Designation: Confederation of Oceania Mass Production General Purpose Use AMAIM
The Bandai Kyoukai Senki line of High Grade 1/72 scale plastic model kits of the mecha from the AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline series continues to impress. While the MAILeS units were fun to build and pose in their own right, the Bunyip Boomerang brings something refreshing and interesting to the table. Adopting a "chicken walker" design with huge reverse-jointed legs holding up a large, flat main body, the Bunyip Boomerang invokes imagery of the old-school MechWarrior, particularly the Mad Cat, which has the same rough technical design. In the age of humanoid robots that look and behave like human beings, having a mecha design that looks intuitively like a machine is really a breath of fresh air.