Various Gaogaigar PVC action figures, several companies have released quite a few over the years.
The first company to manufacture the Gaogaigar figures (aside from Takara) was Yujin.
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Yujin GGGG, GGG and GFG
Standing at 12″, King J-Der towers over the other PVC figures.
The Yujin figures are the worst, actually (with the exception of King J-Der). The gold paint keeps rubbing off on one’s fingers.
The second company to try to make figures of Gaogaigar is Kaiyodo
Kaiyodo Robot Museum Star Gaogaigar, Gaogaigar and Goldion Hammer Gaogaigar
Yujin Zonder core (left) and Kaiyodo Zonder Core.
The only way to get the GGG big three was to buy the Grand Glorious DVD Boxset original Japan Region 2 giftset. I was fortunate enough to score the figures last week on Ebay (Sans the DVD though). CM’s Corp. will be releasing mass produced versions of Genesic Gaogaigar (open wings), Gaofighgar (with Goldion Hammer) later this year.
Inner box, four faces of the tower
(the space below Gaofighgar is where the DVD set should be, unfortunately the Ebay Seller already sold this off separately)
CMS MAS Star Gaogaigar.
The latest addition to the CMs MAS Gaogaigar line, the figure has more detail and actually stands better than the previous Kaiyodo figure.
Kaiyodo GGG and CMs MAS GGG
CMs MAS GGG and Yujin GGG
(L-R) CMs MAS GGG, Yujin GGG and Kaiyodo GGG
Kaiyodo Star GGG and CMs MAS Star GGG
CMs MAS Star GGG and GGG
The Star GGG has more detailed “crown” and painted Linear Gao windows and painted elbows.
CMs’ MAS Star Gaogaigar and Gaogaigo
CM’s MAS Gaofighgar and Gaogaigo
CM’s MAS Gaofighgar and Yujin Gaofighgar
Yujin’s Genesic Gaogaigar and CMs MAS Genesic Gaogaigar
CM’s MAS GGGG, GGG and GFG
CM’s Mecha Action Series Gaogaigar figures so far.
Overall, the Yujin figures are the worst (due to the rub off paint), but they are technically the most fun to pose (the others tend to have very tight joints. It feels like I might break them trying to pose them).
I’d say the CMs MAS figures are better, in terms of proportion, the only drawback is changing the fists is a real difficult task! I wished they made it easier. The joints on Star Gaogaigar is actually better than those included in the DVD box (CMs MAS Gaofighgar just literally comes apart in your hand).
The Kaiyodo figures are slightly disproportioned and the wing connector pegs are very, very fragile.