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Assorted Figures

Shocking Uniform of a Foxy Caster

The progress of my newest acquisition of Tama-chan’s 1/6 scale figure has been a troublesome one, not only the maker delayed her release for a moon’s cycle, I also made a bad decision of having her shipped via an alternate courier than my usual route…

Furthermore, thanks to the meddling of the local custom terrorists due to the said alternate courier, I ended having to top up 30% more than her base cost to secure her release… Uguu~

Thankfully, Tama-chan arrived at my door steps in just a few days due to local holidays at the end of last month.

Time to take a look at her in her full unboxing glory. 

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Illuminating a Celestial Being

Finally, the moment we’ve been waiting for, to release the GN Particles within Gundam Exia!

As mentioned in earlier posts, instead of directly purchasing the Lighting Model which costs an arm and a leg (Literally Exia’s arm and leg, as it costs about one-third more of Exia basic kit’s pricing… :3c), I opted to get the regular release of the plastic model kit.

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The L.E.D. unit used for the gunpla was bought separately from a third-party company called Mo Jiang Hun (MJH), of which the pricing is about one-seventh of the basic kit’s pricing…

While not as eye-catching as in the dark, activating the light-up gimmick in a bright area still manages to produce enough illumination as the L.E.D. themselves are quite powerful.

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Arming a Celestial Being

Aside from the main Mobile Suit itself, Exia comes with a number of weaponry and accessories, including a huge display stand similar to that of Unicorn Gundam’s but fully clad in a much more complex design of various mechanical details.

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This display stand is probably the most important accessory for Exia, as it houses the L.E.D. unit and wiring needed to fully realise the light-up gimmick.

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Armouring a Celestial Being

Continuing the review on the 1/60 scaled Perfect Grade GN-001 Gundam Exia, it’s time to bulk up the grey inner frames with a Gundam’s signature Red-Blue-White armour pieces…

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You may notice that I intentionally left out the GN Drive and opted instead to use the grey plug-in its intended slot. It was due to the connection between the GN Drive and Exia’s slot is unusually tight that it was a hassle to install and unload it in between photo shots. ^^;

Anyway, the GN Drive will be showcased in my next post focusing on Exia’s accessories…

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Framing a Celestial Being

Released back during the holiday season last year, the 1/60 scaled GN-001 Gundam Exia is the latest in the long line of Bandai’s Perfect Grade Gunpla kits.

Announced as part of the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 10th anniversary project, the Gunpla have two slightly different versions on sale on the market: The Lighting version, which has the L.E.D. unit for Exia’s Aurora Luminescence gimmick, similar to the Psycho Frame gimmick of the Perfect Grade 1/60 scaled RX-0 Unicorn Gundam; The regular release, which is essentially the same kit but without the L.E.D. unit.

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Initially not interested due to the hefty price tag of the Lighting version, which unlike PG Unicorn’s L.E.D. unit that was sold separately from the Gunpla itself, it wasn’t until I’ve learned of a 3rd party L.E.D. unit being released by Mo Jiang Hun (模匠魂/MJH) a few months later that it reignited my interest in getting the Perfect Grade.

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