176 : GF13-017NJ Shining Gundam (Super Mode)
The first figure of a Converge set is always a well known Gundam type. For volume 10 this honour goes to the Shining Gundam from the G Gundam series; a mobile suit often outshined by its successor, the God Gundam. In fact the God Gundam has already been featured in Converge, although that time it was at the end of a set fronted by the RX-78.
|The Shining Gundam seen with its successor the God Gundam in normal mode as well as with its Hyper Mode engaged.|
|The Converge G Gundam line-up now consists of two versions of the Master Gundam, the large Devil Gundam, two versions of the God Gundam and now also a Shining Gundam.|
177 : OZ-13MS Gundam Epyon
Perhaps the biggest star of this volume is actually the Gundam Epyon. Sure, the Shining Gundam is looking pretty good but it is no match for the extravagance that is the Epyon. A flamboyant colour scheme, large fancy wings and a really nice looking translucent beam sword. A lot of money was sunk into this beast.
|The Epyon hanging out with one of the many Converge Wing Gundams and the Tallgeese.|
178 : RX-77-2 Guncannon
The rebooted Gundam Converge series has been very busy reintroducing old mobile suits in new and revised sculpts. The Guncannon is the only mobile suit in volume 10 that is a rehash of older figures which is a welcome change from the many reissues that we've seen as of late. And the new figure also features a new gimmick which is a first for the mobile suit here in Converge.
|The shoulder mounted weapons are held in place by the figure's backpack thrusters.|
|A bit of Guncannon history: RX-77-2 versions from Converge Vol. 02 (far left), Operation Jaburo (center left), Selection V (center), CORE 003 (center right) and the new Converge vol. 10 (far right).|
179 : AMX-015 Geymalk
When the Converge Geymalk was first hinted at some of us began speculating if it might be a special release of some kind. Standing tall at 22 meters this would have been well suited for an impressive EX figure, or perhaps featured in an SP duel pack. Alas, what we got was a bog standard Converge figure which left me a little bit disappointed.
180 : AMX-117R Gaz-R
Trailing at the end of volume 10 come two of the oddest mobile suit designs around, designed all around the idea that they are to flank the Geymalk. Why you would construct a mobile suit designed to take on threats from only one side I don't really know and it just screams "toy factory" about the design but this is something we must credit Mobile Suit ZZ Gundam for, and not FusionWorks. : )
181 : AMX-117L Gaz-L
Let's just continue straight on to the leftie version of the Gazu-R with the red and silver Gazu-L. It is a mirror image version of the other figure although this time the heat lance came out a little bit straighter.
So, there was a bit of the usual nitpicking and moaning in this review but of course overall Converge Volume 10 features a great line-up. It shines the light on no less than five unusual mobile suits which help to flesh out the collection really well. The new Guncannon figure is ok too of course, especially with its new weapons loadout. However, I have a feeling most of these figures will be easily available on the secondhand market save for perhaps the Epyon.