Release Date: July 2014
Retail Price: SGD $38.00 (MYR RM 114.72*/ USD $ 27.59*)
*The price is subject to change, depending on the situation
I can hear Daybreaks bell when every time I look at this.
Kimi here, and am back again this week with a new Unboxing and First Impressions segment! This week’s post we will be unboxing a 2014 RG kit and the 15th kit in the line-up….the RG Exia Gundam.
But before we get to that, just a little disclaimer before we get right down to business.
I am quite aware of the fact that today is supposed to be the day that I would be doing the review for the MG Jegan, but quite, unfortunately, since I was in the worst of health recently. I was finding that to be quite an impossible task. Hence the reason why there was a lack of updates on my Instagram or on our FB page on the progress of the MG Jegan.
I do apologize for the lack of updates, however, I’m slowly getting myself back on my feet and hopefully I would be able to complete both the kit and my review of the MG Jegan by next week. As well I’ll make sure that the updates will keep on rolling.
With that little disclaimer done, now let us get into the unboxing, shall we?
Honestly, I should start this unboxing with a little secret…that I actually really wanted to get the PG Exia.
But due to its VERY expensive nature, I always find myself staring at it from a distance and only wishing that I would one day have enough money to get it. I admit that I was consumed by the thought of owning the PG Exia up to a point where there were a few occasions that I found myself dreaming about it in my sleep.
Yes, the PG Exia Lust is consuming me slowly, and honestly, it was up to a point in which I’m slowly being driven to insanity. So, to make sure that I keep myself sane, in my quite recent trip in Singapore I decided to get this.
The cheaper option, the RG Exia.
Yes, I was that desperate.
Though I admit that’s not the only reason on why I get the RG Exia. Creating content for the blog is as well another reason, haha. But in all seriousness, there is an actual reason on why I decided to get this, and the reason is the RG Exia’s box art. For some reason, I was really sold by how the RG Exia is portrayed here and all they did is just put the Exia in the typical RG kit pose.
That’s why I like the RG box art, where the premise of it is just very simple. All they really need to do is just give a head close up and as well just have the CG representation of the kit standing awesomely on the side. With only using this simple premise, they still somehow managed to make the kit look very appealing.
For that, I really have to commend Bandai for making such a good job here.
At the side of the box are still filled with some awesome information, but since this is a kit that was released well before Bandai started doing the translation work to better promote their kits, so I did find that most of the information and lore here are written in Japanese. Though, truth to be told, I don’t actually find that a problem…in fact I still managed to find myself entertained by it.
As I move on to the actual unboxing……
I have to say, it really has been a while that I have seen this much color on an RG kit runners. Though the colors that we are seeing here is something that we are quite accustomed to (since all Gundams comes with this color scheme) but I can’t help to still be quite impressed by the level of quality of the colors on the runners.
The level of detail on the parts are as what I expected an RG kit should be, highly detailed and realistic. But what makes this a lot more appealing then its other RG Counterparts is really the inclusion of the awesome Shiny silver Runner parts.
I for one, as you may know, is not the biggest fan of the Shiny parts. But I admit that the one included with the RG Exia really does look quite good. Not just contenting by making it look good and shiny, they as well managed to add in some awesome detail in it.
However, I do admit that I was slightly concerned by it. Well, since its shiny and all. I really hope this is not a pain to work on.
Moving on to the manual, here I do find it to be just like your typical RG manual, is quite light on the lore side. Though just like its exterior, the manual isn’t translated, however, I still find it to be a very entertaining section to go through. Most of the visuals seen in the building instructions section here looked quite alright and easy to understand, even though the manual isn’t translated as the newer RG manuals are.
Though there are some sections in the manual, which I do find it to be a bit confusing, due to their confusing visuals. Regardless, I will not make a conclusion on this before I start work on this So I will revisit this section again in the review.
Overall, I have to say that I’m quite happy with how the kit is looking so far. It might not be as exciting as the other kits that I’ve built this year, but I am still looking forward to it regardless. I really am looking forward to just be having tons of fun here…..
And I really hope this would make a good temporary replacement…before I get the PG Exia….that is.
With that ends this week’s Unboxing and First Impressions for the RG 1/144 GN-001 Exia Gundam. Though this might not be exactly what I’m hoping for, but it looks as exciting as the real thing itself. I’m excited about getting to work on this, and hopefully, it would be as good to build as it looks.
Anyways, we will be back again this week more Let’s Talk Gunpla Segment on the coming Wednesday and we will be back as well on the coming Sunday with the eventual release of the MG Jegan review! So, do look forward to that! 😀
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