Lately I've been seeing the limited edition Unicorn popping up a lot online which again suggests that the "limited overseas" figures might not be that limited at all, or at least they are proving easier to find on the international market.
032 : The set starts off with a well known face; the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam here in its Unicorn Mode. The mobile suit is equipped with a single Beam Gatling Gun and a shield which is snapped in place on the lefthand wrist. The model has some very fine sculpting, especially on its legs, and there are many small details in metal grey colour. The RX-0 features standard STANDart articulation which translates to a head that can be moved to each side as well as arms that rotate at the shoulders. It is an excellent depiction of the Unicorn Gundam and a neat entry into any STANDart collection.
Because of its outrageously large shoulder pads the articulation of the arms, though present at the shoulder, is prohibited by the large backpack. The head can be made to look in different directions but that is pretty much it. Due to the heavy backpack a plastic support is provided which can be inserted underneath the backpack to prevent the Gundam from toppling backwards, but as evident in the photos this piece is not really necessary unless you are placing the figure on a sloping plane (or maybe in the event that a leg might be slightly bent or so). This is a true killer model which will dominate its surroundings and drag viewers in. If you can find it, you'll most likely want to grab it.
034 : The highlights in this set just keep on coming. After two Gundams the next contender is no less familiar or iconic, it is the MSM-07S Z'Gok amphibious mobile suit of Zeon fame, here in its red Char's Custom livery. Whenever a new line of Gundam figures is born, you can be sure that the Z'Gok is not far off, a true survivor. Perhaps mainly due to its exotic appearance as well as the fact that its features give the modellers an easy break from all the intricately detailed Gundams. This is not to say that the Z'Gok is a bad design, and as a STANDart model it truly shines. Bandai and Volks added so many nice features to this figure, the least obvious being the super-detailed soles of its feet.
As for articulation the figure has arms rotating at the shoulder, and since the head is firmly in place on the torso the entire torso can be made to twist to the sides instead. You insert the claws into slots in the hands and due to their configuration they can only be inserted so that they point straight ahead. Where both Assault Kingdom and Ultimate Operation figures featured extra hands with open claws the STANDart figure does not. I have only ever seen this particular figure on one single occasion, and promptly grabbed it. I would advice you to do the same.
035 : The final figure in the set is the standard blue colour variation of the Zeon MSM-07 Z'Gok. Save for the colour scheme its features are completely identical to the red version. Blue Z'Goks can also be found in several other figure lines but I would argue this is one of its better appearances. Just look at all those nice details in the shots above. As with Char's Z'Gok, I only ever managed to find a single of these available for sale, luckily I grabbed it. I would seriously recommend STANDart collectors to be truly vigilant in the case of sourcing Z'Goks for your collections.
032 special : The last figure covered in this review will be the limited edition RX-0 Unicorn Gundam (Unicorn Mode), which comes in a black version of the box with a blotch stating "for overseas only". As usual it is not exactly clear what is meant by "overseas", but the figure has found its way to sellers in Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea, which means you'll stand a good chance to find a nice deal on this particular Gundam.
|Size comparison: The Unicorn Gundam stands about 9 cm tall (including the horn). The ZZ Gundam comes in at around 9,5 cm (tip of the beam sabres) and the Z'Gok is about 7,5 cm tall.|