This is the #1004 1/100 Gundam Fix Figuration Metal Composite RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. Ka… Gundam Crisis Ver. Yea I know… the name is a mouthful. This is my very first GFFMC so I am a bit unfamiliar with this new line and not sure what to expect ^^;. If I understand this version correctly, it is based on the 1/1 Gundam model from the ride… so essentially, this is a figure of a Gundam model, instead of the “actual” Gundam ^^;. And as such, I took a different approach to photoshooting this model/figure; instead of taking shots to make it seem animated, I tried to make it look more like a statue/display model- a piece of art :)
OUT OF THE BOX
Just like all GFFs, this one also comes with an almost excessive amount of packaging but luckily there was no metal twisty things. The Gundam Hammer has quite the “luxury” look to it compared to its MG counterpart xD.
ALL THE STUFF
Loads of unnecessary and necessary accessories typical of the GFF line. You got the hands, six beam sabers (wut?!), an extra rubber V-fin (awesome!), wheel bits for core fighter, and multiple adapters for the shield to clip onto the arm o_O. And of course, the ever so gorgeous RX-78-2 Gundam… model of a model.
Yea… this is definitely THE best Core Fighter I’ve ever seen… and I don’t even care about these things!
So it is almost kinda disappointing that I’d rather hide it inside the Gundam instead ^^;
RX-78-2 GUNDAM VER. KA
OMG YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW FREAKING BEAUTIFULLY SEXY AND GORGEOUS THIS FIGURE IS! *ahem* Since I really didn’t know what to expect (aside from warped parts like regular GFFs), I was totally blown away by the beauty and details on this model (I can’t get myself to call it a “figure”). The markings, the paint job, the details, the SOLID construction (the thing is weighty thanks to the die-cast parts), the gears in the knee that clicks and hold the Gundam still… they are all almost perfect (I see more than a fair number of seam lines). Very impressive o_o.
I don’t think you can get tired of admiring it at any angle in person ^^;.
LIGHTS! CAMERA!… action?
I think it really does look like a model of the Gundam…
It almost reminds me of the 1/1 Gundam in Odaiba that I never get to witness in person…
I think it needs an Amuro figure… or a GFF cow.
BEAM RIFLE AND SHIELD
This is THE GFF Pose. I’ll say it now: Do not expect this model to do any dynamic posing with any of its weapons. Like all GFFs (barring a couple), this Gundam’s articulation is basic and only meant to just stand there. I wouldn’t risk trying to pose this model and risk having the knee gears going loose or the paint scratched ^^;.
The beam rifle looks just as “luxurious” as the Gundam Hammer… like it’s obviously meant for “display purposes only” as opposed to being a replica of the real thing. That metal ring on the handle is a nice touch… like I could add it to my keychain or something. I almost screamed “NOOOO!” when I saw a bit of paint from the rifle scraped onto the forearm but thankfully, it just rubs off ^^;. The shield is nice too- I chose the handle that just plugs into the back of the arm so I don’t have to go through the trouble of making the hand to hold the handle with the other adapter.
GFF VS. MG
I am sure most of you are expecting to see this part. Now for the moment of truth…
The photos can speak for themselves…
Hahah… I feel kinda embarassed to have my poorly-built MG standing next to it XD
GFF with MG RX-78-2 Gundam 2.0
… and with MG RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. OYW
For once I was scared of pushing the joints further to squeeze out a decent dynamic pose…
If the beam part wasn’t attached, the hilt could have possibly slipped out of the hand unless you tilt it at an angle. Not a big problem since I don’t like posing it with the beam sabers anyway. It would be nice if I could use those effect parts for MG models instead…
The javelin requires a beam saber hilt for attachment… and what a loose attachment it makes. You can easily knock it off the hilt -__-. Well, at least the beam effect for it is bigger than a dumdum pop.
I’m sure I could’ve done a bit more poses with this than the beam saber though ^^;
Surprisingly, getting this model to hold the bazooka is actually doable and doesn’t look as silly as its MG counterpart.
Despite a nasty seam line, I think the bazooka looks amazing ^^;
Who wants a shiny morning star for breakfast?
This shot was inspired by Busterbeam’s RX-78-2 Ver. OYW ^^(Plamo Addiction)
That’s quite the bling…
Wanna play catch?
And that’s the GFFMC RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. Ka. This is essentially a 1/100 display model and it sure does a heck of a job as one. No doubt about it. Is it worth it? I paid somewhere around ~$55 for it and I think it is VERY worth it considering its MG counterparts are only about $10 less but this one has them all beat in aesthetics. However, I bought this when it was on sale though. Regular price is ~$80 so that might be a bit hard to swallow ^^;. If you can, I’d say throw in the extra cash (about ~$20) and grab the G-3 version instead or the original #1001 with G-Fighter… or Char’s Custom one (for uniqueness sake). Alternatively, you can buy the MG version and all the paint you need to make it look like this. This model has its own value though and is definitely one of the best RX-78-2 product out there.