Hmmm, I really like Fix Gundams. I think the detail is only second to Perfect Grade models. I have a bunch of the 7.5" and the larger gundam action figures (My guess is that they are 18") and they don't compare at all in detail.
I'm interested in getting one (0017a blue)... Could you guys please do a quick review. This will be my first GFF so I want to know if the sagging problems I've heard about on the Deep Striker also exists for this one. I'm not really a fan of PVC but this toy just looks so good that I'm willing to get past all that if the guns won't sag in the sometimes humid Northern California weather. Can this be fixed somehow when or if it does happen Also, does the transformation require any parts swapping? Does it also have retracting landing sleds like the MG kit?
More pics would greatly help in convincing me in spending SOC type cash for PVC. Thanks.
What's with the FIX FAZZ? I don't get it - is it supposed to be a good one or is it the worst one?
I have to agree with the majority on this. Because of it's soft PVC, it feels like a really overpriced MSIA. I hate that stuff because anything that's supposed to "snap" into place never stays in place for long. I'm a long-time fan of the "Crossbone" designs and when I saw pics of the X2 (the black one) I thought it looked great. But when I finally got my hands on one, I was so disappointed to find that the booster "X" just wouldn't stay upright and in fact, parts of him just get falling off on thier own.
Might be better if they were made with the harder PVC that the Arch-Enemy line is made of though.
Post by Omni Existence on Aug 16, 2004 11:16:07 GMT -5
Did you get the HUGE Denebrium that was released a few years ago? Not the model, but the one made out of similar materials to Arch Enemy figures. I think I paid approximately $100 to get it from BBTS. Anyway, if not, this might fill that void.
If not, I did see one at a local shop the other day....
Post by zephyranthes on Aug 17, 2004 23:48:10 GMT -5
I really wish Bandai would stop making so much stuff out of cheap PVC, especially the toys for the adult collector. I can see how PVC is useful for the young children--more resistant to damage, safer (no super sharp edges when broken), etc.. But FIX is not for the kidsgiven the price point. Sure the detailing is nice, but the drooping, the cheap feel...blecch. I've long ago stopped buying these things despite the fact that there are some rather rare/unique Gundams in this lineup like the GP04. I'll stick with the chogokins and the Arch Enemies. The HCM Progressive also appears to be nice.
I finally got a chance to mess with the 0017a Zeta plus and I'm pretty disappointed in what I'm seeing... Everyone was right about the paint issues and the PVC material isn't much to be desired. Even though I knew it wasn't going to have a lot of playability and was going to be mostly a display piece, I didn't think IT was gonna be like playing with LEGOS when switching from mode to mode... with a lot of left over parts when you're finally set in one. Is this the same for the HG kit?
I was gonna pick up the FIX Deep Striker depending on how I liked this and from the looks of it, I'll be skipping the DS. I don't know about the rest of FIX, but this one left such a sour taste that I'm skipping all the rest. Whew! Thanks Z-plus.! More cash for diecast toys, specifically the MMM Impulse soon to come out.