As the opening of the Gundam Front Tokyo Event in Odaiba approached 7-11 announced they would be selling a limited edition version of their HG RX-78-2 called the Ver. GFT. I’ve already built a 7-11 gentei kit but I’m a plamo whore so I knew I wanted this one.
However, this kit is really hard to find. I easily, and perhaps luckily, found the previous gentei kit almost immediately but this one had eluded me for weeks. I have learned that it was originally released on April 24th and only in Kanto (eastern Japan) which makes it a rare Gunpla even in Japan. After weeks of fruitless searching I decided to buy it online. The normal auction sites I go to had it listed for quite a high price (I saw one for 10,000 yen) so I scrapped that idea and instead went to Genteikits.com and got it for a pretty good price. A big plus is that they take paypal which almost no one on the auction sites here do.
Box contents are pretty standard but there are some additions.
The manual is the same as the Gundam Front Tokyo kit and includes the little history of the 18m 1/1 Gundam.
And an extra runner.
This D runner has parts to replace their respective B runner counterparts. What’s the difference?
Aside from having fewer panel lines the older parts also had different moldings for the circular areas on the ankle/elbow/knee armor.
The new parts have much more detail in that area.
You also get a 1/144 scale pilot.
It’s an HG kit so assembly is quick and the marking guide is pretty clear.
After that it was just a matter of adding panel lines.
This is the best 7-11 Exclusive kit yet!
If you want to join me you’ll probably have to act fast.