RX-78-2 Gundam (7-Eleven Color)
Although there have been two Converge figure waves associated with 7-Eleven before, this is the first time a figure is actually flying their brand colours. As many readers are no doubt familiar, there are virtually hordes of Mobile Suit Gundam figures and model kits in this franchise's colours. And unless you count the special colour Beargguys of last year this figure has the dubious honour of being the first Converge figure that has its origin somewhere else than in any of the various Gundam timelines.
RX-93 Nu Gundam (Limited Color Ver.)
The other two figures in this 7-Eleven promo set are an entirely different breed. The two accompanying mobile suits, the evergreens RX-93 and MSZ-006, have not been given the 7-Eleven make-over (did they look that bad?). Instead they sport darkened colours and are marketed as "Limited Color" versions.
|Can you tell which figure is the classic RX-93 and which is the "Limited Color" version? Hint: Look at the logo on the left shoulder.|
MSZ-006 Z Gundam (Limited Color Ver.)
The third figure in this wave is the ol' Zeta, here posing with its Hyper Mega Launcher. Again this figure is a simple toned down repaint of the original version although at least here it is easier to notice. An interesting detail is that on the original figure the launcher weapon is darker than the blue on the mobile suit, in the 7-Eleven edition it is the other way around.
There's not really a whole lot to say about this set. All the figures should be usual suspects in people's collections by now. The 7-Eleven coloured RX-78 is a unique thing of course, but I wonder if it will ever become a rarity. These figures all feel like collection filler material and as such pretty much low priority. New collectors will probably find more to like here, since it is a good opportunity to snag a couple of famous faces on the cheap.