Model number: PFF-X7
Code name: Core Gundam
Unit type: custom mobile suit model kit
Inspiration: RX-78-2 Gundam (Mobile Suit Gundam)
Force(s): Avalon; BUILD DiVERS
Builder: Hiroto (aka Hiroto Kuga)
Dimensions: overall height 14.1 meters
Weight: max gross 28.0 metric tons
Armor materials: plastic
Equipment and design features: PLANETS System
Fixed armaments: 2 x core saber, stored in recharge racks in backpack, hand-carried in use; 2 x beam vulcan gun, mounted in head
Optional fixed armaments: see PFF-X7/E3 Earthree Gundam; PFF-X7/J5 Jupitive Gundam; PFF-X7/M1 Mercuone Gundam; PFF-X7/M4 Marsfour Gundam; PFF-X7/V2 Veetwo Gundam
Optional hand armaments: core spray gun; core shield, mounted on left forearm
The PFF-X7 Core Gundam was a custom Gunpla created by the Diver Hiroto (aka Hiroto Kuga). It was based on the RX-78-2 Gundam from the 1979-80 anime TV series Mobile Suit Gundam. The Core Gundam was considerably smaller and lacking in firepower compared to its inspiration, but Hiroto was able to effectively fight regular-sized mobile suits thanks to his considerable piloting skills. The Core Gundam’s smaller size allowed it to work in conjunction with Hiroto’s PLANETS System, a series of upgrade parts that formed new Gundams that each fit different mission profiles. Each Gundam’s name was a portmanteau of the name of a planet and its numerical order of orbit around the Sun. Hiroto could perform a core change where one armor set was swapped for another, or a limited change that combined elements of multiple armor sets. The parts were mounted on an aircraft that could also function as a remote attack unit or a sub-flight system. The Core Gundam’s armaments included beam vulcans, beam sabers, a core spray gun and a core shield. After wandering through different Dimensions in GBN, Hiroto and three other Divers were thrown together for a series of missions in a world with a non-Gundam setting. After learning the truth about these missions, Hiroto upgraded the Core Gundam into the enhanced PFF-X7II Core Gundam II. The original Core Gundam also inspired a similar unit piloted by the EL-Diver Rize, the PFF-X7R Core Gundam [Rize].
Pilot: Hiroto (aka Hiroto Kuga)
First appearance: Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE
Original mechanical designer: Kanetake Ebikawa
Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE Info
Japan 10.10.2019 – 08.27.2020
Streaming 10.10.2019 – 08.27.2020
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