Model number: GPB-X80
Code name: Beginning Gundam
Unit type: mobile suit model kit
Builder: Hal Irei
Dimensions: overall height 19.0 meters
Weight: max gross 47.8 metric tons
Armor materials: plastic
Equipment and design features: none
Fixed armaments: 2 x beam vulcan gun, mounted in head; 9 x beam saber, mounted in backpack and shield
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle; shield, mounted on left forearm
The GPB-X80 Beginning Gundam was an original Gunpla created by Bandai that was not based on any pre-existing Gundam anime design. This one-of-a-kind kit was purchased by young Gunpla Builder Hal Irei as his first kit. The Beginning Gundam’s armaments included two beam vulcan guns, a beam rifle, a shield and nine beam sabers, six of which were stored on the backpack and the rest inside the shield. Hal used the Beginning Gundam in multiple Gunpla Battle fights, including a defeat at the hand of Gunpla Meister Boris Schauer’s GPB-X78-30 Forever Gundam. Later, Hal received a runner of upgrade parts at the Bandai Hobby Center, which he used to remodel the Beginning Gundam into the GPB-X80-30F Beginning 30 Gundam. The Beginning Gundam’s design also served as the basis for Shingo Asume’s GPB-X80D Beginning D Gundam and Takeru Nekki’s GPB-X80J Beginning J Gundam.
Pilot: Hal Irei
First appearance: Model Suit Gunpla Builders Beginning G
Original mechanical designer(s): Atsushi Shigeta (principal design), Junichi Akutsu (cleanup)
Beginning G Info
Japan 08.15.2010 – 12.19.2010
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