I bought this for RM90 at Hobby Kingdom (Star City, KK, Sabah) and it was the very last box. Never thought I could get one but luckily I was. A big thanks to Evaritus Lau, once again, for this opportunity. :X
This is my 13th Gundam Exia and, well, that's quite a lot and I'm still missing the HG 1/144 GN-Arms Type E, NG 1/100 Gundam Avalanche Exia, MG 1/100 Gundam Exia (Normal), MG 1/100 Gundam Exia Trans-AM (only if I can get that 80% discount...)... yeah. Not really going to gun to get them all but just those I come across. Not crazy enough to go all out. XP
Gundam Exia, one of the most shown Gundam on this blog needs no introduction anymore. It is piloted by Setsuna F. Seiei and it comes with seven swords. One of the most extreme sword motive Gundam to date, if I'm not mistaken.
This first part covers the box, box open, articulation and gimmicks. Action poses and the conclusion will be covered in the next part. Most of the photos were taken in a room at the Promenade Hotel Apartment before my camera was sent off. So, you can see the annoying black spot at the following photos. ^^; That also explains the lack of comparison shots minus the mint bottle which I bought while I was there.
EDIT: Forgot to insert neck shot in this part.
Part 1: Box
Part 2: Box Open!
At default, it comes with the rubber composite V-Fin. I immediately switched to the solid plastic one since the default one was slightly bent. ^^;
Part 3-1: Out of Box
Nicely detailed and the only most visible nub marks was at the rear torso area for the movable vents. Otherwise, great paint job. Unlike the usual Exia variations, Robot Damashii decided to paint some parts silver instead of gray which will be more visible after...
Part 3-2: Arms Installation Complete!
Part 4: Articulation & Gimmicks
Also, because the GN Cables on the shoulders aren't connected from the arm to the shoulder armor, it allows for better articulation. It is inaccurate to the actual design but makes sense for this figure.