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No debate, Studio HalfEye makes the perfect Gurren Lagann

2:00 PM on 02.24.2013 // Andres Cerrato

It FULLY transforms. I mean that.

There have been a lot of Gurren Lagann figures. With each one that comes out, it's just a comparison between the last. The Revoltech has great articulation, the ver. Ka has a Giga Drill Breaker, the Riobot has great sculpting, and the list continues along with the debate. We'll sit here and debate which is the best, but that argument is completely moot at this point thanks to Studio Half Eye and their new Gurren Lagann.

For those of you who are new to Studio Half Eye, they put just about everything they can into each figure. If a mecha transforms, you can bet it will transform in their version. As is the case with Gurren Lagann, everything transforms. Yes, it's easy to convert between the two parts, but putting the two into one has escaped every figure so far. Some how, Studio Half Eye has done it.

Lagann, the tiny mecha with the face and the face of Gurren Lagann is fully-transformable. Move the arms back, legs up, and that's the way this can transform. It's seamless going from individual mecha to the head of Gurren Lagann. It is incredible that they can fit a perfect transformation like that into such a small piece. Gurren is just as versatile, being able to go from its fat, stubby self into a slimmed gattai mecha.

Perfection isn't easy and it certainly isn't cheap. The colored resin kit will run you 42,000¥ to complete it yourself. If you want it painted and assembled by the masters themselves, it will cost you 59,850¥. While I would absolutely love to have this, I don't have the patience, let alone confidence, to build it on my own. Oh and yeah, it's going to cost over $600. Maybe I'll win that Powerball eventually, but for now, I'll stick with my Revoltech, ver Ka, and Riobots.

[Studio Half Eye - Gurren Lagann]

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