Today, Todd and Dave host a double review: the HG Soryumaru and the adorable Tamashii Girl Aoi! This release marks a special collaboration between Bandai’s Collectors Division and Hobby Division. Todd starts off the review with the Soryumaru, followed up by Dave’s review of Aoi and a look at the combination & transformation process!
In this episode:
– HG Soryumaru
– S.H.Figuarts Tamashii Girl Aoi
if only she could move her head up
better if it was black n white
covering her face in shame when she is in bike A mode XD
I like this saber/gun combo. Very nice builds.
PetitGguy Type 全不全
It’s kinda cool, but mainly for the future kits and figs it implies shall come.
Is the shamisen weapon signs of a Tequila Gundam?
Love those kits! Combination seems a bit weird though, would have probably looked nicer if Aoi was just riding a combination of the 2 mechanical parts IMO, definitely an interesting concept though and hope it gets better!
Love Soryumaru design, looks like a great blend between a Samurai and Super Robot. He also reminds me of Gurren Lagann. The girl reminds me of Ryuko Matoi from Kill la Kill, so both definitely give some Trigger vibes. The combination connection point looks weird, but everything else seems great.
I really like the design, hopefully, if they do a next one, a lot of the bugs would be worked out.
Jeice and Burter anyone?
It’s a cool idea, but I’m still hesitant. Something about the transformations looks off to me. And the Figuarts figure on its own is not spectacular either.
This figure can’t look any cooler.
Wow… Host of this channel/video, please learn some Japanese… That was a pretty poor explanation of its name. This kit is called Soryumaru (“Blue streaming circle”), in English, it should actually translate to something like “The Blue Stream”. I am Chinese and not Japanese, but from my understanding, maru in the context of a name is just part of a name. It really doesn’t mean much other than used kind of like as a suffix for a name. (There is something similar in Chinese, but I can’t really explain it because it’s just like a contextual usage). Anyways, why it is called “blue streaming” is probably because given its colour (blue), this machine moves so fast that it can only be seen as a “blue stream”. Asian languages typically have a pretty concise yet elegant way to name things. So please please do some homework before saying “I don’t know why they name this the blue streaming circle…”.