Box front view with window to see actual figure and first release limited edition sticker
Plenty of accessories on plastic insert
Rifle mounted on rear
Painted gold on hydraulic
First release that comes a bonus - Ange clear blue figure
I decided to hand paint Ange's figure to the pilot suit.
The anime has received many critics like emulating 'Mobile Suit Gundam Seed' with even circulation of screen shots tracing back to 'Mobile Suit Gundam Seed'.
Gundam weapons appearing in the anime CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon
Haro bowling balls appearing in CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon
Zaku mat appearing in CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon
I have quite a lot to say about 'CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angel and Dragon' right from the anime to the mecha figure 'Robot Damashii Villkiss'. The anime has received many critics like emulating 'Mobile Suit Gundam Seed' with even circulation of screen shots tracing back to 'Mobile Suit Gundam Seed'. I would think that the storyline of both anime are vastly different I see a lot of Gundam in CROSS ANGE and it's nature since the production is from Sunrise and we might even see Villkiss, the leading mecha in this anime be inducted to 'Super Robot Wars' in a not so distance future.
The anime concept is pretty refreshing with sexy thrashed princess riding mecha craft that transforms to robot, slaying dragon in knight fantasy way. Some injections of betrayal, deaths and lesbian sexual contents in the anime and so I won't suggest to younger audiences. I was thrilled when Bandai announced that protagonist mecha aka Paramail of the popular CROSS ANGEL anime series, Villkiss would first make its appearance as an action figure in ROBOT SPIRITS! ROBOT DAMASHII!
It's exciting cos Villkiss is well designed and comes in cool majestic looking appearance. Goes without saying, deserves the Damashii treatment. This is the toy that I didn't procrastinate, but felt a bit panicky when AmiAmi closed its preorder just hours after the announcement. Fortunately, I managed to place my preorder with 'Latendo' soon after. My apologies for taking so long to blog about this toy as there are a lot of other toys in my collection, that I also like to show you guys too.
I got mine the first release that comes a bonus - Ange clear blue figure. I wanted the whole photo taking experience to be more realistic as such I decided to hand paint Ange's figure to the pilot suit.
Robot Damashii Villkiss is an action figure that you need to treat it like a woman as its extremely fragile with many sharp pointed ends so careful not to prick yourself or especially breaking any parts.
The first release also has its goddess statue on helmet in gorgeous shiny silver chrome plating style! Not to mention those pearl white surface, gold painted on hydraulic, grey gun metal parts. Nice action figure but one that isn't easy to handle and pose. Those "Freedom Gundam" fin like blue flight sheaths can be quite troublesome to mount on. The transformation between the robot and flight mode isn't perfect hence the armour and limbs have to be detached from the robot mode and mounted to the flight mode core modular.