Ahhh a bit behind the times I know…but still, it’s a Red Sentai for the possible follow up to Super Mega Force! Poor Go-Busters, you tried…and now even Toei is trying to not remember you in your own follow up movie…but, does your figure fare better?
Figuarts Go-Buster Red is truly a mixed bag I have to say…I love his uniform first. It translated very well to the action figure. The jacket really looks sweet, almost one a Kamen Rider would have. The pants…I can see why they did what they did, and of course the detail to the helmet is awesome. The small things like the morpher and such, GREAT job! After that…well..
I really wanted to like this figure, really I did. The appearance is just awesome. It was almost a realistic approach to Sentai, but like most of Go-Busters…it just doesn’t seem to click. His balance is just slightly off it feels, and to get him in a humanoid pose is kinda awkward. Really for a Figuart, one of the weakest in the line…
Accessories are pretty good though, from the big ole grenade launcher, to the sword, to a smaller version of the launcher and hands to hold them all, not too shabby. The thing is a) I know he had other equipment and after dealing with figures like the Gokaigers, and especially the Fourze Riders where they made switches in both on and off positions, this feels lacking. Also his hands…dear lord you have to FORCE them in to the pegs! The hand holes LOOK shallow…and feel it when switching. Plus the pegs look on the weak side. I’d find a look you like and leave him there.
Also his range in arm movement is limited, he can’t even do his transformation pose. Again when looking at the figure’s cosmetic appearance, knowing this still makes him tempting. I don’t blame you! I still love how he looks!
If this is to be your first Figuart, than Go-Buster Red is a great one to start on. He’s not bad, really…I just have high standards for this line. Go-Buster Red though…he is my new base line for Sentai it seems.
I shouldn’t be a negative guy, but unless you a)love love love Go-Busters, b) a red ranger completest, or c) want a good figure to jump on the line with…save the cash. It hurts to say it, really…but if I hadn’t gotten a good deal on this guy I’d feel hurt in the wallet…