Well, my MMM Launcehr & Sword Strike Gundam (L&SSG) Clear Color Version arrived yesterday, and I had to open it (sorry koji, I know you were interested in buying it)! There was no point keeping it in the box anyway as the shipper didn't use any packing materials and the toy's box was totally $#!ed up anyway (with assistance from the post office no doubt).
It's a nice piece, but I noticed the 'crotch' piece falls out easily and the legs are a bit looser than my regular L&SSG. A bit of nail polish on the crotch piece fixed that alright, but legs are still loose... anyone with an idea for a fix? He keeps doing the splits ever so slowly...
I was thrilled to find that his weapons and shoulder gear were also clear plastic! One thing I don't like is that each piece is numbered and you can see it due to the clear plastic. I also pressed too hard on his front waist armor and the clear plastic has some white cracking lines in it. Not very noticeable, but I know it's there... oh well!
Overall, very satisfied with this piece, especially as it poses next to the regular edition! SOC lookout!! I still want the Aile Strike, but I guess I'll wait a bit longer as there are some other robots to buy first...
Glad you enjoy them! I find there just aren't enough pics of the Crystal MMM Gundam out there. Without good pics, it's hard for me to decide whether I should buy him, and when I did, it was hard for me to decide whether I should take him out. As you can see, I'm glad I did both! ;D
Here are a couple more shots for all to enjoy: [ftp]http://img14.exs.cx/img14/6144/mmm07.jpg[/ftp] [ftp]http://img15.exs.cx/img15/4483/mmm08.jpg[/ftp]
I want the Aile Strike version and I'm thinking of getting one from ImageAnime. Is $80 a good price for the Aile Strike "Active Mode" Version? I rarely see this version on ebay so I'm thinking about getting one before he's gone forever, but the Launcher and Sword Strike version, which seems to have more accessories, is fairly common and goes for $40-50. What's the deal? Is the Aile version just rarer?