Tuesday, April 20, 2010

HCM-Pro Exia Part 8 [Final]

Reality check

More images of HCM-Pro Gundam Exia on the display base. ^^

The clip-on method is somewhat similar to that as seen on Action Display Base 1 (for Gunplas) where the connector clips onto the model's groin. However, unlike that, the special display base for HCM-Pro doesn't include the pelvis joint, so there's no obstruction to the pelvis' movement. The legs can move freely even when the figure is mounted on the stand.

Then again, given the size, HCM-Pro figures are way lighter than plamos, so just a simple clip-on to the groin is enough to support the entire figure on the display stand. That would be very difficult for a plamo kit I believe.

With the display base, the balancing issue is no longer a big problem for HCM-Pro Exia, so plenty of poses possible. ^^

All the action poses of HCM-Pro Exia since Part 5 show him to be a very posable figure, and yes indeed he is. ^^ I find the poses with GN Sword to be extremely awesome, it's a very beautifully painted weapon, plus I'm quite obsessed with the design to start off with. ^^

I also like the beam saber and dagger very much. The beam sabers of the Gunpla equivalence tend to have a much darker shade of color; while the ones painted using Gundam Marker GM14 Fluorescent Pink (like the ones for BB Senshi Exia) are a bit too light in color in my opinion. HCM-Pro Exia's version is painted in a really nice fluorescent pink, shiny ones too. ^^ Just the right color I think.

Then again, reality check: in 1/200 scale, he is really quite "tiny". ^^;

Comparison with FW Gundam STANDart Kampfer.

Comparison with FG 1/144 Gundam Exia.

Comparison with HGUC Gundam RX-78-2.

And ...

... PG Titans' Gundam Mk. II ^^;

And yes, he (HCM-Pro Exia) is really that lightweight, for PG Titans' Gundam Mk. II to hold him like that with just one hand. ^^;

The size can either be an instant turn-off for fans, or a huge attraction when combined with its details and articulation. ^^

All reviews on HCM-Pro Gundam Exia:
Part 1: Once upon a time ...
Part 2: Since it's from Bandai Hobby Division anyway
Part 3: Pro level paint details
Part 4: Theoretically super awesome
Part 5: Slicing through the limitations
Part 6: More land combat
Part 7: Lego style display base
Part 8 [Final]: Reality check

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HCM-Pro Gundam Exia


Gunstray said...

To be honest,last Image is pretty cute <3, so no loose issues in the GN sword and the waist?

L said...

It feels like Gundam Mk.II is saying "what are you gonna do pipsqueak?" right there lol.

Or maybe "I'm gonna crush you wif my hand muahahaha" XD