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!).
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.
not really sure which side is front… either this one or the one after the picture below
maybe it is this one… LOL
side or top
size comparison of box against an MG Hyaku Shiki box
Gundam Wing ^_^
It can change to bird mode!!! – 1/60 scale
made by Bandai in 1997
single sheet manual with back to back print
there was 10 runners mostly for the shield, wings, skirt, rifle, beam saber hilt and foot guards
DX 1/60 Wing Gundam!!! (yehey!)
the 3 accessories
profile shot of the MS
for the wings
the white/gold and red parts can move independently
the wings can be fold towards each other
the fingers of the hands are grouped 4-1
and folds in 2 points – thumbs can rotate in and out
points of articulation for the arms
boosters on the calves can be moved up and down
points of articulation for the legs
tried to have dynamic poses, but being an old figure, it has lots of limitations.
But it is not a problem, he looks cool just standing there anyway! haha
HOW TO TRANSFORM TO BIRD MODE
make sure to rotate the waist backwards
then push the shoulder armor down
then maybe lay it down and spread the wings (why do I feel like I am telling you how to cook chicken?)
then push the knees and skirt upwards. also fold the toes and heel inwards
you should have something like the one below
combine the rifle and the shield together
it will be placed on the front as shown below. you can also spread the wings further if you like.
lastly, the claws should be moved down first so you could push the hands inside the arms.
there you have it! the BIRD MODE of WING Gundam!
BIRD MODE against SD Astray RF, HG 1/144 Gundam Age-1 Normal and MG Wing Gundam
against SD Astray RF, HG 1/144 Gundam Age-1 Normal and MG Wing Gundam
against MG 1/100 Wing Gundam
against MG 1/100 Wing Zero Custom Gundam
against 1/60 Wing Zero Gundam
against PG 1/60 Wing Zero Custom Gundam
All of our Wing Gundam!
Unfortunately the SDGO Wing, MG Ver Ka and some 1/44 kit are still unopened to be included here.