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Bandai 1/100 MG RX-78-5 Gundam

$60.99 AUD
Gundam origins ignite! MG RX-78-5 transforms, soars with might. Mega Beam roars, arsenal unleashed. Master Grade history awaits.
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Key features

1. Reborn Prototype: Witness the Origin of G-Power:

  • Dive into the Gundam timeline with the iconic "Gundam Unit 5," a glimpse into the prototype origins of the White Devil. Experience a familiar yet unique design with sharp armor parts, intricate mechanics, and optional pre-painting for convenience or customization.
  • This Master Grade kit offers a chance to build and display a piece of Gundam history, showcasing the evolution of the Earth Federation's mobile suit technology.

2. Transformable Might: Soar into Aerial Dominance:

  • Unleash the RX-78-5's hidden potential with its seamless transformation feature! Witness the mobile suit effortlessly switch into a dynamic flight mode, complete with sturdy joints for stable display.
  • Recreate iconic battle scenes from the "gaiden" series, showcasing the Unit 5's versatility and adaptability on both land and air. This transformable Gundam adds a unique dimension to your display options.

3. Arsenal Unleashed: Command the Power of Beam and Bullet:

  • Wield the RX-78-5's impressive armament, including the powerful Mega Beam Launcher, the versatile Hyper Beam Rifle, and classic Beam Sabers. This kit comes equipped for diverse combat scenarios and display possibilities.
  • Unleash the devastating firepower of the Unit 5, recreating epic clashes with Zeon forces or simply posing it in a menacing stance with its weapons drawn.
Returns & Refunds
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  2. Contact Process for Issues: If you encounter any issues with your purchase, you should first contact Gundam Express Australia via email at, describing the problem and providing photos and contact details.
  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 1/100 MG RX-78-5 Gundam

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Assembly Guide

Skill Level.2 Basic modeling skills are required. Parental supervision may be required for younger children. These kits are generally suitable for beginner builders. A basic set of modeling tools are required including nippers, hobby knife, sanding sticks/paper, file, and tweezers. No glue is needed for the general assembly. Parts will need to be removed by using a pair of nippers and cutting the part away from the runner. Parts may require clean-up where they were removed from the runner.

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

How accurate is the "Gundam Unit 5" design compared to the anime?

Ask about the level of detail and accuracy in the armor shapes, beam rifle design, and overall proportions compared to the RX-78-5's appearances in the Gundam "gaiden" series. Knowing the design fidelity helps manage expectations for die-hard fans.

Does the kit include the Mega Beam Launcher and all the other weapons shown in pictures?

Confirm if the MG RX-78-5 comes with the iconic Mega Beam Launcher, the Hyper Beam Rifle, Beam Sabers, and any other optional weapons pictured. Knowing the complete arsenal ensures you get the full combat and display experience.

How complex is the transformation process from mobile suit to flight mode?

Ask about the number of transformation steps, the stability of the flight mode, and if any specific techniques are required. Knowing the complexity and ease of transformation helps manage expectations and potential frustration.

Is the pre-painting high quality and consistent, or is it unpainted for customization?

Confirm if the MG RX-78-5 comes pre-painted, and if so, how smooth and consistent the finish is. If unpainted, clarify the material compatibility for your preferred paints. Knowing the painting requirement helps plan your building approach.

Are there any upgrade parts or expansion sets available for the MG RX-78-5 specifically?

Ask if there are separate parts sets or kits designed for the RX-78-5, like additional weapons, effects parts, or alternate armor pieces. Knowing the upgrade options inspires future possibilities for your "Gundam Unit 5" customization.