vrijdag 3 juni 2011

Saint Seiya Myth Cloth review #7: Geki the Bear

One of the great things I personally like about the Myth cloth series, is that it also has models of the `B-Team` of Saints, or `the five that where left behind` after the Galaxian Wars, namily Unicorn, Bear, Lionet, Hydra and Wolf.

Unfortunatly the prices for some are going through the roof on eBay at the moment, with Ban the Lionet and especcially Nachi the Wolf clocking in well over a 100 dollars for the model. On the other hand, with the low course the dollar is steering at the moment, they still are more or less affordable to us European fans.

These 5 saints played a secondary role in the anime and manga, being featured in the anime adaption to `show off` the powers of the main anagonists (though you`d get the impression Jabu of Unicorn would have been a mainliner in the first episodes, like Yato became in the Lost Canvas), and to protect the fallen Saori in the later half of the battle for Sanctuary, and again for Seka (Seiya`s missing sister) in the Elysium chapter of the Hades arc.



The first thing you notice when you open the box, is that Geki is a large model, towering more then a head`s length over the other Bronze saints (who, at that time, are boys of around 14 to 16 years of age), and half a head over the other, more `adult` saints like the God Warriors or the Gold Saints.

Having trained in Canada by defeating a grizzly bear barehanded to gain the cloth, Geki is a warrior relying on pure physical strength, and has a solid cloth to represent this. While the bronze cloths in the anime where heavily adapted from their manga counterparts (a robed mid section, a full helmet, lower leg armour), the Bear saint stays rather true to the original, with still a belt only for the midsection armour, and a headpiece `hairband style`.

The cloth itself is very simple to assemble, having an interlocking chestplate and connecting shoulderpads, and `glide over` leg and arm armour which don`t have to interlock with any other parts, making the model an easily posable model. I opted to just put him in a sort of boasting pose though, because well, that just does the job for me in my cabinet.

All in all, a simple model, yet elegant in it`s execution and style, with no mistakes or such in it. I`m rating this a 4 out of 5 stars, as it doesn`t have to be spectacular with many parts and oddities to be an effective display model in my opinion!

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