Review by JoshB
Coyote Tango does not get a lot of screen time in Pacific Rim. You only see it briefly in a flashback when it's pilot, Stacker Pentecost, rescues the future Jager pilot, Naoko Mori, in a devastated Japan. It's an earlier model Jager, with less refined details and a more mechanical look.
NECA has produced a solid figure of Coyote Tango it it's Pacifc Rim line.
Detail and paint are amongst the finest NECA has done in the line. It's really stunning.
Articulation is good, but not great. While everything moves, most key joints have a limited range of motion. To be fair, I doubt a real-life Coyote Tango would be able to do splits.
The head moves, barely.
The coolest feature about Coyote Tango is the movable back canons. The action here is really nice and feels refined.
Overall, a solid effort. In a perfect world we'd have diecast versions with fully articulated fists, firing missiles and effects parts, but for now this will have to do.
Comments4 comments posted
Like all the other Jaegers, the Coyote Tango is a very cool figure. However, like ALL the other Jaegers, NECA gave it the wrong markings. It was not a U.S. Air Force robot... it was Japanese! Yeah, I have no idea why the deviation from what they had in the movie, but it sure counts as a huge negative for these figures.
It's got the USAF markings on it because I believe they used NECA used this piece of concept art as a guide, since you don't really see much of Coyote Tango in the movie.
Well, learned something new today! Thanks for the pic. ;)
The USAF markings on what is actually a Japanese Jaeger kind of make sense. Japan doesn't have a powerful military due to the post-WWII treaties and in the early days of the fight against the Kaiju, it wouldn't surprise me if their contribution was an American/Japanese hybrid.