Series: Mobile Suit in Action!!
Title: RX-78-4 Gundam Unit 4 "G04"
Release Date: 2003
Suggested Price: N/A
No. of Parts: 1 Gundam figure + 10 parts
Plastic colors: blue, white, yellow, black, gray, green
Gimmicks: trigger hand, open hand (2), beam saber (2), shield, prototype hyper beam rifle, beam rifle, cooling tank, wire attachment from cooling tank to prototype hyper beam rifle
Contributor: Vanishing Meteor
Date: September 27, 2009
One of the main Mobile Suits from Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: From Place Beyond the Blaze. It is piloted by Luce Kassel. It is a Limited Version MSiA and can only be obtained by having the Japanese version of the Encounters in Space PS2 game. Technically speaking, the MSiA is the [BST] form of the Gundam Unit 4, but Bandai labeled it as Gundam Unit 4, well what the heck? Let's just go on with the review.
It is painted in white and the main cameras painted in blue while the secondary camera painted in green. The V-fin is painted in yellow. Overall the head is sculpted well and is proportional to the body of the MS.
It is painted in gray with the main exhausts painted in blue with its insides painted yellow. The skirt armor is painted in white. The backpack is painted perfectly, even the cameras back there! The beam saber handles are painted in blue and is attached to the backpack via a peg in hole. The propellant tanks are painted in white and panel lined black with small rectangular holes on the top ends to attach both the Prototype Hyper Beam Rifle and cooling tank.
Quite a disappointment since this was released during the times of the 2nd Generation MSiAs. It is single jointed and painted in white. The shoulder armors are painted in white with some blue and yellow on it.
It is also quite a disappointment since it is only single jointed. It is painted in white, with some of its parts painted in blue and yellow. The feet is painted in blue and white and has a 2 fake joint cylinders on each foot and is painted in gray.
Beam rifle- It is painted in gray with the scope painted in yellow. It doesn't even offer a movable scope or handle. Another disappointment.
Beam sabers- It is sculpted in translucent pink and its quite flimsy yet better than the CCA MSiA beam sabers.
Shield- It is painted in white and the center painted in blue. It is attached to the arms via a peg-in-hole. Note though that it doesn't offer an adjustable handle.
Prototype hyper beam rifle and cooling tank- A LARGE BEAM RIFLE! and the main reason why I bought this. The rifle is painted in white, blue, and some yellow. The primary scope is painted in yellow and the secondary one painted in green. It also has a secondary handle for the left arm to hold on to. The cooling tank is painted in white and has its bottom part painted in yellow. The wire attachment is painted in orange and is attached by inserting the pegs from the cooling tank and from the beam rifle.
The hyper beam rifle is the only reason why I bought this MSiA. The only problem I see with it is it was released together with the Version 2 MSiAs and it didn't feature the double-joints offered by them. Quite a disappointment but what the heck, the prototype beam rifle lightens it up.
Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
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