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Toys: Robot Damashii Xi Gundam Pre-Order Starts

Posted on : 25-01-2013 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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As was hinted at a while back, the mighty RX-105 Xi Gundam will indeed be getting the Robot Damashii treatment. Pre-orders start today and it is also a Bandai premium online shop purchase. Coming in at 10,500 yen it’s probably one of the most expensive Robot Damashii toys yet made. There is good reason for this though, the toy is utterly huge. It’s being done to scale with the other Gundam mobile suits and at 26m in the original novels, that practically dwarfs the original RX-78-2 Gundam (that’s just a meagre 18m). To put this into perspective, the mobile armor PMX-000 Messala from Zeta Gundam has a lower head height (23m) than the Xi Gundam. There are some nice comparison shots of the new toy too and it shows the scale difference off very nicely. Apart from the height, this will also be part of the Ka Signature splinter brand. So it’s going to have Hajime Katoki handle the the modelling and finish. The Xi Gundam was also recently added to Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost as well as a DLC pack for the current Gundam Extreme Versus. In any case, it’s one of our favourite Moriki Yasuhiro designs so we’ll be getting this for sure.

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Approximate price in dollars right now (due to exchange rates, may change in the future) is $190. Just something to think about.

I’m debating with myself quite ferociously as to whether or not I want to drop that kind of cash, and leaning heavily towards yes at the moment.

10,500 yen is not $190. Things aren’t THAT bad. Its more like $115…which is still totally crazy for a toy in this line, and how many people are that attached to Hathoway’s Flash anyway?

My mistake.

Clearly many people, because it’s out of stock right now on Bandai Premium Shop.

The main reason it’s so expensive is because it’s rather large.

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