Bandai’s upcoming release for its ever-so-popular RX-78-2 Gundam figure is not like the one you’re used to building all these years.

 

Image credit: Bandai

Why so? In a report by Mecha Catalogue, this version of the grandfather Gundam or the HG 1/144 RX-78-2 Gundam [Beyond Global] is an entirely different HG kit altogether. As part of Gunpla’s 40th anniversary, they really pushed the extra mile here and went all out on the way the mech articulates!

 

Images and description taken from Mecha Catalogue:

“Here are some profile shots of this version of the RX-78-2 and it looks very stylized, almost like the HGBF GBN Base Gundam with its thinner proportions and angles. Especially those lower leg sections, I think this is the first time I’ve seen them this thin for an RX-78-2 design. The knee caps are very have panel lines that basically call back to those of the Master Grade 1.0 kit. And yes, it does have huge arms like the animation model. You’ll also notice that the joint assemblies are completely different from any previous High Grade kit. This, according to Bandai Spirits, is the culmination of engineering techniques they’ve accumulated over the years.”

 

Image credit: Bandai

The HG 1/144 RX-78-2 Gundam [Beyond Global] rolls out this month with a 2000 yen price tag (around 935 php). I suggest you secure one when you have the chance!

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