Soul of Chogokin GX-34 Gun Buster!!!

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Soul of Chogokin GX-34 Gun Buster!!!

Postby LittleRobot » Sun Jul 01, 2007 9:43 pm

Hey guys, first time reviewer, I'm not heaps good with the writing.... so go easy :P I'll do my best to keep things brief and let the pictures do most of the work.

Soul of Chogokin GX-34 Gunbuster

Where do i start? He's big, he has loads of diecast aaaaand he transforms!! I pretty much got him for those reasons alone but man oh man was i ever impressed once he arrived :)

Typical Japanese packaging.... nice and big with lots of great pictures.
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He comes packaged in the ship modes layed out in polystyrene with all the other bits and pieces layed out in their own boxes.
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Transformation I would equate to the same difficulty as MP Starscream... nothing difficult, but has lots of cool little twists and turns... the feet transformation is particularly cool. The two ships combine to form this:
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Great upper body articulation, not so much on the lower but this makes him nice and steady.
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This is the part that blew me away..... accessories!!! Comes with 6 sets of hands, spare set of feet, bunch of weapons and some random little add ons. And best of all it all stores away in the display base.
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Here's some comparison pics:
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Over all i am very impressed, so much so i already have the next 2 lined up for purchasing as soon as i can afford :P

Here's some helpful links to more of the SOC collections
http://chogokin.net/
http://www.collectiondx.com/

and if your interested in seeing someone elses review along with his transformation sequence
http://www.collectiondx.com/node/1386
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Postby BaldMonk » Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:02 am

Nice review....

Hey you got any site with comparison pics of this guy and a Mazinger Z? :D
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Postby LittleRobot » Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:19 am

BaldMonk wrote:Nice review....

Hey you got any site with comparison pics of this guy and a Mazinger Z? :D


Don't have the Mazinger Z but by the looks of this vid his head comes up to about gun busters chest! but with the wings hes about the same over all.
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Postby BaldMonk » Mon Jul 02, 2007 1:32 pm

Damn... that's way too short for me :(

He's MEANT to be taller than Prime... Damn!!!
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Postby oldman » Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:57 am

That is sooooooo impressive I want one NOW!!

When are your new tees coming out bro? I'm dying to see your new stuff.
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Postby NKF » Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:23 am

How quaint. I was browsing Trademe and came across a Gunbuster for auction. Anyone who wants one could probably go for this, but from the description, it sounds like its reserve is around $200-ish.

Gunbuster's size looks decent enough to me. The Masterpiece Legioss I picked up recently barely even reaches Prime's hips, but is a neat well detailed piece nonetheless. I hate to say it, but sizes doesn't always matter. However size does help by giving more room to work with.

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Postby oldman » Fri Jul 27, 2007 8:11 am

Oh lord! I want, I want, I want!
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Postby LittleRobot » Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:08 am

oh met reserve!! $120 would be an awesome price!! Get get! Mine was $220 brand new for reference
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Postby LittleRobot » Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:09 am

oldman wrote:That is sooooooo impressive I want one NOW!!

When are your new tees coming out bro? I'm dying to see your new stuff.


Sooooon :) new site too
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Postby oldman » Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:15 pm

Oh lordy this guy rocks! He is sooooooo detailed and the amount of accessories blows the mind! Plus I got him for $130 all up!!!

So sweet..........................drool
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Postby LittleRobot » Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:44 pm

oldman wrote:Oh lordy this guy rocks! He is sooooooo detailed and the amount of accessories blows the mind! Plus I got him for $130 all up!!!

So sweet..........................drool


Owww you got him. Congrats!
Ive got this guy on the way:
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Ideon will be next.

Check out what else is out by the same company!! Reviews:
http://collectiondx.com/taxonomy/term/199
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Postby NKF » Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:46 pm

Voltis 5. Excellent catch.

You sir make me extremely depressed that we don't have any local stores specialising in model robots like this. They've got lots of speciality toy stores for war gaming, model trains, model cars, but where are the robots?

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Postby oldman » Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:08 pm

Voltis huh? Well if I wish hard enough who knows one might pop up on trademe soon

....................wishes, wishes, wishes

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Postby LittleRobot » Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:26 pm

Ideon:
http://collectiondx.com/node/1634

And a Yamato VB-6 1/100 Konig Monster:
http://www.ultimatetoys.com.my/New/Robotech/KonigMonster/KonigMonster.htm

May have to sell some stuff if i want em any time soon :P
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Postby Corlis » Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:25 pm

Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but did you ever end up getting Ideon? He looks seriously cool and I'm very tempted to pick him up soon. I've been looking at the Soul of Chogokin's a lot lately and I'm pretty keen to see/hear what they're like. :)

I've got a Dancouga on the way and hopefully he'll arrive sometime next week. The reviews were a bit mixed but he just looks so cool that I had to take the plunge.

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