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Robot Damashii Wing Gundam Updated

The original Wing Gundam makes its debut in the Robot Damashii line to accompany its older brother the Wing Zero. This figure is capable of transforming into Bird Mode and also comes with the Wing Gundam's signature Buster Rifle and an opening shield that houses a single beam saber. Comes with two types of beam blades! You even get an optional damaged head just like in the opening! This figure is coming out February 2014 for 4,800 yen.

 

Bluefin Tamashii has given us information about the stateside release.

The titular mobile suit from Gundam Wing joins the ranks of the Robot Spirits line!  Piloted by series protagonist Heero Yuy, the Wing Gundam may be the most recognizable Mobile Suit in all of Gundam, next to the original RX-78.  Using the most up to date technology, this ambitions Robot Spirits release will enable a transformation gimmick to convert to the Wing Gundam’s Bird Mode!  Simply remove the interchangeable hand parts.  In addition to boasting faithful proportion, meticulous detail and superior articulation, a full array of accessories are also included in set- special bonus battle damaged head parts for recreating the iconic opening scene, as well as  special beam saber parts for portraying the weapon in motion, a buster rifle, and interchangeable hands for dynamic posing.  This is the ultimate figure for any fan of Gundam Wing. Coming March 2014 for $49.99.

 

You can preorder Wing Gundam at Big Bad Toy Store

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 2 November, 2013 - 22:31 by VF5SS

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15 comments posted
I have a weird love/hate

I have a weird love/hate relationship with Gundam Wing. I love the designs and makes me nostalgic for Gundam's presence in US toy stores but I found the show absolutely boring and some of the worst aspects of a mecha anime.

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Posted by VZMK2 on 30 October, 2013 - 12:06
Even by Gundam standards,

Even by Gundam standards, Wing was an anime drowning in it's botched attempts to be deep and just ended up being confusing and sort of full of itself. Still, I would agree that there is no shame in enjoying the mechanical designs, with the Wing itself remaining one of my favorites long after I grew a taste for better written Gundam stories.

... To this day, I still have no idea why they included the Sandrock in this show. Deathscythe (Stealth assassin) and Shenlong (Close to Mid-range fighter) had the in-your-face combat covered while Wing and Heavyarms dominated at range. Wouldn't the team need a sniper or a tank more to round out mission options?

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Posted by Felixman on 30 October, 2013 - 14:42
Same here. It doesn't help

Same here. It doesn't help the fandom consists of a bunch of arrogant dicks thinking this is the best gundam ever and claiming the others are inferior kinda like a REDUNNER would be in the TF community (or at least that's what I've heard some sectors of the Gundam Wing community are that is; The hopelessly irrational ones)

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Posted by mrtrainfreak12 on 30 October, 2013 - 19:44
Fan Bias

It's just the nature of the audiences for everything and there's always a bias towards something outside of the comfort zone.

Wing has a stronger Western Audience since it was the first mainstream series in the US, and it introduced Gundam in such a way that make them think the only 'Good' Gundam is the one that has the biggest, most powerful weapons from the first episode, and not the war drama where a Gundam was just as breakable as a Zaku.

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Posted by Rob on 31 October, 2013 - 08:04
True that.

True that.

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Posted by mrtrainfreak12 on 31 October, 2013 - 17:55
Fan Bias pt. 2

On the other hand, I don't think there's been a Gundam series where the main toy cash cow is 'as breakable as a Zaku', especially not the original. Literally tanking Zaku weapons from ep 1~

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Posted by Rankarana on 3 November, 2013 - 09:08
IKR? I don't get why the main

IKR? I don't get why the main "toy cash cow" as you put it would be useless like a Zaky

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Posted by mrtrainfreak12 on 3 November, 2013 - 11:15
Wait a second....

Other better stories aside.....Zechs Merquise is awesome and Tallgeese is one of the coolest non-traditional gundams. Of course I pretty much like anything with a roman centurion crest. The really important question is where is the 8th Mobile Suit team I am really getting sick of waiting to spend stupid amounts of money.

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Posted by TattooedRobot on 30 October, 2013 - 20:07
YES! 08th M.S. Team! My

YES! 08th M.S. Team! My favorite Gundam show. Sure I like Gundams from all sorts of series, but for shows, the 08th MS Team is best. I hate it when a series has nothing but Gundams tearing through thousands of enemies like they were tissue paper cannon-fodder. The 08th MS Team kept the stakes high by having nothing by regular ol' soldiers duking it out by any means necessary.

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Posted by netkid on 30 October, 2013 - 22:16
I'm down with a RD Ez8!

I'm down with a RD Ez8!

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Posted by VZMK2 on 31 October, 2013 - 07:47
Yes I want a HoverTank! And

Yes I want a HoverTank! And an RX-78 GM Head! And a GM Sniper!

Not that I have not bought all the Wing Leos and Aries and space Leos and HeavyArms. Don't judge me damn it.

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Posted by TattooedRobot on 31 October, 2013 - 20:33
I wish they continue with the

I wish they continue with the Gundam F91 line they started with. I want a RD Berga Giros! They did show off a proto for a Vigna Ghina (hilarious name BTW).

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Posted by VZMK2 on 31 October, 2013 - 07:50
More GM's please

I'm down for some more Cannon Fodder Mobile Suits period!

Bandai's really jumping all over the place with the RD series as they are with the Gunpla.

Right now they're going into Wing with the G-Unit series as well as the TV models and X, and spanning ahead of the Universal Century with Crossbones so I'm sure it's only a matter of time before they come back to the Ground War and the V-Ghina. (..yeah that name gets soooo hilariously wrong so fast!)

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Posted by Rob on 31 October, 2013 - 07:59
Damn straight and hovertanks support vehicles please!

sniper please.

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Posted by TattooedRobot on 31 October, 2013 - 20:36
GOUF CUSTOM & RX-75D GUNTANKS

GOUF CUSTOM & RX-75D GUNTANKS FOR HIM TO MURDER ON!

HEAT SABER
\\\\\ SLAM!!!!! /////
*oil splatter*

http://youtu.be/Uc-hJTHJ6wo?t=1m21s

YESH.

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Posted by netkid on 1 November, 2013 - 15:30