Some critics about Gundam Seed being the gayest Gundam series till date with many male characters having that extraordinary brotherhood friendship while some ultimately found their true love from the opposite sex while other remained bros ^_^ I'm referring to Dearka Elthman (Buster Gundam and Yzak Jule Dual Gundam).
Though Yzak Jule can be rather annoying in the anime, he did picked on a cool Gundam to hijack. Dual Gundam as a mid range MS is somehow close to the simplistic design of Strike Gundam and in many ways similar. Brilliantly adopted the concept of Full Armor Gundam first featured in Gundam 0080 'War In Pocket', Dual Gundam was later equipped with ZAFT armor as well as add-on arsenal known as assault shroud. I love so mecha with removable armors such as the Great Battroid Armor in Macross, that's way I bought two HG 1/100 Duel Gundam and displayed them in both modes.
I presumed its Bandai sale strategies to first release the 1/100 scale in Non Grade HG instead of Master Grade MG even though they capable of back then. The MG of Duel Gundam was released after a decade from the anime aired as commemoration of the anime's tenth anniversary. I had mine a long time back and gave the MG a miss. The MG would probably appealed more to fans after watching the HD edition.
Honestly, I'm impressive with this kit for fact the colour parts were faithful to the anime, optional shroud parts, cool gimmicks like the left shoulder claymore cover that opens and mounted gun on right shoulder. Also came with an unpainted Yzak figure but I rather get a gashapon figure of Yzak as shown on pics for an easier way out.