Post by roanstalker on Aug 2, 2007 16:38:50 GMT -5
I answered this before but its very unlikely. At the size it is currently, its already near the Brave Gokin size. Any smaller and Baan and Sperion wont even transform (they are minicon sized). It also already cheats to transform. It is highly unlikely that they will. Also heard that they've publically announced that they have no plans to release this in the Brave Gokin line.
Post by roanstalker on Aug 3, 2007 10:31:27 GMT -5
Just talked to CMS on the other day. They said that DX GBG was initially planned to be released as Brave series. But the whole project was over budget and multiple sheets of design pics have to be drawn before the final design can be achieved. Besides, they have to modify many parts in order to avoid breaking of joints .e.g soft plastic for the dragon head and alloy for the wings and trunk. The " 36000yen x 2200 pieces" was the estimated price and no. that they have to sold before they can get some profit. Since the price was too high for Brave series, so they changed the series from BRAVE to DX and decided for on line ordering. For the above reason, there was nearly no chance for CMS to design a cheaper Brave version as DX GBG was already a Brave series toy.
Hey. I got Great Baan Gaan this morning at 8 in the morning. Excellent! Heres a few pics. No vehicle mode shots yet.
Comparison with CM's Mecha Action Series Great Baan Gaan's box
The layout of the box is very similar to the God Raijinoh's box layout.
Except the accessories tray was tucked away on the bottom. Took me 5 minutes to find it lol.
Comparsons between Baan, Sperion and Exkaiser. If you thought removing Exkaiser's hands were tough, try Baan's.
Vehicle/beast comparison. Baan and Sperion are Tiny!
Baan combines wrong. Minor gripe.
Baan Gaan and King Exkaiser. Baan Gaan is slightly taller then King Exkaiser
Heres the whole gang. From left to right: DragonKaiser, Mach Sperion, Baan Gaan and King Exkaiser.
Some of you were b*tching about the fact that Mach Sperion's wings werent spread out. Here ya go.
Great Baan Gaan and Great Exkaiser.
Lastly a comparison between the DX Great Baan Gaan and the Mecha Action Series Great Baan Gaan.
There are a few problems with this toy. One is that some parts feel really fragile. some pieces are too thin and looks like if over used they will snap (Great baan gaan's crest piece). Also this figure has a tendency to fall over. Maybe some of the diecast should go to their feet! Talking about diecast, there is some. Just not much. The black piece that attaches Baan Gaan's wings to the body is which I am thankful for since it looks like one of the easier to break parts if plastic. Also The back of Baan Gaan's skirt armour is diecast and a bit of Mach Sperion's legs. As I said, not much. The collar piece that attaches Mach Sperion's head to the body is already showing stress. Not good. Sperion's bird head piece also has a tendency to go flying if it touches the floor or is transformed. So does one of Baan's shirld (car door) pieces.As said in previous posts. It is not perfect transformation. Even combining into Great Baan Gaan requires many parts to sit to the side doing nothing. I havent tried Baan Gaan's dragon or carrier modes or Mach Sperion's Jet or Phoenix modes so I cant comment yet. Overall I'm quite happy with it despite some of its shortcomings.
Post by roanstalker on Aug 6, 2007 14:07:02 GMT -5
Parts formers. Mach Jet and Mach Phoenix both use a different 'base' and the parts go around those bases. Gaan dragon has lots of parts that come from nowhere like the dragon's legs, neck, tail and claws.
The end result doesnt even look that great for the dragon. I know how you feel Orbitron. I had to wait an extra 5 days for my God Raijinoh before since it arrive Friday and was charged customs and I payed Monday and they delivered Tuesday.
Greaty Baan Gaan is better though more expensive. Depends on your opinion of diecast. Is it absolutly necessary? Great Baan Gaan isnt as heavy because the diecast is mostly in the joints and things. It also locks in place better since nothing locks Raijinoh's upper legs together so when you pick it up it slides down to reveal Kenoh's upper leg part. Ask Megatroptimus for his opinion on God Raijinoh. I'm sure some other people here alsohave God Raijinoh.
Post by megatroptimus on Aug 7, 2007 8:46:29 GMT -5
I don't have GBG, so I can't compare the 2. But save for that problem you pointed out when lifting God Raijin Oh, I think it's a better and more "playable" set. No unused parts lying around and it's a perfect transformation, no cheating save for the fists. Chrome and clear bits look awesome too. The dragon dude is a bit weird in dragon mode, but it's not that bad.
KumaStyle.com (TJ): Oh definitely. I think that there are a number of times where KOs do it better especially since they come out later and have the opportunity to rectify stuff the officially made mistakes on,
May 4, 2020 16:11:43 GMT -5
KumaStyle.com (TJ): I don't know how into transformers you are but the NeoArt Toys Beast Muscle Leonidas absolutely destroys the quality of the original PerfectEffect releases and even has an Eva 01 inspired variant. I try to support the original when I can but I'm not
May 4, 2020 16:13:01 GMT -5
KumaStyle.com (TJ): going to sacrifice quality for the sake of it. I'm with you.
May 4, 2020 16:13:27 GMT -5
getterjehuty: yeah I agree with you. Quality should be high importance. I actually love FansToys products. and Yes, I do prefer Fanstoys over takara tomy.a bit controversial but I like the die cast and the accuracy of fanstoys.
May 4, 2020 16:37:17 GMT -5
KumaStyle.com (TJ): It's a fair statement. The MP official line has been a q.c. dice roll for years and I feel like MP-44 was such a big release that no one could avoid that elephant in the room anymore after it turned out to be a mess but I'm glad the community is
May 4, 2020 16:41:22 GMT -5
getterjehuty: Isn't the Perfec Effect Leonidas have loose joint legs?
May 4, 2020 16:41:22 GMT -5
KumaStyle.com (TJ): at a point where they are vocal about it... and the PerfectEffect Leonidases literally have a loose everything. Even if they're half decent out of the box they seem to just go to heck sitting on a shelf after a bit and unfortunately it's pretty universal.
May 4, 2020 16:42:48 GMT -5
getterjehuty: THis is my opinion but the issues of mp-44 are the knees and the paint. You have to be really careful or the paint will scratch. It is near the abdomen area side.
May 4, 2020 16:44:27 GMT -5
getterjehuty: I need to ask, KumaStyle. What is your favorite EX Gokin Fewture Robot?
May 4, 2020 16:45:29 GMT -5
KumaStyle.com (TJ): I agree on the issues and those compounded with how incohesive the aesthetic is compared to the third party offerings that came out around the whole time was just.... ugh. Ref EX Gokin: That's a tough call and I honestly don't really think I have a
May 4, 2020 17:13:56 GMT -5
KumaStyle.com (TJ): favorite in terms of look and quality because it was a very consistent line for me in that regard but if someone put a gun to my head and said choose now I'd probably go with the original release Getter Dragon. I think it has
May 4, 2020 17:15:11 GMT -5
KumaStyle.com (TJ): the perfect mix of homaging the original design but having Sato's signature stylization while the build and articulation were pretty tops. I feel like it has the most crossover appeal to those wanting something more faithful while not having any
May 4, 2020 17:16:25 GMT -5
KumaStyle.com (TJ): little finicky parts that will fall off during handling like some of the others do.
May 4, 2020 17:16:49 GMT -5
getterjehuty: Mine is Reideen or Shin Getter. I love their designs
May 4, 2020 17:31:07 GMT -5
KumaStyle.com (TJ): Yea. Shin Getter is up there for me as well. Probably my favorite visually but it's definitely not one I like handling at all anymore.
May 4, 2020 17:40:17 GMT -5
getterjehuty: Happy Friday Folks
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