Soul of Chogokin Gx-34R Gunbuster (2015 Reissue Version)
Buster Machine 1
Buster Machine 2
Optional “Anime-Accurate” feet parts swapping.
Even though the optional feet parts look better, I do recommend just going with the default legs when displaying this on the shelf, to prevent the springs of the tank treads on the under side of the “Anime-Accurate” feet from wearing out.
“Coach’s Gunbuster isn’t just for show!”
To do the “arms-folded” pose, you still have to remove the top 2 forearm panels on each arm.
Buster Double Collider!
Buster Home Run, Buster Tomahawk, Buster Missile Might are Super Robot Wars games exclusive attacks.
Buster Home Run!
The Double Tomahawk is connected via a diecast shaft.
Rx-7 (the “receiving palm” still doesn’t come with any “landing strip” paint apps. Darn..)
Super Inazuma Kick!
Detonating the Degeneracy Reactor.
Proper layout of the tower platforms (the manual is a bit fuzzy on this).
Alternate setup for the display base for the individual vehicle modes.
Remember to plug in Buster Machine 1 into the posts.
Comparison with the original Gx-34 Gunbuster
With the SRC Gunbuster
-Watch out for the bottom of the display base, there still doesn’t seem to be any locking mechanisms for keeping the bottom attached to the rest of the base, so the whole bottom comes apart whenever you lift up the upper half of the base.
Overall, for better or for worse, it’s still the same SOC Gunbuster, with zero improvements on the toy itself and no added accessories. The colors are nice, but personally, I think the original version is still more Anime accurate, so given the choice of having to pick only one of the two, the first one gets my vote. I think Bandai should’ve just done collectors a solid and reissued the toy straight up, same colors and all.