Japanese Transformers Prime Arms Micron Gabu
Gabu has not previously been released, but is scheduled to ship in different colors with a future Arms Micron release.
Kit: The kits are fairly easy to assemble, and so far the stickers seem to be staying on well. The plastic is higher quality than the Kabaya kits. They have no paint apps and are perfect for customizers to paint up for a more elaborate look. Each Arms Micron includes something like a spark crystal, but I’m not sure if that is the intent of it. A sticker goes on before the outer translucent plastic to form it. They look nice, but I had some problems getting the crystal to stay in on some of them. Might need a little glue.
Weapon Mode: Gabu seems to a pick in weapon mode. I can’t imagine what else he is supposed to be. Maybe a crossbow, but I doubt it.
Robot Mode: He seems to be some kind of crab, either a hermit crab or maybe a horseshoe crab. Honestly, I’m not sure.
Overall: This one gets a solid WTF. Neither mode is terribly well imagined. I think this was all they could do to get the combined mode to work.
Combined Weapon Mode
Together, Gabu, Baru, and Dai form the sword Dark Matter Calibur (at least I believe that is it’s name).
Unlike the fancy sword that can be combined from O.P., B.2, and R.A., this is more of a simple broadsword. It’s big and very well designed.
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