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High Grade 1/60 Scale Gundam Exia


6 comments posted
Almost makes me want to

Almost makes me want to build another kit. I like the design of the chest on this one, but the legs look a bit off to me, like they are too long and/or thin. Cool review.

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Posted by NekroDave on 22 September, 2009 - 20:40
"I like the design of the

"I like the design of the chest on this one,"

Hey eyes up here, buddy :D

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Posted by VF5SS on 23 September, 2009 - 08:32

The big scale, HG kit, is what Bandai needs to do more often. They actually go back farther than Victory if you count the old 1/60 kits from the original run. While those are very simplistic kits by comparison, it shows Bandai recognized early on that there was an audience for a large-scale kit that wasn't that much more complex than the smaller scale kits.

While a PG kit is a test of patience and marvel of engineering, the end result is an expensive kit that is at times too fragile for it's own good, and 75% of the kit is hidden under the armor - never to be seen. It might represent a completely modeled scale version of the MS, inside and out, but sometimes you just want a big version that can do the stuff in the show without being $200 and 1,000 pieces.

This is where these kits come in, and for about 1/4 price, you get a fun kit you can build in a few sessions and still looks good on the shelf. My personal favorite was the F91, although that is a borderline toy and possibly falls into the HCM family more than a model kit.

Sadly, this type of kit is usually resigned only for the current "hot" Gundam at the time, and is always the hero Gundam of the show. While it makes sense given that it's likely the one that would sell the most in that scale, I'd like to see Bandai make some older Gundams in this scale that didn't get the treatment, including the "bad guy" as well.

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Posted by duke togo on 23 September, 2009 - 12:03
Now THAT is one sexy Gundam.

Now THAT is one sexy Gundam. Love the clean simple head sculpt and elegant features. And those svelte, long legs. It's been a long time since I've Gundam'd but I think this hot mama will have to be mine shortly.


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Posted by Robots In Love on 23 September, 2009 - 20:55
The Exia and Strike are

The Exia and Strike are recent favorites of mine.
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 23 September, 2009 - 21:41
It's been a while since I've

It's been a while since I've found a Gundam that turned me on. I thank you for this review(my wallet does not).

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Posted by Robots In Love on 24 September, 2009 - 21:44