As a culmination of the 40th anniversary of the “Gundam” series’ plastic model kits, “PERFECT GRADE UNLEASHED 1/60 RX-78-2 Gundam” was born, an ultimate model kit that will lead to the present and future of plastic models, and will go on sale in December 2020 worldwide, including Japan.
The “PERFECT GRADE UNLEASHED 1/60 RX-78-2 Gundam” is the culmination of the “Gunpla Evolution Project” that has been developing since 2017 in preparation for the 40th anniversary of Gunpla, with the goal of evolving various technologies of Gunpla and creating new products.
As the ultimate product that will be a touchstone for the future of Gunpla, in order to review the restrictions in definitions and commercialization that have been unwittingly piled up since its release in July 1980, we have introduced the word “UNLEASHED”, which means freedom from the constraints of the new brand name “PERFCT GRADE UNLEASHED”.
“PERFECT GRADE UNLEASHED” adopts a step-by-step assembly process, and it is characterized by the latest technology condensed for each assembly phase, such as the internal frame, mechanical parts, truss frame, exterior, and presentation so that you can experience the evolution of Gundam plastic models.
Starting with the “evolution of ease of assembly”, which made it possible to create the fastest skeletal structure with the largest insert frame in the history of Gundam plastic models, the “evolution of mobility”, with the largest number of movable axes in the history of Gundam plastic models, the “evolution of the structure”, the variety of materials used in this model overturns the concept of a plastic model and the “evolution of exterior expression” with the new LED unit and hatch-opening gimmick allowing for both movement and illumination.
The numerous advancements that have been made over the past 40 years have been condensed into a model that is the ultimate in fun to build.
“PERFECT GRADE UNLEASHED 1/60 RX-78-2 Gundam” will be available in December 2020 at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of 27,500 JPY (including 10% tax).
For more information on the product, you can check it out at ‘GUNPLA PRESENTATION VR’ and ‘Bandai Hobby Site’, which will be open from 9:00 pm Oct. 8 to 11:59 pm Nov. 1. Fans should check it out.
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