There are only three episodes left of Gokaiger and then it’ll be over. So I thought I’d celebrate its ending by reviewing my Gokai Green figure, and also paying for my Gokai Silver which was just released this week. Now just the two girls left.
Gokai Green, aka Don “Doc” Dogoier, isn’t a very good pirate. Unlike his comrades, Doc has very few fighting skills and a somewhat cowardly disposition when it comes to confrontations. But when he’s forced into battle, he’ll stand up to his enemies with a clumsy fighting style, using anything in his surrounding environment attack with or at least cause a distraction. All in all, he’s easily the comedy relief character in the group.
Doc’s real strengths lie in his ingenious technical and organizational abilities. The Gokaigers first enlisted his help to fix their ship, the Gokai Galleon, after a particularly harrowing battle with the Zangyack fleet. But when Don was also able to organize the cluttered bridge and prepare a nutritious meal for the crew, Captain Marvelous “insisted” he join. Since then Doc has used his skills to improve the Gokai’s arsenal and assisting his crew in battles, even if it still scares him.
If you’ve read my other two Gokaiger reviews, you already know what to expect with the Figuarts sculpt since they guys all share the same body. There are a couple of new pieces though; most notable is his helmet with a boxy looking visor.
His paint job is also familiar, only now with a green shade on his colored bits. One thing that I’m happy to report is that I’ve had no more issues with quality control in this area. I’m much happier to end up with a bad Red, than have these problems continually plague the line.
I think the Figuarts body is probably my favorite “buck” system just because of how awesome the articulation is. Green’s head, neck, torso, hips, and ankles are all ball joints. His shoulders are swivel/hinges attached to a ball joint. His elbows and knees are double hinged, and there’s also a hinge on his toe joint. His wrists are swivel/hinges, and his biceps and thighs have a swivel joint. You can get some very lifelike poses with this articulation. This particularly comes in handy with a character like Doc, who’s always clumsily leaping and cartwheeling through battles. Continue to page 2…