RG RX-78-2 Gundam
RG RX-78-2 Gundam
1/144 Scale Bandai Real Grade Gundam Model Kit
Release Date: July 24th, 2010
REAL GRADE (RG) Deployed from July 2010.
- Various that satisfy all fans, such as high detail that pursues "real" and conveys precision, dynamic action & gimmick that is comparable to master grade, stress-free assembly that adopts an assembled inner frame, etc. The gimmick is condensed. A new brand equipped with the latest technology that conveys the new enjoyment of Gunpla for all generations who know Gundam.
- All "settings" of RX-78-2 Gundam are integrated in a total height of about 125 mm.
- Equipped with an inner frame "Advanced MS Joint" that can be dynamically moved by assembling with a small number of parts.
- Comes with "Realistic Decal" made of special material that pursues the perfection of appearance with a realistic texture. Molded product x 10, rear restic decal x 1, instruction manual
Relatively less well designed compared to newer RG kits, but still a very solid kit given it was the first one in the RG lineup. The interesting prebuilt frame was eye-opening. Design wise I really loved the real type color separation.
I love the gundam
As I understand it, this was the first model in the Real Grade series, and it shows. It's a really good-looking model, but it's way too flimsy, and unlike later models it doesn't have custom hands made to hold onto equipment. With some effort, I managed to get the little posable fingers wrapped around the beam rifle, but the shield was an absolute no-go; even when I barely managed to get it gripped, *the entire arm fell off from the weight of it.* That's the other glaring flaw: the arms do not want to stay connected to the shoulders.
If you're building a diorama and will be gluing everything in place anyways, this is excellent for that. Otherwise, it's not worth the pain. Bandai needs to revisit this design, and when they do I hope they make the replaced parts available as a separate accessory kit, because I don't build dioramas, and I don't plan to start just for this one flimsy toy.