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Bandai 1/144 HGUC RX-78 GP01Fb - E.F.S.F. Prototype Multipurpose Mobile Suit

$36.99 AUD
Iconic "Zephyranthes" Gundam in HG form! Soar with backpack thrusters, unleash beam rifle fury. Poseable, beginner-friendly. Must-have for Gundam UC fans!
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Key features
  1. High Detail and Articulation: The HGUC Gundam GP01Fb boasts impressive detail for its 1/144 scale, capturing the iconic design of the mobile suit from Gundam: 0083 Stardust Memory. The kit features sharp panel lines, intricate vents and hatches, and even molded-in markings for a realistic look. Additionally, the articulation is excellent, allowing for a wide range of poses thanks to ball joints and polycaps at key points.
  2. Full Burners and Core Fighter II: This kit distinguishes itself from other HGUC GP01 releases by including the powerful Full Burners on the backpack. These large thruster units add a striking visual element and enhance the GP01Fb's mobility lore. Additionally, the kit comes with parts to build a Core Fighter II, the mobile suit's detachable cockpit, further expanding its display and play options.
  3. Snap-fit Assembly and Color Accuracy: The HGUC line is known for its easy-to-assemble kits, and the GP01Fb is no exception. The parts snap together without glue, making it ideal for both experienced and beginner modelers. Furthermore, the plastic comes pre-colored in a variety of shades, accurately representing the GP01Fb's color scheme, reducing the need for painting for those who prefer a simpler build.
Returns & Refunds
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  3. Response and Advice: Gundam Express Australia will promptly respond to your email to discuss the issue and advise on the next steps.
  4. USA Customer Policy: USA customers are not eligible for returns, refunds, or compensation for any issues including lost, stolen, or incorrectly delivered items.
  5. Return Conditions for AU and NZ: Items must be returned in their original, undamaged, and resalable packaging if requested by Gundam Express Australia.
  6. Refund and Replacement Policy: Australian and New Zealand customers may receive replacements or refunds for reasons like change of mind (before dispatch with a restocking fee), incorrect items, lost/stolen/damaged parcels during delivery, missing parts, or inability to supply an item. Gundam Express Australia will give you a Reply Paid number for you to return these items at no cost to you at your local Australia Post outlet.
  7. Non-refundable Items: Items that cannot be refunded include those that are opened, used, partly assembled, lost parts, self-damaged items, or items found with no issues.
  8. Duplication Promise: Returns are accepted if you receive a duplicate gift, provided the item is returned in resalable condition and at your own expense.
  9. Pre-Order Cancellation: While pre-order refunds are typically not offered, requests will be considered but subject to a 10% restocking and administration fee.
  10. Restocking and Administration Charge: A 10% fee applies to canceled orders or refunds to cover non-refundable third-party fees, calculated on the total value of the products and shipping costs.
Series Assembly Guide FAQ

Bandai 1/144 HGUC RX-78 GP01Fb - E.F.S.F. Prototype Multipurpose Mobile Suit

After suffering heavy damage while en route to Von Braun, the RX-78GP01 was retooled into the RX-78GP01Fb Gundam Full Vernian at the Anaheim Electronics facility on the Moon. The Full Vernian unit differs from the regular unit in a couple of ways. First, it has a set of Universal Boost Pods mounted behind the shoulder for better maneuverability. Secondly, the GP01's wings were removed and replaced with additional fuel units - the Universal Boost Pods replace the wings on the GP01. All of these modifications are reflected in the kit, which features all the poseability and articulation you've come to expect. Accessories include shield, beam saber and beam rifle!

Universal Century Timeline

Attention all Gundam enthusiasts! The Universal Century (UC) timeline is a continually unfolding celebration of Gundam excellence. Born with the first anime series, UC introduces the legendary RX-78-2 Gundam. Famously referred to as the "Grandad," this model has remained iconic since its inception and represents the quintessence of Gundam. In...

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Assembly Guide

Skill Level.1. Most adults & children can assemble Skill Level 1 kits with little to no difficulty. Very basic hobby tools are recommended including a pair of nippers, a hobby knife, but are not essential. No Glue is needed for these kits. Kits are all snap together build and most parts can be removed by twisting and pushing without the need to snip with nippers.

Gunpla (plastic model kits) are a snap together assembly and do not need plastic cement to complete. We always recommend having some plastic cement handy as a part of your modeler's tool kit. If you prefer to fix your model in a particular pose then plastic cement will work. Plastic cement is also perfect to use if a joint is loose. Apply plastic cement in a single thin layer and allow it to dry completely before test fitting. Re-apply more cement if necessary.

Gunpla (plastic model kits) are designed to be built and displayed without the need for painting. Kits are molded in different colours replicating the colours of the actual mecha from the Gundam series. A technique called colour separation, where multiple parts of the model are molded in different colours on the same sprue is also used. Gundam kits often include stickers or water-slide decals that can be applied to the model to enhance its appearance. Some Gunpla kits come with pre-painted parts or parts with pre-applied details, such as metallic or translucent finishes.

Many modelers still choose to paint their kits to customize and add further detail. Painting allows for more creativity and personalization, enabling modelers to achieve unique effects, weathering, and colour schemes that may not be available out of the box. However, the kits are designed to be enjoyable and visually appealing even without painting, making them accessible to a wide range of hobbyists.

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes the GP01Fb different from the regular GP01?

The GP01Fb is a more mobile and heavily armed variant of the RX-78GP01 Gundam. Its key distinguishing features include: Large backpack with vernier thrusters: This iconic backpack enhances the GP01Fb's maneuverability and firepower, allowing for high-speed combat and devastating attacks. Beam rifle with a larger barrel: The GP01Fb's beam rifle packs a punch compared to the standard GP01's, making it a formidable weapon on the battlefield. Head vulcans: These additional head-mounted cannons provide extra firepower and close-range defense capabilities.

Is the kit poseable despite the backpack?

Yes, the HGUC GP01Fb retains good posability even with the backpack attached. The arms and legs have a wide range of articulation, allowing for dynamic poses. However, the backpack's size and weight can affect balance in certain positions, so some adjustments might be necessary.

Does it come with the signature beam saber?

Absolutely! The GP01Fb kit includes its iconic beam saber, allowing you to recreate epic moments from the anime. The beam saber can be stored on the backpack or wielded in various poses.

Is the build complex for beginners?

While the backpack adds some complexity compared to other HG kits, the GP01Fb remains beginner-friendly overall. The parts snap together easily with minimal glue required, and the instructions are clear and concise. However, some smaller and delicate parts might require extra care during assembly.

Is the GP01Fb worth the price for Gundam fans?

For its unique design, enhanced mobility, powerful weaponry, and iconic status, the HGUC GP01Fb offers great value for Gundam fans. It's a rewarding build and a striking addition to any collection. Whether you're a seasoned builder or just starting out, the GP01Fb is sure to please.