The Getter vehicles were quite impressive as how the design holds true to the original anime. Will the robot mode going to be as impressive? We will see one by one …
Obviously that when Mr. Takashima Hajime designed the transformation of this figure, he must be putting the Getter 1 as his initial design consideration. Out of all three Getter Robo, Getter 1 stays true to the original anime the most. This is understandable, cause this is the main robot.
Getter 1 is the only one comes with the accessory, the Getter Tomahawk, and it is indeed the only weaponry of this figure.
Legs are missing the red stripes, and head sculpt is missing the eye. But don’t worry, it actually comes with a sticker sheet that you can stick the red stripes and eye on the respective areas. Why these two parts are not painted? I have no clue.
The most creative part is the cape, it is transformed from the Getter 2’s legs. It’s not perfect looking, but the design utilized the parts. Bravo to Mr. Takashima Hajime that he did not choose the lazy way out by using replacement part for the cape.
The Getter 1 is pretty articulated due to all the moving parts made for the transformation. But cause of that, the joints are pretty loose, and can only be posed on a very static position.
The look of Getter 2 is the weakest of the three. It is just loosely based on the original design. There are big gaps between the chest and the waist where you can see thru all the mess hiding inside.
The Getter 2 got a very slim leg with a even slimmer feet, and the upper body is extremely heavy where most of the extra parts are moved to the back treated as a backpack (or fuel tank?). With that, Getter 2 has no chance to stand.
Both arms are the weapon of the Getter 2, the Getter claw and the Getter Drill, which looks great and with great articulation.
In my experience, both the transformation and posing are tough and not stable. The looks is very weak. That is why this is my first and also my last time to transform this figure into Getter 2! No way, I will do it again!!
Getter 3 also captures the original anime pretty well. Not as good as Getter 1 though, just felt the upper body is way larger than the bottom tank part. Again, Mr. Takashima Hajime cleverly made good use of the Getter 2’s legs on the back as extra legs (stands) to support the figure. Great design!!
The transformation of it is amazing, especially how the long arms and hands are hiding inside the feet of Getter 1 is just brilliant.
With the tank bottom and extra legs on the back, this is the most stable mode of all three. Although there are lots of joints in the arms, movement is limited in certain direction only, also sometimes it is hard for it to hold the arms in position due to the weight issue.
In conclusion of my experience with the three robot modes, Getter 1 and 3 are both great in their own ways. Getter 2 is a failure. But overall, it is an excellent attempt for Mr. Takashima Hajime!!
Side Note: Studio Halfeye knew that the figure is not manufacturer made quality, the other accessory included in this figure is a small screw driver. It is for you to tighten the joints if they are loose after some movements. It is a very nice addition, and I am kind of touch!
“Although we don’t have the resources to bring out the perfect products just yet, but we try our best to take care of all the imperfection it has!”
This little screw driver symbolized how the small guy tried to survive and out done against the big guys, bring out their heart and soul for their dreams!