Wing Gundam Zero
Review by JoshB
Originally Published at ToyboxDX
Words and Photos by Joshua Bernard
The new Gundam Wing Arch Enemy figure is what the MSIA
series should have been. The size, the details, the accessories make those
little rubbery things look like happy meal toys.
At about $25 bucks the Gundam Wing Arch Enemy may seem a little
steep, but you will see it's true value once you get it out of the
package. It comes with four sets of hands (one set specifically designed
to hold the gun together), 2 beam sabers with removable hilts, and his
2 big assed rifles.
The wings are not as articulated as the Perfect Grade, but it
is done well. The large wings have poseable feather sections, and can
achieve the defense mode position that Wing Gundam is known for.
One of the coolest features about the toy is the dual position shoulder.
The shoulders actually pull forward to allow for Wing Gundam to
hold his guns combined in front of him.
The material is high quality, a mix of PVC and ABS. The paint is one
of the best features of this toy. It is a matte finish with just the right
amount of weathering and panel lines. He is articulated in all the right
places, with double-jointed elbows and knees, and feet that can point
This Gundam, however is not without its flaws. The first main
problem is that there is no waist joint. That's a pretty basic feature
that they have left out. Also the main wings like to come off, just like
on the PG. Fortunately they are easy, pop-in joints. Another big gripe
is that the hands do not like to hold the gun in combined form. I tried
many different approaches here, and it took me maybe an hour to get it
to look somewhat decent. Just carry the sabers. The sabers on this version
are yellow. That makes 3 different colors, with the PG kit having green
sabers and the MSIA having pink. Which one is it Bandai?
I am not a major Gundam fan, but I like this toy. I wish they
had come out with this line so I never would have gotten all those crappy
If you like a nice, quality action figure, run out to your local TRU
and pick one up. If you want the best representation of Wing Gundam,
go get the PG kit.
|Posted 18 October, 2002 - 09:04 by JoshB|