Friday, March 21, 2008

Kerberos Protect Gear Chuichi Koshiramaru by Takara

Just when you thought Takara has made the best Kerberos ever, they upped the ante and raised the bar another notch, leaving Medicom far far behind. In 2006, they released their GenX Core Kerberos Protect Gear Panzer Cop Chuichi Koshiramaru and made many collectors go weak at the knees with the superb quality of their product.

The box design gives you a glimpse of the type of quality to expect. Review of this spectacular figure here and here!

Kerberos Protect Gear Panzer Cop Chuichi Koshiramaru by Takara - check out the details

From whichever angle, he's a magnificent figure

No crappy MG34 or no pathetic ammo belt here, everything's of the highest quality

The ammo belt feed is linked from the drum to the machine gun and the radio is separated from the drum - that makes more sense. All items can be detached as well.

There is also a spare barrel that you can attach to the drum and it stays secured till it's needed

Another view of the ammo drum and backpack radio. You can even make out a spare canister just below the backpack

His Mauser C96 semi-automatic pistol in its holster on the side

The five dots logo on the helmet, Yutaka Izubuchi's (who created the Protect-Gear armour used in the Kerberos saga) mecha design signature.

Eat this, Medicom!! Their 2007 release, Red Spectacles Kerberos Panzer Cop was a real letdown and another crap production - another one piece moulded plastic without details. The gas mask tubes and other parts of the "armour" did not have sufficient details as they weren't etched enough - very shoddy work indeed!

Check out Kerberos Panzer Cops Group Pictures


Shaun said...

thanks for the kerberos series of pix and reviews, Alex, really got me poisoned.

alex teo said...

hey shaun,you are most welcome (evil laughter follows - mwahahaha!). Saw you were craving for one on your blog. If you ever get one, IMHO Takara's Chuichi is the BEST - please please please don't get the Medicom one coz I think it suz, especially for the price we're forking out. Good Luck man :)

The Third said...

Amazing collection, very impressed.

This may not be the greatest spot to ask but I thought it wouldnt hurt.

I was curious if you knew of a website you can direct me to that sells display cases of various size. For figures of course.

I've also seen shops display figures in oversized zip-loc bags. Not sure if those are special bags or not or just store bought. If you know about those too that would be great.

Thanks for your help~ Keep collectin'!

alex teo said...

hi abhor, thanks for the compliments :) Most of my stuff are displayed in customised cabinets or in display cabinets bought from Ikea. zip-lock bags can usually be bought from the people who sell packing stuff. I bought these recently when I had to move. Keep lookin' ;p

jeff said...

Wow...i'm pretty much hooked on this, Thanks Alex ^^

is there any store in Singapore still got this?

alex teo said...

hey jeff, China Square Central is a good place to look as most of the 1/6 shops are all in that one place. I remembered seeing one at Kallang Leisure Park (near Indoor Stadium) recently. Do check the price although with its limited supply, that may become an issue. CHEERS

jeff said...

Thanks Alex ^^ finger-crossed i'll be able to go to Singapore come this June and check those out, cheers

alex teo said...

All the BEST Jeff :)

jeff said...

got the kouchi todome version for S$260 from a local dealer!! ^^ thanks again Alex for this review which convinced me to get it ^^ oh yeah i'm hooked

alex teo said...

hey jeff glad my review helped and most glad that you liked it :) ENJOY