But that’s not all. I also was able to get my hands on the limited release Exia Repair pack that came about a month after the release of the RG Exia. I was looking forward to it, but I am not sure if he was.
This set comes with…(drum roll)…..
Parts for the head!
A different knee!
A cape (which is actually two parts)!
And a different GN Sword!
Does that seem like a lot? Well, it’s only about this much.
As much as I was looking forward to this it’s a bittersweet moment as I recently completed the markings on the Exia.
Here are some close up shots showing the marking details.
I think it looks pretty awesome.
Though it did seem my RG Exia was preparing for this moment. His head would suddenly come apart when I was handling it.
So rather reluctantly I started the transformation from regular Exia to Exia repaired by taking apart the right leg.
I took those parts off just to put this one on.
The ankle armour is replaced with these tiny things.
I also was instructed not to put on the front ankle armour
For the chest the first part is to replace the cockpit hatch armour.
But I just panel-lined and stickered it.
The left side of the torso no longer has the yellow chest vent but instead a grey one.
And only one yellow fin.
I also had to pull off the left skirt armour.
I’ll pop in the new joint for the left shoulder.
Onto those ball joints you attach the two capes.
The arms also had to come off.
That’s because you have to take off that difficult-to-assemble blue strip.
I fear I’ll lose this.
But the small white part that holds it in place goes back on. (Good. I won’t lose it.)
At this stage I noticed this.
Don’t affix the decal.
Um, as this was released a month after the RG Exia hit shelves I am going to assume that almost everyone has assembled their Exia completely before getting this limited time only set. If I take that sticker off I won’t be able to put it back on if I want to make my Exia normal again. I’m going to just leave the sticker on…
Here are the frame parts for the head.
And parts for the new face mask.
“Now I’m half the man I used to be.” Is that Stone Temple Pilots? I feel like that was Stone Temple Pilots but I’m too lazy to check to confirm.
Use the original Exia part for the left side of the head but the eyes are new.
Apply the stickers.
Wait my stickers are already stuck on my Exia! I guess I have to use the second option sticker they give you for RG eyes
But it’s only half a head remember.
The right side armour for the head is new.
If you were to put the original ear on it wouldn’t stay in place. Good thing Bandai gives you a replacement.
But, it’s not the correct colour.
Same with the V fins.
At this point the Exia suit is done, except I couldn’t leave it as is. I needed to do something for the right eye. I’ll just cut a little bit here…
But, as Michael pointed out on Facebook, the eye should be red. Why red? Did they not have any more green light bulbs when they were doing the repair? Maybe I can fix it using the Fix Red Eye option in my image editing program.
Let me distract you from that by showing you the Repair weapons.
Now for that new blade!
Despite the set containing few parts it did take me about an hour to disassemble and get those new parts in place. I was left with a pile of stuff I know I’ll lose.
But I do have a cool Repaired Exia now.
Here are some better shots and some larger images of both versions for you to enjoy.
I think it looks pretty good.