Tuesday, July 3, 2012

HG Age-1 Normal (Dragon Momoko)

Belive it or not, Dragon Momoko actually moving into HG of AGE series starting with AGE-1 Normal... Hopefully they will follow will the various "wear"s, if you know what I mean :P
Manufacturer: Dragon Momoko
Scale: 1/144
Grade: HG
Origin: Gundam AGE
Price: RM25 (Contact me at DuelMasterNG@yahoo.com for availability)

Please take note that I did minor coloring and panel lining ;)

Section 1: Runners

Detailing are fantastics! Good job, Dragon Momoko! I would say it is up to 95% as good compare to the original.

The plastics quality is a little soft compare to Gao Gao so do take extra caution when trimming ;)

Instead of being like Bandai where multiple colors are molded on a single runner, Dragon Momoko separates into single-color runner :P

Section 2: Foil Stickers

The foil stickers are pretty nicely done with good accuracy. I am just puzzled that why Dragon Momoko decided to no print the reference letter on the sticker sheet, much like the no-polit trend for their MGs...

Section 3: The Legs

Exact replica of the original. Very good articulations!

Section 4: Waist

Pretty straight-forward build with very good parts separation ;)

Section 5: Chest

Pretty straight-forward build too :) Excellent parts separations and great shoulder articulations, credit to Bandai ;)

Section 6: Arms

Fantastic arms articulations for a HG! Minor issue with the back piece of the shoulder armor... need to make the male peg of the back armor that connect to the shoulder joint a bit smaller.

Section 7: Head

Very nice parts separations :) The foil sticker for the sensors also fit nicely.

Section 8: Weaponry

Here's the Beam Rifle and Shield. This kit also comes with 2x long beam effect and 2x short beam effect for the beam saber/dagger ;)

Section 9: Posing Time

This kit is with excellent articulation (credit to Bandai) so it is highly pose-able ;) Do enjoy these pictures while I take more with different pose ;)

Quick Review

Plastic Quality and Detailing

The plastic quality is a little soft compare to the usual Gao Gao/TT Hongli.

The detailing are pretty nicely done and it comes close to 95% of the original. I am taking away 5% due to due to loss of some minor detailing.


Articulations are fantastics for a HG! Good work, BANDAI!
  • Head/Neck: Normal.
  • Shoulder: Excellent! Able to do very handsome posing ;)
  • Arm/Elbow: Excellent!
  • Wrist: Normal.
  • Hand: Normal.
  • Waist: Good.
  • Skirt Armour: Normal.
  • Hip/Tight: Excellent!
  • Knee: Excellent!
  • Ankle: Normal+.

Looks and Feels

The detailing are nicely done and it comes close to 95% of the original with some lost of minor detailing. Just be extra careful not to poke your own hand with the VERY SHARP V-Fin ;)

Seeing that there are some AGE-1 "wear" on they way from some hobby magezine, this little guy is arriving at the right time sp that we do not need to buy multiple of the original kit for the "wear" ;)

This is a very good replacement for the original, but as usual, I will end my review with "for those of you who can afford, do buy original".

Fin :)

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