Today I want to introduce something new a not very known from the robot collectors.
Here's a new serie of japanese robots, made by Volks exclusively for Japan, and using a new kind of joint in the same way as the highly successfull
Revoltech line. These mechas come from a Muv-Luv side story called Total Eclipse. To set a little background, let's say that alien invaders are coming on earth, and those mechas are the human
response, as our traditionnal weapons and airplanes are not efficient against the bad guys...
I think the style is very interestings, elegant design mixing curves and edges, inspired by Evangelion (a lot) Five Star Stories (a little) and actual military airplanes (no so evident on this one, except for the furtive airplanes, but more evident on other mechas of the serie).
The figure is in PVC/ABS, 16 cm high, with nice alternate of brilliant and matte paints, nicely applicated. All joints are very tight and allow really various poses with great stability. Weapons options are : shield, sword, miniguns, daggers, bare hands. Also various options of rear weapon mounts. Again a great figure with nice engineering and carefully crafted design, I love this figure and I'm really happy that my japanese friend found it despite the fact that I was too slow to preorder it :)