Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Robot Damashii (Side MS) OZX-GU01A Gundam Geminass 01 + Assault Booster Action Figure

Flip parts on the mobility boost thrusters, covering or exposing the inlets/outlets

Insignia on the shield

Accelerate rifle can be mounted to the shield

Solid joints articulation is impressive with fluid movement

The OZX-GU01A Gundam Geminass 01 is a mobile suit that appears in the novel New Mobile Report Gundam Wing Dual Story: G-Unit. There is Gunpla release of this Gundam ages ago and this Robot Damashii version sure is a big surprise to fan of the novel! Combine with intricate detail and superior articulation, this deluxe robot action figure comes complete with B-UNIT, which gave the Geminass space mobility boost thrusters on its shoulders, legs, and backpack, accessories which can be attached on the shoulders and leg areas. 

It is painted really well (check out the insignia on the shield) and solid joints articulation is impressive with fluid movement. The Geminass suits were the first of Dr. Berg's experimental G-UNIT mobile suits, based loosely on the original OZ-00MS Tallgeese design. This Gundam comes from the manga side story "Gundam Wing: Dual Story G-Unit." Plenty of gimmicks like flip parts on the mobility boost thrusters, for steering and covering or exposing the inlets/outlets. 

Geminass 01 was painted white and blue with red details and piloted by Odin Bernett, this fully posable prototype Gundam stands about 12.5 cm tall, same height as their 1/144 scale Gunpla counterparts. Comes with three optional hands, the Assault Booster set, the Accelerate rifle, the G-unit shield, and two beam swords stored in backpack recharge racks. The Accelerate rifle can be mounted to the shield. Lotz of thanx to Stanley for this great gift!

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Transformers Generations Leader Class Starscream

I usually not a fan of the baddies but there many reasons for me to get this toy! Before I elaborate further, let's talk about Starscream, the second-in-command of the Decepticons better known for his cowardice and betrayal. Yet, so call the greatest military strategist known throughout Cybertron and leader of the seekers (Thundercracker and Skywarp). The squadron has brought him great power and glory. 

Transformers Generations Leader Class Starscream has the colour scheme and look of the old Starscream from the the original G1 cartoon which I love it! I do like the not-too-complicated 16 steps transformation between robot mode to jet mode as it shared a similar mold with my earlier Generations Leader Class Jetfire. 

Since its Leader Class toy, it has a good handling size of approximately 10" and solid weight too. Been an interesting toy with gimmicks such as optional blasters on limps to boost up the firepower for destruction as well as the main rifle with spring action shoot out bullet mechanism. Furthermore, the cockpit can be opened and I had some fun putting Robotech pilots from Toynami Masterpiece Collection toy-line. Rick Hunter aka Hikaru Ichijo and Roy Focker fitted in well though. 

What I like most is the addition crown which again brought me back to the G1 movie when Starscream discarded, Megatron, into deep space when he was still functioning. Scheming Starscream then forged the crown, claim that throne in delusion that he is the one who rules the Decepticons. What an ironic! I prefer having the crown on the Starscream, cause without the crown left an awkward hole on the forehead. Somehow I feel that this toy would be ultra awesome if its sprayed metallic... hmm ... Just a thought ^_^