The Goliathon is the heaviest of the Rayguns, weighing in at 10lbs. It's sturdy and ribbed handle provides the user with sufficient support.
The Goliathon 83 has tubing, valves, two stage switching circuits, thermionic resonance chambers, inverse aether flux holding cells, and a Krimble radiator. Its three glass canisters, in yellow, pink and blue, carry residue from missions past.
This is a limited edition piece, handcrafted and made out of metal with some glass parts. It comes with its own velvet lined pressed tin case (which doubles as a display stand), Certificate of Authenticity and an assortment of implements and crafting tools.
The display box is approximately 460mm x 320mm x 140mm (18" x 12.5" x 5.5") *All sizes are approximate*
Displays nicely in its case.
Designed by Greg Broadmore. Sculpted and Built by Dave Tremont.
The Goliathon 83 is undoubtedly a fine looking weapon â€“ just its... Read more.
The Goliathon 83 is undoubtedly a fine looking weapon â€“ just its huge size and lumpeness shows you mean violent business, and it could readily be used in hand to hand combat, if you didnâ€™t mind bending a couple of the delicate prongs. It is heavy too, and may induce hernias! The dial and switch work, and it has five glass parts in all, which look really splendid, and seem surprisingly tough. As well as the more obvious phlogiston canisters and inverse aether flux holding cell to the rear, it has two yellowish glass thermionic resonance chambers secreted in the middle, below the gloriously painted silver speckled â€œsparklets bulbâ€ on top. It has a pock-marked surface and a nice dark-grey metallic finish (much better than the mini), with lots of authentic rust, and the brass tubing has plenty of green copper corrosion on it. The end of the barrel is truly brutal looking compared to the more refined look of the later rayguns, and even the smaller beam projector on top has a truly old fashioned look â€“ even without the 1883 date, you can see that this precedes the other raygun pistols. The top prong is a bit thin and delicate, and will get easily damaged in a fight, but the wibbly-wobbly prong at the back is surprisingly solid.
The metal case is up to the standards of the other rayguns, and this one comes with a plethora of utterly bewildering accessories. One is similar to the wooden-handled tool that comes with the F.M.O.M., one seems to be some kind of electrical aether-current earthing device with two electrodes, a wooden handle and a crocodile clip (perhaps for â€œencouragingâ€ any captured Moon Men to talk?), and one seems to be a two-finger grip for unscrewing something (not, as I first thought, a pair of spectacles for close-up work). The hole in this vaguely fits the other three objects, which seem to be some kind of screwdrivers of increasing girth, although they also very handily double as â€œdaddy bear, mummy bear and baby bearâ€ ice-cream spoons for family picnics, and there is also the metal gun mount.
The Goliathon 83 is a thing of bestial beauty, and I thoroughly recommend all Grordbortâ€™s enthusiasts and budding genocidal maniacs to invest in one. However, despite the brutal good looks of the weapon, the fancy glass components, and the cornucopia of goodies within its case, it is my least favourite of the four full-sized rayguns that I posses. I think that this is for two reasons â€“ firstly, it has a very flat, thin, two-dimensional look compared to the other, more bulbous and curvy guns; and secondly, there is not much tubing, and what it has is mostly flush with the body. Having said that, I am still very glad that I purchased it â€“ it is only worse relative to the others, and still an item of destructive beauty. Hide.
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