Friday, January 26, 2007
This was one of those sets that as soon as I even caught a glimpse of the preview pics in Hobby Japan I knew I was going to pre-order it. Manufactured by Kotobukiya, when I discovered the first set of Votoms Blue Knight Berserga Mini figures, I thought it was a lucky find because it was just sitting there at Anime King on eBay. In fact, you can still get the entire Series 1 set for $25 which has to be one of the best deals on the planet right now. Extremely detailed, weathering, weapons and paint are just superb. My only complaint about the first series which still holds true for the second series is that they are a bit fragile and limbs and torsos can fly off if knocked the wrong way. But they are trading figures so it's not like Soul of Chogokin here. Series 2 does not disappoint as they have five figures plus a secret version for a total of six Votoms mechs which I think together with Series 1 are the best looking Votoms designs of them all (in other words, they don't all look like fire hydrants). I wish they would make 1/35 action figures of some of these designs. Having said that, one in this Series 2 did get the 1/35 makeover from CM's Corporation in that green and red Calamity Dog two-pack. Hmmmmmm, prolly not my first choice to get the 1/35 scale treatment, but ok. If you like Votoms and you like mini figures, this one is a no-brainer.