Not all treasures are silver and gold, because sometimes it can be an RG Crossbones
When this was announced earlier this year, I was admittedly was really looking forward to it. I was so looking forward to it that for the first time in a long while made a preorder for the RG Crossbones, I don’t usually do this for any Retail kit.
So yes in a way you can say that I was one of the early adopters of the RG Crossbones, although I do admit that I wasn’t that keen with doing the unboxing that soon. Mainly it was because of all the current projects that I have in hand, I was really reluctant to do it because I really don’t want to add more to the workload. So I decided to keep it in first.
But now with all the ongoing projects done, I do I feel it is time to break open this one up and see what do I have in store for me in these coming weeks.
On before I forget, its Kimi here, and today I will be doing an Unboxing and First Impressions of the RG 1/144 XM-X1 Crossbone Gundam X-1 (RG)
Release Date: May 2019
Retail Price: MYR RM 93.00* ( USD $ 22.41* / EUR € 19.74*)
*The price is subject to change, depending on the situation
Looking at this RG box, it really reminds me on of how much I really miss working on an RG kit. I really didn’t realize how much I was really itching for an RG up until I saw the box, Because I think I teared up a little when I looked at the box.
Yes, I realize it was something really strange to tear up to.
Although it is not to say that this RG Boxart is anything special, in fact, it looked just like all the other RG kits that we’ve seen to date. Although, I do admit that the C.G rendition of the completed RG Crossbone does look quite badass here. In which admittedly does make me really want to start work on this as soon as I can.
However, there is one bit on the box that WE ARE excited for, yes that Gunpla Evolution tag. Honestly, there isn’t really anything more exciting for me to see than to see that PARTICULAR tag. Because when a Gunpla Evolution tag is attached to a kit it would almost always mean that I will be looking at something that I would have a ton of fun with.
Coming back to the box, as usual, there is alot of interesting information about what to expect here with the kit. As well like usual, there isn’t too much to expect here on the lore bit, but admittedly it was still quite nice to still be able just to go through reading all the useful information here. Plus it was nice to see all of them translated too, which I do admit is something that I’ve learned to appreciate more and more nowadays.
As standard with all RG releases, the inner box section of the packaging as well have more interesting to stuff to see, although it just mostly showcasing all the other existing and current Crossbone series releases. But it was still something that I still find quite amusing to go through and I like the fact that they are still putting the effort in that area, even though it is not something that everyone would be able to appreciate.
As I move on slowly towards the actual unboxing, here I think is where everything just ramps up to 100. Because frankly, this RG Crossbone has probably one of the best-looking runners yet. The level of detail that I can see here, rivals the ones I see on the excellent RG Sazabi and as well I noticed that some of the runners the plastic feels and looks like it was made from a higher quality plastics that I’m more accustomed to.
It does both looks and feels great on my hands, and looking at how the individual parts were designed, I really can’t help to feel like they are really going all out here with this kit.
Although, as I take my time looking at all of these awesome looking parts, I as well can’t help to feel a little bit worried. Because unlike all the other kits that I’ve worked on, this kit does seem to be a lot smaller than most of the RG kits that I’m more accustomed to. Which usually means that I really need to take it nice and slow while working on this kit.
Even with that said, I do admit that the thought going through all the challenging bits here does excite me. All I really hope that it won’t end up being like its MG full cloth counterpart.
Moving on to the manual bit, well here things are looking quite familiar for both the lore part and the kit construction part. You still will find that the RG Crossbone’s lore bits are still a bit lacking and it does seem like they still have bits of the lore not translated. I really don’t understand why they still insist on doing this, which does frustrate the living daylights out of me when I see this half translated manuals.
Looking at this mess of a lore section, makes me think that they are unsure of what to do with the lore section for the RG kits. I really do wish they would make up their minds on what to do, and honestly, I really don’t mind if they kept it untranslated. At least if they decided to do that it won’t make me feel like I’m looking at an ‘I can’t afford to pay the translator’-kind of manual here.
As for the kit assembly section, here they still use the same visual format from the previous RG’s, so you may find that this section does look quite familiar. Though I do admit that I’m unsure of how effective the manual is. That is why I will revisit this in the full proper review on the kit.
Overall, I do feel very strongly that this RG kit is looking promising. Although I am a bit concerned about the size of the parts since this, admittedly would my first time working on something this small. But overall, I have a pretty good feeling about this one, I really can’t help to feel some RG Sazabi vibe here.
I just really hope that this won’t end up becoming like its MG Full Cloth counterpart, I still have nightmares about that one.
With that ends this week’s Unboxing and First Impressions for the RG 1/144 XM-X1 Crossbone Gundam X-1 (RG). What do you think of this week’s kit that I just unboxed? Do you yourselves have the same experience as I did with this RG kit? I’m really quite intimidated with the size of the RG Crossbones parts, I really genuinely afraid that I’ll ruin something here.
So I’m really will be taking my sweet time with this and I really hope that this will be the Crossbone that will take me out from that endless nightmare that is the MG Crossbone Full Cloth.
Anyways, we will be back again with more Let’s Talk Gunpla Segment on the next coming Wednesday and this Sunday Kimi will be back with the review or an unboxing, So do look forward to that!
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