Its been a while since I unboxed a Megami Device kit..why don’t we unbox one now?
It has really been a while since we have picked up another Megami Device kit and the reason for it is that there isn’t anything that is on the list that really caught my eye.
That is up until this was announced last year.
Both the Kaede Agatsuma and the Edelweiss was probably some of the most exciting plamo kits that I’ve seen. But really the only one that really caught my eye is probably the Busou Shinki’s Type Jeager Edelweiss and now, thankfully I finally got it in the home base.
Oh before I forget, Kimi here and I will be doing an Unboxing and First Impressions of the Megami Device Collabro B1 Type Jeager Edelweiss.
Release Date: Jan 2019
Retail Price: JPY 5,340 Yen (MYR RM 197.17 USD $ 47.71*)
*The price is subject to change, depending on the situation
Out of all 2019’s current and upcoming kit, the Megami Device’s Collabro Type Jeager Edelweiss was the only one that I’m truly really excited for to both get and build. My reason? Well just because I always had a blast working on em and what’s more, they are as well quite good looking kits.
So you can imagine how excited I was when I got this kit in the Homebase recently.
However, I could immediately tell something was a bit off here when I hold Edelweiss’s box packaging for the first time. Because unlike the previous Megami Device kits, this particular one felt a bit less premium. Well to be more precise, the matte feeling that you get with the mainline boxes isn’t present here.
Which I admit is quite a petty reason to put here, but it does set a precedent.
However, despite the cheap start, thankfully the rest of the box still looked quite good, especially on the art that was used here for the box’s front part. The art illustrated by Humikane Shimada, which was the same bloke that illustrated the WISM Soldier Assult/Scout/Snipe/Grapple and aswell the other Collabro kit the Kaede Agatsuma kit does a pretty good job here illustrating the anime version of the Edelweiss and despite the ‘downgrade’ of the box’s quality I have to admit that the color scheme that was used on the box does make the box look really good. It’s not every day that I get to see a white and black color scheme looked good on a box packaging.
but that isn’t the only thing here that looks good.
Because things looked quite promising as I open up the box and take a peek inside. I would say that almost all the runners and the individual parts here looked quite good. Even though when compared to some of my recent unboxings that Edelweiss’s individual parts aren’t as insanely detailed as all other kits that I’ve recently unboxed or built. The Edelweiss’s individual parts do look quite simple, but somehow rather the quality of the plastic used here does look a million times better than most kits that I worked on recently.
However, the same can’t be said for the hand unit bit, because somehow rather Kotobukiya managed to make it look messy as hell and because of that some of the Edelweiss’s hand parts do look quite bad. However, it is not something that THAT serious since I believe that I could still take my time to work on them when I do finally come around to work on them.
Another thing that I like with this kit is its color separation for the Edelweiss’s parts, just like the box, I do think the black and white color scheme fits the whole look of the Edelweiss. It’s not often I see a kit that really does white and black well here. Heck, even its light green colored parts looked good, I was really baffled on how they managed to make a light green plastic part look cool.
Oh before I forget, the pre-painted parts as well made a return here for the Edelweiss and just like the one seen on previous kits, all the pre-decaled and pre-painted face looked as good as ever. Tough, I wasn’t particularly stoked with some of the paintworks that were done on some sections of the prepainted parts. Because they really managed to botch some of them up. But, I would admit that just like how we feel about some section of the parts, some of the ‘botched’ paint jobs aren’t all that bad as I may have put it and honestly I feel that still could fix it if I wanted to, it’s just that I’m annoyed that they made me do that much work for something that was supposed to be already prepainted.
Regardless, despite my own feelings about it, I admit that almost all of the Edelweiss’s prepainted parts do look quite good here.
As I move on from taking a peek at the parts and now taking a peek at the manual, I was quite surprised that for this that they didn’t include the small comic that they usually added together like what we get with the previous releases. I was half expecting to (try to read) the fun lore comic that they always never fail to include in it.
So does the lack of the mini lore comic diminishes the value? Not really, since I always thought that the mini-comic that was included with the Megami Device kit as an Extra more than a necessity. Plus I do think that whatever we have here is good enough since i was still able to have fun going through the gimmick bit and the painting/decal installation bit.
Though I do admit that there isn’t really any new major changes made to the manual instruction parts. From what I can see here, they are still using the same 3D visual style from the previous iteration. So you can say that I’m kind of expecting the experience of going through the manual is the same as my previous experiences with the previous Megami Device kits.
I guess if it ain’t broke don’t fix it is really are kotos attitude toward the manual bit here.
Overall, the Edelweiss is looking to be quite promising. But I admit that I was feeling quite underwhelmed by the whole experience. I was kind of expecting this to be one unboxing that was better than my previous experiences. But it wasn’t the case here with this.
But yet I’m still quite excited to start work on this. Why? Well, because so far all the Megami Device kits that I’ve built has never been disappointing and despite this kit’s underwhelming nature on certain aspects, I still feel like there is alot of promise here.
But what awaits me behind that ‘promise’ is one that I will explore further when I finally get to start work on this kit, soon.
With that ends this week’s Unboxing and First Impressions for the Megami Device Collabro B1 Type Jeager Edelweiss. What do you think of this week’s kit that I just unboxed? Do you yourselves have the same experience as I with this promising kit? Honestly, I admit that this is not the best Megami Device unboxing I’ve done. But yet, I still had a strong feeling that this kit would have some surprises in store for me as I start working on it.
I really hope it a good surprise, though. Because for something this expensive, it would really suck if it turns out to be a bad one.
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 RG 1/144 ZGMF-X42S Destiny Gundam (RG)! So do look forward to that!
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