Ahh, Medal Set 02, the not as necessary little brother to Medal Set 01. Not to say that it’s not awesome, as it most certainly is, but I’ll ramble about that later. So this set was a slight bit easier to come by, with CS Toys getting 12 of them at one time. Of course, after the initial release, it’s now near impossible to find, sold out everywhere, and stock is so random and sporadic you probably miss it on Ami-Ami for the sixth time. Angry face. Good luck in the hunt for this one too.
Set 02 contains DX die-cast Core Medals for Sai (Rhino), Gorilla, and Zou (Elephant), the three Core Medals of Gamel, everyone’s favorite retarded Greeed. Of course, you can get die-cast Capsule Medals of these three fairly easily at various retailers or Yahoo-Japan. Outside of the back design (DX has the 1-2-3 line gimmick, while Capsule just has three stars on the back.) and slight hue differences, they’re the same thing. If you can’t find Set 02, they’re a great substitute. Sai is cast in a frosted clear plastic. The design is probably one of my favorite design out of the three, and possibly yet. Gorilla’s design is neat too, cast in a dark gray tone featuring a giant gorilla face. Zou is pretty much opaque black plastic, the chip inside being pretty much not visible in the slightest. The design features a GekiElephant looking elephant on it. He likes peanuts. The Ganbaride Promo includes SaGohZo Combo doing his super cool rocket punch. It’s SaGohZo so it’s automatically awesome. The back has SaGohZo’s epic tribal logo on it.
Overall, while the set is great, the designs are awesome, and as always, the DX Medals prove to be the best, this set just doesn’t have as much worth behind it as Set 01. At least with Set 01, two of the three weren’t available, either elsewhere, or in die-cast form. With this set however, all three can be found, in die-cast form in the second Capsule Set, for roughly the same price. Unless you’re very hard up for the DX molding, it’s probably best to just get the Capsule toys, otherwise you might be waiting around for quite some time.