CM’s Corp. Brave Gokin 34 Barattack
Trotter 1-5. The pilots are just kids who have ESP (Espers), they control the Barattack’s actions through ESP as well.
Unfortunately, the connections on Trotters 4 and 5 are somewhat hard to do, as you can see in one of the pics I couldn’t get the connections to plug in properly.
Tele Inject! The Trotters combine to form Pentagoras. Pentagoras doesn’t dock with Barattack.
(Note: As I’ve never actually ever watched the show, some of the weapon name translations could be wrong. I’m going based on how the weapons are written on the manual, mixed in with translated texts from the Japanese Wiki page for Barattack, so if anyone can provide corrections, kindly feel free to point them out.
Default weapons are the Yari (spear) Arm and Twist Arm
Laser Gun and Kusara/ Gotzler(?) arm
Extended Kusara Gotzler(?) arm and Magnetic current wave wire
Cutter Boomerang and Bucket Finger
Turbo Missile and Knife
Others (shown in the series but not included in this set)
Barattack Beam (beams from its antennae)
Barattack Typhoon (similar to Mazinger Z’s Boost Hurricane)
Flying Cut (Cutter Foot done from the air)
Barattack changes color depending on which mode. Regardless of which mode he’s in, Barattack is always controlled through the combined efforts of the 5 Espers.
Front plate can be swapped out with the proper color. Do note that the part is plastic and there are small pegs near the crotch area that might break if you’re not careful.
Barattack just literally falls apart in the show and torso combines with the new parts.
Nose cone lifts up.
Extra high tension electromagnetic weight (?)
Guided Pursuit missile
Ultrasonic Gun (left arm)
Deployable front Cutters and rear fins
underwater smoke screen
-Weighs 290 Grams (default mode), stands roughly 6″ tall.
-Lots of diecast! Most of the torso, almost the entire legs
-Very strong mangets, they’re actually hard to pull out.
-Rubber treads on the back.
-Black Barattack is HEAVY! I forgot to measure the weight but the tank treads are insanely hefty, I think it’s because of the solid wheels?
-Lots and lots of parts.
-Barattack is only 6″. If we are going to go by scale, Barattack should be really tall. Since its official stats lists it at 70 Meters in the Anime.
-As I listed above, not every weapon that appeared in the Anime was included in this set.
One huge disadvantage of spherical magnet joints is that it tends to rotate the joints, a lot. Leaving unsightly paint chips in its wake.
Paint quality control isn’t looking too good either. Look closely at the Cutter Foot image above and you’ll see the white paint has “cracks” and paint pooling and paint bleeds. It looks much worse in person.
FATAL FLAW ALERT!!![/B]
Okay, seriously, I don’t know what the designers were thinking but the figure can hardly stand most of the time. I didn’t have this problem with Gakeen (much). It’s mainly due to the fact that the “knee” joint on Barattack is also a spherical magnet. On the Gakeen the knee joint was a plug-in ball joint. I would’ve preferred they did it like that here. As is, I can’t turn my back on this figure for long (lol, it already took several “dives” while I was taking photos for this review). So if you’re going to display Barattack next to other Gokins, either leave it in Tank mode or tie a safety line around it and tie the other end to an anchor on the wall of your shelf.
The least CM’s Corp. could’ve done was acknowledge the problem and provide a support stand like Bandai did Aquarion if they didn’t want to go through all the hassle of retooling the figure.
Overall, I really don’t recommend this one. Very poor craftsmanship here, the relatively short height of the figure isn’t helping either. Throw in a hefty price tag and you’ve got the makings of a disappointing Gokin figure. I don’t think I can recommend this even if it went on clearance, but then again I’m very critical of toys that can’t do something as simple as stand so your mileage may vary.