Sunday, July 12, 2015

Sci-fi Revoltech T-Rex Part 1

The odd one in a long time

The first Sci-fi Revoltech review of the year is coincidently the first for the Revoltech series altogether. ^^;

Due to my slow speed in doing my reviews, the entire franchise seems to have been negelcted on my blog. ^^;

Sci-fi Revoltech T-Rex
Production company: Kaiyodo
Release date: August 2011
Price: 3,334 Yen (exclusive of tax).
Merchandise link

One of the Revoltech series' main attractions to me is its inclusion of some really weird releases, particularly in the Sci-fi Revoltech sub-series. For this particular figure, the T-Rex, while it's just one of the many weird releases in the series, it's clearly the most unique action figure to be reviewed on this blog so far this year. ^^

As the main character (ha! ^^) from "The Lost World" (1997), the T-Rex certainly deserves an action figure release. Given that it's not a unique creature that was designed just for said movie, I'm pretty sure there are other versions of T-Rex action figures out there, with some you can get from the kids' section in large departmental stores. XD On a separate note, while I do enjoy "The Lost World", the T-Rex is not the most significant part of that movie in my opinion, and it's definitely not important enough for me that I need to go and get myself an action figure of the main dinosaur. ^^

A video clip showing the T-Rex's savage action in "The Lost World" (1997).
Video clip is from Youtube. Follow this link to the website if you can't see anything.

The main attractions of this Sci-fi Revoltech release to me then, are the overall detailing of the figure, and the novelty of seeing Revoltech joints being used on a completely non-humanoid "character". ^^ Alien Queen reviewed more than a year ago was the last one from that "category" that I can remember of right now. The respective beast mode of Blight, and Windrazor from "Transformers: Prime - Beast Hunters" Cyberverse Legion Class line can be classified as non-humanoid in nature, but that argument is quite a stretch since many of their beast mode joints are being used in robot (humanoid) mode anyway. ^^;

All in all, since the focus is on how special the design is for this special "character", this is going to be a very special review series. XD

Front view of the box.

Product label, and the movie emblem of "The Lost World" (1997) on the front cover.

Standard Revoltech design style for the sides, top and bottom of the box.

Introduction of the figure on the back of the box.

Comparison with the box of another Revoltech release, Nanael from the Queen's Blade series.

Despite being from very different sub-series, similarities in their box design style, especially on the sides are obvious to see. ^^

The hard cover that allows the package to be opened like a book, which gives the box a higher collection value. ^^

Introduction of the character and movie behind the paper cover.

The figure itself and almost all its accessories can be seen clearly through the front window.

Closeups on the content.

Box open.

Box content. Everything fit on one plastic tray.

Closeups on the content.

Tray content without the top cover.

Closeups on the details.

Rear view of the plastic tray.

The removed content, along with all the strings used to secure the figure to the tray.

A straight out-of-box display of T-Rex.

A promo booklet that introduces various new and upcoming releases (around August 2011) from different Revoltech lines.

No. 028 Sulley & Mike, No. 020 Skeleton Army (Ver. 2), and the T-Rex from the Sci-fi Revoltech series.

The Revoltech Yamaguchi Evangelion Evolution series.

Getter Robo-1 Renewal Ver., and ARX-8 Laevatein Final Battle Ver. from the Yamaguchi line, Annelotte from the Queen's Blade series, and a new Assemble Borg chapter.

Takemikaduchi Type-00R as the pilot release from the Yamaguchi Muv-luv Alternative line.

Preview for the brand new Takeya line.

Introduction of Revoltech in general.

The back cover of the booklet mentioned the new Revoltech line to be announced in conjunction with the 5th Anniversary of the Revoltech series, which is the Takeya line shown in the inner page.

A notice about the discontinuation of the RevolChip premium in Revoltech releases.

As usual, an introduction of all the accessories and option parts is coming up in the next posting. ^^


Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Yeah! That's the most epic scene of all Jurassic movie! A very unusual figure and I would say the most nimble T-Rex figure so far.

Ngee Khiong said...


A very unusual figure this is indeed. ^^ There are many monster-type action figures for collectors from Kaiyodo. Besides this T-Rex, the Yamaguchi line has quite a few interesting releases. ^^