Daily Archives: January 5, 2015

Pacific Rim – Striker Eureka and Crimson Typhoon

Today is a look at a different kind of robot.  Slightly larger in scale than a Transformer, but no less important for the protection of Earth.   Today we are looking at NECA’s Pacific Rim figures.  More to the point, two of the Jaegers, Striker Eureka and Crimson Typhoon.

I missed most of these figures the first time around, since my local comic book store didn’t carry them, and I am not one to go and buy stuff online, sight unseen.   I was at a toy show last year, when I happened upon a few other Pacific Rim figures that had just been released.  I loved them instantly, bought them, and the Kaiju from the same wave, and lugged them all home.  Once home, I opened them and realized just how good they are.   These robots have some amazing detail that makes them stand out on the shelf.  What a treat.

I saw that these two were being re-released in what NECA called a 2nd Deployment.  The chance to get my hands on the three-armed Crimson Typhoon was too good to pass-up.  I got them, loved them, and then they sat in a pile for nearly forever… or at least June of 2014.  Six months is practically forever in the toy world.  Once open, I like them even more.

The level of detail is so outstanding on these.   They have great articulation.   With Crimson Typhoon, it has the three arms, controlled by triplets.   The mech also features backwards knees that give it such a great appearance that differentiates it from the other Jaegers.

Then there is Striker Eureka.  The last, best hope for bringing an end to the Kaiju.  For a while, it was on top, and then disaster hit.  Well, it still looks good before it got all bashed up.   With more of a human resemblance, he has a great anime style with the air intakes sticking up on it’s back.  There are also a could of extra shields around the arms.  The best part may be the giant scissors on each arm.  How better to cut a Kaiju down to size.

These are great figures.  They have such good articulation, and all of that detail only a few companies could bring.  There is an amazing cult following for the movie, and the toys too.   When I saw the movie, I instantly loved it.  I walked out and said, “This is going to do poorly.”  Why?  Because nobody seems to go see the movies I love.  Well, we get a second one here in the not too distant future, so probably more Kaiju and hopefully some new Jaegers too.


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