Part 1: Box, Box Open, Runners & Building Process
Part 2: Height Comparisons, Articulation, Gimmicks, Action & Conclusion
Part 3: Additional Review - MG VS NG, Backpack Adapter (First Batch Item)
Sorry if this one took a while to be finished. I actually can finish it not long after part 2 was done but I was initially hoping that I would've gotten one of the NG VS Astrays by now. Sadly, I just couldn't make myself purchase those uber lame rehashes even though they sell for RM85 at a shop... they are just so not worth it... OTL.
Nonetheless, I'll at least be able to play around one backpack adapter but if you have seen my review on the Strike Noir, it might bore you. Basically the same stuff there. ^^;
However, if you want to see some Dalong-ish comparisons between NG and Mg, please read on. =)
Part 1: MG VS NG
I don't have the NG Astray Blue Frame2nd L unfortunately. I almost did as there was someone selling it for RM80 (+/-) last year. Tempting but I didn't pull the trigger in the end. Well, by the very least, I have the Astray Green Frame to use as a means of comparison. Hopefully, this will be good enough. ^^;
The shots for this part was taken a while ago, which results in the use of the older less nicer background. XP
As you can see, the arms are more slender and more detailed on the MG.
Ignore the backpack as the backpack of the Blue Frame is also customized to hold it huge arse sword while the Green Frame uses the standard Astray backpack.
Oops, looks like I lost one of the Green Frame's small white armor on the arms... ORZ.
Anyways, the overall detail of the arm guard is much higher on the MG and it is separated into 2 separate pieces as well.
Of course, that's one of the reasons why many liked the NG Astrays in the first place, their almost MG-like articulation. As such, the MG do have a much better articulation, the next step of articulation for MG kits IMO.
Part X: Random Shots
Part 2: Backpack Adaptor
You'll only get this for the first batch release of the MG Blue Frame unfortunately. So, I don't know whether you guys will get it if you decide to buy the it in the future. At any rate, here is me playing around with one of the backpack adaptors as I didn't buy a single NG VS Aatrays due to their... very unfavorable prices and well, quality for that price. XP
Part 2.1: Backpack Adapter A
This one if for the MG Astray to be able to use the MG Striker packs such as the Aile, Sword, Launcher and so on Striker packs. You can also use the packs from the NG Akatsuki as well as the connections are basically the same as the MG Strike.
Part 2.1.1: Sword Astray Blue frame
Part 2.1.2: Launcher Astray Blue Frame
Part 2.1.3: Astray Blue Frame Noir
Part 2.2: Backpack Adapter B
This one is for the MG Astray to be able to use some of the NG VS Astrays backpacks... don't have one so I can't show you anything but the adapter. Sorry. ^^;
Part 2.3: Backpack Adapter C
This one is for the NG VS Astrays to be able to use the MG Striker packs as well as the NG Akatsuki packs.
Part 2.4: Backpack Adapter D
This one is very limited in use. This one is for the NG VS Astrays to be able to use the Blue Frame's backpack and huge arse sword. That's about it.
Part 3: Final Words
The MG Astray Blue Frame is awesome and so will the dual katana wielding MG Astray Red Frame which I look forward to get as well when it comes over here. The MG is an overall improvement of the already quite good NG Astrays. =)
The backpack adapters will work as long as you can insert it into the holes at the back so there not just limited to the VS Astrays Gundams. However, I couldn't use any of it on the NG Astray... d'oh. Will I get a NG VS Astray Gundam? Well, I do wanna get that strange yet awesome Mirage Frame 2nd Issue but that's mostly it. Well, so of the rest do peak my interest as I don't really have much of any NG SEED lying around except my NG Astray Green Frame. XD
Okay, that's all for now. Hope you enjoy these shots...
PS: BUY THE MG ASTRAY! >_>