Shin SOC News Thread (untouched by the unwashed)

Posted by hillsy 
Black Overman, huh? Should be interesting.
More Metal Armors and it's the main badguy's one too.

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I asked if I have "Time For L-Gaim" but I got "No Reply From The Wind".
That GT-R is looking nice.. but on topic what does it say about those Project Soul of Chogokin mooks? Another one in the works perhaps?
Any news about L-Gaim yet?
oh and tetsujin is up for preorder too..
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Still hoping they get around to Dangaioh eventually.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08/23/2008 03:04PM by gingaio.
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> Any news about L-Gaim yet?

It's out!


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Beautiful!

Expect a review of it when I get the L-Gaim at CollectionDX (hopefully).

Also last week I got an SOC SPEC Eva 00 Kai. I'm a little worried that about the pegs that connect to the hands as they're quite thin. Also I think the weapon systems that are on the shoulders worked better on the original SOC Evas than this since the progressive knife was able to fully be stored (not just the hilt like on the SPEC). Pretty much everything else is well done about it. I got mine really cheep. I might get at least the XS-01R Eva 01. I need at least one Eva 01.

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I asked if I have "Time For L-Gaim" but I got "No Reply From The Wind".
Holy shit!

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Reissues of DX chogokin? It looks like I was right after all.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/28/2008 06:21PM by Chirico Cuvie.
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Can anybody find anywhere besides HLJ to buy the L-Gaim?

Thanks
Chirico Cuvie Wrote:
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> Reissues of DX chogokin? It looks like I was
> right after all.

Might want to hold your horses. From the pics and limited info, it looks more like an updated GX-31 to add new gimmick (the old DX tank mode that got omitted) & new color, aka. GX-31V. So rather than a DX gokin reissue, its more a new updateed version of the SOC Voltes V.
Sonofabitch.

If it's an updated SOC Voltes V, I don't know whether to be outraged at the fact that I'll have an outdated and less desirable version, or overjoyed at the possibility of finally having a Voltes V that doesn't flop around like a drunken sailor.

Decisions, decisions...
Not sure if the new tank mode will improve the overall stability, since it adds more joints to the ankle to bend 90 degree. Unless they went back and re-engineer the old ankle and hip joints. Otherwise, it might still flop around a bit. I don't fiddle with my Voltes too much, so the joints still hold up decent. But I can see it getting floppy once I start posing it a lot. Just like Ideon, that hip design is not something I fancy, even though it adds articulation. Its an extendable metal hinge, so you can't really disassemble it and tighten it like some other plastic joints.
mpchi Wrote:
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> Chirico Cuvie Wrote:
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> > Holy shit!
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> [www.bigbadtoystore.com]
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> > oduct=BAN11850&mode=retail
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> > Reissues of DX chogokin? It looks like I was
> > right after all.
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> Might want to hold your horses. From the pics and
> limited info, it looks more like an updated GX-31
> to add new gimmick (the old DX tank mode that got
> omitted) & new color, aka. GX-31V. So rather than
> a DX gokin reissue, its more a new updateed
> version of the SOC Voltes V.

Yeah, that's what I thought, too, when I saw the pic. Pity. I was
hoping that if they ever revisited GX-31, it would be to make it
bigger and more stable (hips and ankles). Or to give it the old-school
look like the one on display at that show that Matt took pictures of.
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I want it (slightly) bigger with better ankle and hip joints. My friggin' Voltes is so unstable.

I also hate how the front section of Crewzer is unable to flush nicely with the rear section in the fighter mode - it's always a few milimeters lower than the rear no matter how I force it. They should improve this, rachet joints should help.

Last but not least, I hope they give this new Voltes a more mecha look than the first.

Btw, the pics are removed, I can't access it any more. Anyone copied it b4 it was taken down?

It's the damn shoulder joints on mine that are so floppy. I can't imagine this will fix that, and surely there's no way it's worth buying strictly for that. Not unless they take the old one as a trade-in... :P

More serious than thou
How about how the torso comes apart so easily due to it only being held together by friction.

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I asked if I have "Time For L-Gaim" but I got "No Reply From The Wind".
Hopefully Bandai is aware of all of the problems and has completely re-engineered the toy so it can not only achieve tank mode but also have more structural integrity than the first.
Oh well, now that I see it up close it is some retrofit. Well it fooled BBTS, so I don't feel too bad about it.
Not sure I follow you, how is it a retrofit? I can't really tell just by the drawing.
Its quite possible that the final product look very close to something like this, with stickers & paint job Godaikin style.


Lets hope.. then it would be worthy of a purchase..
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While the color scheme is nice, I would prefer if the markings are done Katoki-style. The one in the photos, while cool at first, are starting to appear cheesy to me. If they do the 'cheesy' markings version, I hope it's released as an GX31V'R' issue because I do want those lighter colors with either katoki or no markings at all.

On a closing note, those lighter color scheme looks more probable because I spotted 'Respect for Volt-In-Box' on the screenshot above - this only makes more sense.

Lookin' forward to it regarless!
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holy shit

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SOC Spec Falguen (from Dragonar) and some red mech I don't recognise:

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Those pics are only worsening my pining for a chogokin Led Mirage...complete with Boomerang unit.

Sigh.
The enemy frame in Nadesico the Movie is looking good, plus it seems to come with the smaller squat mechs seem to be included. Strange, I don't recall the light pink Aestavalis 0G frame though.
Is it just me or does it look like somebody kinda smacked T-28 out of the way to get this shot of the daitarn 3 blueprint?

That picture is calling for photoshopping!

Either "GROAN..." or a blood stain on his chest (+ some smoke from the gun in front)...

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That's pretty damn selfish, I hope Bandai set their best ninjas on them.
I've been wondering, what is the deal with those POD enemy mechs? Are they getting mass retail release, or are they Tamashii Web exclusives?
I think the real sentiment we should have with that photo is:
OMFG!!!1! GIGANTOR CANT STAND AND FAALS OVER AT THE MERE FLASH OF A CAMERA!!!
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> Those pics are only worsening my pining for a
> chogokin Led Mirage...complete with Boomerang
> unit...

I could kiss you.
Make out. Meanwhile I'll be fumbling with my Ashura temple model kit.
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> unit.
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> Sigh.


Yeah...I am going to have to admit that I would buy a SPEC Led Mirage instantly...Never has the petty ambition of one man (Nagano) kept me from Chogokin goodness for so long...Come on, the Led Mirage is a perfect specimen. Cool looking, solid fan base (even though it is growing smaller by the minute), and capable of being tweaked slightly for multiple releases...You know you want a shelf full to line up like the line of Mortar Heads from the first volume of the manga...
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Mmmmm... Patraqushe Mirage...diecast...chrome...
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> Yeah...I am going to have to admit that I would
> buy a SPEC Led Mirage instantly...Never has the
> petty ambition of one man (Nagano) kept me from
> Chogokin goodness for so long...Come on, the Led
> Mirage is a perfect specimen. Cool looking, solid
> fan base (even though it is growing smaller by the
> minute), and capable of being tweaked slightly for
> multiple releases...You know you want a shelf full
> to line up like the line of Mortar Heads from the
> first volume of the manga...

What's the deal with Nagano? Is he not cool with toys of his stuff being made?

Lord knows we all suffered through that Kaiyodo figure. I remember ordering that toy the moment I heard about it...ah, such a piece of crap.
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