Series 1 PACIFIC RIM “Gipsy Danger” Action Figure

PACIFIC RIM was the movie that I was most looking forward to this Summer. I grew up in the late 70s/early 80s and giant robots fighting giant monsters is the stuff that my childhood was made of. I actually got to see the movie on Thursday night (the official opening was on Friday) and while I won't say it's the greatest movie ever made it certainly was a heck of a good time! I've been thinking about the movie a lot since I saw it and I definitely want to see it again soon!

NECA released three figures in the first wave; Gipsy Danger, Crimson Typhoon and Knifehead. I actually bought all 3 of them before the movie came out so I have first hand knowledge of them.

NECA Series 1 Pacific Rim "Gipsy Danger" 7" Deluxe Action Figure

NECA Series 1 Pacific Rim "Gipsy Danger" 7" Deluxe Action Figure Rating:
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Product Description

One of the year's most anticipated films is Guillermo del Toro's epic sci-fi action movie PACIFIC RIM, opening July 12. When an alien attack threatens the Earth's existence, giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace. Series 1 will have a full line of poseable action figures directly from the film. Characters include Gipsy Danger, Crimson Typhoon, and Knifehead. Figures stand roughly 6" - 8" tall and are created directly from the digital files used by ILM in the making of the movie.

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  • Highly detailed figure from NECA!

Gipsy Danger is the most plain looking of all the Jaegers. I've read that it was styled after a classic Western gun fighter or something like that, which I can kind of see. It is of course the Jaeger from the United States.

The figure stands 7 inches tall and feels pretty solid. There's some good articulation in the all the joints but the arms are a bit limited in movement because of the "shoulder pads" above the arms. I thinks the legs and feet are really cool, with each foot having 2 pieces. This helps in putting the figure in different poses and helps achieve proper balance.

The details of all the mechanical parts that you can see is really cool. The central power core thingy in the chest is a focal point of the figure and I'm a little disappointed in the paint job of that one section. I feel like they could have made it a brighter color or maybe even put in a spinning feature. But that's a minor gripe considering how cool the rest of the figure is.

One other disappointment was that the hands do not have articulated fingers. The pictures make it look like you are able to move the fingers so you could make a fist or have an open hand. That is not the case, however. The hands are molded into fists and you can't change that. Not a huge deal but I was disappointed.

Another major drawback is that it's not really very durable. Within about 15 minutes of me taking him out of the box, one of his arms popped off. It's a simple ball joint and I was able to just pop it right back on, but I think these Pacific Rim figures are more for displaying than actually playing with.

The video posted above goes into much more detail than I ever could so check it out before buying to make sure you know what you're getting. I can say that I'm extremely happy with all 3 figures and can't wait until the next set comes out. Maybe I'll even get a chance to see the movie again before that happens!

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