Japanese Language Review of Transformers Go! G01 Kenzan
Sunday, June 16th, 2013 11:21PM CDTCategory: Reviews
Posted by: LOST Cybertronian Views: 9,227
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That's 5 different modes and 1 more mode than even the already impossible to pull-off Getter Robo and Aquarion. (I mean, Studio Half-Eye and Bandai have done it, but dayum are they expensive and just as kibbly.)
I've always adored figures with modular transformations and these figures are splendid.
Posted by BeezeeTron on June 17th, 2013 @ 2:27pm CDT
E.G. combining 3x G01 Kenzan's together that would form the legs, torso, and upper body?
Other than that, they all look pretty terrible
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Posted by Sabrblade on June 18th, 2013 @ 11:49pm CDT
So does Ganoh, His transformation also seems very familiar.
Though far from perfect, GoKenzan at least looks to be an imposing display piece.
From the sound of it, looks like videos for GoJinbu and GoGanoh are not far behind.
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That being said, the 3 toys and the combined mode are far below the standard of quality Transformer fans have come to expect. They are trapped in the late 90's, the proportions are terrible and the kibble is obscene.
I understand there are aesthetic sacrifices for the sake of playability, but yeeeesh.
Posted by craggy on June 19th, 2013 @ 1:14pm CDT
all three look nice in bot mode. Kenzan is probably my least favourite on it's own. the cop car mode isn't wowing me and the bot isn't fantastic. Love the head sculpt and the swords though, plus "pew pew japanese words pew pew ca-ching!" lights and sounds...and loads of them from the looks of it! none of this "my name is optimus prime" "optimus prime is the name" BS that Hasbro's given...well, I can't say "us" since I don't even remember the last speaking TF I bought...does Omega Prime count if I never put batteries in him?
Junbu looks like loads of fun, I'm even warming up to his colours. I might call him Solarcracker or something. good bot mode and good alt mode. and again, a kickass head sculpt. if it wasn't for 3 movie's worth of pavlovian conditioning by Hasbro making me want to smash and melt and throw into a black hole every bit of yellow and black plastic I'd probably really love him. As it is, he's still pretty cool.
Ganoh looks like Hosehead and Big Red (from the 1st issue of the G1 comic)had a little protoform. I like both modes, but dayum does he have some Giant Friggen Robot Fists hanging off the back of that truck mode? (answer: yes, he does) transformation is pretty basic, but it's effective in its simplicity and he looks like a big burly dude, the strongman of the team. he should have a robo-mousetache in the fiction. not keen on the weapon here so much though. might have to scrounge up an Arms Micron or two for him. Maybe the AMW blue wrecking ball?
combined GoKenzan form isn't my favourite of the three I don't think, but it's still pretty decent and the backpack even makes me think that he's got all manner of samurai shenanigans going on in there. the combination sounds that Kenzan spits out (along with the little Dynamic Combination montage music and Head Reveal ca-ching!) really make it.
glad I have these on pre-order. Did Japan get Fat Shark and the Predacon Reserves at the same time, or will we have to wait for more on them?