Tuesday, 6 January 2015
Assault Kingdom vol. 7
27 : The E.F.S.F. invasion continues with the awesome RGM-79 GM army builder figure. Considering how much this figure has in common with the RX-78-2 Gundam I am a bit surprised that we have had to wait for so long for it, but finally here it is. Being a vintage mobile suit design, the GM also comes across as a bit plain when compared to later generation mobile suits, but this does not detract from the figure at all. The colour scheme is simple and effective, and the shiny green visor (also found on the Ball mini-figure) is a very nice touch. The figure has more or less the same articulation as the RX-78-2 although the single-piece front skirt makes leg articulation a bit limited.
This is hands down the most useful accessory to ever come out of a bonus set, and is absolutely essential to go together with the E.F.S.F. mobile suits in this set. Frankly this figure is so good that it could have featured as a main figure on its own, a twin pack (like in Converge) together a yellow Improved Ball would have been brilliant. The new transparent stands that come with the figures in AK7 also lend themselves well for displaying the Ball. It is a good thing that volume seven contains so many related figures because you will want to get this one as well.