This is one of my favorite fix figurations because it’s totally unlike the others. It seems that any product, be it a model or figure, for the God Gundam is always a little more special than the rest. It usually comes with better articulation. This figure is no exception. This GFF is also one of the nicest bang for the bucks in the line-up; you get two GFFs for the price of the average “smaller” (less gimmicks/conversion) GFF (~$35)!
I don’t know why Katoki or Bandai decided to include the Nobel Gundam but I’d much rather prefer the Rising Gundam for some Sekiha Love Love Tenkyoken posing.
Note: I used both old and new photos for this review ^^;
Out of the Box
Even with two GFF in one package, the box is actually quite slim compared to some. This is probably because there aren’t many big accessories and armor. Each figure comes with their own base and stand, multiple hands, and beam sabers.
I don’t know why Bandai spelled it as Nobell but I prefer Nobel. Since this is a girl Gundam in a sailor fuku, the figure is very slim and has quite the flexibility (she can do the splits!). Combined with the numerous pairs of hands and you can put it in any girly poses you can imagine (it was hard for me).Two sets of “hair” are included; regular and BERSERK mode (it’s kinda creepy). I prefer posing her with the peace handsign ^^;. The beam hoop is also pretty fun to pose around with and it looks very cool swirling around her.
This is the main figure I was looking forward to. The God Gundam just have this UC look to it (probably from all the markings and straighter lines). The arm and legs are very easy to move. Almost a bit on the floppy side unfortunately. It still manages to stand very still and balanced though. There are plenty of MG gimmicks in this GFF like how the shoulders can pop out, the arms can twist and wide motions for the legs… abeit designed in a very unorthodox way. What I mean is… instead of using the tried-and-true design of MG joints, Katoki designed new joints for it that doesn’t seem to make better sense. Take the arms for instance… instead of being able to twist from below the shoulders, it twists below the elbow. The legs are CLIPPED IN sideways in the knee.
Aside from somewhat loose joints, there are some VERY loose parts. Namely the claws. They are clipped on openly so it can easily just fall off. Given this is a GFF, it’ll probably happen with others’ God Gundam as well. Besides this, everything else is solid ^^. This is probably because there aren’t many sliding parts in this figure that are supposed to slide; the chest plate is actually two different pieces (open/close) and the blue forearm piece changes peg holes to cover up the God Finger hands.
Articulation is on par or might even actually be better than the MG God Gundam. That’s very impressive for a GFF!
This GFF has showed me that it is not impossible to have both great details and articulation at the same time for its line-up. Why won’t Bandai/Katoki do this more often? The GFFs after this one are back to the usual restricted linear-motion figures. The GFF God Gundam is awesome!