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Bandai 1/100 NG RX-78 Gundam [Original 1980 Kit]

$20.99 AUD
Relive Gundam history with the original 1/100 RX-78 model kit, featuring classic design, articulation, and a removable Core Fighter. Own a piece of Gundam legacy and experience the iconic mobile suit's timeless appeal.
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Key features
  1. Historical Significance and Collectible Value: Own a piece of Gundam history with the original 1/100 RX-78 Gundam model kit, a true collector's item for any Gundam enthusiast. Experience the legacy of the first-ever commercially released 1/100 scale Gundam model kit and cherish its historical significance.
  2. Classic Design and Articulation: Relive the iconic moments of the Gundam anime series with the timeless design of the RX-78 Gundam, faithfully captured in this original model kit. Engage in dynamic posing and recreate the mobile suit's signature moves with the kit's impressive articulation.
  3. Removable Core Fighter and Enhanced Playability: Uncover the inner workings of the RX-78 Gundam with the removable Core Fighter, adding an extra layer of detail and realism to the model. Enhance your playability options and immerse yourself in the world of Gundam with this unique feature.
Returns & Refunds
  1. Australian Consumer Law Compliance: Gundam Express Australia strictly adheres to the Australian Consumer Law for all transactions.
  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 NG RX-78 Gundam [Original 1980 Kit]

Help Celebrate Bandai's 40th Anniversary by purchasing reissues of some of the first ever kits released! 

The original 1/100 Gundam kit that started it all back in 1980.

Nothing like the Master Grade or better kits of today, but this was still rather sophisticated for its era, featuring a removable core fighter that folded its nose down to allow docking. No poly caps, and lots of painting required! Two beam sabers, bazooka and rifle included.

Even the images are historical!

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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

What is the significance of the 1/100 RX-78 Gundam (Original 1980 Kit)?

The 1/100 RX-78 Gundam (Original 1980 Kit) holds historical significance as the first-ever commercially released 1/100 scale Gundam model kit. It marked the beginning of Bandai's highly successful Gundam model kit line and played a pivotal role in popularizing the Gundam franchise worldwide.

What are the key features of the 1/100 RX-78 Gundam (Original 1980 Kit)?

Despite being an older kit, the 1/100 RX-78 Gundam (Original 1980 Kit) still offers several notable features, including: Classic RX-78 Gundam Design: The kit captures the iconic design of the RX-78 Gundam, featuring its signature beam rifle, shield, and beam saber accessories. Removable Core Fighter: The kit includes a removable Core Fighter, the mobile suit's internal fighter jet, adding an extra layer of detail and playability. Articulation for Dynamic Posing: The kit's articulation allows for a variety of poses, enabling you to recreate the Gundam's signature moves and action-packed scenes.

What level of skill is required to assemble the 1/100 RX-78 Gundam (Original 1980 Kit)?

The 1/100 RX-78 Gundam (Original 1980 Kit) is considered an "Intermediate" level kit, making it suitable for modelers with some experience. The instructions are clear and easy to follow, but the parts may be smaller and more delicate than those in beginner-level kits.

What tools are needed to assemble the 1/100 RX-78 Gundam (Original 1980 Kit)?

The only tools required to assemble the 1/100 RX-78 Gundam (Original 1980 Kit) are a hobby knife and a pair of nippers. However, some modelers may also prefer to use tweezers and sanding tools for a more refined finish.

What is the price of the 1/100 RX-78 Gundam (Original 1980 Kit)?

The price of the 1/100 RX-78 Gundam (Original 1980 Kit) can vary depending on the retailer and its condition. However, it typically ranges from $30 to $50.