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Bandai PG Unleashed RX-78-2 Gundam $390.99 Delivered & In-Store (15% off) @ HobbyCo


Hello to all Gunpla fans~! HobbyCo has a great deal for Bandai 1/60 Perfect Grade Unleashed RX-78-2 Gundam. Usually this Gundam is around $459 - $499 in Australia. Now it is on sale at HobbyCo for an excellent price of $390.99 with free delivery.

I have purchased from HobbyCo multiple times and they always ship their products with sufficient protection packaging.

Update: This offer is also available in-store at HobbyCo. HobbyCo has opened a new store at Macquarie Shopping Centre, NSW. They said there are opening specials at this new store.

Product Description

The PG Unleashed RX-78-2 Gundam is history-making in its number of gimmicks and new technologies, resulting in a splendid build like you've never seen before!

  • It features the Gunpla Evolution Link System, which adopts a step-by-step assembly process to simulate the experience of building a real Mobile Suit!
  • Its internal frame, which serves as its skeleton, is assembled in the earliest stage in the history of the Perfect Grade lineup, and it's also the largest frame in the history of Gunpla, with a total height of about 18cm.
  • The kit will have over 90 points of articulation after assembly — the largest number of joints in Gunpla history! — for extreme posability! Its fuselage, which uses a core block mechanism, uses a new structure that combines 40 joints.
  • Metallic molding color and plated parts are used for the multi-layer truss frame to create four distinct metallic expressions; three kinds of secondary processing such as silver plating, matte plating and chrome plating are combined with metal parts and newly developed etched seals to make the Gundam look even more amazing than ever before.
  • In addition, this kit is equipped with the most full-body open-hatch gimmicks ever seen in a Gundam kit, and it also includes a new LED unit! The unit includes a new compact RGB two-lamp type LED light that enables color change, and a design that maximizes its efficiency. A very small lighting unit is also installed in the beam saber! The beam blade will be lit from the base in a gradation for ultimate realism. A pin-type BR435 lithium battery (one test battery included) and two LR41 button-cell batteries (not included, sold separately) are required for the light effects.

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  • +7

    Wow this PG is bloody cool. I love that they included LED and not separate like the PG Unicorn.

    Once my Algo staking ends in three months Im buying this lol

    • I was thinking of getting just a regular MG version but dayummmmmm seriously reconsidering haha, kinda more of a char zaku fan tbh haha

      • I just got my PG delivered yesterday and can't wait to build it. I picked up the RX-78 2 MG V3 and its a pretty neat kit, but you might as well spend the extra imo and get the PG as thats gonna be a huge detailed piece.

  • How much are these in Japan?

    • +2

      Around 27,000 yen

      • +1

        Don't forget Japanese listed prices generally don't include sales tax

        • You wouldn't pay it being a tourist lol

          • +16

            @hippyhippy: Ah yes, just remember to show your passport so they can staple a long ass receipt to it, put their little stamp on it and then fold it 4 times to fit it into your passport.

            • @ATangk: worth!

            • +2

              @ATangk: beloved memory of Japan in a nutshell

            • +1

              @ATangk: Ah the good times….

            • +2

              @ATangk: For such an advanced place, i was so surprised at the amount of cash and paperwork transactions in tokyo, even for the smallest things.

      • So around $70 mark up to send this here, not too bad.

    • +4

      Do not underestimate the size of this. It is a huge box. It might be light, but it is BIG.

      • +1

        You're telling me you havent specially bought a suitcase just to bring back gunpla from Japan?

        • +2

          I've done that, totally worth it for the massive discounts. Incidentally suitcases seem to be strangely expensive in Japan.

          You can also get (legit) gundam very cheaply in china too. All those people reselling grey market stock they shoved into a suitcase from Japan.

          • @Ezuku: Occasionally you find an 'outlet', there was one right at Ginza… conveniently placed.

            • @ATangk: Yeah, i think that's what we found after a while. Weirdly expensive suitcases everywhere else though. Anyway i topped up last time i was in China so I'm sorted for ages. I think hg / rg is mostly where it's at for me due to size constraints though.

              • +1

                @Ezuku: Meanwhile my MG kits are just stacked up waiting to be built one day…

  • +1

    Great price, picked one up!

    Thanks heaps OP

  • +8

    All the men of culture gona be gathering in this post.

  • +3

    How big are these? It says 1/60 but I don't know how big a full size Gundam is? πŸ€”

    • +5

      The 1/1 is 18 meters tall

    • +1

      around 30cm give or take

    • My PG gp-01 stands just over 30cm tall and this rx-78 is slightly shorter.

  • Amuro… I can see time…

  • +3

    Gunpla build video

  • +3

    Adam Savage from Mythbusters recently did a video on youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfmD1yYqP6k) where he put this together. He seemed to love it and it looks like a lot of fun.

    • +1

      Haha, I was just posting that same video

  • +3

    May as well get one, there’re no girls coming over to my place at the moment anyway.

  • +2

    damn this is tempting, but I probably have a backlog of another 50 MG/HG kits in my garage…………….

    • +1

      Same. Still have to make my mg thunderbolt full armour and rg sazabi.

      • +1

        lol some of my backlog includes early MG kits released back in the 90s

        I haven't tried any of the RG kits yet, so many tiny parts on a small scale kit will probably blind my old eyes lol

        recently completed MG Barbatos and it was a very nice kit! (my most "recent" MG completed was GM and Gelgoog 2.0 and they look stone age compared to the Barbatos)

        • Yeah, fair enough. Some of those rg parts are pushing the limits of reasonable size. The technology and colour differention though is fantastic. Haven't made much MG stuff, too big for display for me.

  • Inner frame gives me trypophobia

  • +1

    Thank you for sharing! πŸ™πŸ‘

    • +1

      By the way, your website has the macquarie store listed in the 'Store Locations', but it isnt immediately visible between the navigation bar and the search bar.

      • Good pickup ~ I believe they just opened the new store at Macquarie Centre this week, they migh still need some time to update all information / marketing materials :P

        • Yeah, its just that I read your comment below that the new store opened, but couldn't work out if it was real until I clicked into it. Better to just let them know incase somebody forgot ;)

          • +1

            @ATangk: Thank you for this! The website is updated now. πŸ™

  • thanks, just ordered one. I usually grab one or two of the special editions from gundam base when i travel to japan for work but that is not happening soon, and this is probably too big for the trouble anyway.

  • How close will the output look like the box? (assuming I don't stuff it up) or will I need to accentuate the lines with a marker etc?
    Also never done one of these before but always wanted to tick it off my to do list. What tools would I need as basics?

    • +2

      Watch the Adam Savage vid linked earlier, they do a pretty much out of the box build with little extra work.

      At the minimum you'll want some good side cutters and a hobby knife. The panel lines are visible but you will want to accentuate them, hobbyco sell some ultrafine gundam markers which makes things easy. The hobby is a massive timesink and a rabbit hole with all the techniques and what not.

      I wouldn't start with this just due to the price (and scale) though, I'd start with a RG or newer MG.

    • http://dalong.net/reviews/pg/p19/p19_p.htm

      this will give you an idea of what a "plain" built will look like.

      tools required - usually a pair of nippers/wire cutters, a small box cutter/hobby knife, maybe some high grit sand paper will get you started.

      but as fulltimepanda said, this kit is probably a little advanced for beginers, personally I would say buy a more recent HG kit to get your feet wet, then progress to MG/RG.


      this will give you an idea on what you will be dealing with

  • Update - This offer is also available in-store at HobbyCo, just in case you want to have this kit as soon as possible.

    New Store - HobbyCo has opened a new store this week at Macquarie Shopping Centre in NSW. They said there are opening specials in this new store.

  • I am sorry for the guys and gals who bought this in full price.

  • out of stock.

    @Hobbyco - will you restock at this price? As I was planning to get this with a Gundam Artifact.

  • +6

    Heaps of stock left in the QVB store. Couple with the zip 10% off deal and ended up getting this for about $350, which is only $30 more than the Japanese RRP. Saves you shipping it or taking up significant space in your luggage.

  • Seems like it's back in stock

    • Yes for a limited time only.

  • Gunpla madness alert!

  • +1

    It's back in stock for a limited only Gunpla fans!

  • Back in stock online, but price has increased to $424.99.

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