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Gundam Fix Figuration Metal Composite - RX78-02 Gundam The Origin by Bandai

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This is the Optimus Prime of

This is the Optimus Prime of Gundams, they will always be made and there will always be buyers. I want one of these.

chachipower's picture
Posted by chachipower on 15 August, 2011 - 16:29
Gundam of All

I thought this is the Gundam of Gundams. Optimus Prime (Convoy) is one of those Gundam pastiches for many more to come.

Diakron's picture
Posted by Diakron on 16 August, 2011 - 10:22
I can't recall ever seeing

I can't recall ever seeing that flip-over-the-shoulder gun before on the RX-78-2. Is that a set-exclusive, or part of an MSV?

EVA_Unit_4A's picture
Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 15 August, 2011 - 17:04
And it is holding the shield wrong

flip it 180 degree.

slee915's picture
Posted by slee915 on 15 August, 2011 - 17:37
It's correct

No, RX-78-02 from Gundam Origin (as well as the GMs) hold its shield correctly that way, as depicted in linearts and the manga itself. Unlike RX-78-2 from the anime.

GTG's picture
Posted by GTG on 15 August, 2011 - 20:33
Good release

Of all the Gundam shows I've seen, I find the first one to be the best, so I'd really like to aquire this one, the design may not be the the best, but its meaning is enough reason to get it. Too bad the release date is so soon. Bandai for sure isn't giving us any space to breathe between their releases.

By the way, what's the difference between the RX78 and the RX78-02? Just details? Or I'm talking nonsense?

LuizSSB's picture
Posted by LuizSSB on 15 August, 2011 - 17:44
Apparently there is a

Apparently there is a difference between the RX-87-2 and the RX-78-02.

MAHQ.net's entry on the RX-78-02

*shrugs* Just sounds like a poorly-hidden excuse to market an old, classic design.

Yeah, I don't have much love for the RX-78-2 even though I acknowledge it as an important icon of giant robot anime. I prefer the muted colorings of the RX-87-3 "G3" Gundam even though I know that's just an MSV repaint.

EVA_Unit_4A's picture
Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 15 August, 2011 - 18:02
There is a reason to make

There is a reason to make this. In the manga re-do of the original Mobile Suit Gundam, Gundam Origin, they redesigned all the suits. And in case anyone hasn't heard by now, Gundam Origin is going to get an anime soon So there is a pretty good reason to make this.

evaunit01's picture
Posted by evaunit01 on 15 August, 2011 - 18:40
You call yourself "evaunit01"

You call yourself "evaunit01" and yet your avatar is a Gundam... O_o?

Wait, I thought Gundam ACE was the next series?

EVA_Unit_4A's picture
Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 15 August, 2011 - 19:00
Gundam Ace-New seasons for

Gundam Ace-New series for the kiddies

Gundam the Origin-for the fans. No word on what it'll be (I imagine either OVAs or movies, definitely not a TV series).

VZMK2's picture
Posted by VZMK2 on 15 August, 2011 - 19:23
Oh, so they're making two

Oh, so they're making two projects at once?

EVA_Unit_4A's picture
Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 15 August, 2011 - 20:03
The new series is Gundam AGE.

The new series is Gundam AGE. Ace is the monthly comic anthology.

SpaceRunaway's picture
Posted by SpaceRunaway on 15 August, 2011 - 21:28
Actually, it's 3 projects at

Actually, it's 3 projects at once. The Gundam Unicorn OVAs, Gundam AGE, and whatever format Gundam Origin as an anime will take. Can you say cash cow?

evaunit01's picture
Posted by evaunit01 on 17 August, 2011 - 21:57
Although I consider

Although I consider Evangelion the better work, I am a Gundam fan first and an Eva fan second. It's completely possible to like both series.

evaunit01's picture
Posted by evaunit01 on 17 August, 2011 - 22:24
There were originally 3

There were originally 3 prototype Gundams. Only one survived Char's raid at the beginning of the series, the eponymous "Gundam" of the show. Bits of the other two were cobbled into the testbed G-3 Gundam, which is the white and grey recolor that inevitably follows in future releases.

SpaceRunaway's picture
Posted by SpaceRunaway on 15 August, 2011 - 18:05
...and the G3 paved the way

...and the G3 paved the way for the revolution of the RX-178 Gundam Mk.II Yeah, I've read that story.

EVA_Unit_4A's picture
Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 15 August, 2011 - 19:01
Er...what?

Er...what?

SpaceRunaway's picture
Posted by SpaceRunaway on 15 August, 2011 - 21:32
There were two key features

There were two key features to the RX-178 which made it a revolution in MS construction and function: a magnetic coating on all joints to make them move more efficiently and faster, and a modular construction where more machinery was attached to the internal structure of the MS rather than having the armor just bolted onto it whilch made repairs and swapping entire limbs faster and more cost-effective. The first one- magnetic coating of the joints- was developed as part of the testing done on the RX-78-3 "G3" Gundam.

EVA_Unit_4A's picture
Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 15 August, 2011 - 23:37
Argh, Eva, I know you mean

Argh, Eva, I know you mean well enough, but as someone who is a huge Gundam fan when you do this going off of secondhand info thing it drives me nuts. I don't really want to go into detail, so I'll try to keep this short: To say the G-3 is closer in relation to the Mark II than any other One Year War era mobile suit is bonkers. Magnetic coating was a new benchmark that became the standard for any mobile suit, and it was not a defining feature of the RX-178. What were, was the mentioned modularity of the movable frame, and the fully panoramic cockpit, neither which had anything to do with the original Gundam in any form.

I am trying to be gentle here, but it's pretty much the same thing as me speaking with authority about Evangelion, and I can promise that would be packed to the brim with misinformation and nonsense.

Edit: Also I don't know if this was clear, but my original response was towards Luiz. I interpreted it as a question about the '2' designation.

SpaceRunaway's picture
Posted by SpaceRunaway on 16 August, 2011 - 00:18
...Of course, I haven't seen

...Of course, I haven't seen MSG before, so I could be wrong. ^^;

EVA_Unit_4A's picture
Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 16 August, 2011 - 02:26
3 projects

Origin, Ace and isn't they still making Unicorn Gundam

Berserk's picture
Posted by Berserk on 15 August, 2011 - 23:08
Wha? They had a Composite

Wha? They had a Composite Unicorn. Came out last year. Expensive.

VZMK2's picture
Posted by VZMK2 on 15 August, 2011 - 23:11
Released and Ordered

I don't make impulse buys a lot, but when AmiAmi released this they put up a 30(!) picture gallery alongside of it, and after going through all of the images, not only was I sold, I was experiencing pure, untempered toy lust. I have to say, the Metal Composite RX78-2 Ver. Ka did not have anywhere close to the same impact.
Usually the only requirements I have for a Gundam figure are: Can I remove the head, Can I remove the arm, and Can it do a good looking A-stance, but I don't think I'll be trying to take this one apart.

SpaceRunaway's picture
Posted by SpaceRunaway on 27 August, 2011 - 15:12
...and will it blend?

...and will it blend?

EVA_Unit_4A's picture
Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 27 August, 2011 - 15:44
They always do!

They always do!

SpaceRunaway's picture
Posted by SpaceRunaway on 27 August, 2011 - 18:02