MG Revolution is a big disappoinment. Hi RX-78-2 Gundam Ver 3.0
In case you haven’t hear it yet, the so call Master Grade Revolution that many Gundam fans anticipated is known as Master Grade RX-78-2 Gundam Ver 3.0. So why is it a big disappointment? It is just a bigger Real Grade Gunpla kit!
Updates from Shizouka Hobby Show 2013 about MG Revolution
LED gimmick is confirm!
I would like to say my prediction is correct but… it is packaged as part of MG GUndam Ver 3.0 Expansion Pack. I’ll draft a post and talk about the update news. Overall impression, still a disappointment. Just a upscale RG with a bit more parts.
This is the link to part 2 – MG Gundam Ver 3.0 VS RG
New MG RX-78-2 Gundam Ver 3.0 is the bigger version of RG
As per usual, in any new series we know that it is always started with RX-78-2 Gundam (a.k.a. the Grandfather). However, based on the current information released by AmiAmi, a famous toy & figure e-commerce site in Japan, there are some preview of the features included for the new MG RX-78-2 Gundam Ver 3.0. Unlike how the fans predicted , it is disappointing.
New MG RX-78-2 Gundam Ver 3.0 will remain 1/100 Scale
Unlike what Bandai claimed to be “big”, the MG series remain at 1/100 scale. Since it is the same size, the good news is that the price won’t increase much. So MG lovers can continue the collection at the same size and price range.
Movable Amor Plates on new MG series
All those who built Real Grade kit will know that when you bend the knee and leg, the armor will slide and showcase the inner frame details. So the new MG series will have the same feature. That’s why I’m calling it a bigger version of Real Grade.
Better colour seperation for armor parts
One reason why Real Grade kit is torturing is because of the size of the tiny parts which are painful for those who have big or clumsy hand (my hands are pretty clumsy). But… those are the main points that give beautiful colour tone and armor details, making it much more realistic. If the new MG is following the same trend, we can see more parts to be fix compare to a standard MG kit.
When can we get the MG RX-78-2 Gundam Ver 3.0? And how much?
According to AmiAmi, the selling price will be 4725 yen (~USD48). Sounds reasonable to me if it is a bigger RG quality kit. The kit is currently open for pre-order. Tentative release date is August 2013.
Too little enhancement for “MG Revolution”
Non of my prediction of features are added to the new kit. Overall this MG Revolution is a disappointment since I thought it will be something that “wow” us. Hopefully Bandai can at least package the LED unit together with the MG RX-78-2 Gundam Ver 3.0.
MG RX-78-2 Gundam Ver 3.0 Details on AmiAmi (in Japanese)