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P-Bandai: HGUC 1/144 Rick Dias - Release Info

P-Bandai: HGUC 1/144 Rick Dias
Release Date: June 2021
Price: 2,090 Yen

This newly molded mass production HGUC Rick Diaz (piloted by Appoly Bay and Roberto) shares the same mold with the previously released P-Badai HGUC 1/144 Rick Dias Quattro Bajeena custom, and P-Bandai: HGBD 1/144 Build Gamma Gundam, with that said, this kit comes with variety of joints that gives the kit more dynamic poses.




The kit is also completed with its original weapons and equipment, which includes a clay bazooka, two beam pistols that can be holstered on its backpack unit, and a beam saber!














10 comments:

  1. I could kinda understand the (not) char one being p-bandai but like... why the normal variant. :(

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  2. Why is a regular grunt p Bandai? Makes no sense to me at all

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  3. Let me guess, Bandai too afraid that the old original kit will no longer sell much if this went out as Retail. (Possible COVID affecting their decisions as well no idea)

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    1. More like they don't think a HG Rick Dias will sell well at all is my bet.

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    2. ^This

      Since there aren't enough changes (e.g. redesign or remodeled like Revive versions) they probably figure it's not cost effective to release it on the main market and get folks to pay more for it. As you said, buyers will be dissuaded from buying the 1.0 ver when there is a 1.5 available.

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  4. It looks cool and all but its NOT worth it. Compared to the price you will be paying for this as a P-bandai and with how little improvement there is, youre better off just going with the older HGUCs instead. Its much cheaper and theyre not that rare as theyve had alot of reprints. The kit has alot of new parts and details but didnt get that desperately needed articulation or gimmick improvements overall. DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS, there are better P-bandais and normal releases that are worth more than what youll end up paying for this disappointment of a kit unless youre really dead-set on getting a "semi-modernized" 1/144 Rick Dias.

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    1. Speak for yourself.

      I'll gladly take this over the old pieces of junk that preceded it.

      The improvements may not be much in the grand scheme of things, but in the case of the Rick Dias, they're more then worth it to me.

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  5. I agree that a newly retooled Revive of the Rick Dias is clearly preferable but I have to intervene on your point about the articulation of these new 1.5s. I own the Quattro's version of this as well as an original HGUC and the articulation in the arms and legs are worlds apart.

    And for those that are keen on details like proportions and accuracy, this improved version is definitely better than the old HGUC. Plus the colors this new one is molded in are so much better (surprise--not everyone paints all of their kits 100% of the time). That said, its worth sharing that the only new parts are all of the red runners (on Quattro's version) and the rest of the components that make up the arms and legs save for the hands, soles/bottoms of the feet, the shin cover, and the shoulder peg connecting the arms to the body.

    Ultimately, I'm happy with mine and I think it was a worth while purchase. I'm pleased to see the Early Type is getting a release. Though because the differences could be considered minor by some, I'd recommend anyone looking into this one to get it while it's still in preorder, if you can. Otherwise paying some third party chump 100% markup would not be worth it.

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