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Bandai 1/100 MG RX-78-2 Gundam Ver 3.0

$92.99 AUD
The MG RX-78-2 Gundam Ver 3.0 sets a new standard with its 8-colour scheme and moving armour panels. Enjoy unmatched mobility and a transformable core fighter!
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Key features
  1. High-Definition Colour Detail: An 8-colour exterior for intricate, animation-accurate presentation.
  2. Removable Armour System: Armour panels that move with the inner frame for a real mech feel.
  3. Transformation and Flexibility: Improved joints for range of motion; a core fighter that transforms or displays separately.
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 support@gundamexpressaustralia.com.au, 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-78-2 Gundam Ver 3.0

Introducing the MG RX-78-2 Gundam Ver 3.0, where legacy meets innovation. This model revolutionises the Master Grade series with a vivid 8-colour armour palette, delivering unprecedented detail. The functional armour panels dynamically shift with the inner frame, showcasing the advanced removable armour system. Enhanced shoulder joints allow for an extensive range of movement, bringing the Gundam to life. This kit includes a transformable core fighter and an optional core block for versatile display options.

The MG RX-78-2 Ver 3.0 isn't just a model; it's a milestone in Gunpla history.

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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 makes the Ver 3.0 different from previous versions?

The Ver 3.0 boasts an 8-colour armour scheme for detail and a unique armour system that moves with the frame for realism.

Can I pose the Gundam with the core fighter inside?

Absolutely, the core fighter can be placed inside the Gundam or displayed separately, thanks to the included core block.

Is the armour difficult to assemble with its moving parts?

It requires attention to detail, but the instructions guide you through a rewarding build process.

How does the enhanced shoulder joint improve the model?

It allows for a greater range of arm movement, enhancing poseability and making for a more dynamic display.

With the different colours, is painting necessary for realism?

Painting is optional; the 8-colour moulding provides exceptional detail straight out of the box.

Customer Reviews

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Josh R (Melbourne, AU)
Gender: Male
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Bandai 1/100 MG RX-78-2 Gundam Ver 3.0

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Tash (Sydney, AU)
Gender: Male
Comments: Hands are frustratingly made, and the leg join to the hips needs work
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I don't know what they improved to be honest

This is an MG 3.0 model, meaning (at least as I understand it) that this is the third iteration of this gundam in this grade, however I kinda do not understand what they even did.

The hands while improved are incredible fragile and you're almost unable to use the first knuckle articulation point since trying to do so leads to the fingers coming out of their sockets despite the manual itself showing there's a hinge there. This leads to it becoming a hassle to pose or even have them hold their included weapons since they do not have the ability to bend around the handles properly. The shield especially does not have a proper connection to the forearm as in other builds, meaning it's only held up by the hand and a very slight connection point that wraps around the forearm and in my experience comes off with a slight breeze. The waist panels are held on by hope, as are the legs to their ball joints with them coming off multiple times during construction and transportation to the shelf.

The rest of the build is great, with a decent mix of large and small pieces to allow for a fun build experience (apart from the waist panels, but those are often a nightmare) and it looks fantastic when fully assembled and stickered up. Sadly the fragility of the legs and issues with posing the hands means this is another "set and forget" model kit, with you choosing one pose at construction then never wanting to tough it again just in case something breaks.

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Chris

Amazing kit was my first ever one and loving it definitely be buying more and it was packed amazing and loved the welcome note

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B. (Adelaide, AU)
Gender: Male
Comments: Joints could be fixed with a 3.5 version
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Real Grade detail in Master Grade size

As far as I'm aware, this Gundam is the only one with a 3.0 revision. Detail is incredible with varying in colours and indents for panel lining. Elbow joints can be difficult as you'd have to balance the parts together before finishing the internal structure. Articulation is nice with the exception of the elbows can be stiff at times.
Advisory, be careful when assembling the core fighter as sometimes the cockpit and fin won't attach to the body properly and too much stress will snap the thin plastic. Good choice to use either the core block or fighter as the internal cockpit but expect some minimal articulation in that area.
A good kit if you want that RG look in your MG form.

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