Monday, May 11, 2015

Review: Assault Kingdom RX-178 Gundam MK-II

We're always talking about how Mobile Frame Zero can be played with anything as long as you have an appropriate way to show damage.  I saw this "model kit" in Barnes & Noble a while back and finally got around to purchasing it yesterday.  Let's take a look at it.

Box.  I paid $9.95 for it at Barnes & Noble.  It is from the sixth series of this line.  There are at least eight other series plus large scale single releases.

Instructions.  As you can see, what little instructions
there are are included on the inside of the box.

Parts.  Two stand parts that are also part of another mech, a gun and some other bit, a shield, a sprue of hands, and the mech itself are what you get.

It has a very good range of motion, and even though I don't have a picture, it can do the splits.  It's about 25% taller than a Chub.  The gun is held in one of the two pairs of hands.  The shield attaches to one of the mounting points on the arms.  The only drawbacks I can see at the moment is that it only comes with a weapon, a defensive attachment, a possible spotting attachment (that U-shaped piece in the parts bag), and a flight stand so that limits you to the Soldier loadout right out of the box.  Also, it can't be taken apart to show the loss of a White die.  That being said, I'm sure a squad of these with some extra parts salvaged from other models would look really good on the table.  My usual rating system doesn't really work here so I'm not going to try and twist the formula into something that can.  Let's just say that a single model costs about the same as a Chub from but is less modular so you'll probably need system bars.  You'll also be denied the "pleasure" of disassembling it if it takes fatal damage during a game.

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