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Vault Review: Super Robot
Chogokin’s Gokai Oh

Gokai Oh’s main set of accessories are his two cutlasses, which can be stored on the clips at his sides.  He also comes with three sets of hands:  fists, open, and holding.  Lastly, there’s a small attachment that would allow him to connect to the peg of a stand.  But he didn’t come with a stand, and my Figma one’s weren’t strong enough to hold his weight.

If you buy the first release version of Gokai Oh, you’ll receive two sword slashing effects as a bonus.  They’re both made of a very light translucent blue plastic and really give a sense of movement to a posed figure.

Gokai Oh’s other accessories have to do with his abilities on the show.  Every time the Gokaigers unlock a Grand Power from one of the previous teams, they are able to incorporate it into Gokai Oh’s design and attack.  The Gokai’s own special attack is a devastating cannonball barrage.  Six spots can be opened on the figure’s arms and legs for the cannonball pieces, while his chest can be replaced with the extended cannon.  They even included a firing blast effect that you can attach to the front.

To keep with the accuracy of his abilities, this Gokai Oh figure was designed to combine with the other Sentai robots in the Super Robot Chogokin line.  This is a great additional feature, and an easy way to get people to buy more robots.  Bandai of Japan is certainly devious.

I’m pretty happy with Gokai Oh.  Obviously a lot of my love for him comes from the show, but I’d be willing to buy a couple more of the various Sentai robots based on his all around quality.  Unfortunately these figures aren’t the cheapest, and he’ll set you back at least $40 plus shipping.  So you might want to wait for one you really love before taking the plunge into this smaller Chogokin line.

-Vault

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7 comments to Vault Review: Super Robot
Chogokin’s Gokai Oh

  • He-Mullet

    I wouldn’t say devious, but they are clever… The fact that it can combine with others, gives more accuracy to the character and boosts its awesomeness… (also shows how Bandai Japan does think ahead unlike other American companies that shall remain nameless)

  • dayraven

    “Remember, Death Blossom delivers only one massive volley at close range… theoretically.”
    “What do you mean “theoretically?”
    “After all, D.B. has never been tested. It might overload the systems, blow up the ship!”
    “What are you worried about, Grig? Theoretically, we should already be dead!”

  • MyxzQuick

    He looks fantastic, but I really want these guys to be HUGE.

  • Benning

    Okay, color me dumb, Super Sentai is Power Rangers, right? What’s the relation between this and what we get here in the states?

    • Battle Catman

      Once a Sentai series airs in Japan, a year later we get it in the US as “Power Rangers _________.” They keep some of the fight and Megazord combat footage, but refilm all the non-morphed footage.

      As far as toys go, in recent years we don’t get…pretty much anything from the Sentai series. It’s a business move by Bandai America; it’s cheaper to make slightly-smaller, slightly-simplified Megazords than straight up import the Sentai versions. Role-play weapons haven’t sold well in years, so we tend not to get those. Morphers are either simplified versions or totally different (depending on how they’re used in the show).

      On the plus side, Sentai doesn’t have “action figures” in the traditional sense, so the 4″ ones Bandai America make are Power Rangers “exclusive.”

  • TSR

    Very neat figure that I had never heard of before this review – thanks for reviewing it!