Name: GAT-X207 Blitz Gundam
Height: 5 inches
Points of Articulation: 29
Accessories/Weapons: Shield with 3 Missiles, Drill Claw (Rocket Propelled i think?)
Pricing: 850 from Convention 900-1000 leading toy stores
Correction, this not just any Blitz Gundam, it’s the Remastered HG kit! Thanks to Gunplakits Kun for this one!
Blitz is my first High Grade kit, I have advice from my friend Ruo Ani (OtaSensei) that it would take a few hours building something like that. Indeed it did taking around 2.5 hours to build Blitz, initially I had experience with building Lego, I could build my own 13 inch creation without any instructions at all.
But when I built Blitz, I realized that this was 1000 times better, even if you couldn’t make your own Mobile Suit Gundam out of Lego, the challenge and excitement of building something as awesome as this snap-fit model kit exceeds that of building Lego.
Enough said for that now, time for photos.
You can’t always expect to place the box facing front since that would block the others at the back, so the side counts too.
This is what Blitz does best: Using a Rocket propelled claw with a cord to grab enemies, like a harpoon. I can imagine the pilot yelling “Get Over Here!”
That quote: “Get over here!” comes from Scorpion of Mortal Kombat fame, he uses a similar weapon called a spear, or simply a kunai attached to a chain link.
Now this shows the front and back of the finished and custom painted model. And of course the general stats and description of both the Gundam and the pilot.
For the custom paint job of Gundams I recommend either the markers suggested in the instruction manual or if you want the awesome metallic effect, use Tamiya enamel paint with a very fine brush.
It’s hard to imitate the same pose as he does in the cover right? Well I tried.
A Gundam is never without an awesome arsenal of weapons, Blitz comes with the Gleipnir claw and an offense/defense shield.
Oh finally I managed to make him face the camera
Blitz boasts a large amount of articulation for his size, other than that, he can’t blend in with the environment. (Blitz is a stealth unit)
His boost unit is behind his shoulders and the central one on his back
So far this is the only piece that’s made of ABS plastic, roughly the same one used in Lego.
Yes, It’s his claw weapon, I think it’s called Gleipnir. It does an excellent job of impaling other Mobile Suits that get in the way.
When you see this, it means Blitz is gonna shoot that thing and grab/spear something, then he maybe shouts things like “Get over here” or “Come here!”
OK this is what the claw would look like when it’s coming for you, the best thing to do is duck before it gets you.
Since this claw is supposed to be flying or rocket-propelled, Bandai included a 2 piece stand to simulate it in flight which is a good thing.
It blocks all incoming attacks on the outside, and it launches 3 rockets from the inside, and an added bonus: It comes with a beam saber and a gun, apparently they were not included as accessories but as part of the shield.
Apparently only one missile moves, the other 2 are locked in place
This makes an effective weapon in both defense and offense, I wonder why the army has not developed one yet.
Blitz Gundam has 29 points of articulation, and the various moving parts are stated below.
You can sort of make him do a split, the hip armor can fold forward to allow him to kick things
A large amount of articulation (moving parts) are found on Blitz’s arms, so you can fold them, you can raise his shoulder armor, do whatever pose suits you.
So far this is the only piece that’s made of ABS plastic (the gray one), roughly the same one used in Lego.
Blitz Gundam has an optional joint which is a gray piece of ABS plastic that allows him to be placed on the Action Base. It lets you make him do all sorts of airborne poses or movements , it comes separately. Anyways his hip-joint can swivel around the ABS joint makes him taller by 1.5mm
as Blitz was saying: “Why have you ruined the Gundam series?!”
AGE-02 would say: “AAAGH it’s not my idea!”
apparently Blitz does not care and continues to apply a vise-grip on AGE-02′s head.
Athrun feels forever alone after Lacus goes away with Kira Yamato. Guess the only one left there is Blitz, and Athrun is obviously not interested.
End of review, enjoy! I’ll be making more.