Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Tachikoma a Day: Day 7


Today, my losing streak was broken when I unboxed a green Uchikoma, from the Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. Solid State Society OVA series. This beasty is interesting, a cross between the Tachikomas that are, erm, gone after the Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG TV series.

To be honest, it looks to be a cross between the, erm, missing Tachikomas of the previous series, and the rights-disputed Fuchikomas from the Ghost in the Shell manga that couldn't be used in the animated treatment (WTF? It's all Masamune Shirow, isn't it?).

To be honest, this was the toy I was least interested in getting, and boy, was I wrong.

This is a really nice sculpt, with a differentiated head and abdomen (the latter arguably looks a bit like the Fuchikomas). Really, only the legs and arms (and maybe cannon), look like the 2nd GIG Tachikomans.
Green Uchikoma.
It comes with the stabilizing wheels for the ARM SUIT build-a-figure, so I'm getting closer to finishing that, too.

Three more boxes to go. One more blue, and the non-variant 2nd GIG version to find.

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