ZGMF-X13A Providence Gundam
The first of the combatants in the box, Z.A.F.T.'s mighty Providence Gundam, kind of like a Cosmic Era take on the Zeong it makes it appearance at the very end of the war. The Converge figure though, doesn't exactly have an intimidating aura about it, it mainly looks chubby and feels a bit clumsy.
The Providence is certainly getting the short end of the stick as far as SP07 goes. The figure feels very basic when compared to the exorbitant Freedom with its several features and optionals. The Providence on the other hand has just one way to display it. Snap the DRAGOON System on to its back and the beam rifle in its hand and there you go. I'm surprised we didn't get an optional part for the beam-emitting shield; that would have been an easy way to increase the sexiness of this now mostly dull grey mobile suit.
The Providence is certainly getting the short end of the stick as far as SP07 goes. In many aspects it feels a bit like an early Converge figure that just happens to have an oversized backpack.
ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam
It is clear that the SP07 box belongs to the Freedom Gundam. If the Providence came out a bit lacking, you will not feel that way about the Freedom. Here is a mobile suit jam packed with detail, vibrant colours and different ways to pose it.
So, we have our first Cosmic Era SP-box, should you go out and get it? Well, I guess it depends on your investment in the SEED timeline. There are many Converge items out there these days, and there are certainly more interesting Cosmic Era figures out there too. Go grab the Astray Red and Blue Frame figures first if you have not yet done so. And with the Strike Freedom Gundam of Converge #04 just becoming available you might feel you have all the Freedom you need, considering the Providence Gundam figure isn't all that great. Still, this is a cheap package as far as doubles go, something to keep in mind with the pricey SEED figures we are about to see.