-lots of diecast! Gaigar's torso(not counting the lion chest), thighs and legs are all diecast.
Genesic's legs are 75 percent diecast. The only non-diecast parts are the claws, chrome drills and upper half of the red part (where the drills are attached).
-Toy stands roughly 9-10 inches tall.
Tv GGG and GGGG
-Weight of the toy is roughly around 1220grams.. 20 grams heavier than MPC Voltron!!! Making this baby the heaviest gokin toy in my collection (BTW, the all plastic 12 inch DX version clocks in at 1300grams, while the Maxfactory one is at 1000grams.)
-The Goldion Hammer fits!
Now for the negatives: -loose groin and knee joints. Better be careful how you pose this toy, since the wings make it top heavy, one might have to "hyperflex" the thighs backward and hyperflex the knees forward a bit to lock them in, to prevent it from falling down(but actually, it's not really as bad as it sounds..)
However, You can pose it standing upright, just takes practice. The other joints(arms, shoulders, etc) are very tight. Almost all the joints are ratchet joints. It's too bad the ones in the groin and knees are really weak.
-no display stand or some sort of support for the toy(hey, even Star GGG had that puny prop... )
-No "bolts" for the bolting driver.
-No "Hell and Heaven fists".. just two open hands..
-Lots of very small plastic pieces. Be careful when assembling or posing the toy. The fins in the shoulders can break if you don't know what your doing. Take it slow( I cannot stress this enough).
I even opted to pull out the shoulder connections and rotate the peg then plug it in again, in order to prevent "accidents" when posing the arms.
-very small shoulder connection slots.. Yessshhh! You'd think with that big block already in place, instead of the original anime connection design, they could've made a bigger and better connection piece. Not a very good decision on CM's part.
-very loose head/helmet(not as bad as the GGG but loose is loose). Also, The gold parts on GGGG's head go all the way into the helmet. So now my Gaigar's head's sides has some yellow stains on it ..
Overall: It's the best looking GGGG toy, it's got the anime proportions and looks down pat and has a lot of accessories, plus it transforms and has plenty of diecast and heft. You can even fool around with it and the Tv GGG and make your own "Frankenstein" GGG from the parts. Plus the price tag of 200$ isn't that bad(try paying for a 700$ one without diecast and accessories, and had a lot of design problems and came with a black and white manual from hell..now that hurts..).
The somewhat loose groin and knee joints and skinny shoulder connectors really hurt the toy, it would've been really something great if these flaws weren't present in the toy.
Given the choice between the Maxfactory or this one, I'd go with the Maxfactory, if you're looking for a toy.
Maxfactory and CM's Corp GGGGs
But if you're looking for something that stands out in your display cabinet, the diecast CMs GGGG will catch anyone's eye!
You can try to contact my local retailer here in the Philippines, he has a user account on Ebay(Greattoys-Greattoys). He's selling the diecast version for 200$.
The 500$ is indeed the DX version. But make sure the one you get is the one with "Kai Ten Pan" sticker on the box(meaning it's the fixed, second release version) and that the manual is colored(the flawed first release had a very bad black and white manual).
The first pic on this thread has the image of the DX box with the "Kai Ten Pan" sticker(the three chinese characters below the "Genesic Gaogaigar" name).
... must....restrain...myself (chain leg to bed) ... must ... secure ... wallet and credit card....!! AAAAARGH!!!!
Very nice review Gold, it's very enlightning! Very nice job with the GIF animation too! GGG is not popular where I live, but seeing those pictures of yours already makes me drools!!
I suppose there's a way to tighten the joints in the groin?!
Thanks Nikodiablo, hehe, please give the GGG series a try, the TV series might be a little "kiddie" for some, but try to watch it then move onto the 8-part GGG Final OAV(it kicks up the action, animation, sounds and visuals 200%) and that's where the series really shines.
You have to watch the TV series first though, to get a grasp of the characters, and the TV series and OVA are linked together, continuity-wise.
Oribitron, please try to contact my retailer at greattoysonline.proboards43.com, or you can check his Ebay account for the DX GGGG(seller name greattoys-greattoys), He's selling his last piece for 650 US$, it's brand new and is the second fixed version(I'm sure of this since it shipped in the same time as my "kai ten pan" GGGG unit).
mojacko: mighty quie over here...not much discussions going on.
Jul 16, 2019 8:46:14 GMT -5
S_Gokin: i will give you something to talk about, i recently played batman arkham city and its so damn awful i give it -12 out of 10, story is extremely lame, game play is awful and the controls is passionately stupid im not motivated to play arkham night AT ALL ;
Jul 17, 2019 1:06:33 GMT -5
mojacko: Arkham Batman is always one of those games i wanted to play but never had the chance to. Always playing NBA2k & Dragon Ball Fighter Z with my teen kid who beats the hell out of me....lol
Jul 17, 2019 8:32:07 GMT -5
S_Gokin: i really dont recommend it (unless you found it dirt cheap) both Arkham asylum and Arkham city are bad, story wise and gameplay, didnt try Arkham knight yet, but im not sure i will, if they kept all of those annoying things from the early games
Jul 18, 2019 3:17:48 GMT -5
mojacko: OT...whats up with funko pops? some say its a collectible but i dont find it appealing except for others value changes.
Jul 18, 2019 13:10:12 GMT -5
mojacko: think its a hype thing i dont see it will last through the ages its like a re invention of the head knockers thing.
Jul 22, 2019 9:04:33 GMT -5
mojacko: i doubt the value will sky rocket when the hype dies out.
Jul 24, 2019 13:57:52 GMT -5