Shin Getter 1 from HobbyLink Japan
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Shin Getter-1, one of the most popular super robots of all time, is here in scale model form from Kotobukiya! Let’s see what’s in the box.
Orbital action on the cover with the Getter Tomahawk.
Big box, bigger than a regular Master Grade. The price of 6800 JPY is shown in the corner. But it was 20% off at HLJ.com!
Some gimmicks are shown off on the side of the box, including movable eyes and the Getter Beam.
When you crack open the box, the colors leap right out. But not out of this world by any means.
It doesn’t seem too complicated to build, as you can see from all the real estate around the steps.
Official color guide at the end of the manual.
Plates shown in alphabetical order.
It’s hard to make out, but the prepainted face and chest part comes in separate bags.
Some final thoughts. This kit is definitely what fans had been waiting for, as you can never get enough Shin Getter-1. There are some action figures by different companies, but these often come across as either too small or too pricy. So this kit seems to hit that sweet spot in terms of size and price. As the first kit of a new line, of course the main concern will be the quality. Will it stay together? Can we pull off the cool poses from the anime? Will a lot of work be need to make it look shelf ready? Let’s find out in Part 2!
Thanks for reading! (Said in small voice)