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  • Shin Getter 2

    Getter Robo anything is kinda weird for me. I know most series take a lot of liberties with their transformations and such, but I prefer at least a little semblence of believability. When I look at the Getters, and know that they're supposed to be combiners, but I can hardly see any semblence of... "ship" in any of them...I just don't really get the appeal.

    Don't get me wrong, I know there's some serious flaws with all Gettai robots. i just don't really like the leap you have to make for the Getters.

    Good review, though. I love that Revoltech is providing affordable coolness.

    Gigamach   14 years 40 weeks ago
  • MSN-04 Sazabi

    They may be floppy, but I don't really mind. XD

    Frosty   14 years 40 weeks ago
  • Dairugger XV

    Congratulations Josh, you finally got a hold of one of these. I feel much better now. Denying you all these years... for sentimental reasons. Well, if it makes you feel any better, the box on yours is cooler than mine.

    Peace bro :)

    Mark Gradwell   14 years 40 weeks ago
  • MSN-04 Sazabi

    I never picked up the Dragon Gundam but picked up the rest, and man was the Sazabi a pain to find. And while most of them have some issues (especially my F91 and Wing) I just love seeing those big ol' beasts staring down my EVAs.

    Shadow27   14 years 40 weeks ago
  • MSN-04 Sazabi

    I agree- I am less than thrilled with MSiA toys, and preffer something much larger and more solid. While I really like the Sazabi as a mobile suit, I wouldn't want the MSiA. (The exception to this is the lone MSiA XXXG-01H2 Gundam HeavyArms collecting a thick layer of dust on the shelf.)
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    I would, however, really like to get my hands on the Deluxe MSN-04 Sazabi that Bandai released a few years back! I already have the Deluxe RX-78GP01-Fb Gundam Zephyranthes and Deluxe RX-78GP02A Gundam Physalis, and they are pretty awesome even if a little stiff and limiting in the joints. I like my Deluxe GF13-017NJ Shining Gundam a bit more, even though it's lacking the under-the-armor feature that the others had. (That Deluxe XXXG-01W Wing Gundam, however, ugh...! I'm still trying to sell this thing off!) The Deluxe GF13-011NC Dragon Gundam, on the otherhand was pretty bad too compared to the Shining Gundam, and I returned it as soon as I opened it. (Again, looks cool on-screen, but not as a deluxe toy.)
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    Oh, and Josh? Don't throw my name in that hat, please...
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    These Deluxe Gundams, IMHO, are a perfect size for a truely interactive Gundam toy, and make for a kid-appropriate 1/60-scale equivalent of a model. I only wish they'd make more of them! (I would absolutely, without-question kill for an affordable super-poesable, 12"-tall ABS/PVC toy of one of the Evangelion Units! ^_^ )

    EVA_Unit_4A   14 years 40 weeks ago
  • MSN-04 Sazabi

    Oh, count me in.

    And on a side note,
    I really enjoy reading your reviews.

    Qwuff   14 years 40 weeks ago
  • MSN-04 Sazabi

    Good points, sir. My MSiA's do smell, and they have a tendency to bend and stay bent in places that are far too obvious.

    That said, they're toys, and I love letting my cousins play with my MSiA's as opposed to, say, my SOC's MSiA's are great action figures that are meant for the play, and they happen to look pretty sweet for a vinyl robot figure, too.

    Gigamach   14 years 40 weeks ago
  • MSN-04 Sazabi

    Okay, cranky bastard here:

    You asked "what's not to like". Well, how about the floppy, stinky, rubberyness of MSiA's? Just looking at your pics, the main crest is bent off to the side. Also, the thin, yellow beam saber is saggy.

    To be fair, I don't have too much love for Gundam, like you, Josh. I do like the Sazabi, though. MSiA are booty, though. I actually bought two back in the day. They both now stink of chemicals and have a greasy film on them. Awesome gimmick. I let my idiot co-workers play with them now.

    And the lines? The shapes? These things, in person, look like rubber chew toys for dogs. Sure, that's the CHARM of vinyl kaiju...but for "realistically"-sculpted mecha? Hell no. Gundam mecha are designed to have sharp, straight lines...that's why gunpla has been so prolific.

    You want a Gundam action figure? Try the HCM-Pro line. Or just stick with MG kits...if you have the patience/time for modeling.

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    Sanjeev

    Sanjeev   14 years 40 weeks ago
  • MSN-04 Sazabi

    lot of great responses, thanks!

    What I am going to do to determine who gets this is when i get back from SF this weekend I will put all names in a hat and pick a winner. I will notify the winner over email and announce it in the comments.

    If this goes well i might do it more often, so stay tuned!

    Josh

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    JoshB   14 years 40 weeks ago
  • MSN-04 Sazabi

    Seems Gigamach and I are on the same boat.
    I've been visiting since 2000 something, but registered only now. XD
    Here's to hoping I get it. XD

    Frosty   14 years 40 weeks ago
  • I can totally see that. Especially watching you really take time with these. Plus, not every toy is going to make for good video reviews. For instance, I severely doubt you could make vinyl kaiju figures all that interesting in a video review.

    -Ray

    pocketmego   14 years 40 weeks ago
  • MSN-04 Sazabi

    What the heck, sure. He can battle it out with all my Kaiju figures.

    -Ray

    pocketmego   14 years 40 weeks ago
  • MSN-04 Sazabi

    Sir,

    Well, you did it. You made me register, in the vain attempt to put a Sazabi next to my lonely Nu Gundam on the "Gundam Shelf". What a 30-something won't do for free toys...

    That said, I've been coming to the site for months. I'm a big fan of the newer video reviews, my favorite being for Leopaldon, the SOC Spider-Man Mech (obligatory "WTF!" here). It's always a pleasure to see people actually playing with their toys. I harken back...

    At any rate, I guess I'll be a bit more particapatory now I'm registered. I look forward to the Ideon review, though I kinda hope I receive mine before you tell us how good it is.

    Gigamach   14 years 40 weeks ago
  • MSN-04 Sazabi

    Sazabi is one of the best MSIA designs ever made. If you really don't want the Sazabi (I still can't figure why), I gladly (and strongly) volunteer to take it off "your shelf"...

    }D

    The Mazinger Z   14 years 40 weeks ago
  • MSN-04 Sazabi

    Well, it´s really a great figure! (And by the way, it would be my first gundan MSIA).

    zopilotez   14 years 40 weeks ago
  • Good job. This makes me want to buy this. Metal, cloth and flashing lights. Nice additions. Otherwise, I probably wouldn't have given this a second glance as I'm not really a fan of the series or design.

    "This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
    Onyx Blackman
    Principal, Flatpoint High

    Nekrodave   14 years 40 weeks ago
  • Garada K7

    I also butchered the back of it's head to get the sickles at a more vintage-style angle. I wish the glow paint went on smoother/more uniformly and that I was better at painting and photographing it. I'm no Sanjeev, but here goes...

    "This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
    Onyx Blackman
    Principal, Flatpoint High

    Nekrodave   14 years 40 weeks ago
  • MSN-04 Sazabi

    I wouldn't mind. In fact, I can add this to my JP toys collection!

    CIVIL WAR

    I'm with GaoGaiGar

    YuushaFan   14 years 40 weeks ago
  • Garada K7

    Who was it that did a custom glow version of this? Was it you Dave?

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    JoshB   14 years 40 weeks ago
  • Thanks, I wish I had the time to do more but doing a video review is really time consuming!

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    JoshB   14 years 40 weeks ago
  • Garada K7

    Thanks for the comprehensive review on these, Dave! I'd never really given any notice to the black Unifive Garada before...kinda snazzy. Honestly though, after reading this, all it really makes me want to do is pick up one of Tom's replicas. There's just so much MORE soul in the original sculpt than Unifive's pudgy offering...

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    Sanjeev

    Sanjeev   14 years 40 weeks ago
  • You do the best video reviews I've ever seen. I've watched them all. You need to do them far more often. You just have an excellent presentation style.

    -Ray

    pocketmego   14 years 41 weeks ago
  • Oh yeah, the little redheaded guerilla chick's name is Kiki. No wonder I couldn't remember it.

    Destroy All Pod...   14 years 41 weeks ago
  • SDF-1 Battle Fortress

    Boy do you stir up great memories. My Dad bought me that very toy as an eight grade graduation gift. I LOVED it.

    As always Sanjeev not only an informative article a highly entertaining one. Glad to hear my last review inspired you.

    Atom (not verified)   14 years 41 weeks ago
  • Danguard Ace

    In looking through some old pictures recently, I came across this one of an alternate sticker sheet for this toy. Note also the white-vaned missiles that came with this version.

    "This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
    Onyx Blackman
    Principal, Flatpoint High

    Nekrodave   14 years 41 weeks ago