|Character Design||Kunio Okawara|
Review by chachipower
The RX-78-2 is quite possibly the most recognizable Gundam ever. There are countless toys of this Gundam to be found everywhere. Tons of bootlegs bear a striking and unmistakable resemblance to this very popular Gundam.
Bandai does not tire of making RX-78-2's for our consumption as long as we don't tire of pulling out the greens from our wallets to buy them. I have here Bandai's Robot Spirits RX-78-2 release.
Before we start, many of you readers will remember that a review for this figure was already done here on CDX This is essentially the same figure, but a second release with a different toy number, extra hands for easier weapon holding and the Hard Point attachment system.
The figure comes in this box which is similar to #78 but you'll notice in the lower left corner that the numbering system shows #78-2 in a yellow box instead of blue.
The figure itself is of high quality. The sculpt and proportions are really nice.
Articulation is really good on this figure. Joints are nice and tight with no flop. If he looks strange, that is because I forgot to mount the saber handles onto his backpack.
The figure comes with a variety of hands to suit different poses and actions. He also comes with a nice array of weapons. Seen here is his beam rifle.
The awesome Hyper Bazooka.
Beam saber and shield.
Beam saber with slash effect.
Here he is shown using the Hard Point system with various other weapons like the Gundam Hammer, Super Napalm Launcher and Beam Javelin. The Hard Point system allows attachment points to shoulder areas for added armament potential.
A neat feature is this piece which allows you to wind up the chain and store it on his side or wherever there is a convenient attachment point.
Shown here is the Hyper Hammer which uses the same chain setup as the Gundam Hammer. The spikes hurt a tad more. Yes, the chain is metal.
If you have the original Robot Spirits RX-78-2, the small differences may not warrant a purchase unless you are a huge fan of this design. Overall though a very fun figure of a very cool Gundam.
"Who took my beam sabers?"
Review sample provided by Tamashii Nations. You can get yours at BigBadToyStore
|Posted 7 July, 2011 - 23:07 by chachipower|