GPB-X78-30 Forever Gundam


Model number: GPB-X78-30
Code name: Forever Gundam
Unit type: custom mobile suit model kit
Inspiration: RX-78-2 Gundam (Mobile Suit Gundam)
Builder: Boris Schauer
Dimensions: overall height 18.0 meters
Weight: max gross 56.2 metric tons
Armor materials: plastic
Equipment and design features: none
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in head; 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge rack in forearms, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle; hyper bazooka; Gundam hammer; shield, mounted on left forearm
Remote weapons: 4 x funnel, mounted on backpack

The GPB-X78-30 Forever Gundam was a custom Gunpla built by Gunpla Meister Boris Schauer. It was based on the RX-78-2 Gundam from the 1979-80 anime TV series Mobile Suit Gundam. The Forever Gundam took the base kit design and added multiple armor pieces to the legs, chest, pelvis and shoulders. It retained all the basic armaments from its anime inspiration, although the beam sabers were moved from the backpack to the forearms to make way for four funnels. In addition to their offensive function, the funnels could be used to generate a defensive barrier around the Forever Gundam. Schauer became fascinated with young Gunpla Builder Hal Irei, who used the GPB-X80 Beginning Gundam and later the GPB-X80-30F Beginning 30 Gundam in Gunpla Battle. Schauer’s Gunpla served as the inspiration for a later design, the GPB-X78-30-2 Forever Gundam Mk-II.

Pilot: Boris Schauer
First appearance: Model Suit Gunpla Builders Beginning G
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara


Armor pieces






Rear view

Beginning G Info

Kou Matsuo

Yousuke Kuroda

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Atsushi Shigeta
Kanetake Ebikawa
Junichi Akutsu

Character Designer:
Kaichiro Terada

Musical Composer:

Japan 08.15.2010 – 12.19.2010

Video Release:
Japan 12.22.2010
U.S. 08.15.2023


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