After half a year’s worth of patient waiting, the much-anticipated L.E.D. Unit finally made its landfall.
Originally supposed to be collected together with the Perfect Grade back in January, the L.E.D. Unit was a no-show due to cut-stock from the source, had no choice but to wait for the eventual restocking back in late May.
Packaged in a rather extravagant box, the exterior art featured an image of Unicorn Gundam’s Psycho Frame emitting its reddish pink particles in the dark, as well as a single image of the L.E.D. glowing.
The whole box itself covers in a type of chrome foil material, making the whole thing feels more reflective and kinda more… “expensive”. ^^;
As part of the Gunpla-exclusive gimmick, Unicorn Gundam was announced to have a third mode not covered in the original light novels or the anime OVAs. The third mode, dubbed the Destroy Unchained, is basically further shedding of the outer white armour.
The reveal of the Psycho Frame within will allow further emission of the crimson energy. The transformation to the Destroy Unchained mode is pretty simple, just a few adjustments and extensions here and there all over the Unicorn.
Unicorn Gundam is fitted with an operating system called the NT-D, which will automatically triggered when the presence of a NewType is detected on its immediate battlefield.
Masked as NewType-Drive, its true name is actually NewType-Destroyer, an anti-NewType operating system (Obviously).
Upon detection, the Beast of Possibility will convert into its Destroy Mode, greatly increased in performance and mobility in order to deal with the threat that is a NewType.
The only flaw of the system is its inability to distinguish between true NewTypes or the artificial Cyber NewTypes.
Due to the massive stress faced by the pilot during its operation, the system limited itself a 5 minutes time frame (In order not to kill its pilot by accident) before the fail-safe kicks in, reverting it back to its Unicorn Mode.
As such the system is more suitable to be used by a (Cyber) NewType. Oh, the irony!
Previously, I’ve covered on the articulation and overall exterior of the 1/60 Perfect Grade Unicorn Gundam, as well as its various gimmicks in its Unicorn Mode.
For this round, we’ll look at the included weapons and other optional stuff available to the Unicorn.
First on the line is the Shield, a standard defensive armament aside from all the usual basic offensive weaponry like the Beam Rifle or equivalent.
In the story, the Shield holds within itself an I-Field generator, able to deflect incoming beam attacks, except solid projectiles or point-blank attacks.