Got the Gunpla Release Drought Blues? Time to dust off the backlog!
Today we’re looking at the HGUC RX-78GP01fb from “Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory”! An oldie but a goodie, this kit comes with all the accessories you need, good articulation, and snap-together construction! Check this one out if you’re a fan of classic UC, or just looking for something to practice your painting skills on.
In this episode:
– 1/144 HGUC Gundam GP01Fb
If any kits in this post are backordered when you read this, don’t worry — Bandai is great about restocking periodically. But, you’ll want to get your order in to secure a spot in line for the next restock!
Nice small kit, definitely unfair to compare it to the more modern kits, it was pretty good for its time! Would make for a nice desktop buddy if nothing else! 😀
Of course it’s unfair to compare a 20+ year old kit to newer kits. It was also unfair to compare it with its RG counterpart. Honestly, It think older kits are not the ideal choice; especially if there’s a newer version of it available. But it’s still interesting to see how much GunPla has improved over the years.
Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory seems to be one of those UC series that Bandai doesn’t give much support to. The entire HG and MG line up are due for an updated release and RG RX-78GP02A Gundam “Physalis” & RG RX-78GP03S Gundam “Dendrobium Stamen” are due for a release.
But then again, in terms of UC, Bandai has been obsessively focused on Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn and its sequel Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative. So I guess it’s no surprise that other UC series haven’t really been getting much attention in terms of new kits & updated kits.
good, less stickers
it had a core fighter?
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Maybe we should get more retro reviews during Gunpla Droughts.
Weird that Bandai only made an RG for RX-78GP01 Gundam “Zephyranthes” and RX-78GP01-Fb Gundam “Zephyranthes” Full Burnern.
Given Bandai’s tendency, I would expect them to make an RG for RX-78GP02A Gundam “Physalis” and also RX-78GP03S Gundam “Dendrobium Stamen”, and re-release the HG RX-78GP03 Gundam “Dendrobium” in new ‘Real Color Version’ like how they re-released the HG GNR-001E GN Arms Type-E as a ‘Real Color Version’ that is intended to be used with the RG.
The MG versions also are long overdue for an upgrade I think.
For fans of this series, I think the RG release of RX-78GP01 Gundam “Zephyranthes” and RX-78GP01-Fb Gundam “Zephyranthes” Full Burnern is the current best way to go considering that the HGs are roughly 20 years old.
I guess the HGs are also due for a ‘Revive’ release too.
If you’re new to GunPla, I honestly wouldn’t suggest older kits.
I mean for one, they don’t have the part separation nor gimmicks that newer kits have. They also tend to use more stickers, and some MGs use screws.
Things like that could be a major turn off for newcomers and could push them away from the hobby.
Luckily, every now and then, Bandai releases an updated version of existing kits across all grades & series, and the older kits (15+ years) are typically found in (of course) the older series.
Kits released for the newer series are in line with modern GunPla kits so they tend to be good.
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The back of the router: 0:12