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Gundam Gusion Rebake (OOB) - like it or not?
Mechworker
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: September 20, 2013
KitMaker: 352 posts
ModelGeek: 26 posts
Posted: Thursday, June 02, 2016 - 03:21 AM UTC
If thereís one thing that I seem to have a real weakness for (other than obscure planes and loser cars) its robots. I love robots, and grew up with them. Thus, whenever I get a chance to take a look at some shiny new plastic that builds into some kind of awesome giant robot, I normally take it.

Of course, Gundam is the best source for new robot kits in the greatest variety and quantity. When the new series, Iron Blooded Orphans was announced, I have to admit I wasnít too turned on by the looks of some of the mecha. However, that didnít stop me from scooping up a couple at the local anime store when I saw a couple that did turn my crank!

One of the first ones I got was the oddly-named ďGushion RebakeĒ. I didnít know anything about it at the time, but it had a different colour scheme from a conventional Gundam, and it had both a big gun and a pretty mean-looking overall countenance. Having seen the show now, I am very glad I got it, because itís even cooler there than in kit form!

Check out my out of box review on this kit. However, just be warned that unlike a lot of new Gundam kits, this one is really tailored more to true modellers than those who just want to assemble the pieces.

Donít forget to vote in the poll at the end of the review, too!


https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/model-kits/out-of-box-reviews/bandai-1144-gusion-rebake-oob/


Alystyr
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Ohio, United States
Joined: June 17, 2014
KitMaker: 146 posts
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Posted: Thursday, June 02, 2016 - 06:53 AM UTC
Pretty concise review.
I have two of the IBO series kits - the ASW-G-11 Gundam Gusion (completed) and the STH-14s Hyakuri (ready to start).
Personally, I like the price point that Bandai offers this line at... any time I can get a quick-building, well fitting kit that I have the option of putting a little work into - for less than $16US - I tend to grab it fairly quickly. Before the IBO kits came out, I was usually very wary of the cheap HGs, since they were usually repops of older (sometimes MUCH older) kits that weren't as good as the later ones. IBOs are definitely up to Bandai's current standard.