Monday, September 10, 2012

Garo Kiwami Damashii Dan Part 2

A good friend of DOTM Megatron?

More images of Garo Kiwami Damashii Dan after the introduction in the previous posting.

Closeups on the details:




[Midnight Sun Spear]


If you look carefully, the right eye of Dan has a slight spillover of red paint. ^^; It's not much of a fuss to me, since the overall details are more than enough for me to disregard that little flaw. Still, it instantly reminded me of Megatron in Gundam Exia Repair mode (XD) from Michael Bay's third Transformers movie. The deformed Decepticon boss has a red right eye that is bigger than the left one, just like this particular action figure of Dan. It's just a minor quality control issue (for Dan not Megatron), but I find some humor in that uncanny connection. ^^

Probably due to its color scheme, Dan's design seems a lot more delicate than Garo from the same action figure line. ^^ Apart from the apparent white and silver color scheme for the overall figure, some components like the helmet, shoulder and waist armors are painted pink with silver curved line details sculpted on top of them, not to mentioned several other even smaller areas on the main body that are in red. I suppose due to the overall bright color scheme, all the details can be seen a lot easier, which subject them to even closer scrutiny. Impressively, the overall craftsmanship is indeed really awesome. ^^

In terms of sculpting, some of the details I really love on this figure include the chain mail behind the neck, all the pink armor panels with silver curved line details, molded spikes on the wrist and ankle, the curved motifs on the back and rear skirt armor, the golden emblems on the cape pieces (which are painted a lot more accurately than the large insignia on Garo's cape) and the etched details on the spearhead. I pretty much listed most of Dan's armor details there. ^^;

Even though I'm not really a fan of Dan, as mentioned in the previous posting, I really like the design of this palm-sized figure. ^^

After examining the look and details of this figure in this posting, the "action" (articulation) portion is coming up next. ^^

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