Super Robot Chogokin Big Volfogg
Name: Big Volfogg
Line: Super Robot Chogokin
Material: ABS, PVC, Diecast
Release: April 2012
Original Price: ¥4,320JPY
Height: 125mm / 4.92inches
Big Volfogg comes packed in typical Super Robot Chogokin style box, with the silver foil print and manga style image layout. The contents are well placed and not much space is wasted inside. Even though this is a regular release item, the box is nice enough and easy enough to store with other SRC boxes for me to deem it worth keeping.
Big Volfogg comes with accessories to recreate his signature attacks, it comes with the Murasame sword effect part, 4000 Magnum attack effect part, Jet Wrapper as well as a connector for the Tamashii stand (not included) if you wish to display Big Volfogg in a mid-air pose being a Ninja and all. I have to admit it’s been a while since I watched the show so I don’t remember if there is anything missing, although I feel these accessories are more than enough to give this guy some great display options.
My first impression when opening this guy was – it’s so small. But as I looked closer and played with him for a while I can tell there was a lot of thought and design time put into this figure. The design perfectly captures the super robot aesthetic, and the build quality is second to none. He also has a fair bit of diecast where it counts, the hip joints are diecast for durability and the back of the lower legs and feet are diecast for great balance and weight. Edit: Just as I was finishing this review the left arm fell off, the shoulder joint had cracked even though this guy has not been played with since the photography session, so becareful as this seems like a weak part!
Articulation wise this guy has it in spades, the joints feel smooth yet hold their positions well and there is plenty of range of movement. Big Volfogg gets double jointed neck, double jointed shoulders, double jointed elbows, double jointed hips and double jointed knees. On top of this he has bicept swivel, forearm swivel, wrist swivel waist swivel thigh swivel and movable toes. He can pretty much bend back his leg and kick his own butt.
There’s plenty to see in the paint department as well, lots of detailed paint work on the head and shoulders as well as a beautiful combination of translucent parts. The purple parts have a metallic sheen which I love!
There isn’t any gimmicks to speak of with Big Volfogg so I’ll get right down to size comparison. Side by side with his brother in arms, SRC GaoGaiGar, Big Volfogg looks to be in scale but once placed beside a 3.75″ Stormtrooper his smallness becomes apparent.
This is a great representation of the Big Volfogg character from “The King of Braves GaoGaiGar”, so if you are into this series you’ll definitely need to get this guy. I chose this one over the regular Volfogg figure as I don’t like having doubles of a character unless I’m a die hard fan. Which ever version of Volfogg you go with I’m sure you won’t be disappointed, I’ve yet to be disappointed with any of the releases in this line, plus this guy is a freaking Ninja!