Robot Damashii 00 Qan[T] Quick Review
Since I’m feeling like it and have the opportunity to use the WiFi over at Centre Point Sabah McDonalds, I shall.
Note: All photos are taken with my Samsung Cham(pion) phone camera @ 1.3MP at a room in the Promenade Hotel Apartment (Kota Kinabalu, Sabah) in the early afternoon. Sorry for not mentioning this earlier. The walls sure have a nice texture. XD (My normal camera was away at the KK zoo.)
The 00 Qan[T] is the next generation Twin Drive System equipped Gundam in the 00 universe piloted by Setsuna F. Seiei in the A wakening of the Trailblazer 00 Movie. Saying anymore about this one will give too much spoilers. Watch the movie, get hooked and read the Animesuki forum posts by SonicSP in the Gundam sub-forum. Yep. Okay, continue with the quick review (hopefully it can be spoiler-free)!
The box is about the usual size I’d say.
Also comes with a flexible rubber composite V-fin, as usual, but you’ll lose the nice looking green forehead crystal if you use it.
Two sword “tips” as one is to enable you to make the combined sword formation.
All the hands you would need. The special right hand to hold the sword, two normal holding hands and open palms. The last part on the right is to enable this figure to connect to the Tamashii Stage 5.
The green is oh-beautiful.
The sword bit holders. Need to get a Tamashii Stage 5 (or any of such base) though…
Reading this will tell anyone how the figure works. Don’t worry, I believe the visuals is good enough if you can’t read any non-English words on it. ^^;
Articulation & Gimmicks
I can’t really show much with my phone camera but I hope the following action poses with give you all a good idea how good it is. :)
The articulation is as anyone would expect from a 00 figure. All around great but I wish the legs can go higher since the design limits it here. The design also limited the elbow bend also but that should be obvious.
The stomach area looks a bit hollow but is pretty articulated.
The neck has a nice range.
Every model/figure can do this nowadays.
Kneeling is okay I guess. Could be better though.
There are some movable pegs for the “shield” as well as for one pair of Sword Bits.
GN Sword V Buster Sword Mode. More on this in “Action!”.
Turning and orienting the parts as per the manual allows the two GN Drives to connect with one another. Useful for sudden power increases (Quantum System) and dashing purposes.
GN Sword V Buster Rifle Mode.
Note: The Buster Sword/Rifle Mode configuration is quite heavy so you may need to use a stand or be creative when posing with it.
This was an advertised gimmick for the MG version of the 00 Qan[T] so I decided to try it on the Robot Damashii version as well. It technically isn’t the same but it can somewhat do it. ^^
Attempt to make it “fly”. XP
- Stiff and sturdy
- Very firm and balanced, it can stand firmly with the added “weight” on the left side (shield binder)
- Can somewhat hold the Buster Sword/Rifle configuration
- Good paint job
- Good set of armaments
- Comes with the option hand in the lineart, finally!
- Comes with stand parts to hold the Sword Bits
- Can be too stiff out of the box
- Like most models/figures with heavy weapons, it can’t really hold up the Buster Sword/Rifle properly
- There was a random defect on mine where the left rear knee cap is loose, the right side was fine however
Overall, it is a great figure! As expected of the Robot Damashii line. It hasn’t disappointed me yet. The colors are good and the paint does not bleed, very well done. The overall stiffness may be a little annoying at first because you might think that that part cannot move although it can. Handle it slowly and patiently and all should be “alrighty”. :D
That’s all for now, until the next review. I may make a full review for this later on when I have a stand available to use.