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The Perfect Grade UNLEASHED (PG UNLEASHED) RX-78-2 Gundam is a 1/60 scale kit released in 2020.

Includes

  • RX-78-2 Gundam
    • 2 Beam Sabers
    • Core Fighter
      • 1/60 Amuro Ray figurine (sitting)
    • Manipulators
      • Fists (1 pair)
      • Weapon-holding (1 pair)
      • Trigger-finger (1 pair)
      • Open-palm (1 pair)
  • Beam Rifle
  • Shield
  • Light-up Beam Saber hilt
    • Testing Battery
  • 1/60 Amuro Ray figurine (standing)
  • 1/60 Sayla Mass figurine
  • Assembly tool for light-up Beam Saber hilt

Kit Features & Gimmicks

Articulation

  • The head can rotate/pivot.
  • When slightly pulled up, the torso can tilt back and forth/sideways in a limited extent.
  • If slightly pulled out, the shoulder joints can...
    • Raise upwards.
    • Swing frontwards/backwards.
  • The arms can...
    • Swing on a peg-and-socket joint.
    • Raise horizontally.
  • The upper arms can rotate.
  • Both the elbows and knees are double-jointed.
  • The wrist joints can pivot.
  • The Manipulators can swivel on a ball-and-socket joint.
  • If the front crotch and rear hip panels are slightly pulled down:
    • The waist can rotate 360 degrees as there are provided clearance.
    • The legs' vertical movements are expanded.
  • Front, side, and rear skirt armors can pivot to avoid interference with the leg articulation.
  • The upper thigh joints can swing frontwards/backwards, raise horizontally and/or rotate 45 degrees on each thigh.
  • The ankles can pivot and/or tilt sideways (in a limited extent).

Weapons/Other Gimmicks

  • The hands are swappable.
  • Each of the weapons must be wielded by their respective hand parts.
  • Core Fighter can transform into Core Block and dock with the Gundam.
  • Core Fighter's cockpit canopy and/or the missile panels can flip up.
    • Core Fighter's landing gears can flip out.
  • Beam Rifle's foregrip and scope can swing up or down.
    • The scope can additionally rotate on a double-jointed part.
    • The foregrip can swing frontward as well.
  • The shield's...
    • Shutter can be opened and closed with a lever switch.
    • Grip can flip out for the left weapon-holding hand to hold.
  • The shield can mount onto the backpack for storage via minor parts rearrangement on the latter.
    • The poseable mounting arm can be rearranged to provide clearance.
  • Beam Rifle can also mount onto the shield's inner section for storage.
  • Beam Saber hilt(s) can be optionally removed from the backpack as handheld weapons.
    • The light-up hilt can be used as an alternative.
  • The various hatches on the RX-78-2 can be opened/flipped up.
  • The forehead, camera eyes, and the chest vents can light up by pulling the cockpit hatch then push it back. (Leaving the cockpit pulled out for 1 second will automatically close the LED feature) The LED will automatically turned off if left for 1 minute.
    1. If the switch is pressed once:
      • The eyes and the cockpit/chest intakes light ups in blue and blinks in yellow after it went off.
    2. If the switch is pressed twice:
      • The eyes light ups in pink and blinks in yellow after it went off.
      • The cockpit/chest intakes light ups in pink and blinks in red after it went off.
    3. If the switch is pressed thrice:
      • The eyes light cycles between pink and yellow.
      • The cockpit/chest intakes pulsates quickly in red.
    4. If the switch is pressed at the forth time:
      • The eyes pulsates quickly in yellow.
      • The eyes and the cockpit/chest intakes change from green, bluish-green to blue and vice versa.
    5. If the switch is pressed for the fifth time, it goes back to stage 1.
  • The light-up hilt can also replace the left beam saber hilt to light-up the backpack verniers.

Tips & Tricks

  • For better results, some or most of the details (including the figurines) are needed to be applied and panel-lined with Gundam Markers and/or Mr. Color Paints.
  • Top coat (Mr. Hobby recommended) can be used to protect applied stickers/marking decals and if any, painted details.
    • If using matte/flat-finish top coat, it is advisable not to spray on the clear/translucent and the die-cast parts - can be done by spraying top coat while the said parts are separated.
  • LR41 button batteries are required for the main LED unit.
    • BR435 Lithium Battery are needed for the light-up Beam Saber hilt.
  • The 1/60 Clear Color Body for PG Unleashed RX-78-2 Gundam can be used to replace the external armor parts if one wishes to display it with the inner frame exposed.

Variants

Italicized items are exclusives.

  • Reprints from mid-2022 onward will also feature the Bandai Namco logo.
  • PG UNLEASHED RX-78-2 Gundam (Polarized Coating Ver.) - Bandai China flagship store exclusive

Notes & Trivia

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  • This Gunpla is...
    • First revealed at the Gunpla 40th Anniversary Livestream.
    • The second PG kit to be based on the RX-78-2 Gundam.


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