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HGGTO 017 RX-78-01(N) Gundam Local Type North American Front

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The Gundam Local Type (North American) joins the 1/144 scale High Grade model kit series! Fully articulated once completed, this kit will make a great addition to any Gundam collection!

Product Features

  • 1/144 Scale
  • Made of plastic 
  • Part of the High Grade model kit series
  • Based on Mobile Suit Discovery

Box Contents

  • Pieces to build 
    • RX-78-01 Gundam FSD
    • MS Machine gun
    • Shield
    • 3 Beam sabers 
    • Shoulder cannon
  • Foil seal
  • Tetron seal
  • Instructions
box art
Scale 1/144
Line HG - High Grade
Number 17 / 27
Brand Mobile Suit Gundam
Series Gundam: The Origin

Manual

Download (1.3MB)
SKU: 2391052

Questions

Question
What makes it a "North American Type" gundam?
Answer
It could have been inspired by the US military or it could have been an exclusive kit to the united states just like the rx 78 entry grade was exclusive to the USA's Targets
February 19, 2023
This was a model seen in the Cucuruz Doan's Island spin-off manga, and was used by the Federation's NA forces. Other than that, it's just a standard Local Type with a different backpack.
February 19, 2023
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Jun 27, 2022

A badass dark devil

I'm really into the design of this Gundam. Thanks to the translucent red visor covering the eyes (yes, it has eyes AND visor) and the color scheme, this RX-78 looks almost demonic and feels like an appropriate boss that brings desperation to Zeon soldiers. Regarding quality of the kit: Its engineering is pretty much what you'd expect from a typical modern day HG kit. Color separation is pretty satisfying except for the little crotch V -- which is essentially a general problem of HG Gundam and GM kits. As a GTO kit, it has more surface details than average HGUC kits and you can do some panel lining (using a black marker of course). Like other HGGTO kits, this one comes with a sheet of decals. The stripes are also decals, so it does require some effort to make the model look complete, though personally I don't think those decals are particularly hard to apply. Some small ones are tricky to work with at 1/144 scale, but it's mostly fine to skip them.
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