|"Quantum Brainwaves"? Yeah, that's Mobile Suit Gundam 00 for you.|
Jump past the break for the full details of this Unboxing & Review post!
|The Entry Grade and Mobile Suit Gundam 00 logos.|
|The bottom part of the Front Cover shows the Model No. and Mobile Suit's Code Name.|
|The Left Side Cover lists all the kits available from the Entry Grade line.|
From left to right, we have:
1. GN-0000 00 Gundam
2. GN-001 Gundam Exia
3. RX-78-2 Gundam
4. GAT-X105 Strike Gundam
Also take note that the sample pictures printed here are from painted kits and that they won't look like this when assembled "OOB".
|Right Side Cover|
|OOB pictures and Gundam Information.|
|Gundam series information.|
|A few warning notes.|
Right, that's enough of the box. Let's go check the contents so we can assemble this thing!
|Runner A1: 5 Parts ("Separator" Included)|
|Runner B1: 7 Parts|
|Runner C1-1: 8 Parts|
|Runner C1-2: 5 Parts|
|Some advertising stuff about the different series kits.|
|Some questionnaires at the back.|
Alright, that's it for the contents. Let's go ahead and assemble the Gunpla kit.
At this point, you might ask "Where's the Construction Manual?".
Now, time to remove the parts from the runners.
|The parts are now separated from the runners.|
|Actual Picture of the "Separator".|
That's done with. Finally, we can assemble the Gunpla.
Then, onto the actual Gunpla Review!
I advise to anyone who is planning on purchasing this kit to not expect anything extraordinary, or be prepared to be extremely disappointed. That's not to say that the kit is bad. Here are some profile pictures before we go in-depth.
|"Hey, what's that over there?"|
|"This is how you fight like a ninja!"|
Next, we'll check the Gunpla's details. Since pictures will do a better job at showing detail, I'll just include a few captions here and there to give my comments.
|Similar to the other Entry Grade kits that I've reviewed before it, it has very limited articulation. This particular kit has a more limited articulation due to the "Twin Drive System" attached over its shoulders. The inner arm is also hollow.|
|Moving the arms around is very hard because of the Twin Drive. It can stretch out further but for some reason the connection is too tight.|
|There's also no articulation in the legs except from the point where the legs connect to the hips.|
|There's a lot of lines here for panel lining opportunities. A little less, though, when compared to the EG RX-78-2 Gundam.|
|The legs can spread out this far, although it can go further if the Side Skirt Armor is not preventing it to do so.|
|00 Gundam doesn't have a typical-looking Front Skirt Armor. Because of this, you can move the legs forward and backward more than the other kits in the EG line.|
|The feet are connected to a ball joint. It can wiggle a bit but not that much because of the foot guard.|
|00 Gundam also has similar head articulation to Exia. It can rotate 360° and tilt slightly upwards and down. It also has better head articulation when compared to the other EG kits. (Except when compared to Exia.)|
And now, for my final thoughts...
Again, as expected, there's nothing extraordinary about the EG 00 Gundam. In fact, it lacks most of the detail and articulation that are common to a typical "High Grade" [HG] and even No Grade kits. But that's not to say that the kit is bad. Actually, the kit is not that bad at all. The build is solid (although I think that's mostly due to the number of parts involved) and the Entry Grade kits are surprisingly well detailed but comes molded in limited colors. For Advanced Gunpla Builders who can take their time in modifying this kit, it could look like a No Grade or even a High Grade kit. I'm afraid that I don't have the necessary Gunpla building skills to make that possible.
Assembling the kit is also quick and easy. There's only a few parts involved and you can even build the kit without the aid of the Construction Manual. It took me less than an hour to build, although that's mostly because of me polishing the nub marks as much as I could while taking pictures for this Gunpla Review. Again, I highly recommend this to beginners due to its ease of assembly and simplicity. Although, if you're looking for a more detailed or "typical" Gundam Model Kit, I suggest that you buy a High Grade kit instead. But, really, this is so cheap that it really wouldn't bother most people to buy a couple of kits.
|"Quantum Brainwaves" gives you the ability to moonwalk. No, wait. "Moonslide".|
That's my fourth and final Entry Grade Kit review! I'll be posting more Gunpla Reviews in the future, so be sure to check here from time to time. Thanks again for reading and I'll see you in the next post!