MG The-O (PMX-003) | Gundam Review | OOB Build

Today we are going to feature a review of the MG 1/100 The-O from the series Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam. You know – the big yellow mobile suit with extra arms under it’s front skirt armor? Haha! Well, There is only one word for this kit – HUMONGOUS! Also, unfortunately, the price is also “humongous” that is why a lot of people hated the kit on a “quality versus price” argument. But I got this kit for 4000 pesos only. It stands about 10 inches high and is wider than MG Sazabi (another big kit). The internals are not so bad at all. And all I can say is that it was all worth it especially if you are a Zeta fan. 🙂

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BOX ART

I saw the box art scene on the last part of the series. I saw it only on youtube and I have not even started watching the series YET. Here Hyaku Shiki is fighting with The-O, also Qubeley can be seen at the background.

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Box side art

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Back of the box

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Well, the only thing you will notice with the MG The-O’s box is that it has a handle… Very unusual for an MG kit… Maybe that is why it is so pricey (around 7k)… nah just joking 🙂

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UNBOXING

Contents can be pulled out from the side of the box

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This is how it looks like when taken out of the box

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MANUAL

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BODY UNIT

 

body frame  was pretty simple to build… nothing really special about it, but it was quite big…

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The body kinda looks like a BIRD? Look carefully…. haha

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an Energy Belt?

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BACKPACK

I thought that when I was building this part I was building the waist because of the size… But I was wrong… this was part of the backpack haha

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See now?

 

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By the way… The backpack reminds me of  a Rhinoceros beetle. In fact I think THE-O’s design was insect inspired. 🙂

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The polycaps were really nice. I felt that they are of high quality if you know what I mean… Also it was very easy to detach from the runner…

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HEAD UNIT

That’s about it… 2 pieces… the skull and the sorcerer’s hat haha!

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ARM UNIT

The internal frame of the arms looks like a railgun from Quake… I really loved the red energy cables… It makes the internal frame really eye catching.

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Can bend that much

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HANDS

It is a 3-1-1 combination of articulated fingers. They look like the hands of MG Sinanju and MG Gelgoog.

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When combined…

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STICKERS

only dry transfer, plastic stickers and something like embossed stickers for the beam rifle (grey ones).

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SHOULDER UNIT

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Now combining the BODY with Backpack, ARMS, SHOULDER and HEAD…

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RAWR! – half way done…

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FEET

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The material used on the energy cable were very easy to cut and clean… It was like solid rubber…

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The internal parts are not as bad as everyone thought it was… The red energy cables does help a lot in the  overall look of the kit

 

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Can bend that much… Not much articulation for the legs. :p

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SUB ARMS

Contains only a claw like mechanism instead of a typical hand

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It was already late before I realized that I forgot to put the energy cables on the sub-arms… But I did place it before the photoshoot…

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WAIST UNIT

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Putting those energy cables on the waist and cleaning the nubs was a time consuming task…

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The Front Skirt Armor with the Sub Arms 🙂

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Back Skirt

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When combined

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Completing the WAIST and combining with the LEGS

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As compared to the HG 1/144 cute pink bearguy

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When I combined the upper and lower parts I was really stunned… It was really big. I smiled from ear to ear knowing that I have built a nice kit.

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WEAPONS

4 beam sabers and an optional Beam Rifle was all it had…

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The beam sabers are the primary weapons… However, the kit only includes 2 beam saber effects… Just two?  But we have 4 beam saber hilts…. What a shame!….

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The Sub Arms

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Extra energy beam  cables

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Photo Shoot Time!

 

 

 

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SIZE COMPARISON

 

 

versus MG EX-S Gundam

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versus MG Zeta 2.0
versus MG Hyaku Shiki HD Color
versus SD Astray Red Frame

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versus MG Sazabi Metallic Coating

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I saw a panel lined version of this and it was really cool… I will post pics once I am done with the weathering and panel lining stuff….

 

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