Sunday, 10 December 2017

Pacific Rim Jaeger Gipsy Danger - NECA Series 1 Customised Painted
























Alert! Alert! Kaiju Category 1! To fight monsters, we built monsters of our own! When an alien attack threatens the Earth’s existence, giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace. A true fan of mecha Guillermo del Toro is to film this epic sci-fi action movie 'Pacific Rim', where the east met the west, combining the nostalgic 80's giant robot vs monster of Japanese concept play out in Hollywood style, accompanied with awesome soundtrack 'Horn of Doom'. Totally to my liking and cool that the movie managed to garner enough support and fans for a sequel. From the line of poseable action figures directly from the film, the NECA Gipsy Danger Action Figure is the ideal choice for fans and collectors.

Standing tall at 7 inches, this Jaeger Gipsy Danger action figure has been sculpted exactly to recreate the on-screen mecha. The chest and head give this a figure a distinctive look that on-screen Pacific Rim fans will be sure to appreciate. Not so posable but looks great standing in hangar pose good enough to make a great collectors piece or fascinating replica. Got mine preowned with the previous owner added more distinction to those dry brushing to the joints, the darker tones on the edges and bright orange nuclear turbine on chest, all reflected an amazing paintwork to capture the utmost realism. Unfortunately, the previous owner didn't thrown in the chain sword weapon which I believed this was the first release without weapon accessories.

The figure was well sculpt and faithful to the movie. My complaint was the problem with figure standing as the upper body weight tends to make the feet and ankle joints bend forward, causing the figure to fall after time. Mine fell from height and the neck broke. Good thing nothing couldn't be fixed with super glue. Not sure you guys have this problem or its just my bad luck. Nonetheless, I still enjoy having this figure a lot as an excellent tribute to the movie. I do not recommend this for young kids as the joints quality in this product is not the best. Seems like a common problem with NECA figures. NECA is better known for their attention to detail and sculpt.

6 comments:

Yami said...

Would have considered NECA for Pacific Rim Lineup but with Japanese Company releasing some model kits from the series, i think i will wait for Max Factory to make one for Striker Eureka.

chrismandesign said...

I love this movie and I’m waiting for the sequel for sure, indeed a great concept, everything conspired to create an awesome product, Guillermo del Toro was crucial obviously, but also the characters development, the mechas design, the story, the tasteful combination of eastern and western cultures !!!...

On the other, you already know my opinion about NECA, due to its massive production, the items made by this brand suffer in the quality control department; in fact, I would have considered very seriously a figure made by McFarlane Toys, but McF doesn’t have this license =/... This figure, nonetheless looks nice, with the custom paint job, yet, I have to agree that a model kit would be an optimum choice for a collectible, specially considering the incredible mecha design displayed in Pacific Rim !!!... =D

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Yami
I got this for a good price and I tend to like those design from the original series and yup I am keeping this and as for the those I’m keeping the option open..

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Chrismandesign
The new movie is much anticipated and I’m glad the movie had a sequel after the first successful run. The mecha figures are always cool putting beside any monster figurines and yes one thing leads to another and now I’m all head over heels for Godzilla and Ultraman. For good or for better! Lolz...

deSMOnd said...

Dennis, Neca figures are weak in joints and mostly couldn't stand. Mine has the same issue as yours. I have one broke at knee joint and the worst thing is even super glue couldn't save.

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Desmond
Mine can stand but will eventually fall forward. It fall from height and broke the neck. Lolz..I managed to superglued back the head and now used blu-tag to secured the standing pose.