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35th Super Sentai Anniversary Mecha Part 1: DX Gokaioh
I wish I could have done this on ''Talk Like A Pirate'' day, since it seemed appropriate... But a certain someone didn't want to pick it up :( So I finally got what I want... after 4 weeks of extra waiting... Any way here's my Gokaioh:
Okay lets start with the main machine of this show and the reason I bought this thing, The Gokai Galleon. Which is also the one Gokai Vehicle that makes sense for a pirate themed show. Its pretty cool. It is blocky but that's only really an eyesore if you look at it from above. Initially I was worried about the thrusters/legs in the back of the ship. From the wrong angle (again above...) they really stick out. Also a bit weird is the fact that the mouth of Gokaioh can be seen from above the Galleon. I can't help but think they at least could have hidden that. But to my surprise the sides of this galleon hide those two problem pretty neatly. I also like how the ship hides the arm connectors by making them look like cannons. Though the biggest feature I like about this ship are those bad-ass swords you can put on the front! When I first got them out of the box I thought they where diecast xD
Might I add how annoying it is coming across some of the newer Gokaioh reviews and seeing how they say the main quarters of the team is in that little space behind the little masts. Which of course was disproved in the Abaranger homage episode of Gokaiger. It clearly shows its some where around the biggest mast (which can be removed for some reason btw) when the kaijin escaped the crew. Focus people!
I am really disappointed at this thing, its so blocky some reviewers didn't even know it was a plane on first sight. True it has some cool decals and logo's and it does provide a place to hide the hat for the later formation. But I hate that it fails to hide that damn hand. Something that also raises an eyebrow is a tiny bump on the back of this so called plane. WTF is it supposed to be? If its supposed to be a rocket booster it fails at that as well. Any way this is the least favourite of my vehicles.
Gokai Racer... Gee a race car... How space pirate like.... NOT! Sure it looks cool but I really hate the fact that they choose the vehicles to be ''A Pirate ship and vehicles that boys like'' It feels so half-assed!! Any way for what its supposed to represent it doesn't really look that bad. It has wheels and a cockpit. Big deal. I do like the brown/bronze plastic parts on it though. It makes it feel less like some block.
Yes It looks like a block and it does look like some sort of marine mammal. But this is still my favourite of the 5 since its simple yet has all those nice decals painted in, like on the sides. The pink of this thing looks looks especially good compared to the old Megazords I own. (Shogun megazord should not count IMO) I especially like the gold anchor on the front. It look so nice.
My second least of the 5. And that's because its actually a 2 part vehicle and not just some block. Then again the two part thing is the reason this thing is my second least favourite. That's because every damn time I need to make it in to a leg I need to rip the car off and slap it on differently. This doesn't really make it fun to have.... I could have gotten a Dekaranger robo....
So here it is Gokaioh. I disliked the fact that its a block former from the start. On its own its not really worth that much to me. I like how the several colours of the mecha all get almost equally shown. The bronze/brown colours really looks good in this combined form. The only one that breaks this sadly is the Gokai Jet which has almost none of that colour. Speaking of Gokai Jet, For something the best swordsman of the crew pilots its can't really hold the damn sword all that well. The face of Gokaioh has to be one of the best I've seen in a while. Its so neatly detailed and it work so well with the hat it gets. A disappointment that I knew before I bought this toy is the canon. Which is tiny and just so stump-like that I can't really count it as a canon. The least they could have don is hollow it out a bit. but they didn't even bother with that. Still its a nice feature for any one who has plans on collecting the other Gokaiger mecha and I admit that it does kinda make me less pissed of about the blockiness of this entire line. The one this that annoys me the most about this formation is this *DYNAMIC POSE!!* man it takes up allot of space doing that. It looks like its shitting a brick next to all my other Sentai mecha / Megazords. And I'd rather have seen another Gaoranger type of mecha for this anniversary with it being all posable and streamlined and stuff. If this continues to next year I am quitting on buying a DX Super Sentai mecha! Only once any anniversary will I take the trouble of buying one. Instead I might focus on buying old Sentai mecha and the Super Robot Chogokin versions.
Soon I'll buy some more stuff I want to blog about in the future. But as of now I am still waiting for the people who handle that site to call back on my to that so I can pay for everything. But that does not worry me. I still have some things to blog about first. But I'll be slow on that too. :)
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