The Metal-Grade Gundam

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  1. Evan Goldsborough

    Evan Goldsborough Freelance Negotiator

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    http://gundamstoreandmore.com/ban908903.html

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    :eek: 

    Good god, it's beautiful...

    I swear, I would kill for that thing! It's like the ultimate G3! If only they still had some. I'll be monitoring eBay for quite a while, I think...
     
  2. RandomFerret

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    Alright, what the fuck, Japan? Why's all the best stuff gotta be all 'limited release' with you?
     
  3. Turbocharger

    Turbocharger We should get more letter

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    I've heard that metal-grade one isn't all that it's cracked up to be.
     
  4. soundwaveCA

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    Reminds me of the hybrid THS Convoy's.
     
  5. megatroptimus

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    Is it plastic or metal?
     
  6. LigerPrime

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    If I'm not mistaken this piece came out years ago and it is made of complete metal and as a result, quite heavy. I can't remember the exact size but its definately bigger than MSIA...its around the size of an average Master Grade kit (such as the normal Gundam or Zaku II) - either smaller or taller.

    I remembered correctly, the seller was asking around USD$300-450 but I passed up on it because I wanted it to be RX-78-2 colours. Of course, I have never seen this piece again. :( 

    Anyway, the good news is that Bandai is releasing a RX-78-2 Gundam version KA in 1/100 scale with ABS plastic and diecast and its under the FIX series. This Gundam will come with G-fighter set. Release date is Jan to Feb 2007. :D 
     
  7. Valkysas

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    it breaks a lot. every single joint. do not buy it.
     
  8. Emperor Mengde

    Emperor Mengde Instrumentalist

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    Listen to Valkysas, because he's right. Just check out the review over on dalong.net...the reviewer over there already had stuff broken on his.
     
  9. LigerPrime

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    I can't find the link, Emperor...maybe you can post it? By the way, even back then, I was wondering how the joints could withstand the weight of the toy...looks like it can't.
     
  10. Valkysas

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  11. LigerPrime

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    Thanks for the link! Where's the part that is broken?

    Check out the picture for the 1/100 RX-78-2 that Bandai is releasing next year! Looks great to me! Its in the the very "last post". Its my "dream" Gundam unless, Bandai releases the non-KA version of course! :D 
     
  12. Subotnik

    Subotnik Please Stand By.

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    Personally I prefer the Metal Material Strike Gundams. They're bigger, far better articulated, have a lot more accessories, and they don't break.
     
  13. LigerPrime

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    I like that line but it doesn't have the mechas from the older series such as the RX-78-2 Gundam, Guncannon, Zaku IIs etc. I would buy doubles or triples if Bandai expends the Metal Metal Series to other Gundam lines.
     
  14. Subotnik

    Subotnik Please Stand By.

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    A Guncannon would be so very, very cool.
     
  15. Valkysas

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    the one on dalong.net has it's elbow joints split, and it's feet don't fit together.

    meanwhile, mine also had the feet problem. the elbow joints also split, but over time the knees also went to hell. when they gave out, it fell, which broke it's head crest and one of the little flaps under it's back boosters.

    its currently in it's suitcase in my closet, likely never to come out again.
     
  16. LigerPrime

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    Wow! The toy seems to have some very serious QC issues! I'm kind of relieved not to bought him after reading what you posted.

    Subotnik - yeah, it would be cool if Bandai releases mechas like the Guncannon. That's why I'm stopping all my Gundam purchases just to see if Bandai will continue with the 1/100 Fix figures after the RX-78-2 is launched. :D 
     
  17. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    The packaging and presentation on that figure is -marvelous-, I loved looking at pics way back when it came out.

    But if it's metal pegs sticking into normal polycap joints, I'm not surprised they're disintegrating.
     
  18. LigerPrime

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    Yeah, it seems that it was only a matter of time before the toy degenerated (for the lack of a better term). I'm suprised that Bandai didn't do its QC research properly.

    This is one of the few instances that I have read of Bandai er, screwing up. This probably explains their lack of "Chogokin" Gundams in their branding. How I long for the day when Bandai unleash the Gundam line that is similar to the "Soul of Chogokin" series.
     

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