So this marks the end of this week’s Figuarts review streak. I hope someone enjoyed the nonsense I put up. I don’t think there will be any more new stuff from me soon since figma Black Rock Shooter got delayed. There are so many upcoming figures I want. Looks like I’ll have to slog my ass off working.
G3-X is jam-packed with accessories.
GM-01 Scorpion pistol, GX-05 Kerberos minigun/launcher, GK-06 Unicorn sonic saw (both deployed and stored modes), Guard Acceler baton (deployed and stored), GX warhead, one pair of hands for holding melee weapons, one pair of open palms and one pair of gun-holding hands.
I stupidly deleted one of my original pictures so I can’t crop them.
G3-X and G4 are very similar in terms of sculpt. G3-X has a different head, shoulder armour and additional mount latches on the left arm and leg.
He’s painted in a metallic blue colour that is lighter than the one shown on the box. There are also many differences between the production figure and the prototype, such as sculpting and paint differences. Generally, the sculpt for the mass-produced version is slightly inferior, but it has a better paint job. The toy has red eyes but I believe they were orange on the original suit.
For example, the shoulder armour has been shrunk and re-shaped, the head is molded in less detail, but there are areas painted on the production figure but not on the prototype.
Articulation is pretty much the same as G4 and everyone else except for one minor problem – mounting the GK-06 Unicorn on the left arm restricts articulation by a lot. You can’t really lift his left arm unless you remove the saw.
Leg joints are identical to G4: fixed hip joint, ankle ball joint.
The compound eyes are gorgeous despite the colour difference. You can see the little silver bits on various places around the eyes. The antennae are made of rigid plastic and is more fragile than G4’s thicker antennae. Awesome paint job all around, especially around the police badge.
The backpack is identical to G4’s and serves no function. The power port that G4 uses to power his Gigant missile launcher is also present but useless.
The Guard Acceler baton is mounted firmly on the left leg, unlike the saw on the arm which can move around a bit.
The GX-05 Kerberos in attache mode. I don’t think the transformation is completely identical to the show but it still looks good enough.
Transformation is accomplished by sliding the stock backwards and unfolding the barrel. The safety buttons are molded in blue.
The GM-01 Scorpion pistol. Identical to G4’s, but the separable scope has a purpose:
It is mounted on top of the launcher, and the pistol serves as the firing mechanism for the GX warhead.
Stick ’em up
Time Crisis roleplay
The saw can’t do much besides making noise.
The baton is also pretty useless but it’s strong enough to fend off Unknown attacks.
You wouldn’t want to be in Hikawa’s way when he unleashes the fury of the minigun.
This is one of the best figures in terms of accessories. He may be one of the weakest Riders but he sure is armed to the teeth.