All hail the Kaiser! No shit, It’s here, let’s just get the review going~
First though, let’s take that obligatory (yet boring and what some consider pointless) look at the box.
Done right? RIGHT! Let’s just move onto the Kaiser himself.
First look at it, i was like, wow. Everything is spot on, hidden or non eye-poking seamlines, crisp painjob with no bleeding and the accents on the Kaiser, they’re all well done. That’s important in super robots like these as they don’t sport fanciful “sharp pointy protrusions” that most robot in general have these days.
Let’s take a closer look at the details then 😀
As you can see, the details on Kaiser’s face is amazing, the eyes, the nose. The whole reason they can pull THAT off is because after further inspection Kaiser’s face is comprised of MULTIPLE PIECES of casted sculpts. They are the visible eye section, the crown/helmet, the side horns and finally the kaiser pilder (though the kaiser pilder can’t be removed whatsoever).
His neck joint shares the same structured joint like Shin Getter 1 although in a more limited space. But make no mistakes, it’s more than enough for posing purposes.
Now the chest piece is somewhat similar to GaoGaigar’s chest piece, being it can block or hamper certain forward arm movement but fear not the “wings” can be turned upwards to accomodate more clearance in arm movement.
Now as you can see here the shoulders are bulky but not as bulky as Shin Getter 1, but they still sport the same joint system. Ensuring that you have enough movement for whatever poses you want to put him in.
Now let’s take a look at its hands, those marks i know not what… But they’re not visible unless you really zoomed in on it like i do. Everything else is spot on, no bleeds no nothing but these weird… marks… probably mold marks.
Now, Kaiser’s abs sport ALMOST the same joints that Shin Getter 1 has EXCEPT the pullable pelvis joint (in which SG1 need to switch between his normal ab and getter beam ab)
Also to take note that Mazinkaiser also has the same leg joint structure like SG1, including the pullable ankle joint, no surprise there. But there IS a surprise… but we’ll get to that later.
As dynamic posability goes, Mazinkaiser is dynamic and easy to pose once you know where to twist and turn.
Now, as far as power goes, getting a lariat from Mazinkaiser would either render your upper half destroyed, knocked off your waist or send you hurling a couple of m… well you’re gonna go far, that’s for sure.
Remember that surprise i told you earlier, well here it is.
Mazinkaiser sport an extra foot joint right there, and due to its size, makes it stable as F***. Add the sturdiness of the joint and tightness it makes posing him on ankle a breeze even for something as heavy as himself.
TURBO SMASHER PUNCH!!!
*curses bandai for selling the effect parts seperately for almost the price of 1 SRC*
Yes folks that IS what you think it is, The Kaiser Scrander on his back, for once (well maybe twice with Shin Getter 1 also) Bandai isn’t being stingy on the wings. Kaiser Scrander is included in the pack to make your Mazinkaiser 3 times faster and stronger, wait, wrong anime.
I must warn you though that just like Shin Getter 1 … the Kaiser Scrander is… uhm…
It’s highly detailed but… uh the size suffers from the same issue as Shin Getter 1… Meaning that it’s f***in huge… if you’re planning to display him with the scrander on you better make space, those wings are NOT space friendly.
You get the picture… make space, because either him, SG1 or both will hog all the space they can hog.
Behold, the Kaiser Blade, with almost the same height as he is this sword is quite big, another space hogger. But with something THIS nice who would complain?
If you say “i would” inwardly or out loud, i hope you suffer a thousand years of pain.
The detail on the sword is also very crisp, zero paint bleeds *slow claps*
EPIC SWORD HOLDING POSE!!!
truth is, it’s not just angle and perspective play…
You DO get ANOTHER SWORD specifically shaped like so…
For THAT specific pose and shots… nice move Bandai 😄
So what do i give the Kaiser? I give him *drum rolls*
Yes, just a preference because due to his effect parts sold seperately and the quite high price upon release (and i’m sure will increase as time goes by since Mazinkaiser, like SG1 are iconic among super robots), this badass might not be for everyone.
But if you’re a go nagai fan, a mazinger fan or even just a super robot fan, this Kaiser demands your attention.