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July 22, 2005

Soul of Gaiking

Filed under: Toy News — Rumble Crew @ 12:41 pm

The latest addition to the Soul of Chogokin line hit the streets this summer, satisfying the need of Gaiking lovers for a full sized hero capable of arm-wrestling Getter Robo G and Grendizer after a few robo-beers. SOC Gaiking comes complete with a slew of accessories, including multiple heads, drill weapons, shooting fists, and “super-sized” limbs for a post Big-Mac marathon Gaiking. Gaiking’s removable face plate head is a sweet touch. SOC Gaiking is a chunky monkey; his dragon-headed chest makes the rest of the figure look a bit skimpy, unless he is outfitted with his fat suit. Luckily, there is a reasonable amount of die-cast to the figure, including the chest piece itself. When Gaiking is bulked out with his fatter arms and legs, however, there is a lot more plastic on the figure, which I find vaguely dissatisfying. Gaiking can also reproduce his trademarked assembly sequence from the TV show, although you can’t throw the parts into the air and hope that he’ll land assembled into robot form. Trust me, I tried. Also, unless I missed it, there is no pretty plastic piece representing the dreaded Electron Chain attack, so you’ll just have to use your imagination there. Overall, Gaiking is a great piece and a fine addition to any SOC shelf. He didn’t blow me away, but he didn’t disappoint either.

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