A less impressive Chinese Freedom bird
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In today’s 315th edition of our Let’s Talk Gunpla segment, we will be taking a look at P-Bandai China’s exclusive Gunpla offering! Apparently, it seems like Besides the Gundam Base exclusive Freedom Gundam Ver.GCP isn’t the only SEED kit that is coming exclusively for the Chinese market.
So, without further ado, let us get into it, shall we?
MG 1/100 ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam (China Red Vermillion Bird Ver.) zhūquè (MG)
Release Date: February 2022
Estimated price: 385 Yuan (MYR RM 250.81* / USD $ 59.37* / EUR € 50.40*)
*The price is subject to change, depending on the situation
This China-exclusive MG Strike Freedom is an interesting one.
But it wasn’t because it is good-looking, or sold as a good value kit, or because we all here think it would make for a good collectors kit, no.
The real reason why we think this is an ‘interesting’ release is that, honestly? It looked ugly as sin.
Seriously, as we spend time looking at this kit, we really didn’t understand why they decided to go with those ugly decals. The color scheme I can understand, but those decals? We really didn’t get why they designed the decals for this MG Strike Freedom Ver. zhūquè like that.
All decals made for it made the MG Strike Freedom Ver. zhūquè looked like a badly tattooed Gangster with badly dyed hair.
It’s bad enough that the color scheme that they’d go for already make the MG Strike Freedom look terrible, at the very least, they could’ve taken the time to design the decals better.
Not to mention too, this is not a cheap kit, nor is it going to be something that easily obtainable. Because apparently, Bandai will only be making 5000 of these only. But then again, we can’t imagine anyone outside of China that’ll be interested in getting these.
The only thing that we liked about this release is that it does come with a pretty sweet backdrop and badass packaging. That’s it. So we reckon if you’re a Chinese in China Gunpla collector, well, more specifically a fan of the MG Freedom Gundam, this might be something that you’d might be interested in getting.
But for the rest of us? Well, we’ll let China have this one. We’ll wait until they release something interesting.
With that concludes our 315th edition of the Let’s Talk Gunpla segment for today. Honestly, we don’t really get what goes through Bandai’s mind when they’d decided on this ugly decal design. If they wanted to go with a mythical beast design, why couldn’t they have an actual mythical beast Emblem decal? Or better yet, those pinup decals that you’d get on WWII kits? Anything would be better than those ugly ‘tattoo’ decals that they used here.
Anyways, we will be back again this coming Saturday with a new blog post. So, please do look forward to that!
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