Saturday, April 3, 2010

Gundam Unicorn SD Review

Preordered This before christmas and forgot about it. Then a few days ago it arrived in the mail. Now I haven't built a model like this in years, but have always been a Gundam fan.

Now this is the SD version of the Unicorn Gundam from the new OVA series just released, Which I will probably be picking up soon anyway.

Now this little guy has three modes! Normal Mode, Destroy Mode and "Beast Mode". Beast mode is special for this model and doesn't follow the OVA.

Now he comes totally disassembled on his three plastic sprues, one sticker sheer and one rub-on decal sheet. The parts come off the sprues with little to no hassle, not leaving any discoloured stress marks.(which is nice)
Assembly instructions are simple and easy to follow. you assemble him in sections, head, arms, legs, torso, pelvis, shield and beam saber.
Probably best to apply stickers and decals before you assemble him.

one a side note, be careful with the sides of his head, I had the on reversed when I was applying one decal before i realised. So the left side of head has upside down decals . . .

Once individual sections are put together, its simple to snap all the joints inplace, And I  have to admit he does look pretty good.

Transformation is pretty simple, Reverse his head, open unicorn horn, pull on arms to open chest, and flip down pelvis flap and there you go, from Unicorn mode to destroy mode!

Now beast mode is a little gimmicky and tacked on, kinda like there were playing with it at and said oh thats kinda cool lets make that a feature, Although if you have two models one can ride on the other ones beast mode if you like that sorta thing.
Well that rounds up this review, As my first SD Gundam he is very impressive and will probably pick a few more sometime. I'd definately recommend him to Gundam fans and non Gundam fans alike.

I've included a few pictures of the finished results. Enjoy

Behold! Gundam Unicorn!

Reveal! Destroy Mode!

Arise! Beast Mode!

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