I try to stay away from spoilers when I’m really looking forward to a movie. So this review isn’t going to cover any of Gipsy Danger’s background. Instead, this review will focus only on the toy and its qualities.
Gipsy Danger’s design is interesting, but pretty basic. His humanoid shape and bulky chest/shoulder armor conjures up the image of a robotic football player, which seems pretty appropriate for America’s defender.
Hands down, this figure’s best feature is his sculpt. The armor plates are surrounded by little details like hydraulics, gears, and exhaust ports. There’s even a robotic spine running down his back. I particularly like that giant turbine in his chest. The sculpting looks so good that it’s easy to mistake certain segments as articulated when they’re not.
This is also a pretty tall figure, clocking in at just a hair over seven inches. This makes him a little bit bigger than most of Bandai’s SH MonsterArts line, but thankfully not so much that he looks terrible posed with them. I really was hoping my kaiju and giant robots could mingle with each other on the shelves, and so far they look pretty nice together.
Paint jobs on the Pacific Rim figures are going to vary widely, even among the same character. Gipsy has a grayish blue base coat covering most of his figure, with more mechanical parts being highlighter in gunmetal gray. There are red and white tampos in various places, which may not match up perfectly sometimes. Continue to page2…