Time to move on back to Gunpla… with the MG 00 Qan[T]. This is an interesting release not because of the Gundam itself, but more because Bandai decided on this instead of the 00 Raiser that everyone expected/hoped for. Not to mention this is the first time a Gundam gets the MG treatment/announcement before people even saw it in action… or soon after, depending on when you learned about it. While I’m not enthusiastic about the design, I’ll still look at this Gundam solely because it….*gasp* wields swords.
Here’s a giant image of the straight-built model where you can see all the nubmarks (which are well hidden except the ones on the blue knee part) and stuff. If you simply just take a quick glance at it, it is kinda hard to tell that it is the MG and not the HG. The upper body I can like but I’m not feeling its legs… especially the ankle where it is narrower than the rest of the leg. I’ll wait for more photos of this in the flesh before I say I am interested in it or not.
Giant Promo/explanation scan in English. Heh… I think they should’ve put those panel lines on the outside of the armor instead ^^;. Due in Nov. 4500 yen.
INFO: For those who are attending the New York Comic-Con/Anime Festival, there will be a rapid prototype of this MG at the Gundam Booth. Along with other displays and exclusive products like the Ecopla and stuff. There’s also a model competition! You’re eligible if you can drop of their entries by 3:30pm Oct 9 at booth 1536 if you are attending the event. Just a bit of a heads up for anyone interested.
All these images and information are courtesy of BlueFin who sent them to me.