Bandai has been keeping up with its various Patlabor toys as part of the Robot Damashii line and its latest release is the Ingram 1 & 2 Parts Set from Patlabor: The Movie. It’s a nicely comprehensive package but it definitely benefits from having a few other releases in the range.
If you remember, I reviewed both the Ingram and Type Zero toys from Bandai a while ago. This set ties into those in a nice way but also comes with an Ingram of its own. The real highlights here are all the extra parts to change the Alphonse into Unit 2 and all the damage parts for all the labors concerned, even the Type Zero.
The whole premise of this set is so that you can not only recreate the famous “totsugeki” fight from the end of the movie (shown below), against a bunch of BEL-1999 Caldia’s (also included), but also allow you to stage the famous and final fight between Alphonse and the Type Zero.
While the Type Zero is not included in this set, the damaged parts are and those can be swapped out. It’s a really quite comprehensive package and definitely something fans of the movie should appreciate.
As with prior Patlabor releases in this Robot Damashii line, Bandai hasn’t sacrificed on quality and for the price you definitely get a lot here.
Keep an eye out for the review, as that will be up soon!