Title: MG models and packaging...
Description: buying kits
GDM - November 4, 2010 04:23 PM (GMT)
hello, ok so i have come across one kit...an MG Gundam Zeta of which there are two types, the only way i can describe a difference is by the boxes they come in. One is styled plainly, a white box with an image of the kit in colour and its name up one side and the other kit, still the same model and an MG but its box is v elaborate, colourful n shows an image of the kit in space/battle. Again, its name up oneside of the box. If u can see what i mean, is there any difference between the kits? Or is it just ones an older version perhaps? Any help appreciated, thanks!
adam.creighton - November 4, 2010 04:44 PM (GMT)
The Zeta has had many variants over the years, The first Master Grade was released in 1994, and comes with a lighting gimmick.http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN52673
Three years later they released a metallic repaint, complete with a figure of Camille.http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN70069
Then in 2005 it got the Ver 2 treatment, the lighting gimmick was removed but the increse in detail and articulation was a vast improvement.http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN939597
Then, in 2009 the Ver 2 kit was released in HD colours to celebrate the Blu Ray release of the Zeta movies.http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN957469
And most recently the ver 2 has been rereleased with a runner of clear parts as part of Bandai's 30th Gunpla Anniversary.http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN961550
There are also various hobby show exclusives out their, clear versions, other metallic versions but my favorite was the limited edition Karaba Assault version.http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN949482
GDM - November 4, 2010 04:52 PM (GMT)
ah hah, see this is why i thought id ask...thanks so much Adam! Really helpful...i shall have a closer look when im home and choose carefully!
GDM - November 4, 2010 06:49 PM (GMT)
Hey again, can't help but read that the MG Zeta Gundam which was first released has apparently got a light up cockpit in the wave rider? Can anyone confirm that and if it looks any good? I can't find anywhere that has a pic of it.
Also, bringing it down to articulation does anyone from experience know if this kit is as good as other MG kits or if its posability is limited...it may end up in a stop mo scene so don't want get it and then realise its joints aren't strong enough to hold a pose....:rolleyes:
Hmm, looking forward to the RG 1/144'sand stepping it up to a PG 1:60 someday!
MR-X - November 4, 2010 08:02 PM (GMT)
The lighting gimmik is in the tail section usin a watch battery ;)
unfortunatly ..not the cockpitt m8 , the first kit aint bad posein wise m8 , an is quite a nice kit 4 the money ..but i would use the money towards the v2 they are infanatly better quality , an pose wise much better too, ...if ya wanna know about the v2 i think GF has one he did a re-view on it some where on ere
on a zeta build ages ago
good luck chris
hope that helps
GDM - November 4, 2010 08:56 PM (GMT)
Ok......well I have a choice of the first version with light....wish i could see a pic of that somewhere and the 20th aniversary version......not sure whether to bother with either at the mo. Maybe i should same my money for something better..... :unsure:
Thanks for the help though Mr X!
Gundam Freak - November 6, 2010 12:09 PM (GMT)
Hey dude. I bought the MG HD Zeta a little while ago and there's a few pics up and around here somewhere It hink ("your collection" most probably) so if you wanna see that one as well it's on here.
Great kit with a really nice finish on it and a nice stand with it too! No lights unfortunately, a light in the cockpit would have been ace!
With the Zeta you're bound to get a great kit whichever one you choose It hink though :)
Yen - November 9, 2010 02:19 AM (GMT)
Kinda OT but, soo many variations like whoaaa XD