At about $100, Gypsy Danger is big and detailed enough to feel like a solid value. It comes packed in a nice window box, complete with a backdrop of a coastal city in need of protection, and it shows off the figure very well. That being said, I can’t imagine anyone picking this thing up and not immediately tearing it open– Gypsy Danger is a great toy, incredibly cool to look at, good to pose and a hell of a lot of fun to play with. I can’t wait to pit him against the 18″ Knifehead Kaiju coming next Spring!
Speaking of the cool factor, that’s where Gypsy Danger truly shines. I’d be hard pressed to find a toy collector who isn’t stoked to experience a huge figure firsthand… there’s something undeniably cool about playing with a solid, hefty toy that feels sturdy and appears massive. Gypsy is a great example of that kind of heaping hunk of plastic, a toy you will spend hours posing and activating the lights on and just messing around with. The size and thematic nature of the mech makes Gypsy feel like a throwback to the giant Mazinger toys of the 70s and 80s, but with the added detail and modern quality that has made NECA famous.
Budapest. “Rom Szám”. 2009. Our Hungarian colleagues showing Gypsy dances in a beautiful ethnographic version. Glaring folk costumes, performance in the weather. At first a bride says goodbye to her friends. And then, as it should be, dances.
Gypsy Danger stands a full 18″ tall, featuring a sculpt as loaded with detail as we have come to expect from NECA. Every armored plate and hydraulic piston is present here, adding a realistic texture to the mech’s iconic silhouette, and it looks fantastic. The paint apps are clean and precise, including the military style markings and insignias all over Gypsy’s shoulders and chest. The figure is painted a flat blue that offers a very non-plastic appearance, and the dark wash adds to the grimy, lived-in realism of the Pacific Rim universe, while helping to show off the intricacies of the sculpt.
Check out these incredible Jaeger cosplays of Cherno Alpha and Gypsy Danger made by DBsamurai and Hailee. They even light up! Though entering the Amazing Arizona Comic Con costume contest under the novice category, the judges bumped them up to the expert level and gave them first place! Well deserved!
You can check out their process on making these costumes come to life