Review by JoshB
In Orguss, the Drifand Dee is the equivalent of the trusty old pickup truck. It runs errands to the outposts and uses it's large arms to haul cargo back to the Glomar, the Emaan's floating ship. It's got a very unique design and Takatoku packs a lot into a little package.
This box is pretty beat, but I got it for a good price while in Japan. The to inside is mint, so it was a good tradeoff for a good deal.
Note that this is Emaan Device 4. In the 1:60 scale, Takatoku gave both Emaan and Chilam toys numbers, but both start at 1. Go Figure.
The box has great art, including what the toy COULD look like if you painted it up, and also has a handy diagram for painting.
Inside is some Styro which has an alcove for the instructions, catalog and stickers.
Dee has a ground mode and a flight mode. In ground mode the arms have slots so they can tab into the side of the body and stay in place.
Underneath each arm is fold-down landing gear, which sadly do not stay unfolded.
The clear plastic cockpit slides open, and the two included pilots can sit inside. The cannon on the top can rotate.
A stand is included to enable flight mode, however either mode works on the stand.
In this mode you can see the design elements of the Orguss in the arms of the Dee. Each joint is segmented to swivel a certain way and even the claws on the hands move a little.
The engines on the back rotate and swivel.
The body of the toy is metal, so despite it's diminutive size, it has a good bit of weight. It's a fun toy to mess around with, but it does feel a bit fragile. That being said, these are found broken much less frequently than others in the line.
|Posted 14 December, 2015 - 20:30 by JoshB|