• GX-44 Tetsujin Go and Black Ox SOC Review by Gold
  • Ripclaw PBH Deluxe Class
  • PC-12 Yamato III DX
  • Kickback FOC Deluxe Class
  • Boron Beetleborgs DX
  • Spin-Lancer ST by Takemi
  • MP-10 Optimus Prime Masterpiece version 2 review by Gold
  • Ramjet G1
  • SG-01 Tetsujin 28
  • Night Fright Go-Bots
  • Cybertronian Optimus Prime Generations Deluxe Class
  • Gaogaigar Golden Destroyer Tamashii Nations 2012 Exclusive SRC Review by Gold
  • UFO Megazord
  • GX-01B Mazinger Z Black SOC
  • GD-16 RX-78-2 (Limited Edition Roll Out Color Version)
  • Irongear DX
  • Sideways MV2 ROTF Deluxe Class
  • Big Hawk by Marushin
  • GB-32 Sun Vulcan ST
  • Daimos Custom Made of Lego
  • MR Bentwing Machine-Robo Gobot
  • Door Robot or Revolving Flashing Robot
  • Getter Robo One SG-11 Metallic by Aoshima
  • Ratchet MV2 ROTF Deluxe Class
  • Fastlane - Autobot Clone G1
  • Thunderbird 1 Jumbo Series by Grip
  • GX-36 Ideon SOC (and review by Gold)
  • Zanbot 3
  • Hoist G1 Reissue
  • Ironhide HFTD Deluxe Class
  • Astekaizer No.1 by Yonezawa
  • Star in Box
  • Revoltech Organic Hobby Flyer
  • Macross Catalog 1980's #1
  • Gardian DX Godaikin
  • Polimar Drill
  • Overdrive - Omnibots G1
  • Streak Alternators Prototype
  • GA-10 Getta Robo Dragun
  • PB-99 Space Mammy from Ultraman  80
  • The Fallen MV2 ROTF Voyager Class
  • MR-02 Tank Machine-Robo Gobot
  • GD-20 MS-06 Zaku II (Limited Edition Black Tri-Star Color Version)
  • BW-2 MR Machine Robo
  • PB-72 Gatcha Phoenix II DX
  • Long Haul - Constructicons G1
  • Albegas ST
  • Highbrow - Headmaster G1
  • Nautilator - Seacons G1
  • Otasuke-Sande DX by Takatoku
  • GA-07 Mach Baron
  • Mazinger Z Soul of Chogokin Poster
  • Godaikin Toy Insert Catalog 1986 #2
  • Great Mazinger SRC Review by Gold
  • Starscream PBH Deluxe Class
  • PB-94 Gatchaman Gatchaspartan ST
  • MR-09 Dumper Machine-Robo Gobot
  • Bumblebee TP Deluxe Class
  • Zakuraman by Sakura
  • Star Mites Drill Digger
  • Perceptor G1 Reissue Universe
  • GX-49 Shin Mazinger Z
  • Hound Alternators-Binaltech
  • Grimlock FOC Voyager Class
  • Ramhorn FOC Data Disc
  • GX-09 Minerva X
  • MR-28 Geeper Creeper Machine-Robo Gobot
  • Battle Hawk by Takemi
  • GD-44 MSZ-006 Zeta (Limited Edition Titans Version)
  • Daitetsujin 17 SD Custom Paper Creation
  • JW-4 Machine Robo MR
  • Diaclone ads from Italy
  • Soundwave w/ Laserbeak Animated Deluxe Class
  • Rollbar MV2 ROTF Scout Class
  • Ramhorn G1
  • PA-66 Bellcar by Popy
  • Jazz Animated Deluxe Class
  • Blazer Zenmai by Bullmark
  • MRT-44 Stinger Machine-Robo Gobot
  • GC-22 Bismark DX Chogokin
  • Popy Toy Insert Catalog 1970's #2
  • GaoKing Black Hong Kong Exclusive
  • GC-20 Space Sheriff Shaider Vavilos DX by Popy
  • GX-01B Mazinger Z Black SOC
  • Daitetsujin 18 Custom Paper Creation
  • Chromedome - Headmaster G1
  • Mekanda Jet Set by Bullmark
  • Blades - Protectobots G1
  • Gunbuster SRC and Effort and Guts Weapons Set Review by Gold
  • Curricular Machine by Bullmark
  • MR-42 Tail Pipe Machine-Robo Gobot
  • Jet Robo F-15 Diaclone
  • Salvage MV1 Deluxe Class
  • GX-14 EVA-01 Test Type Evangelion
  • Jeeg Big Shooter by Takara
  • Gear Fighter Dendoh SRC Review by Gold
  • GT-04 Mach Baron
  • Popy ad for Eternal Heroes
  • Optimus Prime G1 Reissue
  • Godanner
  • Megatron TP Voyager Class
  • Starscream PBH Deluxe Class
  • Door Robot or Revolving Flashing Robot
  • Blaster G1
  • Psycho Super Gobot Machine-Robo
  • Irongear DX
  • Red GoRanger
  • Takatoku Toy Insert Catalog 1970's
  • MR-54 Man-O-War Machine-Robo Gobot
  • Gyakutenoh Ippatsuman ST
  • Astekaizer mini No.2 by Yonezawa
  • Spin-Lancer ST by Takemi
  • Meister BT-08
  • Cutthroat - Terrorcons G1
  • Dirge G1
  • Daitetsujin 17 SD Custom Paper Creation
  • Gasshin Robo Daibaron by Bullmark
  • Mechabot by Go Hero
  • Dougram Soltic Magnemo
  • Shin Mazinger Z SRC Review by Gold
  • Great Robot Base
  • Space Robots
  • Barricade MV1 Deluxe Class
  • GA-14RG Robocon Gold Reissue Edition
  • Sinnertwin - Terrorcons G1
  • Big Hawk by Marushin
  • PA-63 Grendizer Research Base
  • Astekaizer big vinyl No.14 by Yonezawa
  • Sideswipe G1 Reissue
  • Vehicon TP Deluxe Class
  • Iron Giant Movie Poster
  • Getter Robo One SG-01 by Aoshima
  • Beni-Shark by Grip
  • Dead End MV2 ROTF Scout Class
  • Cybertronian Soundwave Generations Deluxe Class
  • GX-55 Tobikage and Houraioh SOC Review by Gold
  • Transformers ads from Italy
  • Popy Toy Insert Catalog 1980's #1
  • Soundwave Machine Wars
  • Pegas Robo Tank by Grip
  • Broadside G1
  • Popy Toy Insert Catalog 1977 #1
  • Kikaider Vinyl
  • Daikyozin by Uni Five
  • Megatron- Beast Wars
  • MR-16 Scooter Machine-Robo Gobot
  • The Fallen MV2 ROTF Voyager Class
  • Godaikin shipping box
  • Prowl Alternators-Binaltech
  • Red Alert G1 Reissue
  • WMR-02 Helitanser Machine Robo
  • Gaogaigar Golden Destroyer Tamashii Nations 2012 Exclusive SRC Review by Gold
  • GA-22 Robo Pu
  • Getter Robo One SG-09 New Black by Aoshima
  • Friender Bike Jumbo Series by Grip
  • Overbite - Seacons G1
  • Thrust Powerlinx Armada Deluxe Class
  • MR-34 Spoons Machine-Robo Gobot
  • Exkaiser DX Lucky Draw Gold
  • Jeeg Magnemo by Takara
  • Buzzsaw G1
  • Reverb MV2 ROTF Scout Class
  • Mr. Atomic by Cragstan
  • Takatoku Toy Insert Catalog 1970's
  • Megatron MV1 Leader Class
  • Cyclonus - Targetmaster G1
  • Megatron G1
  • GX-49 Shin Mazinger Z
  • Chopper Standard Defender
  • Mekanda Robot TV Poster
  • MR-42 Tail Pipe Machine-Robo Gobot
  • GX-24 Tetsujin DVD Special Edition SOC Review by Gold
  • Inferno Energon Deluxe Class
  • Scattershot - Technobots G1
  • Skids MV2 ROTF Deluxe Class
  • GC-22 Bismark DX Chogokin
  • J-Decker SRC Review by Gold
  • Popy Toy Insert Catalog 1977 #1
  • Lockdown Animated Deluxe Class
  • Mattel Catalog from Italy featuring Shogun Warriors 1979
  • Bombshock with Combaticons PCC
  • Transistor Robots- a.k.a. Gardian
  • Defendor Super Gobot Machine-Robo
  • Hound G1 Reissue #14
  • Stealth Bumblebee MV1 Deluxe Class
  • Thrust G1 Reissue E-Hobby
  • Samarai Prowl Animated Deluxe Class
  • Warudaros
  • GT-04 Mach Baron
  • Dreadwing G2
  • Ramhorn FOC Data Disc
  • Albegas ST
  • GX-54 Tobikage and Kurojishi SOC Review by Gold
  • Computron - Technobots G1
  • Groizer X Poster
  • Diaclone ads from Italy
  • Daltanias Custom Made of Lego
  • GA-36 Robo Inu
  • Gao Icarus
  • Herr Fiend Super Gobot Machine-Robo
  • SG-20 Shin Getter 1 Anime Export W Wing Version
  • Blaster G1
  • Mixmaster MV2 ROTF Voyager Class
  • Rollbar Alternators-Binaltech
  • Optimus Prime G1
  • JAKQ SD Custom Paper Creations
  • PC-10 Clipper for T-28
  • Ovelon Gazzette
  • Ratchet MV2 ROTF Deluxe Class
  • Metroplex G1 Reissue
  • Wreck-Gar G1
  • Decepticon Rumble TP Deluxe Class
  • GX-09SS Minerva X Shining Shadow SOC Review by Gold
  • Astekaizer big vinyl No.14 by Yonezawa
  • Battle Fever Big Scale Vehicle by Popy

GX-38 Iron Gear SOC (and review by Gold)

5.0/5 rating (1 votes)

Description

GX-38 Iron Gear SOC Soul of Chogokin

3

12356784

 

 

 

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

UPDATE:

The following review was originally prepared by Gold on 10/10/07 on the Robot-Japan Forum:

 

Here's a review of Iron Gear :) Sorry it took a while, I was a bit lazy when it came to assembling the Walker Machines. :D


Soul of Chogokin GX38 Iron Gear from the Anime series Combat Mecha Xabungle.

Box
[image]


Tray (Iron Gear comes in almost fully assembled)
[image]





Iron Gear
[image] [image]



[image]






The Iron Gear also comes with pre-painted Xabungle, Sub Xabungle and Walker Galliar figurines (some minor assembly required).
[image]









The Hokkamuri accessory (the Iron Gear actually wore this in one episode and was used as a hint for the SOC release)
[image]









Walker Machines, they require assembly and aren't pre-painted like the Xabungle and Walker Galliar. Comes in black and beige, you can mix the colors up.

That's a lot of parts (enough to build two of every type of Walker Machine in the package)
[image]



(Back row L-R)
Dugger Type, Government Type and Promeus Type

(Front row L-R)
Trad 11 Type, Gallop Type and Crab Type
[image]











Land Ship Mode (16 Inches long).
[image]



[image]




[image]




Bazaar
[image]



[image]







Secondary hangar
[image]





Opening maintenance access hatches throughout the Iron Gear.
[image]

[image]






The chest panel opens up to reveal a Hangar (complete with retractable steps for human maintenance crew, there're also two versions of the cover panel for the back of the hangar, I have no idea why).
[image]


[image]




Bridge (there are two vesions of the face plate cover, I'm not sure why that is since I've never really watched the Xabungle series, if anyone can shed some light on this it would be greatly appreciated).
[image]






Goven Class Land Ship
[image]




Hidden cannon in the hip area.
[image]

[image]













Comparison with the SOC Xabungle and Walker Galliar.
[image]


Comparison with the SOC Ideon (Iron Gear is the tallest SOC now standing at 11.5 Inches)
[image]





Action! (the leg articulation is limited to only one click at the thigh and knee level. Still, it beats not having anything there at all.)


[image]





The Good
-The Iron Gear is good to go right out of the tray, the only minor assembly required is maybe the flag and the faceplate cover accessory (for Landship mode) and the panel for the chest hangar.

-Iron Gear weighs 1.2 Kilos! It's not the heaviest SOC (Ideon weighs 1.35-1.4 Kilos) but Iron Gear's a close second.

-Stands at 11.5 Inches, not counting in the antennae (Ideon is 11 Inches tall, not counting the shoulders, counting the shoulders Ideon is 12 inches tall.

-A lot of Walker Machines to help "populate" the Iron Gear perimeter. The Goven Class ship is also a nice addition.

-Cannon barrels can be positioned individually (I half expected the cannon barrels to move as pairs, if Bandai was going to try to cut corners on production cost that would've been an easy out. I'm glad they made the cannon barrels the way they are.).

-Opening maintenance hatches (again another nice bonus, instead of just a simple toy they went and added something extra).

-Given that it doesn't really have any feet, the toy still stands up pretty well, even when posed.

-Limited leg poseablity but there is some (unlike say... the Zambot 3. That was just sad).

-Ratchet jointed thighs, knees, shoulders (none in the elbows, however).

-Diecast parts mostly in the chest (except hangar hatch), lower section of the hips, the bar used to shift the upper body around, the whole thighs and back half of the lower legs (front half is plastic).







The Bad
-Some additional fists would've been good.

-It would've been nice if all of the Walker Machines came pre-painted, but I guess that wouldn't have been cost-effecient.

-A display stand with a shiny nameplate is sorely lacking.

-Some of the connection ports are plastic, it might break later on (?).

[image]

-The hip level locks for the holding the legs when in Landship mode don't seem to hold up very well. I didn't dare try to lift the landship by only holding just either the front portion or rear portion for fear of something breaking. I recommend holding it at both ends when lifting up the Landship.


-Not much else in terms of negatives. I didn't encounter any messy paint applications (even on the tiny Xabungle figurines) or missing parts. It would've been cool if they put in some electronic light gimmick of some sort maybe, but that's just me. :)




The Ugly
-It can't turn its head. It can only look straight ahead. Too bad, a simple joint would've fixed this.

Edit: Oops, my bad, it turns out the head can turn. The neck joint on mine was just a bit tight and it took little more effort than usual to rotate it. :)



Overall, I'm pleased with the Iron Gear, it almost makes up for the Xabungle and Walker Galliar (sorry but those two are at the bottom of my SOC list, due to the size and fragility of some of the parts). As far as the Iron Gear goes, it's pretty solid, no real quality defects and it's a great addition to the big SOC group. :)




[image]



Gold

Share this product