- Name: GX-18 Getter Dragon
- Number: GX-18
- Release Date:
- Toy Line:
- Char. Design: Ken Ishikawa
- Toy Design:
Review by JoshB
I used to watch Starvengers on TV when I was a kid - It was on Channel 25, as part of the "Force 5" lineup. Starvengers, along with Gaiking, Danguard Ace, Spaceketeers and Grandizer planted the seeds for what would grow to be a lifelong obsession.
In the show, 3 ships in different combinations formed Star Arrow (Getta Liger), StarPoseidon (Getter Poseidon), or Star Dragon (Getter Dragon). In Japan, the show was a sequel to the original Getter Robo, called Getter Robo G. In 2003 a DVD boxset of Getter Robo G was released, renewing interest in the series. Bandai released all 3 Getter G Modes as part of their Soul of Chogokin series.
GX-18, Getter Dragon, Comes with 3 sets of hands, 2 ax heads, 2 ax handles, a long handle, a variant head to mimic the transformation sequence, a cape, Getter Eagle and launch base and a display stand.
As with all SOC releases, Getter Dragon is almost entirely metal. Joints make a satisfying click when moved, and it can assume a variety of poses. It features a two-position neck, that can tilt back for flight mode. Unfortunately, this neck joint is awkward and prone to scratching.
Getter Dragon can be disassembled to combine with other Getter robots for numerous combination's. It also features spinning arm blades and pop-out fins on the legs.
|Posted 31 December, 2003 - 23:58 by JoshB|