Sunday, 24 August 2014

Gundam 00: 1/400 Scale Ptolemaios






























This is one of those carrier model kit which I had gave serious consideration of getting but forgave due to space constraint. Nonetheless, I had invested my money on a Playstation 3. Still is gave me great pleasure of reviewing Stanley's 1/400 Gundam 00 Ptolemaios Model Kits. Says on the box that it's a preprinted kit. It come with some stickers as well. Unfortunately, the sticker for the command bridge was black so I had painted chrome green over it. My apologies for the not some even surface. 

According to Stanley, the model itself was easy to put together when assembly duration of less than 3 hours and holds together very well, apart for the mechanism at the nose area. With an astonishing size of 630mm in length when assembled, it's a beautiful on display and worthy purchase which probably cost 300 plus Singapore dollars by now. 

1/400 Gundam 00 Ptolemaios was released in November in line with the introduction of Gundam Figure. Included in the set is miniature figures of Gundam Exia, Gundam Dynames, Gundam Kyrios (flight form), Gundam Virtue. Each figure can be stored in their own shuttle with opening/closing hatch. Each shuttle can also detached from a revolvable ring around the Ptolemaios. 

In additional, the first batch that was released came with a transparent shuttle for more elusive effect. In the anime, these shuttles would become GN Arms for the Gundams. Another gimmick of the model kit is the mechanism at the carrier's nose which can open up with flip over and attachment ram for recreation of anime scene of Gundam units catapulting off.

(Model kit is courtesy of Stanley. Thank you)

10 comments:

deSMOnd said...

This space ship looks like flying swallow :)

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Must be the tip of the carrier. Just that its quite elongated with no wingspan.

chrismandesign said...

if there is something that i like more than a mobile suit or a robot in general terms, is a space ship !!!... i think i have seen this Ptolemaios before, along with other Gundam space carriers like the classic White Base, the Albion or the Exass, but i didn’t think the Ptolemaios could be so big !!!... it has an unusual design with lots of extras, the micro Gundam suits (in PVC, i guess) have a level of detail and paint job almost incredible for their size... no doubt, this kit is worth every cent paid !!!... =OOOOO

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

I always like taking pics of huge space carrier toys as they provided a lot of room of imagination. Seeing those little robots or planes their carry are equally intriguing. Unfortunately, I can't really keep one like this. Doing review like this gave me lotz of enjoy and satisfaction. I guess Stanley would be doing more touch up to the Ptolemaios and its going to be even more stunning.

Daniel Grove said...

I have to say this is one of the AWESOME-ST KIT I have never seen. You are right about the price as I looked and here it is over $400 USD. But this has to be one of the more serious builds I have seen. Excellent job on that Stanley.

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

My envy to Stanley too, I would have gladly bought it if I have the space. It was fun having to feel, play and review it though. It's a wonderful kit.

Stanley Lim said...

Thank u on review. See u at stgcc.

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Cya too @ STGCC! I have a feeling it's going be fun this year ^_^

Jonnalyn Atienza said...

Hi, i am in search of Gundam collection 1/400 scale which I am not sure where to find here in Singapore. I am looking for this on behalf of my brother and i have checked all the toy collection shops at funan and plaza singapura but to no avail. I wish you could help me locate any shop it might possibly had. I will really appreciate your help. Thanks!

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Hi Jon, perhaps you can contact my friend, Stanley @ 9646 9316 for pricing. He had previously offered to let go this set. I believed it is still available.

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