Monday, 1 August 2011

20th Anniversary Chogokin Char Custom Zaku II

I don't think I need to elaborate much on this Mobile Suit. Let me guess? I already know this is the iconic red Zaku II piloted by none other than Char Aznable a.k.a Red Comet. Beside the difference in colour scheme, you will notice that this Zaku has an additional spike sticking out above the forehead. Why is it so? This is to indicate that the Zaku is piloted by commanding officer, high-ranking or elite pilots.

About the toy - Manufactured by Bandai in year 1999 in celebration of Gundam 20th anniversary. Comes with all basic accessories plus a mini metallic statue of Char Aznable. Beside the Green (standard) and Red (Char) Zaku, there is also the black (Tristar) Zaku which I didn't have cos they are really rare and steep in price.


Chris said...

What a classic mobile suit!
20 years already :')

chrismandesign said...

u had all those Gundam chogokins ??? seriously u r passionate with Gundam stuff pal !!! =O

RiP666 said...

woow it was really classic,, the char's aku was really cool those day even now it still the legendary thing in gundam series

bluedrakon said...

Why does there always have to be one version that is $$$$ and outside our range to own.

Still, having these two would be great no matter what.

on_o said...

Picture number 6 - the way the Zaku appears to be moving through white space, defying gravity with bazooka pointed is awesome! Three times more awesome than normal!

KazeTora said...

Khu khu khu... Everyone seems to be supporting Zeon... Sieg Zeon!!

Anyway, it has been that long since I watched Char vs Amuro for the first time 0_0 Time flies, ey?

This is a really nice collection u got, D. Does anyone noticed that he only wears (or should I say needs to wear) the mask only in Kidou Senshi Gundam? :D

Afterwards, no more (or should I say no more need) mask for Char :D

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Chris
Classic MS that still go strong the popular. That's the beauty of it.

>> chrismandesign
That was a toyline which I was really passionated about in the past. Now, I had diverted my attention to GM type Gunpla.

>> RiP666
Char Custom Zaku II is usual the first releases after the original Gundam RX-78-2 in most of Bandai new Gundam toyline. Indeed a well received and top rated MS.

>> bluedrakon
Ha! Ha! As soon as Bandai releases Char Custom Zaku II, the normal grunt Zaku units and other variants were followed.

>> on_o
I took the posing from the box and yessss, the toy looked so much nicer when posed in how it was shown in the manga or anime.

>> KazeTora
Ha! Ha! With this post, doesn't mean that I support Zeon. Lol... I guess Char put on the mask to protect his identity the mask was no longer needed after his objective of toppling the Zabi family had been made.

sl619 said...

In olden gundam series, pilots are so much more skilled especially Zeon pilots as they only use upgraded grunt units.

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

I got to challenge the statement, well the Feddies does have Shin, Healy, Burning, Piece and many more.... Hee! Hee!

deSMOnd said...

Another classic Gundam character you have for your collection :)

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Classic plus epic bro! Ha! Ha!

KazeTora said...

I agree with sl619 bro. :D

Sieg Zeon!!!

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Agggghhhhhh....Why do I have more Zeon support here! Lol....