MG Nu Gundam - Clear Part Campaign Review

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One kit I managed to acquire recently was the re-released MG Nu Gundam w/ clear parts per Bandai's "Clear Part Campaign."

I say re-released because unlike the MG Victory w/ clear parts, which featured the initial release with an extra runner thrown in and a slip on the box, the MG Nu box is all new. Well, and all new print. The design is the same, just a yellow banner around the outside, some new tags, a picture on one side of the clear parts.

All of the other runners are exactly the same as before, but now there's an additional clear "G" runner. It contains parts for the fin funnels as well as the outer armor for one leg and one arm.

So, without further ado, some poor snap shots of the clear parts themselves...


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The fin funnels seem oddly mix matched. I was expecting it to go one white, one clear, etc. I'm fairly certain I screwed things up when putting them together. Personally, I don't think they look that great like so. As is there isn't even any detail on the inside worth showing off.


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The arms and legs are where all of the detail is really at. Depending how you view things the only downside is that you can see the screws. If you at least paint them to match the plastic (like I already did) they're hardly noticeable.


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My favorite clear part is the flap that goes over the hind thruster. Since the clear parts are made from the same mold you can see the detail underneath through the part. The only other part to have this same level of detail is the shoulder.


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The clear part on the foot looks cool, but there's no detail underneath.

One thing I should note, that these pieces aren't as clean as the clear Bandai uses for the eyes (or any other standard translucent piece). I didn't notice this on my Victory by the Nu's clear pieces have a subtle texture to them. When the light hits them at the right angle they get a rainbow finish ala an oil slick.

Over all, a very cool addition that will attract new buyers. And to think, those clear parts only cost $10 more...