A very rare EXPO RG kit
This was an unboxing that I didn’t plan of doing, but due to the slow progress of the MG NT-1 Ver.2.0 (which I’m really having fun with at the moment), I decided to do another Unboxing of a kit o fill in the content gap for today.
However, instead of just opening up a brand spanking new kit. I thought to myself why not we unbox something from the depths of my backlogs, something special to make up for the slow progress of the MG NT-1 Ver.2.0. This is why I decided to unbox one of the rarest and as well one which is my pride and joy in my whole backlog collection.
This, the EXPO RG Destiny Gundam Heine Westenfluss custom kit.
Release Date: 2013
Retail price: JPY 8,000* (MYR RM 308.43* / USD $ 73.67* / EUR € 66.11*)
*The price is subject to change, depending on the situation
The reason why I decided on this kit is because of its rarity. Because it was kit that was released specifically for Gunpla EXPO Japan world tour which was as well released in very limited quantity. So what that means you have to be extremely lucky to find one and as well you need to be packing alot of moolahs as well to get this bad boy.
Because even though I managed to snag one through a friend that stumbled it by an accident in Japan earlier this year, it wasn’t one that I would call it to be ‘cheap’. For an RG kit that was sold for JPY 8,000, this might be one of the most expensive RG kits that I have in my collection and as well as one of the most expensive ‘premium-limited’ kits that I have in my collection as well.
Although that wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for its very obvious orange packaging. Which is the first thing that one will notice when looking at this. If you are very familiar with the RG Destiny’s boxart before, you will notice that there aren’t any major changes that was made to the box here.
Well except for its very orange color on both on the box and on the digitally illustrated Destiny Gundam, which I admit is the most significant thing about this particular RG kit. However, just like all premium kits that we have seen the box packaging of, it doesn’t seem to have anything printed on the side of the box, which does make one new to the Destiny to be quite curious. But unlike any of the P-Bandai kit, the digitally illustrated Destiny Heine’s custom was colored accordingly, which is quite nice to see.
As I moved on to the actual unboxing, this is where things get even more interesting.
Because even with my previous experience with the RG Destiny, I’m still quite impressed by the level of detail and quality that is seen here on the familiar RG Destiny’s parts. It looked as good as how I remembered them to be, but with a difference of color schemes of course.
Which is another good thing that we all really like about this RG Destiny Gundam Heine’s Custom. As you all here have remembered, I have made an unboxing of the HGCE form of this particular MS a few weeks back, and back then I was already quite impressed by the level of quality seen on the HGCE version. However, after seeing this version I really starting to think that the color scheme of this EXPO RG version looked even better then what we see with the HGCE version.
Which I admit is something that I was both surprised to see and impressed by. Because it kind of showed us the level of commitment that Bandai has put here in making this kit a worthwhile purchase.
If you are expecting the manual to be a treasure trove of alternate Gundam Destiny lore…well, you will find yourself to be a bit disappointed here, because this EXPO RG kit comes with the same Retail manual.
But this wasn’t something that we are surprised by since we all here know on how similar this version of the Destiny to the normal version, it kind of makes sense to us why that they decided to use the same manual for this version.
But even with that said, if one were to decide to get something special like this it as well makes sense for them as well to expect Bandai to do more with the manual. It’s quite a shame that we don’t get that here.
Regardless, overall we still think that this does look like a pretty interesting kit so far. Although, I do admit that, as I take a much closer look at it, I don’t think that this would be something to be too far fetched from my previous experience with the Retail version of the RG Destiny. Which does make me wonder if I should just proceed with the review at all…
Anyways, since I have alot of pending projects…maybe time will tell if I’m still would be interested in doing a review on this one.
With that ends this week’s Unboxing and First Impressions for the EXPO RG 1/144 ZGMF-X42S Destiny Gundam Heine Westenfluss Custom (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 EXPO RG kit? This is really one kit that I’m still not sure to do a review on, but I do admit it is quite nice to finally see what is inside this box.
Because frankly, ever since I got it, I never have opened the box up to see what is inside. So yeah it is really nice to finally see what I exactly blew all of my hard-earned cash on.
Anyways, we will be back again with more Let’s Talk Gunpla Segment on the next coming Wednesday and Friday. While I will be back on Monday with another review or an unboxing, So do look forward to that!
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