|As I was looking for the 'successor' to my beloved SD Jegan, I found this.|
Since this is a very old Gunpla of mine, I'll label it as an "unofficial" review.
Head on past the break to view the entire post!
Alright, since I've already opened this Gunpla, let's just do a little "Fake Unboxing". First, let's take a look at the box.
|SD Gundam G Generation-0 logo. Made in 1999.|
|Left Side Cover|
|No.17 & 19 from the G Generation-0 SD Gundam line and, most probably, a summary of the PSX game.|
|Looks like the kit costs ¥400 in Japan. At least, back in 1999.|
|Right Side Cover|
|Sample pictures of a painted GM Custom.|
|Front view.. Rear View.. Weapons.. What is that? Interesting..|
|Bottom Side. The Top Side looks exactly like this, as well.|
This kit comes in a standard Gunpla box, unlike the first 2 kits that I've reviewed. You can read them here, if you haven't yet:
Entry Grade GN-001 Gundam Exia Unboxing & Review
Entry Grade RX-78-2 Gundam Unboxing & Review
You can open the kit by sliding up the top part of the box, the one with "Glossy" cardboard paper. The runners are stored in the bottom part of the box which is usually just a normal cardboard.
|Prints inside the box.|
|Special plates? I wonder what that is..|
|Some pictures of BB Senshi SD Gunpla.|
|"Gundam 777"? Is this some sort of survey? I wish I can read it..|
|Constructional Manual Front|
|Constructional Manual Back|
|Constructional Manual Runner Count|
|Constructional Manual Page 1|
|Constructional Manual Page 2|
|Constructional Manual Page 3|
Since I've already assembled this kit, I can't show pictures of the runners. So, let's go straight into the review.
I didn't like this kit that much. Especially, when you I realized that it is NOT a Jegan. Alright, let's take a look at some sample photos here.
|RGM-79N GM Custom, after assembly.|
|Closer look at GM Custom's front view.|
|Looking at the back of the Gunpla and.. Woah!|
|Pegs are available on both arms, where you can attach GM Custom's Shield.|
|SD GM Custom's Beam Rifle.|
|SD GM Custom's Shield.|
|First, remove the arms and the head...|
|Then replace it with Gundam Alex's.|
|Front View of RX-78NT-1 Gundam "Alex".|
|Rear view of arms and its head.|
|Closer look at Gundam Alex's arm. Only the left arm has a peg for the shield.|
|Gundam "Alex" comes with this cool & gimmicky "Beam Rifle"! It looks more like a Missile Launcher. Those 4 missile-looking things? That's ammo. Yup, this bad boy is spring-loaded!|
|Unfortunately, I thought I can use it on SD GM Custom's arm.. I forced it in, and the peg broke. I'll find some super glue for it.|
|Gundam "Alex" also comes with its own Shield. I'll let him use GM Custom's Beam Saber while I find that super glue.|
|Closer look at Gundam Alex's Shield.|
|Gundam Alex's "Full Armor" parts.|
|Front View of Full Armor Gundam 'Alex'.|
|Tilted slightly to the right.|
|Full Armor Gundam 'Alex' Side View.|
|Full Armor Gundam 'Alex' Rear View.|
|The Head Gear's sides are slightly different from one another, for some reason.|
Well, I don't really have much to say about this kit because you don't really have anything much to say about it. However, I have this to say.. I'm very disappointed about this kit. I know that it's cheap and I know it's an SD Kit. But the SD Jegan that I bought in Hongkong was slightly better than this and it was BAJILLION times cheaper. I'm not even sure if my SD Jegan was authentic. Unfortunately, I can't find my SD Jegan so I can't do a comparison. Plus, it's molded in green! (or blue-green) How does the conversion to 'Alex' work? You have to paint it for it to look like Gundam 'Alex' and if you do that, you won't be able to use it as GM Custom. *Sigh*
I also noticed that I tried to panel line the kit to make it look good. I also noticed that I stopped midway because I realized that I'm making it look worse because I suck at panel lining. You might notice some of the panel lines, although I removed most of it before making this review.
|Look at all those nub marks...|
Well, there's a sudden review out-of-the-blue, albeit a boring one. Huh.
I'll see you in the next post!