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By Cacophanus from Mecha Damashii
Following the unboxing, here is the review for the NX Edge Style Hi-Nu Gundam from the novel Beltorchika’s Children. Considering the size and price, this is genuinely one of the most surprising little toys I’ve come across in recent years.
The onslaught of cute characters in Japan is not a new thing. The super deformed art style is one that is used for characters all the time and something that Good Smile Company with their Nendoroid figures caters for.
However, on the mecha end of the spectrum various Super Robot Wars fans require something similar and Bandai has supplied that with the NX Edge Style figures. The only thing that I wasn’t expecting was just how good these figures are.
Out of the box, this is a fully articulated figure with proper joints and a surprisingly good range of motion. As this is the Hi-Nu Gundam, the fin funnels at the rear need to be affixed as well as the booster. In addition are supplied with the mobile suit’s beam rifle, beam saber and shield.
Unlike the Robot Damashii releases of the design, the fin funnels are permanently affixed at the rear and also cannot be posed. However, the “wings” can be swivelled for posing purposes.
The figure also comes with an excellent stand but it is also more than able to stand up on it own.
The sculpt and detailing are also very well done. With the emphasis on the former used to help accentuate the latter. The result is a small figure that looks very high end in terms of detailing despite the somewhat simplistic paint job.
Compared to the Nendoroids out there, which have very large heads and tiny bodies, this NX Edge Style Hi-Nu Gundam is very stable in terms of posing. The articulation on something so compact is also surprisingly good and that’s something I genuinely wasn’t expected.
Overall, if you’re a fan of the Hi-Nu Gundam and like your Super Robot Wars games then you need this lovely little figure in your life. Considering the very reasonable price point it comes thoroughly recommended.