Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Review: [Kaiyodo] Sci-fi Revoltech No. 7 Gyaos

Figure Information
Manufacturer: Kaiyodo
Origin Series: Gamera: Daikaiju Kuchu Kessen
Scale: Non-Scale
Height: Approximately 12cm tall
Original Price: 2,850 yen

Figure Box:

Similar to Gamera's box, Gyaos sports the very same box size as him, and this time, the actual captured pose of Gyaos does indeed adds to its first impression for being sold, as the pose is somewhat striking and definitely a lot better than Gamera's. So yeah, some box style, at the back is where you see all his gimmicks and whatnot while the actually main shot can be opened to have a window that lets you see the actual Gyaos figure.

Figure Details:

Similar to Gamera, the sculpting on Gyaos is magnificent, definitely above average with the number of wrinkled texture there, and the shades on him isn't flat at all you'd see how well they applied different shades of brown all over him which adds to the awesomeness of this figure. Oh and the flaps on his wings, they're flexi plastic which really edged up this figure a lot, though his neck does look off somehow since it looks odd because of the skin gap unlike how Gamera's finish was entirely clean.


Unlike Gamera who had effect parts, Gyaos sadly doesn't but he does come with some parts like a handle which you will insert into Gyaos' torso by splitting his body apart and then attaching this handle inside and then connecting the body again; this handle will allow you to pose Gyaos around in flight poses by attaching it to the regular revoltech stand he comes with.

Gyaos also comes with a mini version of himself but what the heck is it supposed to be? It's for a far view of an incoming Gyaos, which actually is fun to look at in the photos XD

Obviously though, Gyaos could've used more parts effect especially at least an effect part for that but yeah, Revos really like to leave us off with few accessories at times.


Gyaos has a lot of revolver joints spreaded all over his frame and the best thing actually about him is that even though his wings are solidly built there as a full on plastic, this thing can really flap those wings without the slightest problem and it can even further bend it a bit midway, so Gyaos can like gust off some winds since that's the only really action poses he can do which kind of makes his fun factor quite limited to Gamera. Though as you've seen in previous reviews, I love to make this creature a punching bag for some reason. And thanks to his highly flexible opening mouth he does become more expressive than Gamera; though his flight poses are remarkably good but yeah, that's probably the most dashing pose he can pull off without any effect parts.

Of course, he is best played with together with his arch nemesis, Gamera. These two are really supposed to go with each other as Gamera and Gyaos are the most solid arch enemies in the Gameraverse. It's pretty much the same reason why when you get a Nanoha, you need a Fate, when you get an Optimus Prime, you need a Megatron and the sorts.

Final Thoughts:

As for my final say, I guess it depends, on you but for me, really, I just got Gyaos because I got Gamera, nothing more than that, you could say he looks awesome but yeah, I still think Gamera's way better in the worth of it all. Although if you happen to hate Gamera and love Gyaos, definitely get this and the better part is you can actually army build these heisei era Gyaos birds as they are really seen in swarms like in the end of Gamera 3.

Rating (Out of 10)
Details 9.5
Accessories 7
Price 8.5

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