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Shooting Game Legends by BoggeyDan Shooting Game Legends by BoggeyDan
My collection of starfighters from various shooting games, all of which I've played (with the sole exception of MSX Gradius 2/Nemesis 2/Nemesis '90 Kai). Note that the Gradius fighters each come with an Option/Multiple drone. ;)

Top row, left to right: Red and blue Silver Hawks (Darius series), red R-Gray 1 (RayStorm)

Bottom row, left to right: Metalion (MSX Gradius 2/Nemesis 2/Nemesis '90 Kai), blue Vic Viper T-301 (Gradius V; also appears in the CG movies of the "Gradius III & IV" compilation)

All of these are from Yujin's Shooting Game Historica gashapon series. I got all of them from Greattoys (save for the R-Gray 1, which I got from some Christmas bazaar last year) roughly two years ago.

Darius and RayStorm © Taito
Gradius © Konami
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Dreythalion Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
All you are missing is the R-9!
BoggeyDan Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Not to mention the OF-1 Daedalus.

Didn't bother with them much since I never played in the way of Irem shooters much. Dx
Dreythalion Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Eh the R-9 Had a place in that line-up that you got there. Then you could say it would represent all the OG starfighters that mattered in Video Games from the 80'ies and early 90'ies but, still sweet collection. 
TronmanZ Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
I've got Vic Viper and the red Silver Hawk. I wish they made more of these, such as Lord British, Rynex, Gauntlet, Axelay, Raiden MK II, and Ikaruga.
BoggeyDan Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The Raiden Mk II is part of Shooting Game Historica 3: [link]

As for Ikaruga, you'll have to settle for the Kotobukiya plastic models instead: [link] [link] [link] [link]
FTYeaN Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
loved raystorm though the bosses form stage 6 onvards is hellish, only the bosses though, the stages was no problem.[especially boss no.6, the robot with his 2 little turrets and the final boss, it's just plain hellish] tried playing the 13 fighters order mode, couldn't finish it. =(
also love gradius, though the only one i played as a kid was gradius gaiden, played the other titles when there was a psp remake of the gradius games.
still playing raystorm to this date on my psp xD
BoggeyDan Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The stage 6 boss is one of my personal favorites, if only because it's a transforming heavy aircraft. xD
But yeah, stage 7's boss is just hellish for me as well. At least the final boss is interesting. xDDD
Man, I really wish I had an X360 myself, because the HD version of Raystorm is pure awesome. D:

My very first foray into Gradius is the NES port of the very first Gradius, 'nuff said. xDDDD
FTYeaN Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
I was also wandering whether you got a model for a game called 'Einhander'
That game was also awesome. The graphics, gameplay, weapon varieties, everything.
One of the best shooters ever. Started playing this around the same time I got Raystorm when I was a kid.

It's a bit hard to believe that this game is made from SquareSoft, considering that they usually make RPGs.
Ghieri Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
This ones are pretty cool, especially the Vic Viper T-301, which is one of the biggest icons in the genre and it's just plain awesome.

They should really add the Raiden Fighters series to this collection though.... they obviously can't add all of the fighters that appear in the three games, but they should at least make the most iconic ones: like the Aegis IV (its camouflage-colored variant, the Aegis II-c, would make a really nice color variant) and the Ixion (my personal favorite); they could also consider the Chaser/Chaser 2000, the Devastator/Eraser, the Judge Spear, the Beast Arrow/Beast Wing..... it would be absolutely amazing and I would definitely get those without hesitation.
BoggeyDan Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly why the Vic Viper is part of the first lineup... Gradius is one of the most popular shmup franchises of all time. xD

Oh yes, indeed. Especially the Judge Spear, which is originally from Viper Phase 1, and the Ixion just screams of cool. :3
Raiden Fighters has so many planes that it should be a whole Shooting Game Historica assortment upon itself. xDD
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