and so, here we go, NECA Striker Eureka. from the movie that we all knew and loved, Pacific Rim
(oh there are so many things to talk on this particular figure. spoiler: most are bad stuff)
(hopefully i still remember the code for read more command)
oh we all have our very on favourite Jaegers from the movie. i, naturally, went for Australian finest Striker Eureka. well, insert your jokes on aussies being in constant need for big knives but hey, this is what Striker is all about
in short, it has most of the articulation needed, and of a fair range as well, yet they are all rather weirdly engineered. and here's where the main problem kicks in. the joints are GODDAMN LOOSE. right out of the box. to the point that it is damn hard to get it posed and stand properly, especially the shoulder. for what it is, the joint mechanics are basic at best. just standard hinge made by axles going through drilled holes on the parts, and QC-wise, i should mentioned that the right elbow of mine is badly assembled, the axle didn't go in through the holes, warping the plastic all around. need to fix that when i get my tools. well, not a problem if you can fix it, but how about those normal collectors?
anyway, moving on
ranting a bit more- paintjob are so-so, and for some parts, like the knuckles and the brass color detailing, the brass is hardly there. it looked very awful at best, kinda looked like the upper brass layer is washed off horribly. plus the weathering, ugghh, pretty much random washes here and there and bits of dry brushing on the joints and details. i ranted about the joints up there so not gonna rant on it again.
putting it simply, dont buy this thing, unless you liked the movie and the mech so much that you need one (like me). other than that, NECA should give up the license and let other company that makes better figures to handle this, because letting them making all these crap isn't making things any better.
(this is why i dont fancy pre-assembled figures much)
gunpla contents hopefully coming by next week. please look forward to it