Galactic Gale Baxingar
Review by JoshB
How crazy is it that we are getting toys of all these unloved 80s robots?
Baxingar is from the 1982 anime series Galactic Gale Gaxinger (銀河烈風バクシンガー). People refer to it as both Baxingar or Baxinger. It is the sequel to Braiger, which also got the GNU treatment.
While Baxinger is relatively unknown in the US, some may be familiar with the bootleg of the Beserk Combination Baxinger from Takatoku, which flooded dollar stores and flea markets as "Motor Jumbo" or "Mustanger". As far as I know, the show never aired in the US.
Yamato has brought Baxingar back to the spotlight with their GN-U Dou release. It uses the same GNU skeleton as the previous releases.
I have to say, I always thought Baxingar was kind of stupid looking. However, looking at it now in this GN-U format it is actually very nice. I just think maybe the character never got the toy it deserved.
The outer shell is made out of hard ABS plastic while the fists are made out of PVC included with this release is one variant hand, and one sword with the hand molded on (which, IMHO, is they way they all should be done).
Its really nice, good quality, pretty poseable, but the character is so obscure.. It's hard to justify the price, considering the lack of accessories. I know its a common price point for all GN-U Dou figures, so whether or not this is worth it to you depends on your love for Baxingar.
|Posted 10 September, 2008 - 10:53 by JoshB|