The Super HCM Pro RX-78 over the Shenandoah Valley.
I remember getting my first Gundam Fix Figuration Figure, the Kampfer, and just getting blown away by the details of the figure and not to mention all the weapons it came with! One thing that I was dissapointed with was the pose ability which was limited given it’s size and armor. And with some you could pose them but some of it’s parts may fall off due to loose armor.
It would be nice if they could make a figure the same size as the Fix Figures with the same pose ability as an HCM….Can Bandai make a figure with the durability and sturdiness of an HCM and the detail and size of a Gundam Fix Figuration Figure? Is the SHCM such a figure?
Also as I wait patiently (it’s hard!) for the MG Full Burst Freedom to arrive, I went ahead and picked up Hobby magazines, Hobby Japan 9.
SUPER HCM PRO RX78
The Super HCM Pro RX78 is based on Amuro’s Gundam in the original Gundam series and it’s not the first figure/model to be made by Bandai based on the 78. But it is one of the best in my opinion! The RX78 is capable of a lot of poses that some of my Gundam models can do and it has some superb detailings rivaling that of the Gundam Fix Figurations. Like the the Fix’s it comes with a lot of weapons and detailed etchings on the figure and like the HCM it’s sturdy as hell!
RX78 armed with beam sabers.
Crouching for defense. Blasting away with the beam rifle.
The figure comes with a beam rifle, 2 beam sabers, a beam javelin, hyper bazooka, hyper hammer….gundam hammer, super napalm….it’s fighter, and a docking station. I like the docking station but the fighter it comes with seems a little cheap after making the Skygrasper, it’s about the size of the shield. Oh yeah and it comes with a shield! Basically you’re getting a great figure and then some!
One really interesting thing that they did with the figure that I thought was pretty cool was that you can open panels and repair bays on the Gundam.
Hyper bazookas getting a work out.
Gundam bays open. Sun is parallel to figure, look at sabers.
An outstanding figure in both the design and maneveurability of the figure, the SHCM RX78 is the best Gundam figure I’ve purchased. It looks like that Bandai will continue with the SHCM’s, which is great news and I highly anticipate the new figure whatever it may be. More shots of the figure can be found in the video below.
GUNDAM FRONTIER 001 featuring SHCM RX 78
I originally intended to shoot the RX78 in D.C. but the opportunity never came, so instead of waiting I decided to shoot it in a familiar location that fit the music. I really like how it turned out. I’m hoping that Window Movie Maker continues to upgrade this software because it gives you a variety on what you can do.
YouTube is acting pretty fishy, so if there’s nothing above click this link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwi32TVhdpY
HOBBY JAPAN #9
This issue’s got a lot of coverage on Gunam 00 and some of the new Gundam figures and mecha’s coming out. Char’s Gelgoog on the front cover looks pretty cool and I may get that. I’m not too thrilled with the MG Turn A Gundam. It looks too simple looking. But on the other hand there is the Gundam Shin Musha Fix Figuration figure which looks outstanding!
Coming out next month, this looks plain cool with it’s samurai influenced mecha armor.
GFF Zeonography Poster.
The 1st pic’s got some HCM Pro’s for Gundam 00 which look terrific the same can be said for the GFF’s on the 2nd pic. The Psyco Gundam on the 3rd pic is gigantic! From pictures seen throughout the internet it looks about the same size as a PG! Last Pic is Char’s Gelgoog.
Pretty cool Evangelion figure. I really like the paint schemes used on it. I’ll be looking for this one.
First up is Tatiana Custom Vanship from Last Exile. I still haven’t finished the series but the Vanships are a favorite airship of mine. The 2nd pic is I’m assuming to be resin kits of space pods from Gundam. They look pretty cool and I wouldn’t mind custom building one for underwater photography. Last but not least some Moetan desings and a preliminary design for Ink’s figure. The series is pretty good and reminds me of a very perverted Card Captor Sakura anime…that duck is going to hell.