Hi guys, here's my 3rd Strike, the Gao Gao MG Strike + IWSP ;) This is the reproduction from Gao Gao so the plastics quality and molding is relatively better then the older production ;)
Manufacturer: Gao Gao/TT Hongli
Origin: Gundam SEED
Price: RM85 (Those who are interested can contact me)
Please take note that I did minor detailing panel lining with some metallic colors so please do not expect that to be pre-colored on your kit ;)
Section 1: Runners
Detailing are pretty good, and plastics quality is nice too ;) I would say it is up to 95% as good compare to the original for the Strike Gundam, and 90% for the IWSP pack.
Section 2: Decals & Accessories
There are a set of dry-stickers and a set of dry-transfer decals come with the kit, as similar to Bandai. The dry-stickers would need a little additional effort for trimming but still pretty decent. The dry-transfers are comparable to the original and I love it so much ;)
Section 3: Skeleton Build
Articulations are very good for the knees, ankles and feet! The only disappointment is the hips are still using ball joint (same in Bandai) that somehow limits its articulations.
Pretty straight-forward ;)
The pull-out mechanism would allow the shoulder joints to be pulled out for more dynamic posing. The neck employed a dual-joints head could tilt forward and backward pretty well ;)
Straight-forward build :)
Excellent articulations for the arms!
Parts separations is nicely done ;)
Full Skeleton Build
Section 4: Semi-Completed Mecha
Essentially, this kit is exactly the same with the normal Strike Gundam :) My friend raided this kit from me the moment I done with this photo-op and I didn't realize that I have not take pictures of the individual sections, so I've got to skip that :(
Alternately, you can refer to my earlier MG Launcher/Sword Strike Gundam @ http://duelmasterng.blogspot.com/2012/05/mg-gat-x105-launchersword-strike-gao.html for the details ;)
You could also refer to my earlier MG Strike E + IWSP too @ http://duelmasterng.blogspot.com/2012/04/mg-gat-x105e-strike-e-iwsp.html for the detailing of the IWSP pack ;)
Section 5: Strike, with Beam Rifle and Shield
Basic Strike Gundam with Beam Rifle and Shield.
Section 6: Strike, with Grand Slam Sword
Basic Strike Gundam with the Grand Slam Sword.
Section 7: Strike + IWSP
Strike Gundam with the IWSP pack.
Plastic Quality and Detailing
The plastic quality is the usual Gao Gao/TT Hongli quality. The detailing are nicely done.
- Articulations are very good!
- Head/Neck: Good!
- Shoulder: Excellent!
- Arm/Elbow: Excellent!
- Wrist: Normal.
- Hand: Normal.
- Waist: Normal-.
- Skirt Armour: Normal-.
- Hip/Tight: Normal.
- Knee: Excellent.
- Ankle: Normal+.
- Feet: Good.
Looks and Feels
The detailing is pretty good and come close to 90% of the original! The snap-fit is very nicely done ;)
I actually didn't find any flaw in this bootleg as compare to the original except those already exist in the original such as the skirt armor hindering the turning of the waist.
Overall, this kit is very nice and could be a good replacement of the original. Still, for those of you who can afford, do buy original ;)