Friday, October 2, 2015

Revoltech Yamaguchi Gurren Lagann Part 2

Glossy red, sharply black

After the introduction, this posting will focus on the option parts included in this Revoltech Yamaguchi set and more images of Gurren Lagann to examine the figure's details. ^^

Accessories and option parts included for Revoltech Yamaguchi Gurren Lagann.

Option head with a tensed, battle-type expression.

The default head can be detached very easily for the option head to be swapped onto the Revoltech neck joint.

The default head.

Comparison between the two heads.

Four hand units included for Gurren Lagann: a right hand with pointing right index finger, an expressive left spread palm, and a pair of open fists to hold the giant boomerang.

Swapping one of the hand units onto the figure's Revoltech wrist joint.

The default pair of closed fist.

The only "intentional" handheld weapon for Gurren Lagann: a giant boomerang formed from its chest sunglasses.

(Left) Sharp tips on both ends of the boomerang.
(Right) Length of the weapon: 10cm.

With the boomerang attached to the right open fist.

As the connection is quite tight, a bit of the matte coating layer on the boomerang was rubbed off by the right hand after the first connection. ^^;
I'll make sure to just use this affected corner in future poses to limit the scratched look to just one corner of the weapon.

The chest replacement part for the figure when the boomerang is deployed.

The default chest piece can be detached very easily for the replacement part to be tabbed in its place.

The chest without the sunglasses exposes the Gunmen's face in full, and the look is pretty cool. ^^

The default sunglasses-attached chest piece.

The sunglasses on the default chest part can be detached.

(Left) The glossy black color of the sunglasses almost hides its semi-transparent nature. ^^
(Right) Like the boomerang, the sunglasses' tips on both ends are pretty sharp.

Comparison between the sunglasses and the giant boomerang it turns into once deployed.

Comparison between the two chest piece.

The largest single-compoment accessory on the list: Lagann's Core Drill. ^^

Closeups on the details.

The drill is 7cm long.

When compared to my palm, the drill is a bit small to be accurate to its actual size as seen in its anime series I believe.

A great bonus gimmick of the Core Drill: the bottom cap can be detached, ...

... and the peg slot exposed is compatible with the figure's Revoltech wrist joint, which allows it to gain a second handheld weapon (after the boomerang): a drill. ^^

The standard Revoltech display stand set.

Revoltech title and product info on the bottom face of the base.

The short peg on one of the base's arms corresponds to a slot located beneath either foot of the figure. The connection is helpful in supporting the figure's ground poses.

The completed display stand.

The Revoltech joint on top the stand can be attached to a slot beneath the figure's waist.

The display stand is capable of supporting the figure's off-the-ground poses with ease.

The stand's Revoltech joint can be used to mount the drill as well. ^^

Even though the list of option part seems rather limited for the figure, I think it's just right to realize the brute fighting image of Gurren Lagann. ^^ Disregarding the release of its two variants (Full Drillized, Gurren Wing set), this "basic" version emphasizes Gurren Lagann's own posability as though it's a human-type action figure instead of being a mecha. The option head part with the angry expression is the most obvious feature of that design direction I suppose. ^^

Then again, in the world of Gurren Lagann, where things get crazier when blood gets hotter (XD), Gurren Lagann itself can still be considered a rather normal mecha in my opinion. ^^

On the other hand, I'm glad that the Core Drill can be detached for the drill part to be used as a handheld weapon on Gurren Lagann. The whole part itself works as a nice accessory to bring around to show off your love for the anime series, but the drill's compatibility with the action figure itself is quite a bonus, even though it's undoubatedly puny to be seen as the drill for Gurren Lagann's "Giga Drill Breaker" finishing move.

More images of Revoltech Yamaguchi Gurren Lagann after going through its option part list. ^^

Closeups on the details:







I have some problem adjusting the hip and knee joints to pose the action figure in its most natural-looking plain standing pose. ^^; As with most Revoltech action figures I played with in the past, the stronger the joints, the lesser they can ratchet, and the biggest Revoltech joints on Gurren Lagann are for its hips, knees and ankles. ^^;

Despite the display issue with its leg joints, the figure itself looks really good even without any action pose. ^^ Between the glossy red main color scheme, fine detailing for the face, clean tampo printed Dai Gurren Dan emblem on the shoulder shields, and clear black parts for the chest sunglasses with extra pointy tips, the figure has all the right design points in realizing an action figure of Gurren Lagann that is accurate to its anime image. The design may not be as exaggerated as 2012 Riobot version, but it's obviously not as pricey, and can serve as a great figure for display on your desktop. ^^

A look at the figure's articulation design and some action poses next. ^^

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