Friday, May 15, 2015

[Metal Build] Bandai Tamashii Nations Metal Build 1/100 ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam (Second Issue)

I have a love-hate relationship with Metal Builds: I love them for their exceedingly fine detailing, superior articulation and excellent build quality, but hate them for the prices they command. Seriously, a single Metal Build can net you an entire series of HGs, but the return on investment is arguably higher for a Metal Build.

The first release of the Metal Build Freedom Gundam was fraught with quality control issues, chipped paint and loose joints, which really dampens the experience with a Metal Build. Therefore, it came somewhat as a surprise when Bandai & Tamashii Nations re-released the Freedom, with far greater quality control that nullified many of the flaws found in the first release.

And at S$168, this is one of the more affordable Metal Builds in the market.


1 comment:

  1. I would say base on my experience, Metal builds are glorified statues offer with zero play value, yes you heard me right, ZERO play value. Yes Metal Build offer lots of accessories and good articulation, but kinda defeat the purpose of having a very weak joints strength. Take a good example of my Eva 02 MB, straight outta box, loose toe bent and slight weak thigh articulation. Other than that, MB M9 gernsback from FMP, same issue, extremely weak ankle joints. What pissed me off is that there are shit tons of re-issue in certain Metal Build line, offer nothing other than different colour scheme, majority of the engineering are the same, no improve joints strength. If its not a scam items, im not sure what it is. Today i post a rather long comment just to voice out to all the diehard fans out there, i am too a diehard fans, but don't blindly support the things you like. Because Bandai does't give a shit about us.