DX 1/60 Wing Gundam Review | Old School | Rare 1997 Model

Finally decided to open up our 1/60 DX Wing Gundam 1997 Model so we could take a review of what this (supposedly rare) Gundam toy figure looks like. This is the only 1/60 scale Wing Gundam I know that BANDAI has ever released. There are resin kits though for the PG Strike (or was it PG WZC?) to convert it to PG Wing Gundam if I remember it correctly. Anyway, this toy figure is similar to the construction of the 1/60 F91 wherein you have some parts in runners that needs to be built and the rest is already pre-made (like the whole body). This is definitely a great addition to your collection if you are a true blooded Gundam Wing fan (like us!).

 

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We are skipping the part of building the parts from the runners. Eeeer… we got so excited to build it that we kinda forgot to take pictures… haha!

 

 

a description I found on the net regarding the 1995 version (ours is the 1997 version)

 It is the only 1/60 version available for the first incarnation of the Wing Gundam and a perfect match for the HGex 1/60 Wing Zero and Perfect Grade Wing Custom. Molded in plastic just like its model kit counterparts, it also comes with unbuilt, still in sprues, sealed in plastic wing pack, ankle guards, dual beam rifle and shield. Hands are articulated and eye details are pre painted. It still requires some panel lining just like the model kit version and has battery operated led lights and sounds! This is a vintage, mint condition, made in Japan, first release, 1995 original Bandai figure and was only manufactured for two runs, the 1995 Made in Japan version with japanese text box and manual and the later release 1997 China version, with english text box and manual but without the lights and sounds mechanism.

 

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BOX ART

 

not really sure which side is front… either this one or the one after the picture below

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maybe it is this one… LOL

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side 1

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side 2

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side or top

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size comparison of box against an MG Hyaku Shiki box

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Gundam Wing ^_^

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It can change to bird mode!!! – 1/60 scale

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made by Bandai in 1997

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ETC

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MANUAL

 

single sheet manual with back to back print

 

page 1

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page 2

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there was 10 runners mostly for the shield, wings, skirt, rifle, beam saber hilt and foot guards

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DX 1/60 Wing Gundam!!! (yehey!)

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the 3 accessories

 

 

rifle

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beam saber

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shield

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profile shot of the MS

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from back

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more pictures

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ARTICULATION

 

 

for the wings

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the white/gold and red parts can move independently

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the wings can be fold towards each other

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the fingers of the hands are grouped 4-1

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and folds in 2 points – thumbs can rotate in and out

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points of articulation for the arms

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boosters on the calves can be moved up and down

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points of articulation for the legs

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ACCESSORIES ATTACHED

 

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tried to have dynamic poses, but being an old figure, it has lots of limitations.

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But it is not a problem, he looks cool just standing there anyway! haha

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beam saber

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HOW TO TRANSFORM TO BIRD MODE

 

 

make sure to rotate the waist backwards

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then push the shoulder armor down

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then maybe lay it down and spread the wings (why do I feel like I am telling you how to cook chicken?)

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then push the knees and skirt upwards. also fold the toes and heel inwards

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you should have something like the one below

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combine the rifle and the shield together

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it will be placed on the front as shown below. you can also spread the wings further if you like.

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lastly, the claws should be moved down first so you could push the hands inside the arms.

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there you have it! the BIRD MODE of WING Gundam!

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SIZE COMPARISON

 

 

BIRD MODE against SD Astray RF, HG 1/144 Gundam Age-1 Normal and MG Wing Gundam

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against SD Astray RF, HG 1/144 Gundam Age-1 Normal and MG Wing Gundam

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against MG 1/100 Wing Gundam

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against MG 1/100 Wing Zero Custom Gundam

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against 1/60 Wing Zero Gundam

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against PG 1/60 Wing Zero Custom Gundam

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All of our Wing Gundam!

Unfortunately the SDGO Wing, MG Ver Ka and some 1/44 kit are still unopened to be included here.

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