A long four months have passed since the last MG kit, the V2 Ver. Ka and on the one hand part of me is going through MG withdrawal however there is another part of me that thinks I will be able to withstand four month gaps between Master Grades if Bandai can make the kits well worthwhile. Well, this MG Freedom Gundam Ver.2.0 definitely looks like it is.
Awesome box art is awesome.
So why not show it again on the manual!
You get your first glimpse of the actual kit on the back of the manual.
And while I’m at the back I’ll check out the marking guide.
My attention turned from the markings quite quickly when I saw the other page showing some of the gimmicks.
Obligatory full-colour spread in the middle of the manual.
The box is quite heavy and I think a lot of that comes down to the plastic for the wings but let’s go through the runners in order.
It is here you find the red parts and the only yellow part on the entire kit.
B runner times two.
Here are some of the large parts for the wings. They have some nice detail.
C runners and the D.
Most of the leg armour looks to be here, again with some nice details, and the D runner is the cool shield.
I like the D (runner).
E1 and E2 runners.
These are all the dark blue parts and check out the length on that wing piece. There is even a groove on the inside into which I may be inserting something.
F1 and F2.
Here are the light grey parts most of which will be for the side skirts, I imagine, but the chest vents and such are here too.
G runners (plural) and the large H runner.
We all know what we’re looking here.
Frame runners come next and you’ve got the large I runner which is so big it has to lay along the length of the box.
There is a lot of plastic here.
The two J runners are mostly made up of frame parts for the limbs but also pieces that look like things we would see on a poly-cap runner.
Speaking of the PC runner…
There is no Poly-cap runner in the MG Freedom Gundam 2.0 kit.
I will let that sink in.
Part of the reason I hold the MG Sinanju in such high esteem is because Bandai designed it to not use any poly-caps. The result is an incredibly strong frame that can hold up those giant wings. I had hoped we would see that kind of engineering again in the Nu Gundam Ver. Ka but that was not to be and I had held slight hope that the Sazabi Ver Ka would not have any poly-caps but alas I was wrong there as well. Now we have another large, winged MS that does not incorporate the soft plastic as part of the joint design. I’m looking forward to seeing the results.
And if for some reason it can’t stand up I have a stand.
Here are the markings/stickers.
This kit isn’t a Ver. Ka so I guess that means no water-slides? Instead we are back to the dry transfers.
These have English on them.
Very few foils.
And the stickers themselves look good and plentiful.
I am excited.