GOUF Ignited vs Destiny Gundam

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First off, this is not going to be a regular review, but it ought to give you whatever info you might be interested in with these figs.

Both the ZGMF-X2000 GOUF Ignited (orange one) and ZGMF-X42S Destiny Gundam (Transparent PINK one) are from Bandai’s Mobile Suit in Action (MSiA) series.

Both spot good articulation, although the GOUF lacks swivel thighs while Destiny’s wings and weapons can be in the way fiddly. Otherwise, both are very posable.

They both spot a wide array of accessories, including extra hands.

GOUF feels real solid while Destiny, as a transparent figure, can feel a tad flimsy, especially around the wings due to all the parts and the soft-ish plastic used. The base of the left wing is also known to be loose due to the plastic used (I used a pair of pliers to tightened it).

They’re about the size of a Basic/Scout Transformer, but the regular price is around that of a Deluxe. I got these on clearance (about 60% off), so I’m fine with my purchase. They were sold both in the US and internationally when they first came out, but I wouldn’t know what the secondary market prices are I’m afraid.

At the price I paid for them, I’m tempted to get several more of the GOUFs for a little squad building. I’m not a fan of Gundam, neither the shows nor the designs appeal to me very much. But these are solid toys and for a good price, I’m willing to look pass my disdain for some of the elements displayed in some of the shows.

Bottom line, both figures are good. If you can find them at below original retail price, they’re worth it. At or a little above retail price though, they’re still okay, but you’d best be a Gundam fan.









Triiiiiiiiipy!

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