Our latest figure review is all about Guan Yu Gunda from the Metal Robot Spirits figure line of Bandai’s Tamashii Nations. You can check out my previous review for the Liu Bei Gundam figure on my site.
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Guan Yu is from the same series as Liu Bei, BB Senshi Sangokuden series. The main inspiration for the series is from The Romance of the Three Kingdoms. The box design has oriental design elements to it which are very apt for the main figure.
The box also has a clear portion at the back which shows what’s inside the box – the Guan Yu figure!
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I have quite a bias when it comes to this figure as the Liu Bei figure was really a good figure. The Guan Yu Gundam figure, well, did not disappoint! Color-wise. this figure is totally different from the Liu Bei figure as the color palette is simpler – mostly greens and brick reds.
What’s Inside the Box?
The figure has quite a number of accessories which include, the Onikibaryutsuki sword, interchangeable hands, and the special figure stand and base.
Figure Articulation and Details
I really liked how this series showcases Bandai’s strengths in figure articulation and details. The figure is made up of die-cast parts which mainly is located at the jointed or moveable parts of the figures.
The figure weighs about 107.3 grams excluding the back re-attachable part (121.3g if included) and stands at approximately 6-inches tall. The main weight is mainly contributed by the die-cast parts of the figure – which makes it very premium.
The arms and the legs are fully articulated, you just need to be careful when you’re handling die-cast figures as some parts are connected to plastic pegs which may break when the parts are forced too much.
The hands are connected via ball-joint pegs connected to the forearms – it’s quite easy to remove and attach but you need to be careful when handling the figure.
The pointy horn from the knee is quite sharp – so you need to be careful when you’re handling the figure.
The main color palette for this figure is mainly greens, brick reds, and golds. The overall look of the figure kind of reminds me of a terracotta warrior’s armor and accents of oriental elements are present like dragon-patterns from the foot and the sides of the figure.
The back part of the figure has a removable part that snaps and attaches very easily as the pegs fits nicely into it.
The paint application of the figures is nicely done – even the small parts of the figures were painted very intriciately. Even the dragon designs on the Onikibaryutsuki sword has detailed paint app.
If you’re already convinced because of the Liu Bei Gundam figure – well, the Guan Yu Gundam figure is something that you need to get and collect! Again, if I were you, I’d consider adding this to your collection already!
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Here are some shots I took with the Guan Yu Gundam figure.