Saturday, 15 June 2013

Gundam Converge 36 : FA-78-1 Full Armor Gundam

There's not a whole lot to say about the Full Armor Gundam really. It appeared on the Converge Line as item number 36 in February 2012, being part of the sixth wave. It also held the honour of being the secret item of the wave, as you can see from the two colour variations in these shots. I don't really know what the blue colour verison is supposed to represent, but since it has been featured in other product ranges as well I am sure there is place for it somewhere in the story universe.

Returning to the characteristics of the two variants, the secret version is essentially the same save for blue colour replacing green, and the V-shaped assembly on its head being painted yellow instead of white. Both figures feature arms rotating at the shoulder and a turnable head. Due to the (extremely frustrating) assembly of the shoulder rocket launcher you can also manipulate its angle by not pulling the connecting pin all the way down into its socket. Getting the rocket launcher exactly into place proved a little tricky and the contraption gladly fell out of its socket half a dozen times until I got it to stick. Yes, on both models... I noticed also that the two Gundams are a bit wobbly on their feet, meaning they have a tendency to fall over without the included support. I'm not too thrilled about the figures due to these minor niggles, but other than that they look great and add lots of colour to the collection.

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