Another Gundam Review and Rating by the New Types, SpartanNerd and SpartanTeen!
Here’s the box. As much Japanese as possible! This was ordered from Amazon, for $30-$40. (Memory is sketchy)
Here is the Gundam, fully assembled.
The SpartanNerd would like to go ahead and say, “I am very impressed with the solidness of the figure. It also has impressive articulation! This Gundam approaches my gold standard for action figures, Marvel Select Deadpool!”
Articulation? The fingers are each independent, and have three joints! When you turn the head, this eye moves with the head in an awesome robotic way. He has basically all of the articulation of a human! You can make virtually any pose with him.
For example, it was the SpartanTeen’s desire to give him this classic bazooka pose…
He does have a little trouble balancing. But no problem making this pose. And he is holding the pilot..”Char Aznable.”
He came with this classic piece of equipment for the pilot as well…an elevator stand for the pilot. Just so you know, there is another copy of the pilot in the cockpit.
He also comes with another gun, and this axe. Note that the flight stand was meant for a different gundam, but Zaku II S fits fine on it. The shield is removable, but he generally keeps it on! It has a hinge so that it is articulated as well.
The SpartanTeen would like to say a few things…
“It wasn’t hard to build. I am getting more used to building them, so that contributes.”
“He is a little bit “back heavy.” This contributes to some balance problems. For instance, he can’t stand on one foot like most other Master Grades I have built.”
“The Heathawk (axe) didn’t come painted in the correct color.”
SpartanNerd and SpartanTeen Rating…(We use this checklist)
Each item gets a score…
1 Too wrong
2 not right enough
3 could be better
4 pretty good, but…
There are five areas that we will score for our models… Construction, Articulation, Accessories, Playability, and Figure-Specific features. Each area has five criteria.
Was it difficult considering the level it is supposed to be? 5
Stupid problems? 5
Instructions easy to read? 5 (japanese Benefit of the doubt!)
Diagrams clear? 5
Stickers? Paint? 4 (water slide decals didn’t transfer completely. Wanted to tear. Good for battle damage!)
stands easily? 5
moves without falling apart 5
posable/interchangeable hands 5
lots of articulation points 5
Dynamic poses 5
holds weapons/appropriate weapons 5
Weapon storage 3
holds weapons? 4
Reasonalbe Facimile to media representation 5
Figure-specific features 5
morph/ transform/ change form 1
action feature 5
LED lights 1
Pilot included? Does he fit in the cockpit or is he in scale or not. 5 (Elevator stand!)
SpartanNerd and SpartanTeen Final Score for Gundam Zaku II-S is 5.2!
Let us know what you think in the comments!