My first Robot Damashii figure and it is none other than the Turn X, one of the most powerful mobile suit across the Gundam metaverse. It is nice to see this MS getting some love from Bandai seeing how the only other merchandise that exist for this is the original 1/144 model. I’ve always wanted to give this line-up a try but the price tag was deterring so I’ve finally managed to pick it up after receiving 25% off the retail during HLJ’s Black Friday sale. So let’s get on to the actual figure…
The figure is about 1/144 size (~5″) so it’s nice that it can blend in with 1/144 scale models. The plastic is nice and hard but the paintjob is mass-production quality. Turn X comes with the following goodies: open left hand, slotted left fist for weapons, pew pew gun, pew pew rifle, pew pew bazooka, and SHINING FINGER. Oh yea, and you have to clip its backpack on as well.
If you think the Turn X looks funky in the anime/art/whatever, then it’ll look even funkier when you examine its design up close on personal on this RD figure. This thing is practically a mutated geometric mess! None of its body parts are symmetrical and all have like multiple angles; the thighs, knee caps, shins, and arms are all different on each side. The backpack is obviously a mess as well. This is why the Turn X’s design is so awesome. So unique. So cool ^^.
Huge nubmarks are lame on figures… and there are quite a few throughout this figure. The nubs look they didn’t even bother cleaning it off, and they just cut it out of its runner right against the part’s plastic which gets you that little “crater” on the parts. This isn’t too bad of an eyesore though.
For this particular RD, the articulation is so-so. It can get some stuff done but nothing in incredible… it’s just poseable, that’s all. I’m sure there are many more out there that are a little more poseable. In any case, Turn X’s articulation is definitely better than any GFF or MSiA I’ve ever seen. the joints are free moving but not loose and since there’s no heavy weapons for this thing, there is no worry about sagging arms, weight problems, and such.
The arms have the most range of motion while the legs are a bit on the restricted side.
Oh crap! Watch out for Turn X’s LAZER GUNZ!
I’m sure this zappy lazer is plenty powerful but how can you expect anyone to be intimidated by it? >_>
Even its weapons are asymmetrical ^^;. They do have details on them but it could use a better paint job… and some mass.
Just look at how unattractively flat the rifle is o_0
now that I look at it more closely, its weapons resembles that of water guns…
I swear this bazooka was more massive in SRW…
No hotblooded speech from Gym. He just laughs his sinister ass off as he SHINING FINGA’D his enemies.
The coolest gimmick of Turn X… though I would appreciate some effect parts.
“This hand of mine is turning X, its roaring nanomachines are telling me to destroy you, here I go… SHINING FINGAAAA”
Yea… beside the Shining Finger, there’s really nothing included with the Turn X that is worth playing around with ^^;.
I’m not particularly impressed with this RD, be it articulation or design but I’m not saying it is bad either. For what it is, I can hardly say it is worth ~$30. Maybe around $20-$25 retail price then it might sound reasonable (which is what I got it for). There aren’t any loose or warped plastic since everything is hard (except the soft antennae). It’s a decent figure but not sure if it is enough to open the gateway for me to more RD’s in the future. I’ll say just wait for the MG Turn X ^^;.