Review: Gaburicalibur (Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger)
Zyuden Sword Gabiricalibur
Retail Release – February, 2013 – ¥3,800
While the Gaburevolver acting as their long ranged sidearm, the Kyoryugers need a nice swift blade to act as their close combat weapon of choice. For this, they have none other than the Gaburicalibur. It was released at the premier of the show in February, 2013 for ¥3,800. The sword measures around 16 inches (40 cm), meaning it’s a decent length for a toy, but still falls flat in trying to be a sword. Included is the Allomerus Beast Battery, number 15. In the Gaburevolver it plays the usual “Gaburincho! Allomerus!” sound, along with various attack noises when on its own, or combined with other Beast Batteries. The Gaburicalibur unfortunately does not read the Beast Batteries. Regardless whether one is inserted or not, you will get a generic sword slashing sound. When you do insert one, you hear “Gaburincho!” and nothing else, as it doesn’t read which Beast Battery is inserted. When you slide the edge of the sword, you will hear the attack standby sound, followed by “Vamola!” and a final attack once you press the trigger. By pressing the large gray button, swinging the hilt down, and the blade back, you can attack it to the opened Gaburevolver to make the Gaburu Cannon. The Gaburu Cannon is a large, shotgun like weapon. Like the Gaburicalibur, it doesn’t matter if, how many, or what Beast Batteries are inserted into the toys. The combined toys play a generic blast sound that continues while you hold down the trigger. When you pump the weapon, you hear “Vamola!” and a final attack sound when you pull the trigger. Pump the weapon again and you get “Mucho!” It doesn’t matter how many times you do this, the same attack sound will always play, making the inclusion of “Mucho!” kind of pointless. Regardless, the weapon stands at a whopping 17.75 inches long with quite a bit of heft given the weight of the two origin weapons. The sounds might be lacking, but the weight and feel of the toy is incredible. Overall, the Gaburicalibur is a fun toy that just doesn’t have as much playability as the Gaburevolver does. The lackluster toy is saved by the combination with the Gaburevolver. While the combination lacks great sounds, it makes up for it in how awesome it feels in the hand and looks on display. If you can get it on sale, it’s a great buy, but otherwise, it’s only saving grace is the Beast Battery and the Gaburu Cannon combination.