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I'm a bit of a fan of the

I'm a bit of a fan of the Alvaaron, but the DX figure was a little much for just half of the Alvatore. Looks like I'll have to get this figure now.
Also, is it me, or do they seem to think little of the beam sabers? The G30 HG Gundam had it molded in white, and HG 00 models either leave them out or mold them clear. Maybe some coats of orange would fix it.

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Posted by Val Varo on 15 June, 2010 - 13:47
Actually, there's a good

Actually, there's a good reason that clear parts are molded in colorless clear plastic on many model kits - it allows the modeler to paint them any color. A colorless clear part can be painted with translucent colored paint, into shades limited only by the paints available, the modeler's skill in mixing colors, etc. However, a part molded in translucent pink or green or whatever can't be painted into a different clear color; it can only become a darker shade in the same general range of the spectrum.

Solid white plastic beam saber blades, of course, are cheap, lazy, or evil.

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Posted by recognizer on 15 June, 2010 - 15:39
Nice head design, but the

Nice head design, but the rest looks so plain.

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Posted by VZMK2 on 15 June, 2010 - 15:08
Nice MS, bad alt mode,

Nice MS, bad alt mode, but... this is a villain's mech?

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 15 June, 2010 - 15:24
Wake up.

Wake up.

Class is in session.

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Posted by VF5SS on 15 June, 2010 - 15:35
I will agree the head design

I will agree the head design kicks mucho ass, and Im kinda digging those wing things, but over all he looks like a regular gold mech. Not taking
away from the toy though, it was a good review and the toy looks cool, just
a little plain as noted.

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Posted by NEOGETTER on 15 June, 2010 - 16:23
I haven't seen any of 00, so

I haven't seen any of 00, so maybe that explains my confusion over why a stand-alone version was even released. It just seems so incomplete without the mobile armor base.
Is this supposed a gold suit in the show, like Hyaku-Shiki gold? My monitor is crap, so I can't really tell if the toy has a metallic finish, or if it's just yellow.

The Death Army from G Gundam is what I thought when I first saw it.

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Posted by SpaceRunaway on 15 June, 2010 - 17:08
a gold suit?

The art, and its appearance in the TV series, are ambiguously yellow-brown.

This toy is sort of semi-gloss brassy yellow. The "DX" version, with the bathtub, is painted metallic gold:
but nothing like the chrome we see on toys and kits of the Hyaku Shiki or Akatsuki Gundam.

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Posted by recognizer on 15 June, 2010 - 18:18
DX Alvaaron...

I'd recommend picking up the DX Core of Alvatore set but it's a bit too pricey for what it it ,now they're all selling for quite a deal 'cause I get mine for just about $25-something. The gold paint finish also what made me dig the DX set more.

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Posted by Nightslash3535 on 14 August, 2010 - 22:59