[ROBOT SPIRIT] Do you have it?

Posted by Anonymous User 
Bandai puts some of their best product into that awful web-distribution channel. Missing out on the goofy clear/repaint figures isn't nearly as painful as not being able to get something as delicious as EVA-03 at retail. Seriously, this toy would sell like hotcakes at a lumberjack orgy if it weren't so fucking limited. Ugh.

But don't take my word for it. Go see for yourself. All I can tell you is that the pictures don't lie. If you like Evangelion, Robot Spirits, or Regan from the Exorcist you need to bite down and let one of Bandai's intermediate scalpers take you from behind on this one. You'll thank me for this advice once your dignity recovers.







Man, that scene was pure love. Except for the poorly judged children's choral in the background. The original music was so much more intense. And satisfying.
Loved that scene too (who doesn't?) except for the music as you said.

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I asked if I have "Time For L-Gaim" but I got "No Reply From The Wind".
Gcrush Wrote:
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> Bandai puts some of their best product into that
> awful web-distribution channel.

They just won't stop.








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You know what time it's for?

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I asked if I have "Time For L-Gaim" but I got "No Reply From The Wind".
That is some sexy L-Gaim Mk. II action going on there. Looks like they tried to give it a more 'dynamic' anime look, with the larger butt armor that turns into the tail fins.

One thing I don't see, Seems they haven't tried to hang the L-Gaim off it in 'transportation' mode. I think the stand mount is in the way.
L-Gaim Mk II looks great, but I really wish it didn't have to part-swap for Prowler mode. :<
I'll be happy with it just as long as it isn't fiddly in robot form because of the transformation.
Anonymous User
L-Gaim MK.II is a decent figure.

TEH GOOD: The robot is large, easily a couple of inches taller than EVAs and quite a bit larger than most Gundams. This bodes well for future oversized figures like The O or Nu Gundam. It looks like the figure has all of the gimmicks you could want, too. Holds its super gun just fine. Fit and finish are all tight-tight-tight.

TEH SUCK: The box is ridiculously HUGE and could have easily been half the size if Bandai had opted for two nested trays instead of one mammoth one. The pins in the leg joints are sketchy and should have been either screws or ratchets. The transformation to Wave-Rider is goofy and includes so many extra kibble parts that it just sucks the quality down two notches for the sake of accuracy; it would have been better to get a more stable robot mode at the expense of a little less accurate zoom mode. (For example, the "wings" on the shoulders do not connect directly to the robot - instead they connect to one of two different types of pegs which in turn connects to the robot. Weak.)

TEH ODD: It seems that robot designers have little basic mechanical or engineering experience. Many, if not most, of their design decisions are utterly impractical. L-Gaim MK.II is a perfect example of how the clearances on appendages are improbably preposterous. It is difficult to move the figure without one piece bumping into, or failing to clear, the torso or another appendage. The design is a hot mess in that sense. Curiously, the tangle of cables behind its head are sculpted to look groovy from all positions while the ones on the front of its neck are literally cut-off if you tilt the neck back. I have no idea if this is accurate to the design or not, but it looks half-assed.

Overall, it's an average toy of an interesting robot. You could do worse, but you probably couldn't do better. Be sure to order a stand if you buy one. It'll help keep it steady with those little ballerina feets.
Oh, and L-Gaim MK.I is better than the MK.II for what it is. Does everything the "In-Action Off-Shoot" PVC figure did and more. Easily the best toy of the design. It makes me want to see a Dunbine Robot Spirit. They could work magic with that.
While I'm at it, the Zegapain Robot Spirits are AMAZING. The designs are refreshingly weird, despite the nonsense of the cartoon. And the toys are unbelievably good. The layers of translucent parts and range of motion on the figures is a wonder to behold. And they're so colorful and angular. They will look like nothing else on your shelves or in your Closet of Shame. Flawless victory.

Dr. Gcrush recommends you eat at least two of these with breakfast everyday for a month.
Dr. Gcrush wants to update your prescription to include a Robot Damashii RX-78-2. It is the definite GUNDAM toy and you should get at least thirty minutes of one each week.
Sanjeev (Admin)
Gcrush Wrote:
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> ...It is the
> definite GUNDAM toy...

Huh. I haven't heard that expression.

Today.

:P
Sanjeev Wrote:
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> Gcrush Wrote:
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> > ...It is the
> > definite GUNDAM toy...
>
> Huh. I haven't heard that expression.
>
> Today.


Yeah, but this time it's true!

At least until the V2.0 comes out in May. And until the animation-style version comes out after that. No, I'm not making that up. There really are going to be at least three versions in the RS lineup.

But for now, this first one is the best. It combines the uncluttered goodness of the chogokin version with the durability of an MSiA and the articulation/engineering of the SHCM-Pro. For an awesome model-toy right out of the box the SHCM-Pro is best - pearly paint and metal footsies. But the RS one - it's such a damn good toy.

Best of all... This bitch can stow all its gear at once (and in different configurations!), finally solving the problem of, "Where does GUNDAM put its gun?"* I'd take some pictures to show you, but what's the point? There's shit tonnes of them already out there. For $30 you could do a lot worse in a toy, but you couldn't do much better.




* Besides stowing it in your mom's party-hole. Of course.
I thought the chunky Chogokin one, no wait, the Arch Enemies one, no wait, the SHCM Pro, no wait, the Gundam Metal Fix was the best one.

So what's the difference between the one that's out now and the "hardpoint" version that's coming soon, and the "animation" one coming later? I don't remember the "two beam rifles storing in the shield" thing from anything else, either.

You guys are really tempting me to get some of the Zegapain ones before the HLJ sale is over. I already bit on the full-price L-gaim ones...
fujishig Wrote:
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> I thought the chunky Chogokin one, no wait, the
> Arch Enemies one, no wait, the SHCM Pro, no wait,
> the Gundam Metal Fix was the best one.

Wrong, wrong, right, wrong. Actually, they're all good for different reasons. But if you want a toy that's as durable as a brick shithouse and still as flexible as a Chinese acrobat, the RS is where it's at.


> So what's the difference between the one that's
> out now and the "hardpoint" version that's coming
> soon, and the "animation" one coming later? I
> don't remember the "two beam rifles storing in the
> shield" thing from anything else, either.

The hard-nard version coming out soon has a few extra stowage points (shoulders and ???) and some extra stowage kibbles for you to better mash things up. No idea if the figure's sculpt is actually different or not. It might be the third version in the pic below. I'd need to see them side-by-side to tell.




Now, the TV version is dead-fucking-sexy. Look at those gams and that noggin. I tells ya, that might be the best ever.




> You guys are really tempting me to get some of the
> Zegapain ones before the HLJ sale is over. I
> already bit on the full-price L-gaim ones...

These are, hands down, the best modern figures out there with see-through action. They also have a surprisingly high level of paint applications in a line where most things are cast in their corresponding colors. And they fluoresce under black-lights. I highly recommend them. Call your local pharmacist today!



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Sanjeev (Admin)
Jesus...I don't remember Gundam looking THAT feminine in the cartoon...
Those are looking really nice. As unbelievable as it sounds, and yes there are a few candidates, but we are likely still waiting for the definitive RX-78.
Anonymous User
I love the master grade 2.0. Best figure is hard to say.

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The Fix metal composite is nice but I like the styling of the Super HCM pro myself.
Sanjeev Wrote:
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> I don't remember Lady Parts Gundam...

I think you mean Gracile Gundam. Sounds less sexist. ^^


Anavel Wrote:
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> I love the master grade 2.0. Best figure is hard
> to say.
> The Fix metal composite is nice but I like the
> styling of the Super HCM pro myself.

MGs work for build it yourself goodness. The SHCM-Pro was a pretty good balance between model and figure, but all the little panels got in the way sometimes and it felt like it would break if you dropped it.

The RS version just feels so damn durable. You could chuck this across the room and it would just laugh at your pathetic musculature after it landed on its feet and came back to shoot you up John Woo style with all four of its guns making tiny, tiny laser sounds.

After looking the figure over again and again, about the only complaint I can level at it is the slightly constipated toe and ankle crunch joints. It looks like the hang up is the innovation they applied to the instep and ankle armor. The instep breaks right between the thrusters on the sole and the ankle armor sits on a ball-joint at the top of foot instead of attaching via pegs at the sides of the foot. You can kind of see what I'm talking about in this picture.




I'm not sure why they designed the articulation that way. The figure can't quite cop a poop-squat as convincingly as the Ex-MSiA, but it looks better than that figure's "sandal feet" and excels in all other ranges of motion.

Make no mistakes. This thing is a winner.



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gingaio Wrote:
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> The one exception, the one thing I did like about
> the show, was the Devilfish.
>
> I still think the idea of surfing robots is
> stupid.
>
> So mine will never surf.

I finally picked one of these Silverfishes up. And, for like, $10. What a bargain! It is a much more enjoyable figure than I would have imagined. I have no idea what it does in the cartoon and I don't want to find out. The Devilfish is an interesting marriage of Squat and Spindly with an awesome opening cockpit. Nice.

And for the sake of genderless parity I picked up a Nirvash END, too. Actually, that's not quote accurate. I picked it up because somewhere in a lonely, floating TBDX thread Gingy pointed out that the figure had an enormous psuedo-appendage between its legs. Realizing that I simply didn't have enough robots with cocks I had to get it. The END succeeds well on the merits of giant dong-ness, Shamu-based color scheme, and uber-Wolverine mutant-inspired rocket punch technology. But it fails on excessive pink coloration, lack of surf-ski storage, and no effects parts. And the pupils in the eyes are goofy-in-a-bad-way. Oh well. Can't win 'em all.
Gcrush Wrote:
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> If you like Evangelion, Robot Spirits,
> or Regan from the Exorcist you need to bite down
> and let one of Bandai's intermediate scalpers take
> you from behind on this one. You'll thank me for
> this advice once your dignity recovers.

Jesus, I'm such a fucking poet. Mamma Crush would be so proud if she weren't illiterate.

Between the EVA-03 and the Shinanju* I feel like the RS line is hitting on more cylinders than any other toy line at the moment. Even when the figures reach close to $40 a pop they deliver so much engineering, durability, and attention to detail that it's difficult not the feel the value.

For example.

Aside from not including an alternate capsule-crunching head for EVA-01 or a mangled effects-part body, EVA-03 has every goddamn accessory and option you could want. Everything. And its super-poseable design is still sturdy enough to be thrown at your wife and children when they make you angry by interrupting your special "toy time" without breaking. And the Shinanju has so many moving parts its easy to overlook its long, dead-sexy gams. Plus it can stow all its gear. Plus it looks like Liberace is going to pilot it. And, again, all in a sturdy, highly poseable package. So silky. So satisfying. It makes me utter the previously unthinkable question, "Sazabi, who?"

Now, in contrast, for the price of one Shinanju you could get two Masters of the Universe Classics figures. As much nostalgic love as I have for those things, they are a huge let-down in terms of value, accessories, and engineering. Did you want an alternate hand so He-Man could point his sword straight up in the air? Did you want a Skeletor with two "gripping" hands? Well, you'll need to buy an upgraded re-release for that. Sorry. No extra hands for any of you. And in the meantime, please enjoy Mattel's 1980s state-of-the-art engineering. Why use insert-molded disc joints when a simple pin will save you $0.00001 per unit?

See, Bandai is the classy lady-friend you call when traveling to New York. The one that treats you right, goes out with you for a night on the town, lets you sleep over in her luxury penthouse apartment, and never-ever-ever brings up the subject of how much its all going to cost you since she picked the restaurant and you picked up the tab. You pay the dinner bill honorably and discreetly regardless of the cost because you know that what you're getting at the moment is the good stuff.

Mattel, on the other hand, is the dirty trailer-park rat who looks suspiciously like someone you went to high school with's younger sister that you now see hanging out behind 7-11 that will gladly overcharge you for a lousy, tooth-filled blowjob she haphazardly conducts while texting her cousin about the upcoming Slipknot concert the whole time.

And they're both charging you at the same rate. Go figure.





* This name cracks me up. In Korean it sounds hilarious. "New Appetizers". Haw.


dual wield
That's stupid, he's not even holding the bazooka triggers!

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Prometheum5 Wrote:
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> That's stupid, he's not even holding the bazooka
> triggers!


They're wi-fi.
I thought it was Bluetooth.....I know I've seen him wear those douchebaggy ear pieces, before....

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Gcrush Wrote:
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> The END succeeds well on the merits of giant
> dong-ness, Shamu-based color scheme, and
> uber-Wolverine mutant-inspired rocket punch
> technology. But it fails on excessive pink
> coloration, lack of surf-ski storage, and no
> effects parts. And the pupils in the eyes are
> goofy-in-a-bad-way. Oh well. Can't win 'em all.

Only the tru ballahs rock the cock-eee robutts. I am jealous and humbled, Mr. Crush. Sofa King nuts, you bad boy!

Haven't been paying much attention to this Robot Spirits stuff lately, but despite the decades' long inundation of the character, have to say that Sexylegs Gundam does look delicious.
I haven't gotten around to opening my RS RX-78 yet, but It looks good from what I've seen so far.

So I buy the right product, What's the exact/correct name for that stand the RX-78 connects to?

Also, Do any of you have any experience with that stand? I.E. Is the connection secure/solid enough to keep the figure posed on my shelf without fear of the figure toppling over? Thanks!
MechaBlazeEagle Wrote:
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> I haven't gotten around to opening my RS RX-78
> yet, but It looks good from what I've seen so
> far.
>
> So I buy the right product, What's the
> exact/correct name for that stand the RX-78
> connects to?
>
> Also, Do any of you have any experience with that
> stand? I.E. Is the connection secure/solid enough
> to keep the figure posed on my shelf without fear
> of the figure toppling over? Thanks!


Anything that looks or is named similar to this should do the trick. The stands have screws at the pivot points that you can tighten if you need to. They'll keep your robots afloat pretty securely.
Not a lesbian seagull.

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I asked if I have "Time For L-Gaim" but I got "No Reply From The Wind".
Nice! One of my favorite non-UC Gundams!
[myfigurecollection.net]

Hmmn, unusual choice for a Heavy Metal but at least they're still doing L-Gaim stuff.
Late to the party as usual, but Mr. Crush's enthusiasm in this thread convinced me to take the leap, though I'd sworn off robot toy crack many times over.



Been spending quality time with the Jimmy II, and I'm fairly impressed, so much so that HLJ's new sale on these figs convinced me to place an order for the F91 suits and the V Gundam. Which is sort of stupid because years ago, I ended up selling my MS in Pocket collection which included some of those very same suits.

Then again, these are bigger and better designed, so maybe it'll be a few more years before I get rid of these, too. Sigh.

Anyway, it'd be nice if Bandai used this line to produce some 0083 suits--a Gelgoog Marine, a GM Custom, a Powered GM, a GP-01, a Gerbera-Tetra that hasn't been mauled by Katoki...



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gingaio Wrote:
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> Late to the party as usual, but Mr. Crush's
> enthusiasm in this thread convinced me to take the
> leap, though I'd sworn off robot toy crack many
> times over.

You need to get a Sazab- er, Shinanju. It's a gorgeous toy that can be had on the cheap now that it's been out for a while. The only fault I can come up with for its meticulously detailed form is that there are too many moving parts. I had never thought that possible. Like some kind of spindly legged 36DD hooker in stiletto heels, every damn thing on that figure moves.

While I'm at it, I'll mention some RS exclusives. The Anti-Zega, EVA-01 (pictured above), and metallic G3 Gundam are awesome toy porn. I got them "relatively" cheap on pre-order and don't regret it. The Anti-Zega is perfectly weird and ethereal. The EVA-01 is appropriately grotesque and expressive. And the G3 is just damn pretty, like they baked the metallic coating into the plastic. Can't wait for the Gouf Custom.

* Slrrp *
Gcrush Wrote:
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> gingaio Wrote:
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> You need to get a Sazab- er, Shinanju. It's a
> gorgeous toy that can be had on the cheap now that
> it's been out for a while. The only fault I can
> come up with for its meticulously detailed form is
> that there are too many moving parts. I had never
> thought that possible. Like some kind of spindly
> legged 36DD hooker in stiletto heels, every damn
> thing on that figure moves.
>
No doubt that thing looks awesome, but I have a feeling that if I buy it, once the coolness factor wears off, there'll be nothing to keep me from putting it on eBay.

> Can't wait for the Gouf Custom.
>
Yeah, news of that one was what got me interested in this line. The MSIA was too small and the Zeonography just didn't feel like enough of a toy. It helps that we both enjoyed the anime: [toyboxdx.com]
It's an vicious, endless cycle dude ;] You learn about and then buy THE supposed "ultimate" iteration of a design you like & then 6 months or a year and a half later, BAM!, They release an ever better "ultimate" version.

Yep, Katoki mangled the Sazabi alright! Slapped crap on an otherwise decent design.


gingaio Wrote:
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> Been spending quality time with the Jimmy II, and
> I'm fairly impressed, so much so that HLJ's new
> sale on these figs convinced me to place an order
> for the F91 suits and the V Gundam. Which is sort
> of stupid because years ago, I ended up selling my
> MS in Pocket collection which included some of
> those very same suits.
>
> Then again, these are bigger and better designed,
> so maybe it'll be a few more years before I get
> rid of these, too. Sigh.
>
> Anyway, it'd be nice if Bandai used this line to
> produce some 0083 suits--a Gelgoog Marine, a GM
> Custom, a Powered GM, a GP-01, a Gerbera-Tetra
> that hasn't been mauled by Katoki...
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codename

preventer wind
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wait this isn't an exclusive

crazy
VF5SS Wrote:
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> wait this isn't an exclusive

Huh?
[tamashii.jp]
Isn't everything on this list an exclusive?

Also it's so weird they're releasing that now. I don't think they've put out any Geass figures in a year or so.
Actually it's weird they even made a figure of that at all. Now do this one. Or the MR-1 Frame

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this figure is for no one

steveh said so
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