I got this from Image Anime from UPS today!
First, Yes, as in the pics., it surpasses all other currently released
MSiA's in all areas, no doubt about it. It's so nice in fact, I consider it
an apology from Bandai for the horrible first RX-78-2 Gundam MSiA.
Double elbows and knees, swing forward and back shoulders (Yes, the
shoulders are not fragile at all!, have no worries) insanely flexiable
ankles, the armor skirts are barely touched when it kneels.
I'll have to explain the hands and wrists in detail:
You get three pairs of hands, left and right, (two fists, two saber gripping
hands, two trigger finger hands. The trigger hands can hold the gun VERY
The wrists, while not ball joints, do offer that type of motion, I.E. the
wrists can turn, can tilt forward, backward and side to side, that type of
motion. Unlike the previous MSiA hands, the peg is in the wrist and the hole
is in the hand. To relieve worries, the hands still stay in fine, it takes
force to pop off the hands.
Waist can turn, but cannot tilt, as far as I can tell, from posing. All in
all, it's very poseable and flexiable, any pose seen in the anime seems to
be possible. My little sister found out it can even do disco poses! ^_^ Now,
where's an Chars Zaku II 2nd version, Bandai!?!? :)
Except for the yellow "neck/chest" part a bit, all panel lines are VERY thin
and VERY clean! Has an excellent paint job. The V fin is very sharp. It's a
very nice figure looks wise as well.
It comes with a beam rifle, two saber hilts (removeable from back pack), two
saber blades, bazooka, shield, bazooka "butt" clip, Gundam Hammer and Hyper
Hammer (both have metal chains), removeable back pack cover with ball joint
thruster nozzles (also has a hole to hook the shild to) that stays on just
fine, no worries, it's be designed to be removed over and over again.
The only very minor complaint is, when posing the figure, the hilts tend to
pop off the back pack alot, but are fine if the figure is just displayed.
The bazooka "butt" clip holds the bazooka fine, takes a little force to
remove the bazooka, haven't seen how well it stays on the figure itself yet,
The figure isn't *** like at all, it's a very solid, durable and stable
figure, think like the RX-79 (G) Gundam figure, only better.
All in all, it's a very fine figure and is a must for figures fans and
espcially MSiA and/or Gundam fans. Will answer any questions anyone may