Taking a break from the Robots and Riders…(hmmm…perhaps that should have been the blog title?) we go back to the world of Sentai to one of my favorite characters Gai, AKA Goooooookai Silver! He is from one of the cooler Sentai series Gokaigar, and lives the fanboy dream. Plus he’s a space pirate, how cool is that?
First and foremost Gai is an energetic character, and the Figuarts definitely channels that energy! Just out of the (gorgeous) box with the regular fists I was just having fun with the most basic poses.
The costume translates wonderfully. Basic black body suit with a shiny silver over coat with stellar gold trim. The boots have a sweet wrinkled look like the suit, and also that wonderful silver and gold. It is funny but everything about the body is amazing, the one detail I find weak…is the hands! That flat white plastic just kind of brings it down.
One detail I never noticed about Silver in the show…I knew his helmet was different, but too keep the pirate theme, the black top was to be a bandana! How cool is that? Also again the suit wrinkles, I love them. While not a fabric, it gives it that simulated look.
And now the accessory showcase! First is Gai’s trident. I LOVE this weapon! All kinds of details, oh yes, this thing did some damage in the show.
We also have it’s gun mode highlighted. The barrels remind me of an old style musket, so that blends in well with the pirate aspect as well. Of course we have hands to hold said weapons, including the trigger fingers for gun…
Finally we have both his Mobirate and Ranger Key. Now these ace cool, but the Ranger Key? This is way to easy to loose, he just doesn’t hold it right in his hand. The Mobirate though is fine.
Of course we have the plethora of hands. Gai definitely was expressive and we have the extras to enhance! From the pointing finger
To the calm, but splayed hands for his signature pose. Very very nice.
Now posing is interesting because the jacket does limit his legs slightly for kneeling. The joints are there, but the room to move isn’t. Also he has an interesting bicep swivel. For Gokai Red his arms pop off for a set of crossed arms, and this is shared through the mold. Yes you can pop off his arms…but then they look silly. Still this gives another point of rotation which is good.
Gokai Silver is hands down an awesome figure. A unique mold, with neat weapons, and he’s a freaking space pirate!
While the mold does have some limitations, I think he should be a must have. He is a cool character, with enough “different” to stand out.