the response. So just to be sure, does that yes mean "yes, it's true that Bronze Saints' bodies fit their respective Gold Cloths both in Cloth Myth and Cloth Myth EX lines"?

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Posted by Strawberry Dream on 4 April, 2015 - 05:31
 
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