#3023: SUPER ROBOT CHOGOKIN | GAOFIGHGAR
Appearing in the OVA The King of Braves GAOGAIGAR FINAL, GaoFighGar replaces GaoGaiGar as the primary machine of GGG, utilizing a new set of Gao Machines with Phantom Gao/GaoFar at the core. Initially revealed during a Tamashii Nations event in 2012, it took Bandai two years before releasing this Super Robot Chogokin figure. When compared to GaoGaiGar, GaoFighGar and subsequently Genesic GaoGaiGar have subtle differences in engineering and thus, articulation is relatively the same except for the head unit. GaoFighGar can’t look up when Stealth Gao III is connected because of the head design. On that note, Stealth Gao III have wing tips that can fold out to reveal the Ul-Tech Engine in translucent green. The fold out piece can be detached and replaced with another translucent green part as well. The set comes with effect parts to display GaoFighGar performing its attacks. These include Program Rings for the Broken Phantom and Protect Wall, as well as a flexible plastic piece for the wall itself similar to GaoGaiGar. As a nifty bonus, the set includes an extra hand to replicate that scene in the opening credits where GaoFighGar shakes hands with Genesic GaoGaiGar.
This copy of Super Robot Chogokin GaoFighGar has an issue with one of the removable wing tips. In a case similar to this video review, removing the left wing tip has proven to be very difficult that stress marks have appeared in the inner joint piece because of multiple attempts. As such, said feature isn’t shown in the CATALOGUE entry.