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Gundam AGE-1 Normal


7 comments posted
On one hand I praise this toy

On one hand I praise this toy for its Microman-like hyper poseability, but I share you doubts over the length of the torso, which for me is simply too much. This toy would look really odd sitting next to High Grade AGE-1. In my case this is a definite deal breaker and undoing of this toy, as I don't think I could stand looking at the torso with this guy next to my remaining three gundam mobile suits.

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Posted by Wallas on 7 March, 2012 - 13:23
I was thinking about it, and

I was thinking about it, and I agree that they won't look right next to the HG kits, but I'm not sure if that actually matters. The other RS AGE-1 variants have similarly stylized sculpts, so at least the trio will look right together. I guess the issue will be if any more AGE Robot Spirits, they will all need to be similarly sculpted, or the line will look weird together.

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 7 March, 2012 - 14:15
I think they will look good

I think they will look good in their own bunch, but not all that much with other Robot Spirits mobile suits. V-Gundams, Strike and Destiny and others seem to have more line art accurate proportions. I think only AGE-1 Sparrow looks good, thanks to his already thin aesthetics.

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Posted by Wallas on 7 March, 2012 - 15:29
Wow. It's got crazy amounts

Wow. It's got crazy amounts of articulation!

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Posted by SentaiSeiya on 7 March, 2012 - 16:18
Yeesh, that is WAY too lanky

Yeesh, that is WAY too lanky for my tastes. I think I'll wait for one of the grunt suits; I always end up liking them better. Besides, this just doesn't go far enough beyond the standard Gundam look for it to be worth it to me. Too many Gundams as it is!

Still, impressive toy in and of itself.

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Posted by Alexx on 7 March, 2012 - 22:57
Lanky for a reason

The reason this thing is lanky is that if one looks closely, during action in the show they will artificially stretch the proportions of the AGE 1 to make it appear more dynamic. It succeeds at recreating that look perfectly, so if you're looking for a super articulate version of that design it does fit the bill. Myself, I don't care for it.

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Posted by evaunit01 on 8 March, 2012 - 01:16
anime accuracy

I always find it funny when people say that a figure such as this is not anime accurate. As stated before, in this series when Age is in action they drastically change the porpotions of the mech to increase dramatization (as done in a crap load of animes and cartoons actually). In-fact when they were first showing off promo shots of this fig they did so comparing it from shots directly from the show, thus showcasing how the figure could repoduce the exact pose as seen in the series. I do agree he does look a bit lanky and I would of perfed if bandai when the stretch route wher you would extend joints in order to do more stylized posing and when not doing such things you could revert it back to a more standard look.

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Posted by mechamasterj on 15 March, 2012 - 07:53