Thursday, 26 November 2015

1/100 Gage-ing Builder Gundam Age-1 Normal

Gundam Age television series was aired around the period when Unicorn Gundam OVA was released. Gundam Age kind of got beaten down. However IMHO, this under-rated anime had plot that kept audiences going although it started slow paced. At least, I understand this anime stretched over 3-pilot-generations better 'G Reconguista'.

Ultimately, Gundam Age aimed to nurture young audience to liking Gundam hence Bandai introduced 1/100 scale figure of the main suit, Gundam AGE-1. The AGE-1 normal be disassembled allowing you to swap legs and arms with other suits from the Gage-ing Builder series. It also comes with its signature shield, beam rifle, and a Gage-ing card. It's kinda nice if you don't mind having too many visible screws and lacked of proportionality. 

After all, it's for playing and be treated like an action figure. Bandai Namco added more entertainment with BG (Gage-ing Builder), which carry 'Gage-ing Chip' circuitry which, when scanned by the Gage-ing Link system, allow models and figures alike to compete on the same field. Using devices like the free-play Gage-ing Battle Base kiosk, planned for installation at arcades and selective hobby shops. Mainly for domestic market. I only saw them locally at Gunpla Expo and Toy'R'Us when the toy line was newly launched.

Video review by rrobbert184 ...


chrismandesign said...

Different toys, for different collectors/markets... Toys like these are target of unjustified critics by people who usually don’t consider this fact... This is a modern rendition of the sturdy toys, made around the 80s and 90s, when the visible screws were not a drawback...

I think this is the right toy for the target public, made to last, with simple but clean details, swapable parts and an overall design that pays tribute to the original RX-78... Bandai-Namco also included some electronic/digital extras for interactive experiences (which are in vogue, for kids)... Uhmmm, it’s an interesting toy indeed !!!... =)

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Chrismandesign
True indeed that different toys are made for different group of people / collectors. This is just the kind of toy we play for fun. It's the toy that I will share and play with my boyz. In fact this toy line was designed with lotz of fun factor in mind.

deSMOnd said...

Lots of screws at the back of the figure..

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Desmond
Psycho myself to think that they are die-cast. I'm planning to pass them for my kiddos to play.


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