Gurren-Lagann Fulldrillized – Revoltech PVC/ABS (Kaiyodo)
As if the original Gurren-Lagann, Lazengann, and upcoming Yoko Fraulein Revoltechs weren’t good enough, Kaiyodo’s decided to go ahead and put out an alternate version of Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann‘s star mech. Dubbed the “Gurren-Lagann Fulldrillized,” this latest Revoltech released just this week in Japan.
Back when I purchased the original Gurren-Lagann release earlier this summer, I felt that I had gotten a pretty good deal, considering the figure also came with a nice Core Drill accessory that would work very well with cosplay. If anything, the set only left me wanting for a larger drill that could be swapped in for one of the Gurren-Lagann’s hands whenever I wanted to do a true Giga Drill Breaker pose. But whatever I suppose, I mean there were other incarnations of the Gurren-Lagann from later on in the show that Kaiyodo would want to be working on and besides, I doubted they would ever be able to fit such a ridiculously sized accessory into the box in the first place (argh, how I wish that figure went oversized now to do just that, much like the upcoming ARX-8 Laevatein).
Now fast forward a few months later and this Fulldrillized version comes out with the main gimmick being the addition of just under 40 different hardpoints equipped with drill tips. Ugh, this is something that could’ve easily been done in the first release and should’ve been done even if it meant a short delay… All in all, this new feature along with an alternately colored Core Drill don’t give enough value to someone laying down 1995 JPY (~20 USD). If you like the extra bits or the chrome Core Drill, I say go for it, especially if you didn’t get the first Gurren-Lagann Revoltech. Though if you did, you’re much better off spending on something else.