Kampfer MS-18E patrolling nearby woods.
Gundam 0080: War In Pocket is my favorite Gundam series because of the Zeon mecha featured in that series. Sure it’s got some great characters with Bernard and Christina, and a great story, although a bit tragic at the end; but the main attraction for me is the Kampfer.
I got the Zeonography Kampfer a few months ago and decided to do a short overview of my favorite Mecha of all time.
The MS-18E Kampfer is a Zeon mobile suit that is armed to the teeth with heavy weaponary. Apart from it’s massive and intimidating looks and size, the Kampfer has got an arsenal of deadly weapons enough to one-band an invasion of a Federal base.
Kampfer using twin 360mm giant bazookas.
Chain mined from the front. Saber criss cross. Chain mine details.
I really like the design of the mecha especially the face and it’s shoulder armor. Bandai doesn’t hold back on the details and marks when it comes to this line, and the Kampfer is no exception.
The figure also seems to be a bit more sturdy than other Fix Figuration Figures, with less chance of parts falling off. But then again more recent Fix Figurations are becoming more and more sturdy when compared to earlier releases. As if the Kampfer’s design wasn’t cool enough, the figure can be fixed to the Protoype Kampfer, the YMS-18 Kampfer.
The YMS-18 Kampfer(Prototype) is a bit heavily armored than the final product. With skirt armor, bigger shoulder armor, and it’s huge vulcan machine gun, the YMS-18 looks even more menacing than the regular Kampfer. I prefer this version to the normal one, but both are at the top of my list when it comes to design.
The Prototype Kampfer with vulcan machine gun. Technically it’s his only weapon, but I don’t think he really needs anything else. Don’t you think?
YMS up close and personal. Prototype with awesome decals and thrusters.
The Kampfer is one of the best figures I’ve seen translated through the Gundam Fix Figuration series. The figure is a great mecha from top to bottom, from the heavy and deadly design of the armor to the multitude of cool weapons. Here’s hoping they make a perfect grade out of it.