Soul of Chogokin Tryder G7

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Soul of Chogokin Tryder G7

Opening credits

Tryder Launch! (in some episodes, we see on the launch monitors that their software is by Microsoft. Lol . …)

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!

Tryder Vulcan Missile, Tryder Javelin, Tryder Bird Attack

Tryder Javelin

Tryder Chain, Tryder Lure, Tryder Beam Cannon, Tryder Saber

Tryder Chain

Tryder Lure

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.

Tryder Cutter, Tryder Cutter (modified), Tryder Missile

Tryder Cutter
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.

Tryder Saber

Fun poses!!! All thanks to an interesting joint design

Later in the show, we get a modified version of the Tryder Bird Attack animation clip, showing the internal systems powering up during the sequence. This is what we get with the SOC. .

Tryder Bird Attack!

Tryder’s primary robot mode is called G7 but he has other modes as well, similar to Daitarn 3.

Tryder’s land vehicle mode – The Tryder Beagle

You can rotate Tryder while he’s on the Crawler.

Tryder’s fighter mode – Tryder Cosmic

It’s strongly recommended to add this little black plastic bar to support the heavy Tryder Cosmic’s landing gears.

Tryder’s second fighter mode (for high speed pursuit)- Tryder Eagle

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 Hawk

Tryder Marine

Tryder Mobile (land mode)

Tryder Marine docking

Tryder Shuttle

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. .

Before combining the Shuttle and Tryder, make sure these pins are out. They will help fasten Tryder in.

Tryder Fortress

To get the doors to pop close, just press on the release button inside the Shuttle. .

(Optional) storage for the chest plate. It’s not something based on the Anime though, in case you were wondering.

Later on, the Shuttle is remade and has a sleeker frame. It’s too bad we don’t get this here.

Trider scout ship- too bad we didn’t get this. Then again it only appeared in one sequence. Lol..

Display base.

Tryder’s secret launch base gimmick. .

Group shots with his “Sunrise Studios” brethren.

Final attacks

The Good

-Diecast parts include:
–Whole legs and feet
–Sections of the torso
–Torso-connecting joints

-Tryder weighs 755 Grams and is roughly 10 inches tall.

-Crawler section weighs 149 Grams
-Tryder Shuttle weighs 370 Grams.

-Extending ankles for more poseability.

-Extending hip joints for more poseability.

-“Stick” accessory for pushing out the internal fists. It doesn’t get the job done though, as I still prefer pulling out the fingers like on the older SOCs, but it helps a bit.

-Interesting approach to how to make the toy pose it’s legs forward without the usual annoying “skirt plate” issue.

-“Open mouth” face plate

The Bad

-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.

“Smooth criminal” .

-Ugh… that peg.. why couldn’t it have been collapsible???

-These wheels are tough to pull out. I just gave up. 😀

-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.

A quick fix for it is to just wedge a piece of paper into the Styrofoam slot so it will stop moving. I recommend this especially if you plan to put the toy into storage.

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 2 – Lol. This scene by one of the show’s villains made me jump out of my seat. Holy wardrobe malfunction! (Parental guidance, kids. 😉 )

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. .

Ending credits

Gold


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