Hi all, here's a short review of the Soul of Popynica Px-04 Shin Mazinger Hover Pileder.
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Shin Mazinger Series Intro
The Styrofoam box is the same as the Px-01 Pileder, down to the "Z" logo up front.
Manual. It's a bit of a problem to get the base sticker out since the bag is heat-sealed, so you have to cut open the bag to get to the sticker.
New Koji is a repaint of the old figure (with white helmet now!) with "palms down" hands. The new Koji has a problem standing up due to the left leg being somewhat "bow-legged", it took some fixing with hot water to soften the leg and reposition it before I could make it stand properly, a friend of mine also has this problem with his figure. This was not an issue with the Px-01 Koji.
Comparisons with the Px-01 Hover Pilder
Notable differences : -Different shade of red and silver paint -New front grill -New protruding metal portion near the canopy -New control panel -Red painted propeller wings -Koji's helmet is now white and his uniform is lighter colored.
Not bad, it's not exactly a complete reissue. The only real problem would be how difficult it still is to get Koji inside the pilot's seat. I almost popped his head off and the gun on his hip still gets in the way when he's sitting down (sigh.. "10 years of SOC Engineering!" and we still get this oversight...).
I got mine last week. It's a bit smaller than I thought, but I still like it! When I was a kid, I loved the Pileder as much as Mazinger himself, but I never bought the original version (PX-01). I bought this one and I find it perfect, it's a keeper!
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Nov 23, 2023 14:21:56 GMT -5
admin1 aka Ed: I'll check it Swintronix, thanks! Ed
Jan 29, 2024 12:34:35 GMT -5
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Jan 29, 2024 20:06:35 GMT -5