Finally decided to open the HCM Pro Destroy Gundam 1/200 scale so we could give you guys a review of this toy figure. Yes this is not a kit that you can build, instead you just need to attached together the parts which are separated upon packaging. Correct me if I am wrong, but I think if I am not mistaken that this HCM PRO version is the biggest Destroy Gundam out there in the market. Also this is very hard to find (rare) nowadays. This toy is almost the same height as the 1/144 Psycho Gundam considering that it is only a 1/200 (smaller). Also it comes pre-painted, and they sure did a nice job on the details. Some say that this mobile suit piloted by Stellar Loussier shown in Gundam Seed is “BYG-ZAM + PSYCHO” combined in honor of the Universal Century series. Sadly it was killed by Freedom (which you could re-enact using this toy by the way ^_^)
Model number: GFAS-X1
Code name: Destroy Gundam
Unit type: heavy assault mobile suit
Manufacturer: Adukav Mechano-Industries
Operator: Earth Alliance
First deployment: C.E. 74
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 38.07 meters (mobile suit mode); overall height 56.30 meters (mobile suit mode)
Weight: max gross weight 404.93 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x “Aufprall Dreizehn” high-energy beam cannon, mounted on backpackk, operable only in attack mode; 200mm “Zorn Mk2” energy cannon, mounted in head; “Nefertem 503” thermal plasma composite cannon (mounts 20 x circumference beam cannon), mounted across backpack; 4 x “Igelstellung” 75mm automatic CIWS, mounted in head; 3 x 1580mm multi-phase energy cannon “Super Scylla”, mounted in torso; 2 x “Sturm Faust” detachable arm; 4 x Mark 62 6-tube multipurpose missile launcher, mounted on main body; “Schneidschutz” SX1021 positron reflector shield; 2 x MJ-1703 5-barrel hand beam cannon
Optional hand armaments: none
Let us move on with the review ^_^
Box is about as big as an MG kit box
This is the pilot in case you have not seen
him HER yet (I am guilty of that as well)
HCM Pro = High Complete Model Progressive
You can re-enact the death of Destroy Gundam if ever you have the HCM Pro Freedom. Special parts are included in this package to do that
Some possible poses on side of box
other side saying something about the special pack for Freedom
Back of the box
Parts are separated in the package
Even the head is not attached (notice the plastic guard on the neck collar?)
This part gave me a really hard time.. It was hard to remove…GRRR!
Small wings/flaps for the UFO-like backpack
the “Aufprall Dreizehn” high-energy beam cannon
The UFO-like backpack hahaha! (please tell me what this is)
side by side comparison
extra V-fins and hands
Special parts for the Death of Destroy Gundam Re-enactment
These are everything inside the box
This toy is already pre-painted as I have mentioned above. And I am proud to say that Bandai did a good job!
some more details…
Green part is a clear green plastic
pre-painted means less work for me… haha
Attaching the parts!!!
cannons can be lifted during Attack Mode
Head unit can be lowered during Attack Mode
to attach the back part, you need to connect the rectangular pegs
front skirt armor can be moved freely, this is because during Attack Mode it has a special purpose
arm weapon can be removed / repositioned
articulation of the legs
How to convert to Attack Mode???
-first you need to twist the bottom part (waist and legs) 180 degrees.
-the rear skirt armor should be facing the front.
-slightly bend the knees and then lower the last claw of the feet
then re-position the arm armor as shown below
hide the head in because the backpack will be tilted forward
tilt the backpack forward as show below. You can lift the cannons as well if you like. ^_^
see the peg on the backpack? you need to attached the arms there!
More attack mode pictures!
More normal mode pictures!
versus 1/100 DS EW – attack mode
versus 1/100 DS EW – normal mode
versus 1/144 Psycho Gundam- attack mode
versus 1/144 Psycho Gundam- normal mode
versus 1/144 Pink Beargguy – attack mode
versus 1/144 Pink Beargguy and 1/144 Spiegel – normal mode
10 thoughts on “HCM Pro Destroy Gundam | 1/200 | GFAS-X1 | Review”
very nice kit. 🙂 It made me remember one of the similarities with Gundam Zeta and Gundam Seed.
haha… the re-telling of the UC series… lol
very great review and nice Kit you have there bro simply amazing!
Thanks… when I saw this, I did not think twice about buying it…
I like to see the 1/144 version of this kit, if there is one. But sure it’s almost the size of 1/144 Psycho Gundam. I also love the painting details, even in close up. sigh!
I think the 1/144 size will be bigger than the 1/144 psycho haha… There was somebody who made a scratch built 1/100 scale of destroy gundam… it was big!!!
Really? Pa share naman nung site. 🙂
hmm hindi ko na makita ung site… hmm eto ata un http://toymakerinc.blogspot.com/2009/02/gfas-x1-destroy-gundam-conversion.html
Papa Neil, the pilot is a ‘SHE’
ooops! thanks for the pointing that out ^_^