|What's up with that dreadful font? And will the designers finally choose one font and stick with it?|
The third and last major discovery was that the Sinanju part of the Neo Zeong figure is a partially repurposed mobile suit; but we only get its upper body. The legs are missing completely and I am surprised we weren't given optional parts to put together a complete Sinanju standalone figure. This is after all something we got with the Dendrobium mobile armor as well as the older EX kits like the Hummingbird and the Deep Striker. Not to mention that almost five years have passed since the last Converge Sinanju figure, it is definitely time for it to make its comeback by now.
|Converge Sinanju history: Standard MSN-06S Sinanju (Converge vol. 4, released September 2011), Bazooka version (from Converge SP02 double pack, released August 2012) and the torso stuck inside the Neo Zeong.|
|"Never tell me the odds..."|
|Size comparison of the Neo Zeong next to the Neue Ziel (EX 12) and the Nightingale (EX 14).|
The lack of accessories and display options also hurts the Neo Zeong a bit. In part this is remedied by the Option Parts Set, which will be covered in a separate review, but I can spoil that conclusion a bit by saying that you should definitely consider getting the option kit if you intend to go for the Neo Zeong. It breathes some more life into the figure.
With another supersize Converge figure just around the corner (the Shamblo Mobile Armor is scheduled for release in July) I do wonder if that figure will also be made of hard plastic. i certainly hope not. The soft plastic figures (traditionally associated with Gashapon) are currently being overtaken by hard plastic successors in the Shokugan 1/220-scale, and I sincerely hope we won't see a similar trend in Converge. I wonder what material the recently released Converge-look-alike MS Ensemble figures are made of. Do we have any readers out there in the know?