GIPSY DANGER – BATTLE DAMAGED
Okay, changing gears. Today I’ll be looking at the first of the three figures in the second wave of NECA’s Pacific Rim line. I just got this set, so I wanted to try to get the review up while it was still slightly relevant. I know it’s the second wave, and I haven’t done the first, but I’ll to get to them soon enough.
Today’s figure is the main Jaeger Gipsy Danger. If you haven’t seen the film and that confused you, stop everything and go see the movie. Right now. Go buy it. I’ll wait. Back? Wasn’t it amazing? The correct answer is “F*** Yes!”
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Okay, so this figure is of Gipsy Danger. Gipsy is depicted here in her more damaged look from later in the film. The figure stands about 7 inches tall, and has roughly 20 points of articulation. The sculpt is really nice. I’ve heard complaints that the details are a little gummy, but given the scale, I think they’re pretty well handled! The paint is supposed to be the focal point of this figure, as that’s what separates it from the previous release, but let’s be honest, that’s not the reason people want this figure. The real reason is the accessories, something that the previous release didn’t include: Chain swords! The chain swords are well sculpted and go in fairly easily. However, they do have a tendency to fall out if you don’t put them in just right, so be careful.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
I have to say that, while Pacific Rim series 2 was a set I was very excited for, this version of Gipsy wasn’t something I was really looking forward to. I was wrong. While I still don’t feel it’s the be-all-end-all Gipsy, it’s really fun, and it makes deciding which version to put on the shelf much more difficult.