The Gundam X looks lovely… from a distance. Get up close to take a look and you can see there might be minor imperfections here and there. Typical of the GFF line-up and the Gundam X is no exception.
I was thrilled when the GFF Gundam X came out as it gives hope that Bandai still remembers the series and this figure might pave the way for a MG Gundam X in the near future (or even the Double X). In this GFF, you can convert the Gundam X to either the X-Divider or G-bit (a mobile suit sized and shaped funnel).
The overall body of the figure looks really good and sharp but the face suffers from a really ugly design (doesn’t look bad in pictures) due to awkward looking eyes. It’s not a bad paintjob but the eyes just look funny. The decals on the shoulders adds a nice touch. The joints are stiff out of the package. Included are your multiple manipulators for holding the armaments. The “X” on its back opens nicely and the satellite cannon swivels smoothly. No problem in this general area of the figure.
Changing the Gundam X to X-Divider… was impossible. The boosters/binders on the bottom of its backpack does not fit snugly and falls off a lot. The pegs are tiny and there’s no way for that little thing to support the weight of the binder from the way it inserts into the backpack. Fail. Over time, after forcing it in for awhile, it doesn’t even stay in and just falls as soon as I let go. Disaster! The Beam Harmonica was what I was looking forward to in this GFF but alas, the hands that can hold it… really doesn’t do a great job. Put it on and it’ll just drop and hangs very loosely, making it hard to position it on the figure.
G-Bit… I didn’t even bother with this conversion. Not worth the time. I don’t like the design. My play time with this figure before it hit the shelf was also cut short due to a manufacturing defect. Mine came with a broken torso hook that connects the upper body to the lower body. It’s not completely broken off but cracked and so the torso is just slightly resting on the lower body to hold the figure together. I can still knock it in half. As far as I know, this is a common design defect that plagued many GFF Gundam X figures and I happened to be unlucky enough to receive one. Be careful when you wanted to order this figure.
Not being able to turn it into the X-Divider nor G-bit, I just combined as much parts as I can and came up with my own conversion… the Gundam X-X-Divider!
A nice display piece but doesn’t really merit $45-55 for it. I grabbed it for $35 ^_^;