Two kits were announced as part of the Super Minipla to SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] rebranding. One is Gao King (or Wildforce Megazord) which I think many are familiar with. The second kit revealed is more obscure, coming from the sixth Time Bokan series, Gyakuten! Ippatsuman. I won’t pretend to know anything about this series of this particular mecha though it looks better than your run-off-the-mill super robot.
This is the titular robot Gyakuten-Oh which was designed by Kunio Okawara. Like most super robots, Gyakuten-Oh also has a transformation and/or combination gimmick, but this one is much simpler.
And I’m not kidding when I said that it is simpler. The head is basically a small flying craft that docks to the rest of the body and Gyakuten-Oh is complete. The same gimmick is also used when combining Gyakuten-Oh with another support machine, Tokyusaurus. Speaking of, they are also selling another set which includes both Gyakuten-Oh and Tokyusaurus. In any case, the simpler combination and transformation means that I only need to get 1 set if I ever decide to purchase this kit.
Like other Super Minipla releases, a SMP Gyakuten-Oh set contains two boxes. The first box contains parts to build the upper half and two extra hands. While the second box contains parts to build the lower half and its weapons, the Justice Sword and Gyakuten Shield. If you want the complete weapons loadout, the you need to get the set that includes Tokyusaurus.
If this set delivers on its promise, then the newly rebranded SMP [Shokugan Modeling Project] line is off to a good start, and is set to continue the great releases of the Super Minipla line.
July 2021 / ¥2,000