CM’s Corp. Brave Gokin 27 Linebarrels of Iron
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Linebarrels of Iron
Linebarrels’ Katanas. The scabbards are attached to a hinge on the forearms.
Unfortunately, removing the “hilt” of the swords leaves an ugly sight on the scabbards. The actual swords cannot be stored in the scabbards.
Linebarrels’ final weapon the Executor
Linebarrels Executor mode. Involves:
-opening the shoulder plates
-swapping the tail stabilizer
-swapping the forearm plates.
The hinge worries me, I’m not sure how strong it is in the long run. It’s also difficult to plug into the toy.
But the Linebarrels looks great on the stand.
-Robot stands 7″
-Weighs 280 Grams or so (very light)
-Excellent paint details
-Display base is functional, helps the Linebarrels hold poses
-Articulated thumbs on the “Executor” grasping hands.
-diecast parts include the :
–shoulder joints (no diecast in the shoulders and arms)
–front part of the whole lower leg.
The diecast proportions are impressive really, but unfortunately it isn’t that heavy. The diecast is a bit thin I guess, something along the lines of Brave Gokin Tetsukyojin ( it’s 80% diecast toy but still light because the metal parts are hollow, unlike SOC gokins which have solid “chunks” of diecast).
-No ratchet joints
-Not much in terms of accessories
-Design makes it next to impossible to stand the toy without the “tail stabilizer” (not the toy designer’s fault though, I blame the mecha designer).
The paint on the wrists scrape off on the forearm plates! Be careful. Likewise the paint on the wrist pegs also rubs off. Kinda disappointing to see.
Overall, not bad but the price is very steep for a gokin that doesn’t have much to offer (18,000Yen? We used to get SOC Gunbuster for this price!). If you can get one at a good price, say US$140 I’d say go for it.
There are repaints of the toy in black (mode B) and Pink (mode C, final mode). Both black and pink come with an extra female (naked!) gasha figure in different poses but only the pink one comes with the pink PVC energy blade accessory for the Executor.