UPDATE - 3/29/2013 - OFFICIAL IMAGES!!!!
This is a thing of beauty!! And this is the first time we're getting a look at his stand/base, too!
July can't get here soon enough!
Here are some great new official images of a figure that I have been dying for for years and years-- the Soul of Chogokin Danguard Ace!!!
Finally, Bandai brings the popular Dangard Ace to their modern classic chogokin series! As one of the very last classic giant robots that were absent from Bandai's line, he is finally absent no longer!
Until this point, the best versions of Dangard were the original Popy versions (GA-78, but more so GA-79!) and the more recent Yamato version, but the Popy figures looked too old to display with the new Chogokin series and the Yamato version-- while really good in it's own right-- still didn't quite fit in with the SOC figures.
But now-- now we've got the real deal-- the best of the best-- SOC version of Danguard Ace heading our way this July!
And to those of you who have been wondering about the true scale of this figure would be (many were trying to determine it from the display pics), the official word is that it will be 190mm, which comes out to 7 1/2" tall! Not nearly as small as many were thinking he'd be. Would it have been better if he was in the Voltes V and Diamos scale? Yes. But at just over an inch shorter, this is still a good sized figure.
If I had one thing about this figure that does disappoint me it would be the fact that he doesn't seem to have any missiles that actually shoot from his chest. Oh man, that would have made him perfect! But still, all in all, I can not wait to add Danguard Ace to the rest of my Chogokin collection!
Looks like I'll be shelling out Y12,600 (approx $135.00) for him in July (probably Aug here in the US).