Gundam Fix Figurations: Tell me about them

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  1. CdnShockwave

    CdnShockwave The Prince of Poses TFW2005 Supporter

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    Well, I'm thinking of buying one of these Gundam Fix Figurations just to see what they're like, but before I sink $50 into one of these things, just want to ask a few questions:

    Quality: What's it like on these guys? I've bought some of the small Gundam soft plastic figures in the past and been really disappointed. Are they really worth the money?

    Are there any more GM figures than just the sniper version?

    It's kind of hard finding info on these guys... are they old? Are they new?

    What's up with the number designations and names? I looked them up on e-bay and they're completely off the wall... don't seem to make any sense at all.
     
  2. Frognal

    Frognal Prodigal Son Returned

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    I'll say. Doing a search brings up nothing but product descriptions for stores.
     
  3. thor20

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    The HLJ list will show you more than I can tell you in terms of what's available.

    Overall quality on them is quite good. They're a little more fragile than the softer plastic Mobile Suit in Action toys, as the material used is a brittler plastic that holds detail better. They're very much display pieces. They'll stand up to gentle playing around and posing, but you aren't going to want to stage full-scale battles in your backyard like we used to with GI Joes (spending that much only to blow them up with bottle rockets would be pretty dumb).

    Tons of accessories (even more now than the earlier figures in the series, as each one generally comes with enough add-ons to build a completely different second figure), and the paint jobs are remarkably well done. Everything's painted - Little to no bare plastic. A lot of them have a light wash to bring out panel lines and whatnot, and they've all got tons of little-bitty caution markings and squad designations and so forth tampo-printed on them.

    The Zeonography tie-in series (bad guy robots instead of good guy robots) is very funky, as well. The new Kampfer release keeps begging me to buy it, but I've been attempting to be a responsible adult as late. Japan weeps at this development.
     
  5. megatroptimus

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    I should receive a the #0030 this week (Zeta), I'll let you know how it is.
     
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    Ok, I received it today. Unfortunately for me, this one is not a transformer, it's a partformer. You have to detach and a re-attach a zillion parts. Robot is cool and decently articulated, "transformation" is a pain in the ass to get right (took me like 45 minutes the first time to get everything "right"). Waverider mode looks agressive compared to other Zetas. With the display stand, it's nice, but playability is close to zero. Detailing is amazing though. What size font is that? 0,0000001??! With a magnifying glass, it's all perfectly readable! More of a display piece than anything.
     
  7. ARTIMUS ONE

    ARTIMUS ONE Investigations Dept.

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    www.imageanime.com

    www.gundamstoreandmore.com

    Gundams are pretty cool...just some figures I had and sold because I got bored with them. They are well made, very sturdy, and highly detailed. They also come with a crap load of parts so if I were you, I would get some mini zip lock bags and keep them handy if you plan on collecting them. The Zenograpghy figures are cool as well. Highly detailed figures.
     
  8. CdnShockwave

    CdnShockwave The Prince of Poses TFW2005 Supporter

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    Way ahead of you there. I've already got about eleven ziplocks as it is, and that's just for TF parts.
     
  9. LigerPrime

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    Yeah, I agree with that you say except for the brittle part. The toys aren't as durable as MSIA or TFs but I've yet to break them yet. They're definately more tougher than model kits and the more complex ones like the Deep Striker have alot of parts. The best part about them...they look as good as they are pictured...of course they are some with QC problems in terms of paint jobs like other toylines.

    In Jan - Feb 2007, Bandai is releasing a 1/100 Fix RX-78-2 Gundam version KA...I believe if its successful, we could see more 1/100 scale fix...but I won't hold my breath for them.

    My apologies, I missed this thread when it first came out...bummer.

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  10. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    *Fast foward to next year*

    CDN- "Check out my huge Gundam Colection!" :lol 
     
  11. Evan Goldsborough

    Evan Goldsborough Freelance Negotiator

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    If you're interested in a GM, I think I saw the Gundam Version KA has parts that allow it to be made into one. May be more to your tastes?
     
  12. LigerPrime

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    Yeah, that's the only old school aka "One Year War" GM released in the Fix series...of course there are various types of GMs in subsequent series.
     
  13. CdnShockwave

    CdnShockwave The Prince of Poses TFW2005 Supporter

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    Why?! Why must you make these so damn appealing!!
     
  14. LigerPrime

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    The first pictures shows the mecha from series 26...where the RX-78-2 version KA Gundam is convertible to the GM on its right - through interchangable armor.

    The second pictures shows the Gundam Fix and Zeonography's scale against their Master Grades counterpart.

    Anyway, below are 2 links to help you track which mecha is from which series. The first link is for Gundams and the second link is for Zeonography.

    http://www.tamashii.jp/fix/index.html

    http://www.tamashii.jp/zeon/index.html

    IMO this is the best Gundam line cureently in the market at least until they are released in 1/100 scale! :D  I got into this line because some import shop in my country was dumping them for around US$25-30 and because Guncanon was released.

    I have to warned you though, the earlier releases had very limited articulation and the line only improved in leaps and bounds in the past year or so.

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  15. Evan Goldsborough

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    All right, time to wake this up.

    I've been looking around at these things, and I definately am liking what I'm seeing. Hell, I'd have been ALL OVER that Kampfer by now if I didn't already have the Master Grade. (It's so beautiful....)

    But, I digress....

    I have two main questions here.

    I can't see your second picture, so my first question is this: these are indeed in 1/144 scale, and thus match up with the HGUC in regards to height, correct?

    Secondly, where have you been finding the best prices for these? Gundamstoreandmore's seen VERY high when I compare them to the approximate yen/dollar translation on HobbyLinkJapan. I mean, I expect there to be some price hike (it's an import, after all), but not quite that much.

    The one's I've been looking at are the Gundam ZZs. (haven't yet been able to figure out whether I want the giant beam saber or the grey color scheme more.....)
     
  16. LigerPrime

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    Er, I assume you're asking me (Liger) the questions since the pictures are "mine". LOL! I'm puzzled, that I'm also unable to see the second picture from my office also...I will check out the pictures when I'm back home later tonight.

    Referring to your questions:

    i) Scale-wise the Gundam Fix and Zeonography figures seems around the 1/144 scale. But as weird as this sounds, I don't recall seeing anying official with regarding the scale. I even recalling asking fellow collectors the same question but none could give me a positive answer. I haven't found anything official from Bandai either - I kid you not. The "unofficial" stand is 1/144.

    That's why the Nu Gundam from the Fix series isn't to scale with its RX-78 counter-part as compared to their MG versions - know what I mean?

    The scale issue is more apparent in the earlier releases when it can be seen that the normal RX-78 is so much smaller than its version KA counterpart and Zaku IIs.

    I will post a couple of comparison pictures of Gundam Fix and their HG counterparts later. In fact, I think I wanted to post more pictures but er, I don't think this is proper as this is a Transformer forum! LOL!

    But seriously, the Gundam Fix and Zeon toys are the coolest toys I have ever come across - good designs, decent articulation, tons of weapons and gimmicks. There has been improvements in the line.

    ii) The reason why I'm able to amass a rather wide range of Gundam Fix and Zeonography figures is because my country (Singapore) has tons of them (mostly the newer ones now) and in the past year, many toy companies in Hong Kong were dumping them and the specialised toy stores in my country took the opportunity to import them.

    For example, the average price I pay is only around USD$25-30. To tell you the truth, I only got into Fix and Zeonography either in June or July, because of the "dumping". As recent as 1 year ago, these 2 series (Fix & Zeon) were retailing around USD$38 and above.

    Prior to that, I had practically stopped my Gundam collection after getting every single mecha and vechicle from the MSIA UC0079 (One Year War) series, movie version - I kid you not. Example, Big Zam, Gun Parry, Gallop etc.

    The other reason why I got into the series was because Bandai released other 'good guy' mechas such as the Guncannon and GMs.

    I normally try to form a squadron for each Gundam mecha. For example, 3 Doms & 3 Zaku IIs and my focus is solely on the "One Year War" series. Currently, I have stopped for awhile because I'm waiting the release of the 1/100 scale Gundam Fix of the RX-78-2 Gundam version KA. I got a feeling that if it sells, we could see additional releases like Zaku IIs...now that will be my ultimate toy line! Of course, I'm also eyeing a Char Rick Dom that one of my friends have...:D 
     
  17. Frognal

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    This is just wishful thinking, but I wonder if you could take the armor parts from the Perfect Gundam figure and use them on the better articulated release of the RX-78-2?
     
  18. LigerPrime

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    Although I do not have the perfect Gundam, I seriously doubt it would work because the RX-78 from the perfect Gundam is smaller than the Version KA Gundam.
     
  19. Frognal

    Frognal Prodigal Son Returned

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    That's what I thought.
     
  20. LigerPrime

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    I was actually about to get the perfect Gundam until I picked up the one with G-Armor. Although the toy was very made i.e. good paint job, tight joints and a wacky combing gimmick, I was disappointed with the lack of articulation - the legs are immovable and the size - it was smaller compared to the Zaku IIs and Ver KA that I got first.

    According to local collector, the perfect Gundam suffers from the same same problem so I passed him up.
     

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