Latest Posts

Videos: Starwing Paradox Finally Gets Some Proper Gameplay FootageVideos: Starwing Paradox Finally Gets Some Proper Gameplay... Over at 4Gamer, they have a new interview with one of the developers behind the upcoming arcade mecha game Starwing Paradox. Released later this year in the Japanese arcades,...

Read More

News: Gundam Extreme Versus 2 Initial Roster And Location Tests AnnouncedNews: Gundam Extreme Versus 2 Initial Roster And Location... As the rest of the world has Gundam Versus on the PS4, Japanese arcades are gearing up for the upcoming Gundam Versus Extreme 2. On May 12 and 13, stores in Tokyo and Osaka...

Read More

Reviews: Super Robot Wars X (9/10)Reviews: Super Robot Wars X (9/10) Since the end of the Z series, the Super Robot Wars games have tried to change up the setup somewhat, such as including series without mecha in Super Robot Wars V. Well, the...

Read More

Videos: Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS 2 Announced For 2018Videos: Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS 2 Announced For... Bandai Namco have recently announced that Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS 2 will be hitting arcades in 2018. Unlike Gundam Versus, this is being positioned as a true sequel...

Read More

Videos: Build Strike Gundam, Farsia, Gundam Pixie, and Efreet Schneid Coming To Gundam VersusVideos: Build Strike Gundam, Farsia, Gundam Pixie,... Several new DLC units have been announced during the Gundam Games Announcement stream on January 16. Aside from revealing God and Master Gundam gameplay, we saw Missing...

Read More

Toys: Alteisen

Posted on : 04-11-2010 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

Hardware: , ,


Courtesy of our good friends at HobbyLink Japan, we’ve been sent a toy that’s one of the most well known Original Generation (or OG) mecha from Super Robot wars to review. Specifically, the new Super Robot Chogokin Alteisen. In addition, to give the toy some context, we’ve also linked some gameplay footage of it in action at the end of the review.

There are few OG mecha from Super Robot Wars that are quite as iconic as the PTX-003C Alteisen, from its beefy shoulders to the almost Mellowlink-tastic Revolver Stake on its right arm. It’s always been an imposing and quite striking design. Meant as a next generation follow on to the successful Gespenst Mk II mecha, it turned out to be practically unusable due to its inherent balance issues (on account of its excess weight). As such it was piloted by ATX team member and the somewhat steely Kyosuke Nambu. When paired with the PTX-007-03C Weißritter, piloted by the suitably buoyant Excellen Browning, then the Alteisen’s firewpower was somewhat tempered by the Weißritter’s high speed precision.

The Alteisen is not to be confused the PTX-003C-SP1 Alteisen Riese, which was recently featured in the somewhat lacklustre Another Century’s Episode R. Instead, the original Alteisen has been strutting its stuff in the recently aired Super Robot Wars OG anime The Inspector.

This is why we’ve finally received a toy for the design and it’s also, in part, helped to start Bandai’s latest toy line; Super Robot Chogokin. This is a new and interesting venture on the part of Bandai, as it follows on from the success of the excellent Robot Damashii toys whilst incorporating the die-cast elements from the collector focused Soul of Chogokin range. What this means is that you get a smaller more manageable figure that still retains a very high production standard in terms of the sculpt and materials used. In addition, due to the Robot Damashii lineage, the new Super Robot Chogokin toys are very much meant to be played with (rather than just displayed like the Soul of Chogokin figures).

Considering this is the first real OG toy, it’s rather amazing to have it featured so prominently so early on in this new toy line’s life cycle. Especially as the Alteisen is merely a portent of a Super Robot Wars toy deluge to come.

Toy: Super Robot Chogokin Alteisen
Price: 4800 yen
Size/Weight: 7.8 x 19.7 x 7.0 cm / 360g

As designs go, the Alteisen isn’t exactly gimmick ridden but this toy is impeccably rendered. From the die-cast joints to the large amount of die-cast in the legs (the latter help give it a real weight and help with posing) it’s a very impressive figure for the money. The sculpt is nigh-on flawless and the paint job is surprisingly precise too. It’s like we’ve been given a smaller Soul of Chogokin figure for a fraction of the price.

The articulation is very thorough too and whilst the Alteisen isn’t really a design that’s one for ostentatious posing, as it’s a bit too bulky, Bandai clearly haven’t skimped on the joint engineering. The feet are also interestingly jointed around the ankles as well and allow the foot to be positioned independently of the leg itself, making for some interesting poses.

Overall then, this is a lovely toy of a design that has sorely deserved more service over the years. Considering how good this is for the money, we literally cannot wait to see the other mecha in the Super Robot Chogokin Range.

(Either JavaScript is not active or you are using an old version of Adobe Flash Player. Please install the newest Flash Player.)


Comments (3)

Actually the shoulders are the Heavy Claymores that shoot flurries of giant titanium ball barrings.

Don’t mind me. Carry on.

Is the flaming Heat Horn a part that you plug in as a replacement, or does the flame slip on/over the normal horn?

Both flame attachments slip on over the pre-existing parts of the toy. Bar the various hand types, there are no other part replacements.

Write a comment