Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Super Robot Chogokin GaoGaiGar Part 4

The invisible factor of awesomeness

More images of Super Robot Chogokin GaoGaiGar after the previous posting. ^^

Closeups on the details:





[Left arm]

[Right arm]


Besides the amazing sculpt work, detailing, and painting, which is to be expected of figures from the Super Robot Chogokin action figure line anyway, its substantial heft, instantly detectable when the main figure is taken out of its plastic tray, feels extremely awesome to handle. ^^ Since all of its die-cast components are concentrated on the main figure itself, the weight feels disproportionate to its size. ^^ It looks like a regular-sized Robot Damashii figure, or a Voyager Class Transformers figure, but its weight is just incredible. ^^ Another good comparison to reflect GaoGaiGar's massive heft would be with Composite Ver. Ka Cybaster. ^^ The latter is of larger size as compared to GaoGaiGar, and its metallic paint scheme also deceptively implies that it may have die-cast parts, but its super lightweight. ^^ In comparison, GaoGaiGar feels like a brick. ^^

Another benefit of said weight is stability for the figure. Even with its large backpack attached on its back, GaoGaiGar's standing pose, and all the action poses I tried so far feel very secure. ^^

While the focus is all on the figure's weight in this posting, that's not to say that there are no other impressive points to talk about GaoGaiGar. I think the figure design has most definitely hit all the right points, which include proportion, colors, details, and even its option part list and weapon gimmicks as shown in Part 2 and Part 3. I just felt that discussion on its weight would be a lot more interesting, since it's an impressive point of the figure that you cannot see in any of its images. ^^

Another impressive feature of this Super Robot Chogokin figure, its articulation design is to be introduced next. ^^

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