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Bandai 1/144 HG RX-78-02 Gundam (Gundam the Origin Ver)

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Prototype & classic swap! Gatling & chest vulcan fury! Pre-painted, customize, beam, bazooka, saber. Own Origin legend's evolution!
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Key features
  1. Early Origin Grit: Swappable parts for prototype & classic! Gatling gun & chest vulcan add war-torn charm. Own a legend's raw beginnings!
  2. Pre-Painted Precision or Personal Touch: White & blue hero ready for display. Experienced builders can add weathering, lines, or custom details for their unique Origin Gundam.
  3. Beam, Bazooka, & Saber Fury: Diverse weapons & dynamic poses bring battles to life. Own a piece of Gundam history with Origin-style customization options!
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  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.
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Series Assembly Guide FAQ

Bandai 1/144 HG RX-78-02 Gundam (Gundam the Origin Ver)

The classic RX-78-02 enters the HG line anew with a version of the kit based off its appearance in "Gundam The Origin!" A perfect way to kick off the new year celebrating Gundam's 40th anniversary.

Thanks to the provided option parts, you can build either the early or mid version of the RX-78-02.

The early version features asymmetrical left and right sides and includes a gatling gun equipped on the forearm. The left and right shoulders feature a Shoulder Magnum and Vulcan canon respectively, contributing to the asymmetrical look. 

For the mid version, both sides are symmetrical, including the shoulders which are built with flat panels instead of weaponry.

Adjustable vernier are also included on the backs of the calves, with a cover that lets you display or hide the features. The toe tips are articulated, too.

Kit Includes:-

  • Beam rifle (early / mid type) x1 each
  • Beam saber x2
  • Shield x1
  • Hyper bazooka x1
  • Shoulder canon x1
  • Foil sticker sheet x1
  • Marking sticker sheet x1

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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

Early Grit or Classic Gundam? What timeline version is it?

This kit represents the RX-78-02 in its early stages from "Gundam The Origin," featuring asymmetrical parts, a chest-mounted vulcan gun, and a gatling gun on the forearm. Choose if you prefer this war-torn aesthetic or the iconic, symmetrical Gundam.

Swappable Options or Fixed Form? How much customization is possible?

The kit includes optional parts for both the Early and Mid timeline versions, letting you switch between the asymmetrical prototype and the more familiar design. This adds to the replayability and customization options.

Pre-Painted White & Blue or Custom Canvas? How much detail is already there?

The kit comes pre-painted in the classic white and blue, with red accents and pre-applied decals. However, experienced builders can add custom weathering, panel lines, or even experiment with different shades of white and blue to personalize their Gundam.

Beginner Builder or Seasoned Pilot? How challenging is the assembly?

Snap-fit parts make it suitable for beginners. Even younger builders can enjoy putting together this iconic mobile suit. While offering some dynamic posing options, the articulation is not as intricate as more complex kits.

Beyond Display Duty? Any special features or gimmicks?

The kit includes various weapons like a beam rifle, hyper bazooka, and beam sabers, allowing for diverse attack options and action-oriented displays. This versatility adds to the fun of posing and creating scenarios for your Gundam.

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