Super Robot Chogokin Gunbuster
I’m glad the SRC can somewhat pull off the folded arms pose.
Buster Home Run (Did not appear in the cartoons, only in the radio dramas).
Super Inazuma Kick!
Peg attachment to Soul Stage
Double Buster Collider
Parts swapping required (Painted parts go in the front panels). Be prepared to test the limits of your patience though, as the rods from the Colliders keep falling off.
According to the manual, you can also attach the drills from the Gurren Lagann set to the buster Collider rods. I passed on this, as my thumbs can still recall the pain from trying to attach the drills to Gurren Lagann.
Detonating the Generator Core
Chest plate can be swapped out.
I dunno… maybe it’s the lack of paint apps on the cables or the core, but somehow, this gimmick just falls flat for me.
Comparison with the Gx-34 Gunbuster
The Gainax robots
-Gx-34- 737 Grams
-SRC – 138 Grams
–Inner parts of the lower legs (really cool, by the way)
–Red parts on the torso
–Main joints connecting to the torso
-Can do the “elbows folded” pose
-Holds almost all poses flawlessly.
-Lack of paint apps on the core just makes it look too bland.
-Strange choice of color for the Gunbuster (too light grey?)
-Easily passable if you already have the SOC Gunbuster.
-Some weapons sold separately
Those Double Buster Colliders… they keep falling all over the place. Extremely annoying (I cannot emphasize this enough). I can see the cost cutting measure here done by Bandai, to minimize costs by using the same molds for the arm and leg colliders, but it just comes out poorly executed.
Overall, not bad, but not really something that I’d recommend one to buy, especially if one already has the SOC Gunbuster. Lots more diecast, accessories, stand and impressive transformation and engineering on the SOC Gunbuster..
Considering how much the SRC Gunbuster costs including the weapons set, I think I’d rather get a second Gunbuster if the darn thing wasn’t so expensive now, as the combined cost of the SRC GB and the weapons set on the secondary markets is roughly close to how much the SOC GB retailed back in the day. Shocking….