Let’s Talk Gunpla Vol.231

The legless one-eyed monster in RG form

HELLO! We are back!

In today’s 231st edition of our Let’s Talk Gunpla segment, we will be taking a look at two recent RG announcements that was made officially via the Bandai Hobby twitter account. What makes this particular announcement interesting is the fact that we finally get to see more of the mysterious RG Zeong that they teased us a few weeks back.

So, without further ado, let us get into it, shall we?

RG 1/144 MSN-02 Zeong (RG)

Release Date: February 2021
Estimated price: JPY 6,050 (MYR RM 238.06* / USD $ 57.86* / EUR € 48.88*)
*The price is subject to change, depending on the situation

FINALLY!

After waiting for this particular RG reveal for quite a bit, we finally get to see more of the RG Zeong, and man, it looks like we are finally going to have our first modern RG OYW kit that is going to be good. 

Does that make us sounds like we’re making a bold claim here? To be honest? Not really, considering how awesome most of the newer RG is. Even if we were to discount that from the equation, the looks of the RG Zeong alone is enough to make us feel like this is going to be a good kit.

It is clear to us that from what we can see here, they managed to make it look just like the teaser reveal illustration. Which, if we were, to be honest, is quite an impressive feat.

But the looks aren’t the only thing that they got right here. Because it as well looked like they nailed the gimmicks well as well. 

Yes, this RG Zeong does come with some very impressive but expected gimmicks, like the detached arm unit and head unit and as well, fixed flexible wires for the RG Zeong’s arms unit. 

The RG Zeong as well would come with a display stand, which is something that we here already expected to be included in together with the kit, especially considering its size. However, the thing that we are a bit unsure of, its the stand. Because we are a bit confused with the ‘display stand’ bit that they mentioned here because from the promotional materials that we can see here, they didn’t show any stand. So we do wonder if what they meant here by the ‘RG Zeong stand’ is that the RG Zeong comes with a set of working landing gears for you to use to display the RG Zeong if you can’t afford a proper stand.

Regardless, even if that is the stand that the RG Zeong comes with, we don’t mind it as much, considering that we do enjoy seeing it in this kind of state/mode.

So you can already tell that we here do think that the RG Zeong looks good overall. 

But we do honestly think that something is missing here.

That is why the Bandai Hobby site as well announced another RG Zeong version that would come with some of the ‘missing’ features that we feel that would make this even more of a badass RG release.

So without further ado, let us now talk about that particular version, shall we?

RG 1/144 MSN-02 Zeong (Last Shooting Effect set) (RG)

Release Date: February 2021
Estimated price: JPY 9,900 (MYR RM 389.55* / USD $ 94.68* / EUR € 79.97*)
*The price is subject to change, depending on the situation

Yes, as you can see in the promotional picture above, all the extra features that are ‘missing’ from the standard version are released in this particular version of the RG Zeong. Quite frankly, we find this quite funny that all the effect parts for the RG Zeong were all set to release in this version. Because after we spend all of the time that we have staring at all of them, we do feel that some of these effect parts could’ve just included in with the standard RG Zeong’s release.

But it is not to say that we do not understand Bandai’s reasoning for doing so. Because as we spend our time looking at it, we do feel like it may be the case that they might want to appeal to hardcore fans of the series into getting this version instead of the Standard version. 

Regardless, even with that said, we do feel like this version of the RG Zeong as well appeals to non-hardcore gundam fans. Because to be honest? Besides the effects parts for the RG Zeong, you do get alot of pretty awesome extras in this version of the RG Zeong. Like for instance, you do get a diorama stand set for all of you to recreate that famous ‘Final Shooting’ scene, and effect parts that you could use to recreate that ‘Final Shooting’ scene. Not to mention, they as well included in 2 Action Base for this release. 

So yes, we do think that this is the best version of the RG Zeong to get if you are interested in getting it. But at the same time, we have a feeling that this version of the RG Zeong might be a bit hard to get. 

Because so far, it seems like the only confirmed way for one to pre-order this version of the RG Zeong is for you to attend the upcoming Gunpla EXPO 2020 G-Conference event. 

If that is the case, we do admit that would be something that we here would find to be quite annoying, to be honest. But regardless, we shall wait to see if that is the case.

Anyways, that concludes our 231st edition of the Let’s Talk Gunpla segment. Honestly, though, what do you guys think of the RG Zeong release announcement? 

Because we honestly were quite captivated by it. We have a strong feeling that this will be an awesome RG kit. We as well have a feeling that if this does well enough, we might see Bandai releases a modernized version of the RG Gramps. We hope that would be the case, because, out of all the RG kit that deserves a second chance, the RG Grandpa might be the one that needed it the most.

Regardless, what do you guys think of these Gunpla release announcements after reading our thoughts on this and as well after seeing more of them? We do look forward to reading and replying to all of your thoughts on these Gunpla release announcements. So don’t be shy to write on your thoughts and feelings in the comment section below. 

Anyways, we will be back again this coming Tuesday (hopefully) with more Gunpla/ Gundam merch related posts for this blog. So do look forward to that :D!

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We shall see all of you again, and we as well hope that you all here have a splendid day and week ahead! Oh as well, please do have an excellent time building your awesome gunplas there and until next time.

Ciao!


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