Rumble in the Jungle –
Soul of Chogokin Battle Fever Robo just rolled out. No doubt there are countless reviews floating around, but none will throw BFR into the ring like this one. The question – just how does BFR stack up against its SOC predecessors?
The Reigning Champ: SOC Black Ox. Perhaps the perfect combo of poseability, sweet chogokin, and glossy goodness. It’s heavy in your hand, shines like an oil slick, and holds a mean pose. Like a bare knuckle boxer, it’ll knock you over with its soul.
The Challenger: SOC
Or will it?
Stepping into the ring, Black Ox has the height, weight, and experience advantage. But Black Ox is old – last year’s gokin. BFR lacks the physical presence that its older opponent has, but BFR boasts scads more weaponry. When it comes time to throw down, who is your money going to be on?
Why? Because BFR, despite all its styling, has a rubber neck. Literally. You can pop its head right off and stare down the little silicone sleeve that holds it head on. Doubtful that such a configuration will hold up in the long run.
BFR is by no means out of the fight. Groovy weapons, 1970’s Nobunaga funk, and ultra-poseability help it stay a contender. But if pure gokin if your thing, there’s just no way BFR can hold its own against the competition. Without its weapons, its nuttin’.
Be sure to check out the poorly animated play-by-play.