• Inferno MV1 Voyager Class
  • Predaking PBH Voyager Class
  • GX-06 G1 Limited SOC Review by Gold
  • Tentakil - Seacons G1
  • Elite Guard Bumblebee Animated Deluxe Class
  • Huffer G1
  • Wheel-A-Gear Robot by Taiyo
  • MR-18 Road Ranger Machine-Robo Gobot
  • Dangard Ace Custom Paper Creation
  • Micronauts Catalog 1977
  • Getter Robo One SG-09 New Black by Aoshima
  • Waspinator Animated Deluxe Class
  • Shockwave / Shockblast Alternators-Binaltech
  • JW-4 Machine Robo MR
  • MR-20 Crasher Machine-Robo Gobot
  • Skystalker PBH Deluxe Class
  • Mazinkaiser SG-10 v1 by Aoshima
  • Deep Desert Brawl MV1 Leader Class
  • Gadgetmobile Car
  • Galvatron G1
  • Gears G1
  • Gaogaigar Golden Destroyer Tamashii Nations 2012 Exclusive SRC Review by Gold
  • Godaikin shipping box
  • thesilent's Artwork for a 2007 Exhibition
  • Mindwipe MV2 ROTF Voyager Class
  • Hot Rod G1
  • God Raideen GD-03B Black
  • Gurren Lagann SRC Review by Gold
  • Goshogun Poster Board Ad
  • Onslaught - Combaticons G1
  • Lockdown Animated Deluxe Class
  • MR-12 Machine-Robo Gobot
  • Astekaizer No.1 by Yonezawa
  • PC-12 Yamato III DX
  • Ganira
  • GX-02B Great Mazinger Black SOC
  • GX-40G
  • GC-34 Flashman Flash King DX
  • PA-59 Mutropolis Base
  • Jungle Bonecrusher MV1 Deluxe Class
  • Skylynx G1 Reissue
  • GA-69  Issun Boshi
  • Apeface - Headmaster G1
  • Gundam Custom Made of Lego
  • SD Gundam
  • Gatchaman G1 Jumbo Series by Grip
  • PB-72 Gatcha Phoenix II DX
  • GA-51 Gaiking
  • Ravage FOC Data Disc
  • GA-72 Norakuro
  • Skystalker MV2 ROTF Scout Class
  • Getter Robo One SG-13 Weathering by Aoshima
  • Collector's Shogun Warriors
  • GA-04 Getter 3
  • GX-31 Voltes V SOC
  • Megatron MV2 ROTF Leader Class
  • Getter Robo Two Weathering SG-19 by Aoshima
  • GA-02 Getter Robo I
  • Analyzer from Spaceship Yamato
  • Gunbuster SRC and Effort and Guts Weapons Set Review by Gold
  • Hook - Constructicons G1
  • Sentinel Prime Animated Deluxe Class
  • Popy Toy Insert Catalog 1977 #2
  • Figma Big O Dorothy and Roger Reviews by Gold
  • Strongarm Energon Deluxe Class
  • MR-40 Flip Top Machine-Robo Gobot
  • Megatron MV1 Voyager Class
  • Black King- Ark 03
  • Daimos SD Custom Paper Creation
  • Optimus Prime MV1 Voyager Class
  • Laserion DX Godaikin
  • Promaxis by Sansei
  • Getter Robo One SG-06 by Aoshima
  • Jeeg - Black Magnemo Reissue by Takara
  • Door Robot or Revolving Flashing Robot
  • Dynaman ST Godaikin
  • PC-12 Yamato III DX
  • Hot Rod G1
  • Thrust Powerlinx Armada Deluxe Class
  • Getter Robo One SG-06 Pearl by Aoshima
  • MRT-43 Machine-Robo Gobot
  • Stockade MV1 Deluxe Class
  • Getter Robo One SG-11 by Aoshima
  • Tetsujin Poster
  • Defendor Super Gobot Machine-Robo
  • Takara catalog 1980 Featuring Diaclone Toys
  • GA-04 Getter 3
  • Brakedown MV2 ROTF Scout Class
  • Space Robots
  • Golden Saucer Star Mites
  • Skylynx G1 Reissue
  • GA-08 Amazon Rider
  • Starscream G1 Reissue
  • GaoKing Black Hong Kong Exclusive
  • Star Mites Rocket Borer
  • Galvatron G1
  • MR Mr. Moto Machine-Robo Gobot
  • Cliffjumper Energon Voyager Class
  • Blot - Terrorcons G1
  • Hot Zone Titanium
  • Godaikin Toy Insert Catalog 1986 #1
  • Polimar Machine
  • Tetsujin No 3 by Nomura
  • MR-32 Slicks Machine-Robo Gobot
  • Wheeljack Armada Deluxe Class
  • Breakdown - Stunticons G1
  • GD-16 RX-78
  • Ultra Magnus FOC Deluxe Class
  • Broadside G1
  • Galaxy Express 999 Ads
  • Gundam MSIA figures
  • Joe Kaisaka from Groizer X by Nakajima
  • Wheeljack PBH Deluxe Class
  • Ovelon Gazzette
  • Leader 1 Gobot
  • GX-41 Raideen SOC Review by Gold
  • Denjin Zaboga - Jumbo by Grip
  • Groove - Protectobots G1
  • Neo Getter One Metallic by Aoshima
  • EVA Mass Production- Revoltech #26
  • Dougram Soltic Magnemo
  • Overkill G1
  • GX-59 Daltanias SOC Review by Gold
  • Neo Getter One Black by Aoshima (and review by Gold)
  • Dix Neuf - Revoltech
  • Power Rangers Wild Force Deluxe Megazord
  • Mazinger Z Jet Scrander DX SOC Review by Gold
  • Ratchet MV2 ROTF Deluxe Class
  • Fortress X by Takara
  • Ratbat G1
  • Ultraman Tin Windup
  • Starscream Animated Voyager Class
  • Camshaft - Omnibots G1
  • Optimus Prime PBH Voyager Class
  • Getter Robo One Devil Wing Version
  • PA-30 Jet Pilder
  • Daitetsujin 17 magazine ads
  • Warpath G1
  • Hensin Robo Mospeda
  • Bumblebee MV2 ROTF Deluxe Class
  • Decepticon Rumble TP Deluxe Class
  • MR-14 Spay-C Machine-Robo Gobot
  • Drivemax Megazord
  • Rollbar MV2 ROTF Scout Class
  • Getter Robo One SG-06 by Aoshima
  • X-70 Space Robot or Tulip Head
  • Thunderbird 1 Jumbo Series by Grip
  • Megas XLR Robot Photos
  • Command Ravage Energon Deluxe Class
  • GD-17 Daitetsujin 17
  • Super Valkyrie VF-1S
  • Fastlane - Autobot Clone G1
  • Gatchaman G2
  • Landmine Energon Voyager Class
  • Air Raid FOC Deluxe Class
  • Great Mazinger SRC Review by Gold
  • Goshogun Combat Action
  • Tracks Black Lucky Draw - G1
  • Mixmaster MV2 ROTF Voyager Class
  • Seawing - Seacons G1
  • Zanbot 3 Combination Program Jr
  • Dead End - Stunticons G1
  • Mazinger Z Jet Scrander DX SOC Review by Gold
  • Brimstone HFTD Scout Class
  • Skalor - Seacons G1
  • Rodimus Prime Titanium
  • Getter Robo One SG-11 by Aoshima
  • Piranacon - Seacons G1
  • Bouken! Rockbat - Blazer by Grip
  • Mazinkaiser SG-03 by Aoshima
  • Gears G1
  • Boron Beetleborgs DX
  • Stealth Bumblebee MV1 Deluxe Class
  • Optimus Prime FOC Deluxe Class
  • Daitetsujin 17 magazine ads
  • Voltes V Camp Big Falcon by Toyz Secret Review by Gold
  • Groizer X by Yamato (and review by Gold)
  • Daimos Anime Cel
  • Pegas Robo Tank by Grip
  • Gaogaigar Golden Destroyer Tamashii Nations 2012 Exclusive SRC Review by Gold
  • MP-08 Grimlock Masterpiece
  • PA-48 Fordham G Base
  • Downshift - Omnibots G1
  • Lost in Space Robot
  • MR-03 Fitor Machine-Robo Gobot
  • GX-50 Combattler V SOC Review by Gold
  • GX-02R Great Mazinger Reissue SOC
  • Ultra Magnus TP Voyager Class
  • Mekanda Robo by Bullmark
  • Fireflight MV2 ROTF Scout Class
  • Microman Catalog 1980
  • Slingshot - Aerialbots G1
  • Mudflap MV1 Voyager Class
  • GekiRyuJin SRC Review by Gold
  • Blades - Protectobots G1
  • Hurricane Polimar Jumbo Series by Grip
  • Rumble FOC Data Disc
  • Blast Off  - Combaticons G1
  • Golden Saucer Star Mites
  • Herr Fiend Super Gobot Machine-Robo
  • Megatron Animated Leader Class
  • GaoKing Black Hong Kong Exclusive
  • GA-50 Daiku Maryu and Gaiking by Popy
  • Pipes G1
  • Soundwave G1
  • GD-18 Victory Mars Go Go Five
  • Otasuke-Sande DX by Takatoku
  • 007 Lotus Esprit by Grip
  • Lazerback PBH Deluxe Class
  • Akumaizer 3 - Gari Bird by Grip
  • Mattel Catalog featuring Shogun Warriors 1977
  • Bonecrusher - Constructicons G1
  • X Bomber ad
  • Car Robot Corvette Stingray
  • Hun-Grrr - Terrorcons G1

GX-49 Shin Mazinger Big Bang Punch Version SOC Review by Gold

0.0/5 rating (0 votes)

Description

The following review was originally prepared by Gold on 10/1/09 on the Robot-Japan Forum:

 

 

Well, the Gx-49 Shin Mazinger Big Bang Punch version unexpectedly landed in our area early. So here's the review. :)


TV series second intro, music by JAM Project. Easily one of the best Super Robot Intros I've watched in quite a while!
Please click to begin video playback.
[image]




Box
[image]



Tray
[image]



Mazin Go!!
[image] [image]





God Scrander
[image]






Scrander Cross!
[image]


[image]



Please click to begin video playback.
[image]



[image] [image]









Big Bang Punch!
[image]



[image]



For those who plan to swap around the Gx-45 and Gx-49, there are some points that consider.

The Gx-45 can't do this: pull-out shoulders to give more space, and opening chest plate for the head to fold into. Likewise, the rotating "BreastFire" plates aren't there on the Gx-45.
[image]


I have to say I was a bit let down to see that the transformation isn't perfect, some parts swapping is needed here for the fist to turn into the "fingertips".
[image]



For those planning to make a "left hand" Big Bang Punch, that's impossible as the joint for the thumb is fixed as a right thumb only.
[image]







The End for Energer Z.
[image]


Please click to begin video playback.
[image]




Some fun with the hand.
[image]

[image]


[image]





Display base.
[image]


[image]



[image]

[image]


[image]






Comparison with the Gx-45 Mazinger
[image]


The Gx-49 is taller due to the thicker feet and taller knees.
[image]


[image]



With the Gx-01R
[image]




Last but not least, to answer the question, "can the God Scrander be attached to the Gx-45?", the answer is yes. :)
[image]


[image]



[image]


Although I didn't bother to try it, I'm fairly certain the Gx-47 Energer can also attach to the God Scrander, as it's from the same mold as Gx-45. :)






The Good
-It transforms.

-Diecast parts includes the back of the torso, the thighs and shoulder.






The Bad
-Possible breakage point? I can't say those skinny plastic locks for the God Scrander give me much comfort in terms of durability.
[image]


-Quality Control problems?? Though I haven't checked mine yet, the Tamashii website has noted that there was a problem with the way the finger tips were installed into the "flip out" digits (more precisely, the middle and third fingertips). The factory installed the fingertips upside down. From what I understand the problem is fixable but for me, it is somewhat minor (heck, I didn't even noticed it until I read the website update). I guess I'll have to recheck it later.


-Lack of poseablity compared to the Gx-45, they pretty much scaled it back to Gx-01R level of articulation.


-No shoulder Ratchet joint!!! Grrr....


-Lightweight! Mazinger only weighs 200 Grams now (almost the same as Reideen) and 300 Grams with the God Scrander on! The Gx-45 weighs roughly 300 Grams all by itself.


-Lack of diecast legs makes the toy prone to falling over if not posed properly.





The Ugly
Ok, personally, I really felt let down here, the lack of diecast in two successive releases is making me worry about the future of the line. I opened up the Gx-49 and the first thought that came to mind was "Where's the Gokin?", I even thought for a second that the SOC toy got mixed up with an assembled model kit. Not a very good first impression for a "CHOGOKIN" Toy straight out of the box. Upon discovering the lacking ratchet joints in the shoulders made it even less appealing to me.


True, they made the legs that way to balance the toy in Big Bang Punch mode on the display base but now when it's in "Mazinger mode", the lack of diecast feet as a counter-weight has made the toy top heavy and imbalanced and prone to falling backwards.


Bottom line, don't go in with high expectations with this toy. At least that's the best way I can advise it. Lack of gimmicks, lack of diecast, lack of improved articulation.. well, you get the idea.


Hopefully Bandai shapes up with future releases, with 3 SOCs (Gx-47 to 49) crammed into less than 2 months, this was definitely the low point for me amongst the 3. At best, a mediocre SOC for a less than mediocre Anime series. This one is for the Mazinger Z diehards. :-/





[image]




Gold

Share this product