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Bandai 1/144 HG RX-78-2 Gundam (Beyond Global)

$26.00 USD
Celebrate 40 years of Gunpla with Bandai's HG RX-78-2 Gundam, Beyond Global edition from "Gundam 0079." Redesigned for extraordinary articulation, it enables incredibly natural poses. Kit includes beam rifle, shield, beam saber, and foil stickers. Ideal for both newcomers and long-time fans of the series.
From $10
4 × $6.50
Key features
  • Beyond Global Articulation: This redesign features advanced articulation for lifelike, natural poses.
  • Comprehensive Kit: Comes complete with a beam rifle, shield, beam saber, and foil stickers for added detailing.
  • 40th Anniversary Special: Marking four decades of Gunpla, this kit is a milestone release with modern enhancements
Returns & Refunds
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Series Assembly Guide FAQ

Bandai 1/144 HG RX-78-2 Gundam (Beyond Global)

You won't want to miss out on this spectacular release!

To celebrate 40 years of Gunpla, Bandai brings us a kit from "Gundam 0079" of a HG RX-78-2 Gundam, Beyond Global! The articulation in this redesigned First Gundam features the ability to create incredibly natural-looking poses; both the design and the articulation labeling it as the new Beyond Global edition. It included movement alike to bending, including independent articulation at the wrist joints for shield posing.

Kit Includes:-

  • Beam rifle
  • Shield
  • Beam Saber
  • Foil sticker

Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 Series

Dive into the universe where it all began - "Mobile Suit Gundam". Originating from 1979, it unfolds a raw, unfiltered narrative of warfare in the Universal Century, introducing us to legends like Amuro Ray and his iconic Gundam RX-78-2. Trust us, building this iconic Gunpla, available in HG, RG, MG,...

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Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 Series

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 Beyond Global edition special?

It features revolutionary articulation, enabling incredibly natural-looking poses.

What accessories are included in the kit?

The kit includes a beam rifle, shield, beam saber, and foil stickers.

Is this model beginner-friendly?

Yes, it's designed for both newcomers and experienced builders.

What detailing options does it offer?

Foil stickers are included for enhanced detail.

Why is this a must-have for Gunpla enthusiasts?

It celebrates 40 years of Gunpla, offering a blend of classic design and modern engineering.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Ryan Linegar (Melbourne, AU)
Gender: Male
NPS score:
0 (Not at all likely)
10 (Extremely likely)
Has Grandpa ever looked this good?

Only my third kit so far, and it felt like a much more complex and difficult kit than Aerial and Barbatos (my other two so far). The articulation and posing you get at the other end, however, is astounding. Colour separation is good, with the only sticker being for the eyes. Between this anniversary kit and The Origin kit, the classic RX-78-02 looks as good as it ever has.

H.L. (Perth, AU)
Gender: Female
Comments: Nice kit other than the disappointing ankle articulation.
NPS score:
0 (Not at all likely)
10 (Extremely likely)
Lovely design, but struggles with posing

First gunpla kit I've bought and built, and I'm overall quite happy with it. Your mileagle will vary on the aesthetics, but I personally think its a really nice redesign of the RX-78. The build overall feels good with the exception of the connection between the upper arm and shoulder. Probably shouldnt be too hard to tighten up though.

Main issue is with the articulation on this kit. The articulation on the ankles is extremely limited (can only move forward and back) so it can't hold anything except the most basic standing poses. You're not getting anything dynamic looking out of this with some kind of action base, unfortunately. Otherwise though I would recommend it, it's very pretty and an easy build.


It's great hg and a beautiful redesign of the original gundam which has blown me away with colour separation, how well it holds together and it's posablity but on my copy the joints for the waist have become rather loose despite only striking a few poses. Recommend it to any builder and having something to tighten the joints in case yours loosen