I was always curious about the MG 1/100 PMX-003 The-O since I saw a post about it coming in on HLJ’s Facebook Page. It was big, clunky, and overall all offensive. However, I loved it! Despite it being on sale I can’t justify to my wife spending 9,600 yen on something that wasn’t sexy.
Then Syd mentioned The-O is also available as a High Grade! I would have jumped on that but I already have at least 1 other gundam (the newest RG) in the queue and I plan on trying to paint my first kit (the Kshatriya I built). That left me with 1 option. The super deformed version. The price was right at 800 yen, I could finish it while eating dinner, and could even convince my wife to partake. A nice diversion to the frustration I have encountered putting dry transfers on.
Please note that this review is relative to SD kits. I wouldn’t compare this to a HG or an MG.
Overall Look: 7.5/10
It is small and cute. What more can you say?
Same colors as its bigger counterparts but one thing I wish they did was have the red pre-painted instead of using stickers.
This got a high score because for once the sword wasn’t that see through crap that is on every Gundam. It is a solid color as it should be.
It moves pretty well for having so few parts.
Fun Factor: 4/10
The build was fun due to it only taking an hour or so. As Syd showed this would be really fun with a child.
Build Design: 5/10
Its a deformed O.
I took some pictures with my Kshatriya and of course an honor guard made up of M.a.K fighters.