Tuesday, April 3, 2012

SD Figure Gundam Deathscythe Hell

This should be my first time reviewing a figure and this will also be the first post for this month. I heard this kit after the sd battle online Taiwan version became popular and i think most of these sd figure are actually base on the design from that game. It's the other way round compare to other gundam game which most of the gundam or mobile suit in the game are design base on 1/144 kit. 

For the first time reviewing figure, i'm really don't know what criteria. Maybe i should use back the same criteria which i use to evaluate those gunpla kit. In my opinion, figure should always be some that come with lots of details, decals and color separation will be done properly. Although most of the figure great on the three thing i mentioned but there are something that figure always suffer which will be the seam lines, mis-shape or might lack of articulation (unless it is the Metal build, Robot Damashi or Revoltech). Some people value figure as toys, some as collection and some feels that is the masterpiece like owning a Ferrari but it all depend on which type of figure. As for me, of course i wish i will collect these "Metal build, Robot Damashi or Revoltech" type of figure but most of them are not cheap. I remember Mr. NgeeKhiong said "although figure can be expensive compare to plamo and you might even create something better than the Metal build which should consider as the highest class of the gundam figurine (put aside the 1/1 RG gundam) but time will always be our restriction to create something huge, unique and beautiful master piece as what ever you call it. For those people who want great gundam collection but do not have the time to build it, gunpla figure will be the best alternative." In fact, i am starting to becoming one of them now (spend most of my time on work rather than holiday and work on this hobby) but that doesn't mean i'm stopping plamo.
So, i can't said this is a good figure especially compare to those SDX series but i can't said it is bad figure either judging from its price. All i can said is this sd figure series is something in between SD plamo and SDX series. Compare to normal sd plamo, this sd figure actually using different type of material. The plastic feels more like dry rubber which is very strong and heavy. Screws are use to connect most of the parts. As for the joints, most of them are fix ball joint type which means that is is very hard (almost impossible) to take out the arms or legs. As for the details, it got something that SDX series have and those color separation are just nice but it still suffer the normal figure flaws which is the proportion, seam lines and  mis-shape (can be not counted since it is under SD category).

In this picture, it clearly show how can this figure pose. Although those joints are solid, proportions are good and there are plenty of detail in this figure, the articulations are actually quite limited. Since it using fix ball joints, it is very hard to modify those joint if anyone want to improve its joint to bring up some dynamic shots. As a conclusion for posing, this figure can only look good on its normal standing pose. Well, that's not an bad idea because standing pose is the pose that consume minimum spaces and allow us to collect more and put it into our display shelf.

With the material use on this kit, if you wish your son to start of gundam collection without spoiling the kit this might be a good suggestion where it solid and look great. As for those players in the Sd Online Taiwan, these will be something tangible you can own from the game. As for normal gundam collector, it really depend.

I will try to make up more picture in different angle in the coming post with a video. Stay tune....

Additional link for this product:

Bandai SDGO XXXG-01D2 Gundam Deathscythe Hell


chrismandesign said...

well, it’s pretty different coming from you, but it’s also related to your main line of collection: Gundam... i think i have seen at least one of those SDX figures you mentioned and i found it very attractive but not as much to order it (which in my case would be even more expensive by the taxes i have to pay here)... this figure is more than decent for play and display and the accessories are fine too... =)

seven6398 said...

guess if you have the chance to visit Japan.. you will get as much lootz as possible.. to prevent the tax.. lol


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