Unboxing my biggest MG project of 2021
I admit that from the HUGE line up of unbuilt kits that I have in tow at the moment, I shouldn’t be thinking of Unboxing a new one so soon. So why suddenly I decided to unbox another one?
Well, that is because this is one of the MG kits that I have been saving up for quite a bit for me to get, and secondly, it is one of those MG kits from my ever-growing ‘Gunpla want’ list.
So yeah, you can imagine why I’m quite excited to be doing an Unboxing for this MG Ver. Ka kit.
So, without further ado, let us now get into the unboxing, and while I’m at it, I’ll give you guys my first impressions on this MG Ver.ka kit as well.
Release Date: Mid February 2020
Retail price: MYR RM 418.00 ( USD $ 103.39* / EUR € 84.92*)
*The price is subject to change, depending on the situation
Lets us start this Unboxing segment by talking about its boxart and its packaging.
Honestly, there isn’t much to talk about the art itself since they kept the same art format as all the other MG Ver.Ka releases. However, it is not to say that we are still not impressed by how badass the FAZZ looked on the boxart here. Because even without pulling off any action scenes in this boxart Katoki Hajime still managed to make the FAZZ look badass.
Not to mention I do think that this box art really conveys the message across quite well to all of us builders. Like the RG line up boxart, we know what we are getting into as soon as we look at the boxart.
But the art in the front of the box isn’t the only thing helping Gunpla builders all over interested in getting it. Because after spending some time with it, we find that the side section bit of the MG FAZZ Ver. Ka is pretty fun to go through as well.
I do think that the Bandai marketing team did a pretty good job with the MG FAZZ Ver.Ka’s side section’s promotional materials, however, I do feel that it would be nicer if they were to have more action-oriented poses of the MG FAZZ Ver. Ka used here on the side section because I do think that it would help to entice more people into getting this.
But regardless, we still think they did a damn good job here.
As I move on to the actual unboxing bit, only then things do get a tad more interesting. Because, goddamn, the insides of this box looks so good.
Well, that is because are two things that I noticed immediately as soon as I unboxed this kit, the first thing, is the color scheme. Secondly, the level of detail on some of the MG FAZZ Ver.Ka’s parts.
Let’s first talk about the MG FAZZ Ver.Ka’s color scheme, because, man, Bandai really managed to nail the color scheme quite well here. The thing is, I was expecting that some of the color schemes on some parts might not work so well here. So I suspected at first that Bandai probably did some paintwork to cover some of the sections up to make it look decent for its promotional pictures.
However, after unboxing this, honestly, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if that is how the kit would look like completed. From what I see here, all the color schemes on the parts looked insanely good, very well produced, especially the ones that come in the light-dark grey, purple, and red color scheme.
Good job there, Bandai.
Now let us talk about the details, but first, I would want to start by saying that, yes, this kit does come with most of the same familiar parts from the MG ZZ Ver.Ka and the only difference here is the color scheme. But what set this one apart from the previously released MG ZZ Ver.Ka is that instead of the standard parts, this version comes with the Enhanced bits instead.
So why does that matter?
Well, that’s because that is the armor parts that would allow you to mount the Full Armor extension on your existing MG ZZ Ver.Ka. So for those that already owned the MG Enhanced ZZ Ver. Ka (or its stand-alone expansion parts), you might be able to swap the armor bits and make the ZZ anime version of the FAZZ. Albeit that you do need to spend time recoloring the FA armor bits.
Speaking of the Full Armor parts, that is another bit that I do find myself quite impressed by here. Because from what I can see here, it does look like Bandai takes the time to design the FA parts for this MG kit. The level of detail seen on the inside bits of some of the Full Armor parts kind of reminds me of some of the outer armor bits of the MG OYW Ver.2.0 kits. Which I admit is a pretty nice touch.
To top it off, they even included waterslide decals for you to use to add more flare to your already badass kit.
But the good things don’t just end here because now we finally get to talk about the MG FAZZ Ver. Ka’s manual.
The very first thing that I noticed here with the MG FAZZ Ver. Ka’s manual is that the visuals used in the building instruction section for the MG FAZZ Ver. Ka looked pretty clean and neat here. Admittedly, it is quite a pleasant experience for me to go through for these old tired eyes.
But the real star here is lore and the Katoki Hajime interview. Those parts are a BLAST to read through, and I loved spending all of my time just reading those up. What’s more, they even added some history lessons, talking briefly about the Gundam Sentinel history and how the FAZZ came to be.
Seriously, the manual alone was enough to make the whole Unboxing experience worth it.
Overall my unboxing experience of this kit has been quite a blast. I had a lot of fun unboxing this MG Ver. Ka kit. Honestly, I feel like this is the right kit for me to Unbox at the start of 2021, and hopefully, It would be as fun to build as it is for me to unbox it.
With that said, it marks the end of today’s Unboxing and First impressions post of the MG 1/100 FA-10-A FAZZ Ver.Ka (MG) by yours truly. Honestly, as I spend all of my time staring at this Unbuilt MG FAZZ Ver Ka kit, I can’t help myself remembering the time I ruined my 1/144 1987 Gundam Sentinel FAZZ kit. Back then, I was still a rookie builder and didn’t know what I was getting myself into at the time.
I screwed it up so badly that it made me scared to take on another FAZZ kit. But even with that said, I’m still looking forward to starting work on this and maybe do better with this MG FAZZ Ver. Ka kit.
Anyway, it would be quite interesting to hear your thoughts on my unboxing of this MG Ver. Ka kit. Do you guys experience the same things that I did here? Or are yours a bit different? It would be interesting for all of us here to hear your thoughts on our unboxing and your own experience with the MG Ver. Ka kit, so don’t hesitate to text us here and have discussions with us about it.
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