Review by VF5SS
SD Gundam is a vast, sprawling offshoot of the Gundam franchise. Featuring everything from straight up renditions of major Mobile Suits to weird fantasy RPG interpretations, SD Gundam G-ARMS is a line steeped in action movie pop culture. Every rag-tag group of robots needs a leader, and that's a job for Command Gundam.
This is going to be a little different from my normal reviews. I want to start off by saying the SDX Command Gundam is very sturdy and surprisingly heavy for his compact little body. His removable chestplate and feet are solid diecast. He comes with five separate eye plates: neutral, angry, happy, looking left, and looking right. Almost everything can be field stripped off and Command Gundam comes with a bunch of character accessories like his eye-patch, bandage, and walking cane. He comes with an shoulder rocket launcher taken straight out of Commando which is attached to his backpack via an articulated arm. He also has a giant machine gun which can also be plugged into the backpack. The backpack also features a motor launcher with a moving support piston. He comes with one assault rifle with two different stocks. His best weapons are his grenades, two regular and two Ball grenades. Anyone who has seen Gundam Movie III will tell you Balls are the most explosive material in the Gundam universe. He comes with a custom display base with an optional support arm.
And the rest will be told with pictures.
He has a V-Fin under his V-Fin and a faceplate under his faceplate.
Old soldiers never die... they just become Tamashii Web exclusives.
"If it bleeds, we can kill it."
"Shot ammo, eh?"
The Things They Carry...
"We're jumping onto White Base!"
"I don't need the gun, John! I can beat you!"
"Nothing is over! Nothing! You just don't turn it off!"
Overall Command Gundam is a wonderful little toy that is full of personality. My only complaint is that his base could have used a handy storage drawer for all these extra bits. Also the MSRP is a little high, but the figure's quality more than makes up it.
Now where's my SDX Green Beret Gundam...
|Posted 16 December, 2009 - 18:18 by VF5SS|