Not the MG NT-1 Ver.2.0 review, but it is a gunpla related review nevertheless
This was a review that I really didn’t plan on doing, yet. However, since I’m going thorough a slow-building and review process for the MG NT-1 Ver.2.0 I figured, why not push the review for this Gunpla accessory out first to give me time to really properly complete this beast of an MG kit and as well give me time to really formulate my thoughts on that MG kit.
So without further ado, let’s get into it, shall we?
Release Date: Sep 2011
Retail price: MYR RM 44.00* (USD $ 10.52* / EUR € 9.50*)
*The price is subject to change, depending on the situation
I do admit here and now, that when I saw the packaging for this LED unit I do find it to be quite amusing. Because I wasn’t expecting to find the LED unit to be properly packaged by Bandai. If you are quite familiar with Bandai’s way of handling their Modelling support products, you know that some of them was packaged in a flimsy plastic package. So yes admittedly I wasn’t really expecting them to properly package the LED unit and to see the LED units packaged properly is something that I was quite impressed by.
What’s more impressive is that Bandai as well made the box packaging to mirror the style of the P-Bandai’s packaging by making it be printed in a monotone color scheme. Which does really help one to easily locate the LED unit that they specifically need to use for their Gunpla kits.
What’s even more amusing is the fact that they as well included an obvious indicating visual at the front and back of the box to let you know for what Gunpla this LED unit was made specifically for. Which does make sense on why this particular set comes with two, but then again, looking at how many LED units that are required to power up one GN Drive, I do think you prolly need more than one to fully power up a particular 00 variant.
But then again I might be wrong.
As I unboxed this, I was quite surprised to find…that the content is actually quite little. For something that comes with packaging this big, I was kind of expecting something more to be included here. But alas, all you really get here is just the LED unit, and yes the LED unit doesn’t even come with a traditional manual as well.
Although I was quite impressed that true to the gunpla (or plamo) spirit, the LED unit does require some assembly…gunpla (or plamo) style. The LED unit parts actually look quite good, and upon closer inspection, I realized that some sections of the LED unit cover do come with a little disclaimer section (although albeit it is in Japanese) on it. In which I do think is a nice touch.
Moving on to the manual bit, well you may remember that I mentioned before that this doesn’t come with a traditional manual.
This is because the manual was printed on the inside of the box packaging. Since this is a pretty simple construction (like literally) I can understand why they didn’t bother with printing a full manual for this. I do as well think that this is one way to make full use of the packaging so you can discard it and not increase the amount of clutter that is already probably present around your workstation.
With the unboxing bit done, let us now move on to talk about the actual LED unit itself.
If you are already quite familiar with the mechanisms of how these small LED units work. You will find that this would be something that you are quite familiar with. But to those that aren’t familiar with these, well basically this its just a small LED unit that you can use to place inside certain MG kits which are designed specifically to house this particular LED unit.
Even though I did mention previously that there will be ‘some’ assembly required here, but it doesn’t mean that you need to have a degree in electrical engineering to get this to work. Because the Main LED unit itself has been assembled by Bandai, and all that is left to do is really just put the battery cover on the LED unit itself. That’s all.
But even with that said, it was still quite nice of them to let us ‘work’ on something.
To be honest, even though this LED unit is specifically made for the MG 00 kits, I can imagine using this in other MG kits that make full use of this LED unit. I think the color tone here is quite nice to be used on most MG kits and since this comes in a set of two, you can easily cover two normal MG kits that was configured to use this LED unit.
So you might be wondering why did I decide to get this LED unit? Well ever since I completed the MG Dynames, I always think that it is missing something to really complete the look of the MG kit. Which is why I decided to get this.
So after having this done, I decided to place the LED in the MG Dynames’s GN Drive unit and the end result of me doing so? Is that I ended up with a much more badass looking MG Dynames. The only thing that is missing here is one for the MG Dynames’s head unit.
After putting this one the MG Dynames, I really have no doubt that this is one of the most necessary purchase that one has to make if you are planning to get the MG Dynames, and to those that have owned the MG Dynames but haven’t had this installed, I implore you to do so for your MG kit, because seriously it would be one of the best things that you would have done for your MG kit.
However, I do admit that it is quite sad to see not all MGs designed to make full use of this kind of LED. Because I do think using this kind of LED unit is one of the most convenient and easy ways to light up your gunplas. Not to mention that it as well makes your MG kits look badass.
Although I do hear that one of the last year’s MG kit does use a different LED unit to the rest. Which is something that I’m quite interested to see more of, maybe I’ll have that here and see how it would look compared to this.
With that ends our first Gunpla accessory: Gunpla LED GREEN short review. What do you think of both the tool and the review for this Gunpla LED GREEN unit? Do you share the same thoughts with us or do you think that this Gunpla LED GREEN unit could’ve been better? I really enjoyed doing this review, and I as well really had alot of fun seeing the MG Dynames light up for the first time in weeks.
It’s really nice to see how much of a difference an LED unit makes in improving the look of the MG Dynames. Looking at this it does make me wonder why didn’t they just include this in with the MG kit.
Anyways, we will be back again with more Let’s Talk Gunpla Segment on the next coming Wednesday and Friday. This coming Monday Kimi will be back again with either a review or an unboxing, So do look forward to that!
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