Mobile Suit Mode
As you can see from the pictures the Converge Psycho Gundam is a very successful depiction of the real thing and its compacted Converge dimensions come out perfectly as well. This thing really looks like an average Converge figure on steroids. Some of the recent Converge figures have resembled model kits more than the softer plastic Converge figures and while the Psyco/Psycho also features some of this hard plastic in places but overall feels very much like a basic Converge figure, which is appreciated. The figure has a tendency to lean forward so that oversize clear support piece may prove to come in handy although it looks really awful. A base plate with a plug would perhaps been a better option here.
Mobile Armor Mode
Assembly of the MA form requires you to actually start disassembling some of the components that were already fitted together while in the box. This is where you begin to realize the intricacy of the figure design and that there is quite a lot of engineering ingenuity going on under the hood. While it is fun to reconfigure the figure between the two modes, as always with these figures I would caution doing it a lot since the pegs will wear down quickly.
Although the Psyco/Psycho Gundam isn't much of a toy it looks the part and can certainly enhance the line-up of your Converge collection. I wouldn't go as far as calling it a recommended purchase but if you have the funds to spare you will most likely be very pleased with it.
|The Psyco Gundam is also sold bundled with the new CORE Gundam Mk-II.|
So I went ahead and ordered a second unit from Japan this time. I think it is worth it just so that I can display the two modes of the figure side by side: