Review by quinncat
After finishing the first season of Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans, I really got to like the Gundam Kimaris design. So after getting the high grade, is it any good?
The details present here are certainly great. Everything is very clean, and the proportions are very accurate. The Kimaris' color scheme in the anime is relatively simple, so very few stickers are provided to complete any necessary details. Color wise, my favorite parts of the design are the turquoise triangles on the shoulders and the vibrant yellow eyes that really stand out and look amazing. The paladin aesthetic really works here as well. I love the smooth lines and rounded off areas in contrast with the sharp angles. It really helps this gundam look like a knight in armor.
For accessories, Kimaris is relatively light. He has a really cool but small retractable sword that stores on his back skirt and a huge lance. The lance, while really impressive looking, is way too heavy for the figure to actually hold which is a huge disappointment for me, and is probably the only mark against the figure. Too bad it's such an iconic detail to screw up!
Articulation is pretty standard for a new high grade gunpla. Some joints are a bit inhibited by the armor, particularly the shoulders but, not enough to be a huge mark against it.
For aerial poses, a stand is included and, the legs can actually transform for space flight like they do in the show.
Height is not an issue for this kit, as it is basically just as tall as it's rival, the Gundam Barbatos.
Overall do I recommend the high grade Gundam Kimaris? Yes and no. The figure shows lots of promise with it's articulation, transforming parts, retractable sword, and color detail but unfortunately, him not being able to hold his most iconic weapon is really disappointing, and underwhelming as something could probably have been done so it could have worked. Sadly, the high grade Gundam Kimaris could have been perfect, but it has one fatal flaw.
|Posted 18 December, 2016 - 15:59 by quinncat|