Saturday, January 9, 2010

Megasize 1/48 RX-78-2 Gundam

Megasize 1/48 RX-78-2 Gundam
Update (03/26/2010): Translated Construction Manual can be found here.

Update (03/07/2010): Hobby Search has a great review put up of the 1/48 RX 78-2

Update (02/19/2010): Looks like the product page of this is up already at the Bandai 30th anniversary site. Release date was listed as 03/06/2010. This behemoth is listed to be 375 mm tall.

Quite interesting too that it states there that no tools are required to build it since the parts come easily off the runners (refer to "point 1"). But there is this tool included known as the "double separator" to help release the parts from the runners (refer to "point 5"). Then there is the patent pending "click part" for the joints of the arms and leg to help improve the posing of the model kit.

Box shot was also posted at the page.
Megasize 1/48 RX-78-2 Gundam

Talk about dying and going to Gundam Heaven. This was posted in Amiami's English website. An honest to goodness 1/48 RX-78-2 Gundam in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Gundam Model kits. No release date was given but the pre-order price was set as 5,680 yen with already 25% knocked off from its shelf price. It says however on Amiami that the kit is already available. Confusing really. I can just bet that the price of shipping of this could even equal or surpass its selling price given the size of the model kit.

Bandai Megasize 1/48 RX-78-2 Gundam
Aside from Amiami, HLJ also has this for pre-order at 7800 yen

Pictures posted are marked as being of a prototype, so the actual model kit's appearance could differ from the production version.
Bandai Megasize 1/48 RX-78-2 Gundam
I'm envious of all those who are buying this, all I can do is wish them Good Luck in fitting it in their display cabinets.
Bandai Megasize 1/48 RX-78-2 Gundam
Here's a picture of it with the HG Gundam Ver G30th for perspective.
Bandai Megasize 1/48 RX-78-2 Gundam