The Soul of Chogokin, Soul SPEC, SIC, & Super Robot Chogokin Choking on Gokin Thread

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  1. V2oak

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    It actually depends on the person, i myself bought 3 go lions when they re-issue it last yr and i only bought 1 dairugger and not much excited about it but i waited and got them for less than retail at gamestop but for the Voltes V damn i want it with no hesitations. This bots where my childhood cartoon, voltron lion, voltes V and daimos where my trinity and i must have them all. They were my childhood dream toys and i cant have them when i was a kid as they were so expensive in the philippines and has a very limited stocks. I noticed that VoltesV wasnt as popular here in the US so im glad that i can get them easily compared to the Go Lion release which i guess is much popular and has more demand here in the US
     
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    So would I lol. I am at three copies on both of the Voltrons...
     
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    I "accidentally" ended up with two of each. Just in case!

    I'd say Lion Voltron is the most popular of the Japanese super robots here in the U.S. If Voltes had gotten the same exposure over here, I would have gotten one, no hesitation. And I still might...
     
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    Yeah I bought another GoLion because of the reissue and I prefer Dairugger so I preordered everywhere just in case. Now I think having some extras is good because I want to display in both modes down the road.

    I came upon Voltes V later in life. I don’t really get too stuck on just nostalgia buying. For me getting the other robots that existed at the time even tons of stuff I had no prior knowledge of is important to me. I love the context around the robots, getting anyone important. I can fall in love with a robot in my 40s exactly the same way I did when I was 8.
     
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    What difference has the reissue of Golion? I got one from 2016 I believe. Please lmk.
     
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    No difference I am just stupid enough that I wanted to lock down the second run just in case.
     
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    I did not know about DX Voltes V until today, but promptly ordered one through Amazon Japan. I wanted the flexibility of easy cancellation in case I change my mind or better pre-order prices pop up domestically later on.

    Can we reasonably expect good joint tightness that will last in a DX SOC? (I've never handled the DX SOC Combattler) I loved the SOC Voltes V but my copy has some pretty loose leg joints now just from standing in a display case all these years.
     
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    Cool. I was thinking there was some kind of improvement. Im also thinking on getting some other chogokins (that I didnt enjoy as a kid because there was no exposure to most of them) that looks really cool, being one Voltes V.
     
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    Ugh, do I want to sell my GX-31 to get some funds for the DX?
     
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    No doubt Voltes will show up in my possession at some point. And most of the super robot stuff I've gotten was unknown to me just a few years ago at age 40 (barring the Voltrons). I'd prefer a GX-31 to display with my others largely due to size....just hoping for a reissue...
     
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    Per amz-jp, got until 11/29 Japan-time to decide if I want to cancel this DX-SOC or not.
     
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    I think I’ll need gx-31 and gx-31 40th anniversary to complete the variants
     
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    You can get the 40th anniversary from NY for the price of the DX, lol. In all seriousness I see them pop up on Mandarake. The Voltes in the Box edition with is by far the most gorgeous Voltes released. I really was hoping they’d to that with the DX.

    This Godaikin color scheme destroys all others...
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    Yeah bro saw some in mandarake too
    I have the 31v got it way back for like $90 bucks hahaha
    I’m on the journey to complete every possible soc that’s in the market
    I still need arums 21-23 pcs to complete the whole line up
     
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    I was on an all the SOC quest two years ago I am short all the ships. They look great but I can find things I want to spend the $$$ on more. And I am not chasing down every repaint. Then they got into the PR stuff which is not my thing and the engineering is atrocious on the Megazord stuff, that sort of broke me in terms of being a completist.
     
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    The ships are nice
    The hardest for me now is to get the dvd tetsujin which will cost about $1000
    Supposedly there’s a Tokyo trip next year but because of this pandemic everything collapsed
     
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    Wow you have some collecting admiration from me. I am trying to hit all the figures but not all the paint jobs. I’ll have to google the Tetsujin DVD release.
     
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    The fact that some of the GX-31 sets approach the price of the DX is what is pushing me toward the DX. Plus, I assume any GX-31 reissue is going to cost $350+ anyway. Maybe I'm wrong...I don't know. I think it's just the physical size of the DX that's keeping me from jumping in as much as anything else. Getting harder to resist...
     
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    The GX-31 isn’t all that big. If they released it at $350+ it would be a massive joke, it’s not even Tryder scale. Voltes just has the all of SE Asia middle-East plus Italy thing going on. So while inside the US no one knows him everyone else fucking buys him up in a hot minute. I think the DX is going to sell like hotcakes. Articulated fingers plus they cut their teeth on Combattler. This should be a homerun.
     
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