Friday, May 27, 2011

Madou Gokin R-Type Tactics RWF-9D Shooting Star 魔導合金R-TypeタクティクスRWF-9Dシューティング・スター


























When ordering this and looking at the pics, I fully expected this to be a lot smaller than it turned out to be. I expected a small, almost Gashapon-sized model (specifically I was thinking of the Shooting Game Historica collection's size), but instead it's probably 3 times the size of your average Gashapon toy. It's a combination of resin/cold cast, die cast metal and plastic. The details almost make it look hand made, which is both a good and bad thing. The front of the very top part has a little bit of something that looks like Mr Finish or whatever people use to seal the top coat of paint on their models splattered on it. On the whole, it's very cool looking and well-done, especially if you're a fan of shmups, particularly old school shooters. It also comes with the pod that sits in front of your ship, that is rigged up via a metal pin so as to appear that it is "floating". The ship itself comes from the PSP version of the game, R-Type Tactics - known as R-Type Command here in the US.

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