HCM Johnny Ridden’s Zaku-II (MS-06R-2) Review | 1984 Make

We have here something that is very old and something that I bought for only 150 pesos hahaha! This is an unboxing review of our High Complete Model (HCM) Johnny Ridden’s Zaku-II (MS-06R-2). This is a 1/144 Gundam figure that was made in the year 1984. It may not look complex or articulated like the Gundam kits we have today, but I am pretty sure that it was the best that they had back in 1984. As the term itself implies, it was supposed to be a high quality figure. In fact, it is as heavy as some 1/100 kits though it is only 1/144. It seems to have some metal parts inside which I cannot easily see. Well, I can’t really complain much since I bought it for a cheap price. hahaha! moving on with the review  ^___^

 

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BOX

-box is almost as big as your typical SD box

-looks like newspaper print

-our box is already dented and dirty

-has a classy illustration on all sides

 

 

front and back

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sides

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top (same with bottom)

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closeup shots

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UNBOXING

-well, you need to slide out the inner section as shown below

-the inner box is covered only by a thin styro plate

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so these are the stuff inside

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we have this paper here which I can’t read haha

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a card, which looks like it can be compiled together with other cards

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the manual… 1 sheet- folded into 4 pages total

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the rest…

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as you can see, we have some runners… glad that there is still some cutting to do!

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-I actually though they were dry transfer decals.
-but apparently, they are plastic stickers
-you need to manually cut them from the sheet

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some of the other pieces

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and the ones still attached to the runners

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the mobile suit without the accessories attached…

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like I said, there is still some building need to be done here…

 

 

first off is the bazooka

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then the machine gun

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the verniers for the legs

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heat axe

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probably, attaching the backpack was the hardest thing I did for this one…

the fitting is so tight that it was hard to push it in… I trimmed down the pegs in half just to get it in…

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you will have 2 verniers to attach on the backpack as well

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there are two color choices for the head fin…

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applied some of the stickers too… (remember that I first thought they were dry decals… so notice the ugly cut… I did not remove it anymore after putting it there…)

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presenting Johnny Ridden’s Zaku-II

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those hands look like human hands…

the fingers are grouped 3-1… it opens enough to grab the weapons

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ARTICULATION

-don’t expect much from an old figure haha

-though old, it seems to be nicely done

 

 

arms have elbow joints and it can bend 90 degrees

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it can stretch the arms due to the nicely designed armpit joints

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the feet can move a little

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the legs can move apart a little (the skirt limits the movement)

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WEAPON TIME!

-now some picture while holding the weapons!

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SIZE COMPARISON

 

against HG 1/144 AGE-1

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against SD Red Frame Astray

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