Soul of Chogokin Tryder G7
Transforming vs non-transforming head:
-Non-transforming head is show accurate in robot mode (c0ckpit canopy can’t be seen)
-Non-transforming head has an actual neck joint for looking up and down, the transforming head does not have this joint (I think).
Tryder in Action!
The winch even has a ratchet inside, cool .
Tryder Lure can be modified to fit the Cutters, just like in the Anime.
Tryder Beam Cannon.
Optional pegs can be used to “mount” the Beam Cannon on his hip.
Using the same pegs as with the Tryder Beam Cannon, Tryder Cutters can be mounted on his hip. Not exactly how it pops up in the Anime but close enough I guess.
Pegs are also placed into the open palms.
Fun poses!!! All thanks to an interesting joint design
Tryder Bird Attack!
Tryder’s primary robot mode is called G7 but he has other modes as well, similar to Daitarn 3.
You can rotate Tryder while he’s on the Crawler.
Tryder’s fighter mode – Tryder Cosmic
Tryder’s head also separates from the body and can fly around as an individual vehicle, as Tryder Marine (when in sea) and Tryder Hawk (When in the air).
Tryder Mobile (land mode)
Access ramp for the crew
Opening missile doors.
Access ramp for the Crawler
The Shuttle combines with Tryder Cosmic to form Tryder Fortress. In almost every episode, we see Watta and the crew having a meal inside the Fortress while enroute to the battle. It’s almost as staple as having the launch sequence or the final attack. .
Tryder’s secret launch base gimmick. .
Group shots with his “Sunrise Studios” brethren.
-Diecast parts include:
–Whole legs and feet
–Sections of the torso
-Tryder weighs 755 Grams and is roughly 10 inches tall.
-Crawler section weighs 149 Grams
-Tryder Shuttle weighs 370 Grams.
-The ankles … sigh… the ankles tend to be a bit on the weaker side. Luckily, Tryder’s weight is evenly balanced, so even if he does lean over, he won’t fall. I found this only troubling during static poses, ironically, he holds action poses much better.
-No name plate for the base?!
-Would’ve preferred getting the second Shuttle instead of this boxy-type one.The Ugly
Scratches on the chest plate – Even though Bandai put tape and everything on the Styrofoam bar, it wasn’t enough. I wish they made the bar lock in tighter to the slot to prevent the scratching on Tryder’s chrome-plated chest. As is, it’s a crapshoot as to whether you’re getting a scratched chest or not.
Overall, I really liked this release. It just disappoints on 2 major points (the ankles and the scratched up chest). But if you can overlook the first one and get lucky on the second one, then this counts as one of the best SOCs to date. The poseability and the fun factor of the (almost) perfect transformations really makes this one stand out. It makes you really appreciate how Bandai’s engineering crew has come along through the years, especially if you put it next to the Zambot (geez, we really need and updated Zambot).
Funfact – Daitarn 3’s Banjo makes various cameo scenes in the show, here are two examples. I don’t know if I missed any others. .
Funfact 2 In episode 36, Daitarn 3, Zambot 3 and Gundam all make a cameo as toy prizes at a festival shooting game (strangely, the Japanese Wikipedia page lists this appearance as episode 37).
Funfact 3 – As far as the series goes, Tryder G7 is one of those shows where the hero and villains never really have any direct interaction outside of the robot battle scenes. They never even realize Watta (The main protagonist) is a kid. Likewise, the show ends with the Robot Empire just giving up attacking the Earth and just moving on.
I actually enjoyed this series more than Zambot 3 (too depressing) and Daitarn 3 (too pointless), mainly thanks to the show’s focus on Watta’s high school life and friendships. The show even ends with his graduation ceremony. Nice touch.
Funfact 4 – While watching the series, you will come to realize, Tryder G7 can’t fight all of his battles alone. Tryder G7 needs to be saved by the Tryder Shuttle from being nearly destroyed by the enemy mech in a lot of episodes. Seriously, a LOT! For a “MUTEKI” (Invincible) Robo, he sure doesn’t quite deserve the title IMHO. Lol. .