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The Turn A MG came out in 2007. The damn thing had incredibly loose/weak joints, parts that just fell off, and was an overall flimsy model that just fell apart when you looked at it.

Given the year it came out, it is a bit on the older side; but for also being technically a special release (Bandai’s 100th MG), this was a massive disappointment. Especially since the Turn A is my personal favorite.


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I know Unicorn is your favorite, so it's time to make you ENVIOUS with what I got in the mail today:

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I'm terrified of actually starting this kit. The RG can fully switch from Unicorn mode to Perfectibility Destroy mode.


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I'm terrified of actually starting this kit. The RG can fully switch from Unicorn mode to Perfectibility Destroy mode.

Hey I got The Full Armor version done as my very first gunpla kit ever, I'm sure you can manage.


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So I put together the High grade Char's Zaku II. It's Char's signature Mobile Suit so I was pretty excited after getting the wrap off the box and all the gates. With that being said....

I HATED this kit.
I hate it.
I hate it.
I hate it.
I hate it.
Waiter! Waiter! Please take this back, this is not what I ordered!

Both the head fin and the mouth piece are so flimsy, they fall right off; I'm going to need to get glue for just these two pieces. Wait no! I need to get glue for the hand to connect to the rifle because it broke off making the rifle completely useless, the weight of the rifle completely rips the two pieces of the hand apart, I can't use the bazooka now either so either Char's posing no weapon, or just the shitty axe.

Speaking of the axe, it doesn't fit properly in the side waist like it says in the manual (the previous HG Zaku Tristar I built earlier doesn't have this problem at all), I actually need to fit it in the butt in order for it fit anywhere "properly" even if that's not where that's supposed to go. I don't event know what's supposed to go in the buttocks slot. The bazooka has a holder slot on the backpack which is nice, but the rifle gets absolutely nothing similar even though there's so much free real estate on the other side of the back pack.

The arms stick out from the body pretty far and it's quite noticeable, but God forbid the head get's the same treatment. It's far more restricted in movement than the Tristar and they're basically the same Mobile Suit and model kit! Reading the manual step-by-step for both and you'll find very little that's different. I learned the head wasn't properly attached yet because it kept falling off and when I finally snapped it into place properly it can't even turn 90 degrees whereas I can get the Tristar to go full circle.

I just don't get how two extremely similar HGs can be so different in quality, especially with the signature/more famous MS being the problem child. I didn't even put any more stickers other than two on because I was so disappointed in this kit.

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Pffffffft, I tried testing the articulation in the legs and the right leg just popped right off.

What a fucking joke.


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Pffffffft, I tried testing the articulation in the legs and the right leg just popped right off.

What a fucking joke.

Does this mean it goes into the cum tribute pile?


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So I put together the High grade Char's Zaku II. It's Char's signature Mobile Suit so I was pretty excited after getting the wrap off the box and all the gates. With that being said....

I HATED this kit.
I hate it.
I hate it.
I hate it.
I hate it.
Waiter! Waiter! Please take this back, this is not what I ordered!

Both the head fin and the mouth piece are so flimsy, they fall right off; I'm going to need to get glue for just these two pieces. Wait no! I need to get glue for the hand to connect to the rifle because it broke off making the rifle completely useless, the weight of the rifle completely rips the two pieces of the hand apart, I can't use the bazooka now either so either Char's posing no weapon, or just the shitty axe.

Speaking of the axe, it doesn't fit properly in the side waist like it says in the manual (the previous HG Zaku Tristar I built earlier doesn't have this problem at all), I actually need to fit it in the butt in order for it fit anywhere "properly" even if that's not where that's supposed to go. I don't event know what's supposed to go in the buttocks slot. The bazooka has a holder slot on the backpack which is nice, but the rifle gets absolutely nothing similar even though there's so much free real estate on the other side of the back pack.

The arms stick out from the body pretty far and it's quite noticeable, but God forbid the head get's the same treatment. It's far more restricted in movement than the Tristar and they're basically the same Mobile Suit and model kit! Reading the manual step-by-step for both and you'll find very little that's different. I learned the head wasn't properly attached yet because it kept falling off and when I finally snapped it into place properly it can't even turn 90 degrees whereas I can get the Tristar to go full circle.

I just don't get how two extremely similar HGs can be so different in quality, especially with the signature/more famous MS being the problem child. I didn't even put any more stickers other than two on because I was so disappointed in this kit.

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I actually liked this kit, but it was one of the earlier kits I bought. The RG Char's z'gok is really good though


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Toys are hereby declared:
ILLEGAL
IMMORAL
UNLAWFUL
 anyone found with a TOY in his possession will be
placed under ARREST and thrown in the DUNGEON!
No kidding!               🅱
I finally broke and pre-ordered this.  Bullshit that it's P-Bandai, but I'm sure they'll use some of the molds again for a Silver Bullet or Doven Wolf


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It looks great, it built great (save for the head), it feels great (save for the head). It's just that the articulation sucks, the parts are flimsy, and both of the advertised weapons are completely useless. I WANT to love this kit, especially since the Tristar blew away my expectations for HGs; but the time and effort to fix these issues are apparent.

I actually liked this kit, but it was one of the earlier kits I bought. The RG Char's z'gok is really good though


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I also pre-ordered the RX-78-2 PG Unleashed. I'm terrified of even opening this Exia box lol.


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"Universal Century 0083. Three years after the defeat of the Zeon, remnant forces launch their revenge attack by stealing a prototype mobile suit armed with a nuclear weapon. Can Federation rookie Kou Uraki defeat legendary ace pilot Anavel Gato, "The Nightmare of Solomon" and prevent the cataclysmic revival of Zeon?"


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Master Grade Freedom Gundam 2.0

I absolutely ADORE this kit. It was fun to build, it's fun to articulate, it's fun to pose, it's built like a brick, this thing is everything a Master Grade should be and more. Say what you want about SEED & SEED Destiny but their mobile suit designs are usually solid.

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