Review: Hyper Function LBX The Emperor (Danball Senki)
Hyper Function LBX The Emperor
Retail Release – March, 2013 – ¥2,500
The Hyper Function line continues with Kaidou Jin’s first LBX: The Emperor. The Emperor, like most most of Jin’s LBX in the original series, is a purple powerhouse with a knightly feel. The Emperor was released in March, 2013 for the standard Hyper Function price of ¥2,500. As I mentioned in my previous Hyper Function review, the Hyper Function line takes LBX to a whole new level by making the core model the actual Core Skeleton. From here, the rest of the pieces snap together and form the Armor Frame to transform the Core Skeleton into LBX The Emperor. The feel of this guy is very similar to Achilles from before. No issues with loose joints, and I’m not having any major issues with Armor Frame pieces falling off. The look is incredible. The Emperor was from the start a very menecing LBX, and this really carries through with the Hyper Function. While I can’t compare it to the original normal release of The Emperor, the Hyper Function’s added detail, playability, and Core + Armor styling makes it worthwhile. If you already have the original, your desire for this will lie in whether you want a more detailed, more solid kit. If you missed out on the original, the Hyper Function is a perfect substitute, if not the preferred kit of choice. At only $15 more than a standard kit, the Hyper Function adds a level of playability and detail the normal kits can’t bring, and I really love that. Definitely recommended, especially if you picked up Achilles earlier in the year. Well worth the purchase.