I got a new Gundam (Iron Blooded Orphans Option Set 2)

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I got a new Gundam, Iron Blooded Orphans Option Set 2, to be exact.

This is the second accessory set to be released for Bandai’s High Grade 1/144 scale Iron Blooded Orphans Gunpla line.

I was lucky enough to get mine, as usual from the lads at…

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I really like this Options Set, and I’m considering picking up a second of this one + Option Set 1.

Where as Option Set 1 catered more towards the High Grade (HG) Barbatos and Graze, this set caters more for the HG Graze Custom and Hyakuri. Although all the High Grades in the Iron Blooded Orphans line can make use of the Option Sets.

I sped thru the build process on this set, but you get a couple of sprues in the same colour which gives you..

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… 2 new shoulder pads for the Graze Custom, a bazooka (that connects to the new shoulders), a booster pack (for space flight), a rocket laucher, a grenade launcher and a new Mobile Worker.

When attached, the Graze Custom looks even more kick ass…

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The Hyakuri gets armed to the teeth with the Grenade Launcher + Rocket Launcher.

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Whats more, there comes 2 connection pieces comes to attach the weapons to the Hyakuri. By removing 2 tabs on the Hyakuri’s backpack, the weapons can be stored away.

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I love these Option Sets, not only do they offer more playability and customizing to the IBO Gundams but I love ‘collecting’ the little Mobile Workers.

If I had anything negative to say, it would only be how the Option Sets need a lick of paint but for the price they cost it’s a very small negative.

– from The Man Cave

I got a new Gundam (Iron Blooded Orphans Hyakuri)

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I got a new Gundam, High Grade 1/144 scale Iron Blooded Orphans Hyakuri, to be exact.

I was able to get mine at Dublin City Comics and Collectables.

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In the box you get…

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… 3 bags of sprues and an instruction sheet. Once opened up you’ll find…

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… 5 sprues of model parts that are in a military sort of tan and green, a sprue of polycaps, a modest sized sticker sheet and a basic display stand.

Fluff wise the Hyakuri is a High Mobility Space Type Mobile Suit Gundam. This is reflected in the kit. The Hyakuri has a slim, almost skeletal appearance, which i really like. Here’s the main body of the Mobile Suit…

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As its a High Speed Gundam the Hyakuri comes with a ‘Big‘ backpack. I chose to panel line the backpack rather than use the stickers supplied.

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The Hyakuri has 2 modes, a Mobile Suit mode…

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… and a flight mode…

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The kit has a number of gimmicks. The first and main one is that when changing into Flight mode, the Hyakuri’s arms and guns fold up into its backpack and from this position its still able to hold its guns.

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Another gimmick of the kit is by using connector parts, your able to detatch the underside parts of the backpack and connect them to the arms to form shields/ knuckle dusters.

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On the backpack (on either side) there is removable tabs, which come into play with the Option Kit 2 (we’ll talk about that in a latter post).

All in all, this is a very nice kit. If i had anything bad to say about it, it would be only a minor gripe about the backpack. Due to the size of it, the Hyakuri cant stand without the use of the stand you get in the kit.

A minor gripe, as I said. As with the stand you can display him in a number of poses (Flight mode or Suit mode) and you can even use it to pose a different Gundam in the Iron Blooded Orphans line.

– from The Man Cave