Ikkyu Ghost Eyecon
Televi-kun – February, 2016 Issue
Build & Review
With how many “great heroes” were found in the Ghost Driver beyond the 15 in the show, it’s no surprise that we’d be seeing some as special forms or giveaways, much like the Panda and Kangaroo O-Medals a few years back. First on the agenda is the Ikkyu Ghost Eyecon, based on the Japanese Zen Buddhist. It was available as a free pack in bonus in the February, 2016 issue of Televi-kun Magazine. Unfortunately, to fit inside the general guidelines of magazine bonuses, the Ghost Eyecon comes unassembled. Instead of a rotating panel, it instead features a three panel hologram that shows the eye, “number”, and transformation panels. It can, fortunately, play a new sound in the Ghost Driver, so that’s a plus at least. Also included is a Ganbarizing card featuring Ghost Ore Damashii and Ghost Toucon Boost Damashii.
I understand that there’s a certain thickness magazine pack in bonus boxes can be, and that the average Ghost Eyecon well exceeds that thickness. Regardless, I can’t help but feel relatively disappointed by this. In a sea of Ghost Eyecons that all feature a flippable panel, having one singular Ghost Eyecon in the collection that’s just a hologram is relatively annoying. That being said, the jingle is at least fun. If you’re a huge Ghost Eyecon fan, hunt it down, but given it probably won’t appear in the show, it’s probably a pretty easy pass.