Review by JoshB
Awkward toys in sexy boxes. That about sums up the whole of Takatoku's 1:60 scale Orguss line. Pretty much every entry in this line is an extremely fragile but beautiful toy. Although Orguss was a show that was designed to sell toys (much like its predecessor, Macross), the toys were not very fleshed out.
The RSG-21-A1 Ishforn is a reconnaissance vehicle, not fit for heavy fighting.
The box is compact, but the die-cut window shows enough of the toy to make the sale. The textured cardboard brings a level of class to the toy not seen in other manufacturers at the time.
As you can see, Takatoku meant these more as models to be finished than toys. They provide handy paint guides on the box, as well as what a finished model could look like.
Unpainted, the toy has a blue-lavender hue, with heavy metal legs and fragile jointwork.
The joints where the legs meet the body are prone to breakage, and are often damaged in package.
The cannon on the side rotates. Those little handles on the legs need to be removed from the sprue and applied.
The clear window on the front can be removed, and there are two small pilot figures included.
|Posted 12 December, 2015 - 21:17 by JoshB|