Friday, 14 October 2011

MSIA: GM & Ball

Even though Gundam is the main focus during the One Year War, we must never forget that the war was fought mainly by the GM & Ball which served as the bread & butter of E.F.F's primary strike force in space. E.F.S.F had this excellent strategy of using Ball as long range artillery in bombarding Zeon's MS before GM close in to engage them. The value of GM and Ball clearly must not be underrated. Since the two complimented each other so well, Bandai had this brilliant plan to sell them together as a set in their MSIA line. The GM figure comes with optional hands, standard shield, spray gun and rifle. Ball has hyper-bazooka attached on top and ball joints for the hands. Produced in year 2000, this toy is more  than a decade old. 


chrismandesign said...

i never knew bout the role of this Gundam Ball till this post of u... this MS reminds me a lot those mini-sub for ocean investigation & i didn’t realize its role as a battle companion until i looked above it & said "it could b a big cannon, right ???" (very perceptive of me HAHAHAHA...) BTW this cannon has a sort of erectile dysfunction isn’t it ??? HAHAHAHAHAHA... just kidding, i do know bout the problems with PVC figures... nice figures pal, very in ur Gundam style/taste =)

bluedrakon said...

I always wondered how the Balls never started spinning wildly after they fired. Mus have one hell of a counter gyro to keep it in place.

LEon said...

I love the balls. Lol

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> chrismandesign
You are so right about the problem with PVC that it's difficult for the plastic to deficient gravity. The canon on the Ball started to bend with time. I had read manga on the after war based on Johnny Ridden which mentioned that Balls were like sitting duck before E.F.F produced had any MS.

>> bluedrakon
In practical, Ball is very much useless in war and used for the purpose of reconstruction of space structure after war. I guess counter gyro to keep it in place after firing its canon is a main issue like how it was shown in Gundam 08th Team.

>> LEon
Ha! Ha! I know you have always been a fan of Balls through your review on the kits. The outlook of Ball sure is cute.

on_o said...

You'll be interested to know that a HGUC 1/144 GM + Ball kit has been recently released (0083 Stardust Memories ver).

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Sounds interesting. I know the exclusive RGM Type-C with Ball in HGUC but the it's kind of over price. Was waiting to see how.

Andy NYK said...

wow, gotta love the ball.

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

The HG and MG would be a better alternative. For the details.

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