Bandai Spirits has just released a special site dedicated to their new kit of the RX-78-2 Gundam. What makes this kit special? It is crafted out of Gundarium alloy.
As you may know, Gundarium alloy is the material used to construct the RX-78-2 Gundam in the series Mobile Suit Gundam. For a strong yet lightweight suit, they used a titanium-based alloy that they refined on the lunar surface.
This once fictional material was brought to life by Bandai Spirits using the latest in metal technology. To make the alloy, they used a combination of titanium, aluminum, and rare earth yttria. The final results displaying both a weight and texture never seen in a kit before, let alone a 1/144.
This reveal is exciting enough, but most exciting is the fact that this kit hints at a new future where chemistry and craftmanship come together to create a new era of gunpla.
The kit comes with a guarantee card to prove that it is an original product managed and manufactured by BANDAI HOBBY CENTER. The premium packaging it comes in features a matte black finish with silver foil lettering and images.
The display base included is laser engraved on the top with the Earth Federation Forces mark designed on the bottom. You can view the full contents of The RX-78-2 Gundam Gundarium Alloy Model 1/144 kit below!
RX-78-2 Gundam Gundarium Alloy Model 1/144 Kit Contents
- Gundarium alloy model 1/144 RX-78-2 Gundam
- Acrylic pedestal
- Guarantee card
- Instruction manual (commentary)
- Construction manual (assembly manual)
- Beam rifle
They also revealed new promo images, which are all credited to Bandai Spirits. Check them out below!
RX-78-2 Gundam Gundarium Alloy Model 1/144 Gallery
The new kit comes in at the lofty price of $2,250 USD. You can preorder the RX-78-2 Gundam here!