Took me a long while to finally managed to get hold of a Linebarrel action figure after having watched the anime. One of my fond mecha anime with in depth character development and good fighting scenes. The mecha design to some of the machina (robot in the anime) may look a bit untypical however the protagonist Linebarrel sure won the hearts of all. Kouichi Kouichi Hayase, self proclaimed 'Ally of Justice' is the pilot aka factor, chosen by Linebarrel , besides Kouichi, Emi Kizaki, initial Factor (pilot) of Linebarrel, could also summon Linebarrel from another dimension and had the Machina appeared before them. Linebarrel has remarkable ability of regeneration, teleportation and has a will of its own at certain times.
Unlike many other mecha, Linebarrel don't seems to have feet. Its head seems smaller, limbs and body in-proportionately design, however the unique design kind fit the bill. The original colour of Linebarrel primarily white however Linebarrel's colour turned black and entered Mode B when Emi Kizaki took out the control of Linebarrel during desperate moment when was Kouichi beaten to unconsciousness. In Mode B, Linebarrel gained that short burst of amazing super-charged power and agility. I'm kind of convinced that it wasn't so bad after all for me only having this special black Linebarrel.
Seems to me that Megahouse is fond of making smaller but more detailed action figure of mecha between 14cm to 20cm. I find this palm size action figure a bit small for my collection, nonetheless I will make do with it as there ain't many figurines of Linebarrel around. Still, I have give credit to Megahouse for the neat paint work and nimble figure. Nice touch of gun-metal colour added to the figure.
Anyway, Linebarrel melee weapons are two katanas. Linebarrel doesn't have projectile weapon. Who need rifle when it can just teleport. Other accessories include katana handles and scabbards that can be attached at the rear of the forearms. The complete sword could be slotted in the scabbard. That's when the sword handle came in the picture to simulate the swords being stored when the sword handle attached and covered the scabbard opening. There are 3 pairs of optional hands to make poses look nature. An additional bonus is the stand base that bears the insignia of Linebarrel (The design is very much like family emblem famous Japanese samurai family). I'm actually impressed that the figure could balance itself well even without the stand base.