do u guys think GD-44 Chogokin Z GUNDAM is a good toy? i am thinking of adding a gundam to my chogokin toy robot collection and can't decide which one to add that will best respresent the gundam toy line? i am not too much into the newer gundam or gundam in general but just into the gundam that i remember when i was youth. its eather a Chogokin ZZ GUNDAM GD-60, GD-44 Chogokin Z GUNDAM or Chogokin GUNDAM 78-2 GD-16? i think GD 44 Z gundam is the cheapest. is this guy any good.
The Zeta is a very polarizing figure. People either love it or hate it. First, it has very little diecast in it. Due to it's transformation, it's also not very poseable. The transformation isn't the greatest, but it's unlikely that you'll be displaying it in wave-rider mode anyway. On the up side, it looks good. That's really all it has going for it.
The Kado Senshi RX-78-2 Gundam has a fair amount of diecast in it. It's extremely poseable, and comes with a bucket of accessories. It's also 'The Gundam'. So if you're looking to put something in your collection for nostalgia purposes, this would probably be the one to go with.
The Kado Senshi ZZ Gundam is a monster. It's big, and it has a ton of diecast in it. It also transforms, in a far more satisfying way than the KS Zeta. I highly recommend the ZZ Gundam. It has presence, and is just a great figure all around.
In addition to the Gundams listed above, I encourage you to look into the chogokin Zakus. These are very diecast intensive, extremely poseable figures. These things rock. And they're cheap ;D
I'd skip the KS GM, unless you're looking to complete a collection, because, well, it's a GM.
You also might want to consider the KS Hyaku Shiki. This is amazing. It has a great diecast content, and is probably the most flexible and poseable diecast figure that you'll be able to get your hands on. Plus, it comes with a BFG. Truly an outstanding toy.
I know you mentioned that you weren't into the new gundam designs, but the Metal Material figures are truly impressive. These things tower over their KS counterparts. The internal frame is entirely metal, and it's extremely poseable. The armor does restrict the poseability somewhat, but the figure looks terriffic. It's also extremely fun to put together, it's like putting together a model, but without all the work
Post by zephyranthes on Jul 22, 2004 22:06:35 GMT -5
I agree that the ZZ Gundam and the Hyaku Shiki are the most satisfying ones in the KS line-up so far. The Hyper Mega Launcher for the Shiki is terrific. I wish the RX-78 had a transforming core fighter like the ZZ, but it seems that the RX-78 was primarily made for poseability like the Zakus and the GM. Outside of the KS line, the MMM is amazing in terms of diecast content.
I am considering the Hyakushiki and the ZZ... I don't want to collect all the KS Gundams (my god, I would be saving till next year!), so I'm wondering how they would look side by side my SOCs. Thanks fellas!
So the chogokin Zaku's are cool... Maybe I shouldn't have checked out this thread. I like the ZZ, though. And yeah, the Hyaku Shiki is a great little toy. The shelf space is gone, but the robots just keep coming. help JWM
I love the Zakus, but I still can't find a green one on e-bay dammit! If anyone has a green Zaku for sale, send me a pm. The Zaku's pose really well, and of the two I own (Char's and TriStar), Char's probably displays the best. The lighter color just shows better in a display.
i got KS Hyaku Shiki ($55+ shipping $7) and the zz transforming gundam($45+shipping $15) last week and both are really nice. KS Hyaku Shiki looks really nice in display and zz gundam is very fun to transform... i am nowwaiting for z gundam ($31+shipping $18) and turn A gundam $18+ shipping $8) to come this week. and i think i will get the seed metal gundam next month. and i guess a zaku is next in line. thanks for everyones advice.