After watching season one of Aldnoah Zero, it change me perception of mecha anime. It's hard to achieve intelligent plot with good balance of action scenes. No many mecha anime have reach the standard this anime. The storyboard was concise and pacing was right to set audience to the motion with suspense that stirred up interest at the end of every episode.
The most intriguing part of Aldnoah Zero is the use of battle strategies used by protagonist Inaho Kaizuka, making use of terrains and law of physics. Simply stunning to see the male protagonist, Inaho Kaizuka, using the grossly inferior, outdated training model KG-6 Sleipnir as his personal unit, against insanely powerful Martian robots powered by Aldnoah Drive. Goes to say, earthlings defense units are Aldnoah Zero like sitting ducks.
I was so thrilled at the time when 'Megahouse' made this "Heaven's Fall" announcent that they are making this action figure of Inaho's unit, codename 'Mustang-22' and therefore 'Mustang-00'. I didn't hesitate to preorder from AmiAmi and I'm glad I did so, as I later realised there wasn't any shops that bring in this toy locally. Nothing fanciful about the package as its a typical box with see through window revealing the figure as well as those large folded up stable wing of the characteristic leg. Those wings are really the major gimmick as they unfold to three forms of mobility from standby, running to hovering mode.
The orange colour originally differential the unit as a training unit however Inaho later decided the unit to remain its flashy colour as a trademark. Somehow, I find the orange on the toy a bit pale. Nonetheless the figure is well articulated and very playable. Since the feet of the mecha are designed small, the actual toy tends to fall backwards due the weight of the backpack. The set comes with a bonus base stand where it helps displaying the figure especially in hovering mode. There is an extra pair of weapon griping hands. Pretty basic armaments Like the sub-machine gun with attachable grenade launcher and knife as melee weapon.