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Cliffjumper
2009-04-30, 03:56 PM
Had a bit of fun with my new Black Ox, so here's a vaguely coherent ultra-violent fight scene. In theory, I'd do effects so it's a bit clearer as to what's going on, but ultimately I'm both crap at Photoshop and terribly lazy.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f269/TomPrankerd/th_PICT2250.jpg
CLICK TO SEE ROBO-PUGILISTS!!!
(http://counter-x.net/photos/tetsujin_v_black_ox/)

DrSpengler
2009-04-30, 06:26 PM
That's a pretty slick Gigantor toy. And about as posable as a Gigantor toy could possibly get, I imagine.

Cliffjumper
2009-04-30, 06:39 PM
Yeh - at first the lack of head articulation kinda bugged me, but then I thought about it, and I'm pretty sure Tetsujin/Gigantor couldn't turn his head, so it seemed a harsh criticism...

Ackula
2009-04-30, 07:53 PM
Those are magnificent figures, but then aren't all Revoltech? I have no clue what anime they are from, but I sat and stared at them for like 30 minutes once in an anime store down in L.A. as I contemplated buying them. Eventually my wife came and fetched me and I ended up buying nothing, but they were very cool looking. Nice pics though ;)

EDIT: Those aren't even Revoltech are they? Goddamn I'm sorry mate...I have eaten like 6 vicodin today in an attempt to go comatose to avoid the pain of this abscessed tooth...so yeah ignore what ever I say I reckon.

Cliffjumper
2009-04-30, 08:09 PM
Yeh, they're Soul of Chogokin - not quite the articulation, about five times the price, roughly the size of an Alternator, and mainly diecast. I hear the Revoltech ones are really nice, though. They're specifically modelled on the incarnations in Palm's lovely 2004 Tetsujin 28 anime (http://t28dvd.com/), which got a Western DVD and can be found quite cheap.

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DrSpengler
2009-04-30, 09:20 PM
So, how was the 2004 Gigantor series? (Yeah, I know, they couldn't actually call it "Gigantor" for the Western release cuz Fred Ladd owns the name, etc, but I don't care)

Just watched "Metropolis" recently and now I'm suddenly in the mood for some retro-looking anime with modern animation quality. And I always liked Gigantor when I was a kid...

Cliffjumper
2009-04-30, 09:25 PM
So, how was the 2004 Gigantor series? (Yeah, I know, they couldn't actually call it "Gigantor" for the Western release cuz Fred Ladd owns the name, etc, but I don't care)

Just watched "Metropolis" recently and now I'm suddenly in the mood for some retro-looking anime with modern animation quality. And I always liked Gigantor when I was a kid...

So far (I'm about midway), it's rather good. Surprisingly mature in tone - not so much as in blood and guts and tits or anything, but it's very much concerned with the after-effects of World War 2 on Japan, but generally avoids being preachy. Episode 14 (I think) brings up a very minor aspect of the war I'd never, ever given any thought to, and is one of the most heart-breaking things I've ever seen in anime. At the stage I'm at it's going through a 'very few robots' phase that's a mixed bag, but from what I hear in a couple more episodes the big finale kicks in.

DrSpengler
2009-04-30, 09:33 PM
That's very encouraging. I initially ignored it when it came out over here because "Wah wah wah they're not calling him by the right name" and I was being an idiot. But now I think I'll give it a go since the last Japanese cartoon I invested in was "The Guyver" remake.

I'm just naturally hesitent about investing in any Japanese cartoons as they tend to either end on an unresolved note (2007 The Guyver) or with crazy nonsense pseuso-philosphy mind-blowing tripe that thinks its deeper than it really is (Big-O II).

Cliffjumper
2009-04-30, 09:49 PM
Thus far it's been very simple and uncomplicated... Considering the sort of anime that generally gets imported, it seems to be in a weird niche - it's not overtly kid-orientated like your Digimon/Pokemon type of stuff, but it's not the sort of dark 'young adult' stuff either. So far most episodes have been close to stand-alone, or 2 parters at most, with a healthy mix of human, superhuman and robot villains.

The live-action film is worth a watch as well. Completely different tone (present day setting) and more of a monster movie, but it's amazing how well the uncomplicated CGI models work. Plus they make a kid defend Tokyo from a terrorist using only a sixty-year old prototype robot, and are horrible to him when this amazing plan completely fails.

http://counter-x.blogspot.com/2008/07/tetsujin-28-movie.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL7I_0_ogM0