GFFN #0044 RX-0 FA Unicorn Gundam

Apart from it being a Mobile Suit Gundam, I don’t really know anything else about this guy so I’ll let wiki do the explaining, hehe.

Background:

Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (機動戦士ガンダムUC ユニコーン) is a novel by popular Japanese author Harutoshi Fukui. The novel takes place in Gundam’s Universal Century timeline.

GFFN RX-0 Unicorn Gundam FaceThe novel begins in U.C. 0001, at the very beginning of human space colonization, with the Laplace Incident, a major event that influences the course of human history forever. The main story takes place in UC 0096, three years after the events of “Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack” and 27 years before “Gundam F91”.

The story revolves around Banagher Links, a seemingly normal boy living and going to school in the space colonies. His life changes one day when he meets a girl named Audrey Burne. Little does he know that this encounter will entangle him in a conspiracy revolving around a new Gundam and an adventure beyond imagination.

Name: Mobile Suite Gundam RX-0 Full Armour Unicorn
Manufacturer: Bandai
Line: Gundam Fix Figuration NEXT GENERATION #0044
Sculptor:
Designer: Katoki Hajime
Scale: 1/144
Material: ABS, PVC, POM
Release: Aug 2010
Original Price: ¥8,400 (approx. $100AUD / $95USD)
Height: 160mm / 6.30inches

Packaging:

Nothing new that I haven’t mentioned before. The packaging looks great, but personally I think it is a bit excessive and not very environmentally friendly. There are so many layers that are just decorative which not only raises production cost, but also makes it difficult to get to the toy when you first open the box.

  • GFFN RX-0 Unicorn Gundam packaging front
  • GFFN RX-0 Unicorn Gundam packaging back
  • GFFN RX-0 Unicorn Gundam packaging inside
  • GFFN RX-0 Unicorn Gundam packaging layers

Accessories:

The Full Armour Unicorn Gundam comes with a ton of accessories. It took me a good 30 minutes or so to take them out of the box, sort through them and figure out what is what and what goes where! And this is what you get…
● One Beam Magnum – Highly customized beam rifle
● Three pairs of Beam Gatling Gun – one pair can be separated
● Three shields – one shield can be closed and expanded
● Backpack with attachments to assemble all parts to for the Full Armour mode
● Pair of missile pods for the legs
● Pair of Hyper Bazookas
● Pair of long boosters
● Pair of Beam Sabers – 4 Beam saber handles are included but only 2 beam attachments
● Display stand

  • GFFN RX-0 Unicorn Gundam with Beam Magnum and shield
  • GFFN RX-0 Unicorn Gundam with Beam Gatling Guns
  • GFFN RX-0 Unicorn Gundam with Hyper Bazooka
  • GFFN RX-0 Unicorn Gundam with Beam Sabers
  • GFFN RX-0 Unicorn Gundam Full Armour mode
  • GFFN RX-0 Unicorn Gundam Full Armour mode

Form/Sculpt:

I’ve like the design of the Unicorn Gundam since it first appeared, especially in destroy mode. The design is very intricate and makes for really good eye candy. With such a complicated design there are bound to be more chances of flaws in the toy, but not so with this one. Apart from the fact it cannot transform between the Unicorn mode and destroy mode, I’d say it is just about perfect. Bear in mind there are no die-cast parts so it feels pretty similar to a model kit.

GFFN 0044 RX-0 Full Armour Unicorn Gundam

Articulation/Action:

All in all the articulation is not too bad. The only joint I found restrictive was the knees, which unfortunately can only bend about 60 degrees. I also found the hip joints to be slightly loose, causing the figure to slip and fall over in certain poses when the legs are splayed. Other than that it’s a good figure to pose.

  • GFFN RX-0 Unicorn Gundam with its Beam Gatling
  • GFFN RX-0 Unicorn Gundam ready for action
  • GFFN RX-0 Unicorn Gundam takes aim
  • GFFN RX-0 Unicorn Gundam drawing its Beam Saber
  • GFFN RX-0 Unicorn Gundam Beam Saber attack!!
  • GFFN RX-0 Unicorn Gundam sword fight

Paint/Print:

The GFF series always impresses me with its fine paint and print detail. Not much else to say here except enjoy the photos and be impressed : )

  • GFFN RX-0 Unicorn Gundam long booster rocket paint detail
  • GFFN RX-0 Unicorn Gundam long booster print detail
  • GFFN RX-0 Unicorn Gundam shield paint/print detail
  • GFFN RX-0 Unicorn Gundam left shoulder armour paint/print detail
  • GFFN RX-0 Unicorn Gundam feet paint/print detail
  • GFFN RX-0 Unicorn Gundam right shoulder armour paint/print detail

Detail/Features:

The one feature I really like about this toy is the flip open Beam Saber on the Unicorn Gundam’s forearms, its just so cool! Here you can see, the Unicorn Gundam is quite a bit bigger compared to the RX-78 Gundam in the same scale.

  • GFFN RX-0 Unicorn Gundam
  • GFFN RX-0 Unicorn Gundam

Overall:

I really like this toy, the Gundam design itself is excellent and the toy has been faithfully replicated to a high standard. The only real downside for me is the high cost of this toy, at over ¥8,000 you can get Chogokins for the same price, and I can imagine a lot of customers wavering between whether to buy this toy or something with a bit more weight!

Thanks again for reading my review, I hope you’ve enjoyed your stay!



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5 Comments

    Personally, this was a must-buy for me. The moment I saw this up for preorder, I fell in line.

    It now stands on my desk and I’m am just loving the detail!

    Awesome review you did here, mate~!

    • Hi Mark, thanks for the feedback! I don’t usually collect a lot of Gundams but this was also a must buy for me, I just love the design and detail!!

    You can also consider the transformable GFF Metal Composite Unicorn Gundam, that is if you can swallow the hefty price tag but I think you can.

    • yeah I’ve been thinking about the GFF Metal Composite Unicorn…its really quite expensive though. I do like Gundams but I’m not nuts for them so….its a hard one..:P

    Awesome model This Next Generation Fix Figuration figure of the RX-0 Unicorn comes loaded with two rocket boosters

    READ MORE ABOUT FULL ARMOR GUNDAM RX-0 UNICORN
    >> http://tinyurl.com/3b7n8nc

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