Review by StarSaber
I loved the first Pacific Rim, so I was very excited to hear that a sequel was in the works. I was also excited to hear that Bandai Tamashii Nations was making figures for the film, and happily surprised when they started showing up on shelves nationwide two weeks before the film. Gipsy Avenger, the main Jaeger from Pacific Rim Uprising, is a solid addition to the Robot Damashii lineup, and blows the toys initially available for the first film right out of the water.
The packaging is even nicer than the usual Robot Damashii release, with instructions in English and the box back insert baring the Pan Pacific Defense Corps logo.
The contents include:
• Wings parts (left and right)
• Splayed hands (left and right)
• Arm with sword (left)
• Ion cannon (right)
Just attach the wing parts to the back and Gipsy Avenger is ready to roll.
This might be half the price of a regular Robot Damashii release, but it’s got all the markings and detailing you could want.
Articulation is top notch, the box boasts of 24 total point of articulation. I’m a big fan of the swing-out hips that allow for more dynamic posing with the legs. The shoulderpads get in the way of some poses, but they pop off before you accidentally break something.
Gipsy looks great, too, especially if you equip it with one of its signature weapons. I wouldn’t have minded paying another $5 for extra weapons but they had a price point to match so I see why you only get a single ion cannon and sword.
If you have any sort of Tamashii stand you can do a midair pose, too. I’m hoping that Bandai makes Tamashii stands as readily available as these figures. While Bandai has already announced soft vinyl figures of Kaiju from the new film, I decided to have Gipsy go up against some other classic giant monsters.
I’m very excited for more Pacific Rim but I’m also delighted that the new Gipsy Avenger Robot Spirits is such a good figure. Gipsy and wavemates Titan Redeemer and Bracer Phoenix are now at Toys R Us locations across America, and I’d absolutely recommend picking one or two of them up.
Comments1 comment posted
$20 is such a great deal for this figure when you consider that hasbro asks the same for some deluxe transformers under the guise that they are somehow “better” than the normal Generations ones. I really have to get this, and your review made that abundantly clear!