Sunday, June 03, 2012

S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider OOO SaGohZo Combo




This is another great action of Kamen Rider OOO with the "SaGohZo Combo" which is basically a combination of Rhino head, Gorilla body and Elephant legs. This figure is produced by Bandai thru their popular action figures series known as S.H. Figuarts.

I am a big fan of Kamen Rider OOO series and I did collect quite a number of action figures and other toys from the series. I think so far, Kamen Rider OOO is my most favorite Kamen Rider of the modern era - the story line is pretty much easy to understand, I love the actors though they are not sublimely handsome or beautiful but then again they played the characters accordingly. In terms of the Kamen Rider suits and forms, I think the animal and the "combo" system is unique and I love the fact that they managed to go a step further from the 2 combination formula and platform seen on the previous Kamen Rider W.

Nonetheless, I collected many of those action figures from the "Kamen Rider OOO - OOO Combo Change Series" or shortly OCC Series. I had almost all of them but I missed the OCC04 SaGohZo and since the item is discontinued now and almost impossible to get even from second hand market like e-bay or what ever, at the end, I just get this S.H. Figuarts version for the sake of complimenting my Kamen Rider OOO figure collections.

You can read my review for this OCC Series from the links below;

OCC01 TaToBa
OCC02 GataKiriBa
LinkOCC03 LaToraTar
OCC05 Tajadol
LinkOCC06 Kamen Rider Birth
OCC07 Shauta
OCC08 PuToTyra


Anyway, for now, let's have a look at this S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider OOO SaGohZo Combo;


The box;






Out of the box;






You will get all these stuff;





The action figure;






Scanner Driver, extra hands and a sword;






Let's have a look at the figure body;













And now, a little bit of close up look;









As you can see from the pictures above, the sculpt and the detailing is quite good and fit the bill of S.H. Figuarts action figures from Bandai.


Articulation is also as good the detailing, the usual kneeling post is never a problem;






And now, a little bit of other action pose;








The sword;





Some action pose with the sword;









The signature pose of this SaGohZo combo - it's all about dominant strength and absolute muscle power;





Overall, this is a brilliant action figure from Bandai. The sculpt and detailing is fine, not much to complain and everything seem to be within my expectation. However, what I missed the most on this S.H. Figuarts version is the fun gimmick that I used to enjoy from the OCC version. You can detached the head, body and legs part and combined it with the body from the other OCC figures to create your own random combination and also the following 2 gimmicks;


1) The Elephant Kick gimmick which is exclusive for the OCC04 figure only - yeah, the 2 legs/foot can be combined like this;





2) The Flying Gorilla Punch gimmick which is exclusive for the OCC04 figure only - yeah, that big armor thingy on the arms can be removed to demonstrate this gimmick;



Note: The above 2 images are taken from = http://d.hatena.ne.jp/UNOYO/20101210/p1
I do not claim any rights on the above 2 images. I only use them for information purpose only. All rights and credits belong to the owner.



So, that's about it.... I failed to completed my OCC figure collections due to some small miss-timing in placing my order/booking but I guess this S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider OOO SaGohZo Combo should be able to compliment my Kamen Rider OOO action figure collection. I guess I can still be proud to have most of them coz many other people out there don't even have even a single unit of them....








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2 comments:

  1. I thought the Figuarts version arm's armor also removable :( he looks shorter than the others ^^

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  2. A shame you won't be able to complete it. I have the OCC and I gotta say, his arms make any combo good.

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