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The secret is out…!?

Some eye candies before the real treat! With mere 13 days away from official release, pre-production samples of 1/60 Perfect Grade Astray Red Frame has been acquired by Bandai Hobby’s Pro Shops around Japan for display purposes… This is an initial photo journal of the blogger of GunPla Secret Factory (Tentative), reporting on the contents of the sample kit, excluding the preorder extras, that he’ll be assembling for display in one of the Pro Shops (Hobby Shop Midori)…

While the final product will probably be identical to that of this sample kit, please bear in mind that some parts (According to the blogger, the box art most likely…) of the actual product may varies when the day comes…


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Comparing with a 1/100 Master Grade Strike, the package box for 1/60 Perfect Grade Astray Red Frame is colossal!!! Sizing at 600mm x 130mm x 400mm in length, the box has a handle for easy carrying, a must for all Perfect Grades… Those still curses the plain box art of previous Perfect Grades (prior to Strike of course) can rest easy now that the box is no longer boring… ^_^

As usual, besides the outer skin, the package contains an inner box with a superb "Zan" for box art. The package comes with two manual – one for assembling and the other for history lesson and back story. A mini manga by Tokita Kouichi sensei is included as a bonus. Astray Red Frame comes with a dry transfer decal, clear seal sticker and also die cast parts…

An L.E.D. is included for the eyes-lighting-up gimmick of the model, as well as rubber seal sticker intended to be pasted underneath Red Frame’s feet to stop itself from sliding… How thoughtful of Bandai… XD However, a clear protection tube is included as well, according to the blog, this item will be used on the Gerbera Straight during display… More on that later… Next are piccies of various runners in the whole package…


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Runners A and B. It appears a lot of clear parts have been introduced this time around. I can’t help but notice the details on the thigh armour on runner B…


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Runners C and D. Runner C comes in two…


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Runners E and F. You might notice that runner E is the very same one from PG Strike. Looks like we’ll have several extra lower abdomen and waist parts from this runner…


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Runners G and H. Runner G comes in two. Comparing runners F and G, it seems the former, which is intended as the inner frame, has a much darker red colour than the outer armour parts of runner G…


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Runners I and J. Runner I comes in two…


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Both runners K and L come in two. Owners of the previous PG release will immediately recognised these parts from their Strike. Both Strike and Astray Red Frame shared many common parts, especially around the arms and legs…


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Runners M and N. The former comes in two…


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Runners O and P. Runner O is coated in silver metallic bling-bling-ness…


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Runners R and S. Looks like the blogger forgot to take a photograph on runner Q, which I assume are the beam blades for Red Frame’s Beam Sabres… Runner R is the exact same one recycled from PG Strike, thus we’ll get the "Armour Schneider" Combat Knives as well… ^_^


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Both runners T and U comes in two, with runner T being the polycaps and joints of the whole kit…


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The silver metallic plated runner W is the famed "Kiku Ichi Mon Ji", the blade of Gerbera Straight! It appears that the edge of the blade is pretty sharp and might cause injuries if handled carelessly… this is where the clear protection tube mentioned earlier comes in… o,0


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Runner V and X. The photo doesn’t do justice to runner V’s golden bling-bling-ness… >:3


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Runners Y and Z. End of report… *_*

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