|With the first Super Minipla Shin (Change!!) Getter Robo set being released this month, Bandai Candy has announced the contents for the Vol. 2, which includes the titular Shin Getter 1.
Also included in the 3 pcs. package are Black Getter and Getter Dragon, all of which are in scale with the releases in the preceding sets. Not really sure how the articulation or color accuracy would be with these figures — which would be known once Vol. 1 comes out this month.
Another point of interest is whether these would be a good replacement for the Revoltech Getter Robos which are technically the most complete as far as variety goes.
|For the most part, Sen-Ti-Nel’s RIOBOT line has been geared towards the more ‘super robot’ end of the mecha genre spectrum with upcoming releases like Mazinkaiser so it’s good to know that they haven’t gone totally away with ‘real robots’ whenever they make announcements like these.
Similar to Max Factory, Sen-Ti-Nel is also doing their own take on a fully transformable 1/12 scale VR-052T M.O.S.P.E.A.D.A.. And knowing Sen-Ti-Nel, this will probably have more complicated engineering between the two.
Between this and the Figma, it is expected that the RIOBOT figure would be more expensive and will have a more premium feel. But given how Figma prices shoot up for these kinds of releases, it’s still early to tell which will be more affordable.
|During the early 2000s, Bandai released several super robot kits under the Mecha Colle line to possibly further diversify their plastic model catalog beyond Gunpla and other ‘Real Robots’. Now, Kotobukiya is not trying the same deal, starting off with Shin Getter-1 from Getter Robo Armageddon. The kit will stand at 190mm and has a huge 360mm wing span. It will feature double and pull out joints for better articulation and comes with a replacement torso piece to replicate its Getter Beam attack. And of course it will come with its signature Getter Tomahawk that measures 320mm long.
So to those who weren’t able to get Bandai’s Super Robot Chogokin release, here’s a great alternative.
|Continuing on the Getter train that the guys at E2046 seems to be dishing out, here’s their latest offering from the popular Gathering line of pre-painted kits. Here’s Shin Getter-1 in all of its tomahawk-wielding glory.
Like all Gathering releases, this will require minimum assembly and no painting. It will stand at a head height of 9 inches, but will reach around 14.5 inches to the tip of the tomahawk. The set will also include a display base showing what appears to be half the head of a monster this guy recently defeated.
|Bandai is totally on a roll with these Go Nagai Super Robot Chogokin releases as following the yet-to-be-released Grendizer is Shin Getter 1 as it appeared in the 1998 OVA Getter Robo Armageddon.
It will stand at 150mm and is quite taller than the Shin Mazinger Z release (‘Shin’ Mazinger Z & ‘Shin’ Getter 1, get it?). Anyway, it will include the iconic bat-like wings as attachable pieces as well as the Getter Scythe for accessories. Not sure on the Getter Tomahawk though, unfortunately.
Having the Revoltech Getter Dragon/Neo Getter Robo/Getter Go releases doesn’t help in the dilemma of whether getting this one or not.