First encountered this thing on the game Gundam Battle Assault series and it was an awesome combo machine if used properly (especially in 2). Sadly, its appearance in MSG was not memorable at all (though it did more in the 08th MS team by pwning a pseudo-Gundam). I was just all too happy to heard about its MG release back in the day and decided to pick it up when other priorities were taken care of. Soon after its release, it was almost universally agreed that it was a great (or one of the best) MG (it was also the first MG that Dalong gave a 100 to).
OUT OF THE BOX
HUGE parts on the runner. Awesome effect parts. A display base. Screws and spring(!) for the right arm/claw. No foil stickers.
Very different construction than a Gundam, the Acguy’s body is one solid chunk of plastic when assembled. It’s almost the size of a small potato. There are mechanisms on the parts where the limbs attach that allows them to pop out. The body unit consists of the backpack and the (lack of a) “waist”. So after the body, the model is already 25% done.
I look at its head… and I just laughed. It reminds me of a hamburger for some reason. Giant clear dome is easy to smudge and scratch. Painted the eye with clear red because the pink CLEAR STICKER for it looks stupid.
This section has the most parts by far. Nothing too fancy but the spring-loaded claw is full of win. You press the “button” (gun nozzle I believe) on the center and the claw shoots out. As far as I know, this is the only MG with spring-loaded action!
Easy and simple construction yet effective in getting the articulation across. The fans beneath the feet can actually spin!
The EASIEST display base I’ve ever constructed. Three pieces- snap, snap, plop. DONE!
Flat topcoated. I left off all of the decals except the Zeon insignia since I want it to look more “fun” than a “serious mobile suit” (which it really isn’t… haha).
The Acguy is actually not small despite its looks and cute stature. It has has short arms and legs but they can also extend out.
Extended… yea, it’s not as noticeable as MG Unicorn’s but the height growth is there^^;
I wish they would’ve put the release button to the claw at a better spot where your finger doesn’t obstruct the claw every time it springs out… but then the model wouldn’t be so smooth so I guess that works.
Extended vs. RX-78-2 Ver. 2.0
MG Turn A
Other MGs such as Gundams look stupid when you put them in funky poses but the Acguy looks just cute xD.
This is the pose I left it in after the review.
range of articulation is absolutely amazing. Completely unrestricted in just about any direction!
The Acguy also have near-360 degrees field of vision as the eyes can move just about everywhere around its head… including the back!
It’s just hilarious to see it run xD
Now that I think about it… the Acguy would not look out of place in Gurren Lagann’s world. It looks like a Gunman!
Them be some deadly claws
With no hands and no additional weapons, it is a bit hard coming up with action poses for this (Ac)guy ^^;
You know Bandai loves a model when they even bother to include DRILL underwater effect parts for it! It certainly adds a lot more motion to its poses!
Though they could have included two more missile effect parts and have all the missiles firing at once…
You get to arrange the effects however you like and with whichever missile you like.
It really does look cool!
– Superior articulation and unrestricted/unobstructed range allows the Acguy to do more poses than just about any other model out there.
– Solid, rigid and well balanced. I don’t think this model will ever fall by itself or cause any posing problems too soon.
– Easy and fun to assemble.
– Spring loaded claws!
– Most importantly, girls dig the Acguy. They will all go “OMG it’s so cute! LOL” which is usually follow by “so umm… what exactly is it?”
– It is piloted by Akabanana or however you spell the name of the dude in the gorilla suit.
Whatever your opinion of the Acguy is, whether it looks ugly and stupid or cute and cuddly, there should be absolutely no doubt that this is hands down one of the best MG released by Bandai in terms of playfulness and enjoyment. Even if it is not, it is one of the few where I can say it is just about flawless; there really isn’t anything noteworthy to complain about for this model (due to the fact that it is so plain and simple… but that’s the charm). The Acguy rocks!
OTHERS WHO HAVE REVIEWED THIS MODEL:
An army of ZAKUs (HGUC 1/144)
“ACGUY EAT! ITADAKIMASU!”
“I WILL FREE THAT FISH!!!”
“You really wanted to eat that, didn’t you! Well… TOO BAD!! !”
“HAHAHA!” *flies away*
“No… No… Nooo…. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO~!!!”
“ACGUY ANGRY! ACGUY CRUSH! ACGUY KILL! ACGUY EAT YOUR HEART!”
“Acguy? That’s a rather stupid name… HA!”
“Oh yea?! You are a POK-GUY!”
“OH SON OF MANY B****ES!!”
“DIEEE!!… ?!… Where did that pok-guy go?”
“TIME TO LOSE THEM LEGS!”
“?!… Where did that Acguy go?!”
“ACGUY WILL RIP POK-GUY APART!” “ugh…mm.. uh…..”
“How dare you make a mockery of me!”
“THIS CLAW OF ACGUY’S IS BURNING RED! ITS ROARING BLADE IS TELLING ACGUY TO RIP THIS POK-GUY A NEW ONE!
“BAKUNETSU! ERUPTING ACGUY CLAWWW!!!”
“WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK ACGUY IS?!”
“Hahaha… Karma is a bitch, isn’t it…”
“… Yes it is”
“Acguy hungry! Acguy eat!”