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HGUC 1/144 Char's Zaku II - Release Info

HGUC 1/144 Char's Zaku II
Release Date: July 2020
Price: 1,760 Yen

Bandai Spirits announces the release of a new High Grade Char's Zaku II to celebrate the GunPla 40th anniversary and the release of the HG 1/144 Gundam Beyond Global version! Reviving the proportions from the original Mobile Suit Gundam anime series, this kit is also packed with upgraded parts for the Zaku II to accommodate today's GunPla standards.


The mono-eye can be moved left and right, and its arms can also rotate giving more articulation to when holding its Zaku machine gun!

The kit is also completed with soft material armor skirt parts to provide flexibility to its waists when performing extended articulation. Available accessories for the Zaku II are also available in this kit, provided with Zaku machine gun, Zaku bazooka, and a heat hawk!












24 comments:

  1. Well there we go, now we have a Zaku II Revive that's a lot simpler in surface detail than The Origin version but doesn't seem to be skimping in articulation in the least bit. Good, good ;)

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    1. Surface details were never a problem with origin zaku, it's strange proportions (especially in the leg area) are. It's great that they adressed proportions, but it looks just too bland. It doesnt even have thrusters on the legs, dammit.

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    2. Oh no, I never meant to imply the surface detail was a bad thing. Just knew there'd be folks that prefer their Zakus a lil simpler :P

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  2. It's about time we got a Revive Zaku 2 cos that old HGUC kit is kinda bad.

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  3. Nice. I love the Origin Zakus, but there's something to be said for simplicity. Bring on the variants!

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  4. Finally a vintage-inspired Zaku which doesn't look like a dumb!

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  5. But why HG and not HGUC? What happend?

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    1. It's like the HG RX-78-2 Gundam [BEYOND GLOBAL] which this new Zaku release compliments, I think. There was also the High Grade Ver.G30th line which consisted of a completely different RX-78-2 Gundam from both the original HGUC and the later Revive for the 35th which ran only with "HG", and even the Gundam G40 itself is only labelled HG!

      I wouldn't worry too hard about it not being labelled as HGUC.

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  6. Thanks god the back pack has been improved compared to the old HGUC horrible one!

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  7. Yes! I've always loved the look of the non-origin HG Zaku II. Im only worried about the soft skirts and their ability to be painted

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  8. I am going to just stick with the ORIGIN....

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  9. Zaku 2 Chars Origin seems just way better.

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  10. Those flexible skirts look like bad news for anybody who wants to do repaints...

    Curious to see if we get a release of the G40-design Char's Zaku as well.

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  11. Looks nice! A little more detail would be nice, though. Some notches and indented circles here or there or something.

    I’ve never liked the detail vomit on the Origin version, myself.

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  12. I do hope that Bandai will make Revives of HGUC GM, Gelgoog, and Zeong. Even a Guntank Revive would be awesome.

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  13. Those square holed hands look pretty bad without it holding anything. Hope it comes with more sets of hands as well.

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  14. I'm a Zaku fanatic and I'm a little disappointed. It looks too simple, even kind of chibi-styled. I don't think this is a good complement to the RX-78-2 Beyond Global, which has beautiful proportion and detail. I'm very happy with my Origin and MG 2.0 Zakus.

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  15. I like both the origin and revive version. The details and the colour on the origin zaku II are much more modern but I guess the revive version is more simple and accurate to the first Char Zaku II. I'd like to get the revive version just because it goes well with my revive HG RX-78-2 Gundam :)

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