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A great kit somewhat hampered by a lack of flexability First of let me say I'm a massive fan of the coloration in this kit. The deep purple and the bright ...
A great kit somewhat hampered by a lack of flexability First of let me say I'm a massive fan of the coloration in this kit. The deep purple and the bright orange go great together. The look of the kit when finished is really quiet good even with very limited detail painting for things like the eyes and the "rivets" in the chest piece.
The mechanics of the kit are extremely varied in their quality though. First the good: The torso has amazing range of motion, especially forward and backwards, The mouth can open and the head attaches to the neck via two ball joints: A main joint to hold the head and a secondary joint that connects the forward section of the neck armor to the underside of the chin. This means that the neck flexes and turns naturally when you move the head. You can even look up and down a good deal without this arrangement getting in the way. Of particular note is the gimmick of the entry plug, which can actually be inserted and popped out with opening armor sections just like in the show.
However, articulation is also a major downside of this kit. First, that AT field arm is not articulated at all (Besides the wrist where the hands attach). You get a fully extended arm and very bent arm with two different hands to choose from and thats it. The other arm is the rubber coated seamless elbow design that is standard in the older Eva kits (Though kits such as the 3.33 Unit 02 abandon this design for more normal elbow designs). This is a neat enough gimmick but it severely limits the articulation of the elbow (90 degree bends are about all you'll get) and has a habit of separating somewhat and breaking up the silhouette of the arm thanks to the rubber shifting as the elbow bends. The knees are well articulated, as are the ankles but the hips are just a ball joint and a fairly limited one at that. Plenty of back and forth but limited rotation and spread. Shoulders are the same: ball joint, limited ability to spread or raise, but plenty of forward and back.
The end result is that while the actual limbs themselves have plenty of movement (aside from the AT arm), the restricted shoulder and hips make the thing feel a lot less articulated than it is. You're constantly running up against those joints as you try to pose the figure to the point that they invalidate the usefulness of a lot of the other joints. Its really unfortunate because aside from those joints and the solid AT arm, there's really no downsides to this kit that I can see, other than maybe the lack of accessories meaningful accessories (beyond the halo, of course).
I still highly recommend this kit if you like the look of it, just be aware that this kit ain't gonna be moving around much.
First of let me say I'm a massive fan of the coloration in this kit. The deep purple and the bright orange go great together. The look of the kit when finished is really quiet good even with very limi ...