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G.F.F Metal Composite Unicorn Gundam

G.F.F Metal Composite Unicorn Gundam by Bandai is getting reissued. Due in March 2013 for $224.99.

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Posted 6 November, 2012 - 13:52 by Atom

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Yeah!

This figure it's very awesome, but the price is a bit expensive. Hope I can get one.

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Posted by mikespiegel on 7 November, 2012 - 08:10
Keep in mind this'll be just

Keep in mind this'll be just about the only good pose you'll be able to get out of it. GFF stands for Gundam Fix Figuration, and they mean it.

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Posted by evaunit01 on 8 November, 2012 - 00:17
Thanks

Thank you for the advice, I have the GFF Metal Composite Z Plus and it looks very awesome in its "Hummingbird" mode. Even with all the articulation it has, there is no way of making a great action pose.

Usually the Master Grade Gunplas do the job for a striking display.

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Posted by mikespiegel on 9 November, 2012 - 01:02
If you go check out our

If you go check out our review of the GFFMC Gundam 'The Origin' version, you'll see that since the Z Plus release the Metal Composite line has actually turned into the best Gundam action figure line going. I personally own the 'Origin' Gundam and the earlier Gundam ver Ka. and they are fantastic. The Unicorn is supposed to have incredible articulation and some bonkers engineering to make the transformation work and still be a high-quality figure that holds together and can be played with. The Metal Composite line is now nothing like the old PVC Fix Figuration line.

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 9 November, 2012 - 15:22
Note also that the GFFMC

Note also that the GFFMC figures are nothing like the Gundam Fix Next releases, which are terrible.

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 9 November, 2012 - 15:23
I'll will take a look

I'll take a look at that Gundam review to see the poses it can achieve. I have seen some videos of the GFFMC Unicorn and in none of them the Unicorn Gundam was shown in an action shot.

If this figure has the same joints that its Master Grade counterpart has (I have the Titanium finish version but still not completely built) it should be capable of better than average poses.

I have read a lot of comments about the GFF line (regular releases). Are they really that bad in their contruction?

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Posted by mikespiegel on 12 November, 2012 - 14:43
I don't think any releases in

I don't think any releases in the line have been great for extreme posing, but they'll have no problems emulating anything that their animated counterparts do. The Metal Configuration Gundam does a dynamic enough Last Shooting pose, and that's all I really ask from it. The MC line is super well built and fun to play with, but I think they're a little too heavy to try anything crazy with.

IMO, the original GFF line has always been about shelf presence and detail; they look good just standing there. They've definitely become more playable as the line has evolved (I think that the Zeonagraphy line marked a pretty big shift in quality), but the early stuff is pretty lousy. The almost all PVC construction really hurts, as there's a lot of serious sagging going on in the GFF figures I have, making posing them even more finicky than ever. I went back to look at the ones I had in storage, and I had the arm of the Perfect Gundam (a really early release) shear off at the shoulder. The joint had pretty much disintegrated.

Even so, there are a whole lot of Mobile Suits that have only seen wide release as GFF figures, so I can't completely hate the line. Where else am I going to find a poseable Zeta II or Full Armor Mark II?

So yes, I can't completely hate it, but the vanilla GFF line is really that bad.

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Posted by SpaceRunaway on 12 November, 2012 - 17:07
 
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