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Bandai GU RX-78-2 Gundam

$50.99 AUD Regular price $55.99
Early or Mid? Build both! HG Gundam Origin, swappable parts, weapon galore. Easy build, pose & fight! Gundam history in your hands.
Key features

1. Build Two Gundam Eras in One Kit:

  • Experience the evolution of the iconic RX-78-02 with interchangeable parts for both the asymmetrical Early and the classic symmetrical Mid-timeline versions.
  • Customize your display or recreate key moments from Gundam The Origin, offering double the building and posing possibilities.

2. Arsenal of a War-Torn Warrior:

  • Wield an array of weaponry from the Origin timeline, including early and late beam rifles, the fearsome Hyper Bazooka, and multiple beam sabers.
  • Equip the optional shoulder Magnum or Vulcan cannon for authentic Early-type detail, letting you personalize your Gundam's loadout.

3. Beginner-Friendly Build with Dynamic Action:

  • Snap-fit construction makes it ideal for both seasoned builders and newcomers to the world of Gunpla.
  • Articulated joints in the arms, legs, head, and torso allow for dynamic poses and action-packed displays. Bring your Gundam to life, wielding its weapons with ease.
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 GU RX-78-2 Gundam

Bandai brings us a brand-new action figure lineup to celebrate the 40th anniversary of "Mobile Suit Gundam"!  Gundam Universe figures are made to fit into the 6-inch world-standard figure size, and feature kinetic styling to emphasize motion and posability, durable construction, and a sharply detailed silhouette that looks great from any angle! 

RX-78-2 Gundam is about 15cm tall, and comes with two beam sabers and hilts, beam rifle, shield and joint to hold it, and a joint for the Tamashii Stage (not included). 

.  NOTE: This is a fully built and painted figure. No construction required!

Approximately 15 cm tall


  • Main figure
  • Beam rifle
  • Beam saber blade (x2)
  • Beam saber hilt (x2)
  • Shield
  • Interchangeable hands (x2)
  • Joint for shield
  • Joint for Tamashii Stage

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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

Can you build both the Early and Mid-timeline versions of the Gundam?

Yes! This HG kit contains swappable parts for building both the asymmetrically-equipped Early version and the more symmetrical Mid-timeline version of the RX-78-02, allowing you to choose your favourite or display both variations.

What kind of weapons and accessories are included?

The kit includes both early and late beam rifles, a Hyper Bazooka, various beam sabers, Vulcan gun for the chest, and the option to mount either a shoulder Magnum or Vulcan cannon on the left shoulder. This armament lets you recreate iconic scenes from Gundam The Origin.

How articulated is the model? Can it hold all those weapons?

This HG kit has good articulation in the arms, legs, head, and torso, allowing for a variety of dynamic poses. The hands can securely hold all the included weapons, so you can create action scenes like firing the Hyper Bazooka or wielding dual beam sabers.

Is this a beginner-friendly kit? Does it require glue or painting?

This is a great kit for both beginners and experienced builders. It uses a snap-fit construction, so no glue is needed. While pre-painted, you can choose to add your own detailing through painting or panel lining for a more personalized touch.

Are there any additional parts or expansion sets available for this kit?

Bandai sometimes releases optional parts sets or expansion kits for popular HGs, like additional weapons, effects parts, or even alternate forms. While not currently confirmed, it's worth checking with the seller or online resources to see if any upgrade options are available for this specific Gundam The Origin kit.