Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Gundam MSIA GP03 Dendrobium Play Set

This monster action figure set comes very cleverly boxed in a case with a carry handle. You simply snap the assemblies together to make the mech. Takes about 15 minutes. Sturdy pins and parts made from ABS, PE and PVC plastic ensure hours of play. Includes a RX-78 with weapons set. Hatches open and close. Missile launchers can be extended. Basically just about everything moves. Quite the toy! Measures about 750mm long when completed. Plan on allocating a bit of space to display it when finished.

The GP-03 Dendrobium is from the anime, Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory The very first thing noticeable about this toy, is it's BIG! The box alone measures a whopping 66 cm X 8 cm X 38.5 cm (l x w x h), and it's heavy to boot! It's a good thing that Bandai put in a plastic handle on the box,

RX-78 GP03S Gundam "Dendrobium Stamen" – MSIA GP-03S that made up the Dendrodium Stamen is a fairly nice piece, with fine details, in spite of its' tiny 10cm frame. It has a fair amount articulation, and accessories.

Dendrobium Orchis - Once again, I just cannot emphasize how BIG this thing is! While it may not be as big as the 1/144 HGUC kit, it's probably the biggest, and ONLY "toy" of it's kind.

The Orchis, technically, is already a built toy. You just have to snap the parts together to make it complete and it won’t take long before you can appreciate the quality, detail, and size of this thing. The Orchis has an impressive total length of 75 cm with the Beam Cannon attached (43 cm without), 25.5 cm from the lowest tip of the claw fin, to the highest point of the weapon bay, and 31 cm wide.

The panels are intricately molded into the entire hull of the ship. Other details include opening and closing panel covers for the weapons hold, a total of 6 deployable missile bays, movable thrusters, and retractable claw arms. The retractable claw arms are probably the best thing about this toy! The claw itself opens and closes without problems. The arm extends and retracts smoothly, and folds plush into the body of the platform! Even if the arm is using a very simple sliding mechanism/system, pulling and moving it feels like it's got hydraulics in it. It's extremely gratifying!


Ant Sized Man said...

Never knew such a toy existed and damn it huge! The detail looks all there which looks better because of your re-spray.

chrismandesign said...

Astonishing !!! a dunno if this is as big as the Dendrobium 1/144 model kit (too expensive for my budget...), but looks big & ur "personalization" gives it a new life (but makes a contrast with the "not-so-white" colour of d GPO3... simply delicious. ;D

LEon said...

This is the first time I see the 1/144 version. Didn't know they have that. What surprise me more is the Gundam or should I say Zaku cloth that be place below your LCD TV! you are really a fan boy of Gundam!

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Ant Sized Man
It's so huge that I needed two cans of paint spray. I might use pencil to outline it. Something I learned from you bro!

>> chrismandesign
I'm actually very lousy with customising kits. I guess I won't be doing a weathering version of Dendrobium. Hee! Hee!

>> LEon
Ha! Ha! Gundam is part of my life! Not able to keep below the TV console cos I have placed lotz of boxes there. But it's worth considering.

deSMOnd said...

Bro, I have this RX78 GP03 Gundam figure and he is now covered by dust and is in my cabinet for many many years :)

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

So you had a crush with Gundam many years back hah! Good time to let your GP03 see the sunlight and a good wash up. Cheers!

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