The Next Brave Gokin should be...

Posted by Warrhead 
Have any more images/ reviewishness of Gordian surfaced? Also any more on Dagwon?
Gordian got pushed back to Late Jan according to Hobby Search:

[www.1999.co.jp]

I found some pictures I've never seen before on an Italian site from some convention in November:

[www.emcorner.it]






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Stop....making....me....want you.

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It's those Dagwons and Baratak I want.

More serious than thou
Anonymous User
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You get both?..... What is CM's trying to pull here.
Even though couldn't pull off their regular pricing for just one. Plus the swapping cockpit pod gimmick was only used explicitly by Gai and Akito. They're probably going to release a 3 piece set for Hikaru, Izumi, and Ryoko's machines. I gotta say the execution of these toys is a underwhelming. Where's the launching wire guided punch gimmick or the Aerial frame's weird pole arm weapon?
VF5SS Wrote:
> I gotta say the execution of these toys is a underwhelming.

Yeah, the huge seam lines down the middle of the head and torso don't help either. Pathetic after the intricate heads on their Patlabors.

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
Well judging by the price and size of the screws (where's my Yotsuba or cigarette pack for scale) these are roughly the same size as their Mospeada toys. So about 12cm. It seems kind of strange they're so small, is there like a rule that Aestivalis figures have to be tiny? Even Kotobukiya's new kits are smaller than a 1/144th Gundam.
Aren't the old kits more the size of a 1/100 Gundam X or Wing kit?

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH


Ok so I can't find a pic of the old kit next to a gundam so let's use the transitive property. The Kotobukiya Aestivalis are in the center. HGUC Gundam and old 1/48 kit on the outside.



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More Aesti-pics. The reviewer gave it a 5/10.
Good god those seam lines are horrendous. CM's, why can't you make good things anymore? This makes me fear for the upcoming Orguss, a toy I'd actually LIKE to own.
Pic I found of all three version of the Aestivalis

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Dang, they couldn't resolve the knee joint better than that? It would be nice if Kotobukia picked up the ball and stepped in where CM's failed for us non modeling fans.
delta_7890 Wrote:
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> Good god those seam lines are horrendous. CM's,
> why can't you make good things anymore?

How many good things have they made? It seems like they've made just as many disappointments as real winners. Sometimes I wonder what they really want to do. I guess the answer is: everything they can.
>It seems like they've made just as many disappointments as real winners. Sometimes >I wonder what they really want to do. I guess the answer is: everything they can.

And that's the thing. Maybe they need to take their time and refine their sculpts before release.

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That's a serious shame. I was looking forward to seeing how well Gordian turns out. Now I'm more than a bit wary.
I got the CM's Aestivalis set today... overall I'd say they aren't bad, but they aren't all that good, either. They have an overall sloppy look and feel that doesn't wear well considering that I KNOW CM's can make better stuff than this.

They're pretty solid and heavy little buggers, though. Much heavier than you'd think given their size. I wouldn't recommend them to anyone who doesn't have the advantage of nostalgia goggles for the Aestivalis design, though.
The limited edition Chogokin-style face looks awesome:

[www.amiami.com]






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I never realized how Optimus Prime looking his face is (yes I know, came before the Diaclone design).

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I asked if I have "Time For L-Gaim" but I got "No Reply From The Wind".
Aw, wow, yeah, the old-school face sculpt is so much better. The first photos of CM's Gordian gave me major doubts but it looks better and better every time. I wonder if it's the same size as SOC Baikanfu...

So does the limited edition come with both heads, or just the variant head?

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
[blog.goo.ne.jp]

starfive has the best optimus head
VF5SS Wrote:
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> starfive has the best optimus head

Looks more like Hoist to me.
Hell, Gordian looks more like Hoist, too.
Hoist is awesome.

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
Sanjeev (Admin)
Gotta say, that's dang pretty.
Looks like the first version is out. The box is not very inspiring.

[www.1999.co.jp]
[www.1999.co.jp]






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More Aestivaliseses
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Wow, look at all that dynamic posing on Gordian! Oh wait...
Hellequin Wrote:
> More Aestivaliseses

Hey, the Artillery Unit is in there!

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
A few in foam/ out of foam shots of Gordian: [toysdaily.com]
Found on Toysdaily and 2chan:











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Lol at the figma Yuki inside.

I'm actually impressed by this. Too expensive for me though, like much of what comes out these days.

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Cool to have comparison shots.
This seems to be one leaning back toward the big size bot sets CMS does (like the GGG's, God RaijinOh) not the smaller, Goshogun, Ippatsuman stuff.

The vintage is one of the bigger DX figures, and this is almost that size.
MattAlt (Admin)
I know they're going for the "anime look," but man, this design really cries out for a metal-flake paint job. (Chances a "repaint" appears in the next year are probably close to 100%...)
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MattAlt Wrote:
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> I know they're going for the "anime look," but
> man, this design really cries out for a
> metal-flake paint job. (Chances a "repaint"
> appears in the next year are probably close to
> 100%...)

Totally agree. But looking at how they love to repaint their premium gokins, this is certainly not an impossibility.

That said, when I see the comparisons with the Godaikin version, I can't help thinking that the Godaikin looks better and strangely, more modern. The saving grace of the CM's is probably the pseudo-poseability.

What really irks me about this toy is why they can't be bothered to give the smallest (blue) robot hip joints when they're charging this kind of price. I pay less for an SOC Baikanfu and I get so much more. Jeez. Talk about half-assed.

That said, I never owned the Godaikin, been wanting one for a long time.. so I might just get this if I can get one at a good price.
Cool shots! Wow,looking at the side to side pilot's scale, Baikanfu is actually Delinger's size! Awesome!!!

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Amuro-Ray Wrote:
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> That said, when I see the comparisons with the
> Godaikin version, I can't help thinking that the
> Godaikin looks better and strangely, more modern.

I see what you mean - as I see it, what makes the vintage toy so classic is how it puts its undisguised gimmickry on display front and center - with the thick latticework of silver over black in the arms, and the way the joints line up, and all. In contrast, the new toy seems to be HIDING its nesting-doll gimmick under a smooth exterior consisting of matte expanses of solid color. The way the middle inner robot is slimmed down to achieve this hiding effect, particularly in the arms, is also quite unattractive.

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
Amuro-Ray Wrote:
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The saving grace of the CM's is probably the
> pseudo-poseability.



What'cha talkin' 'bout Willis?!!!





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Anonymous User
Oh, my eyes!!
Great pics there.

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