Well Im finally done with the photoshoot and the review! Took me awhile I know but I’ve been quite busy nyeh~
Onto the review itself!
Master Grade Destiny Extreme Blast Mode is a special version of the normal master grade destiny. It comes with chromed plating parts, a few special effect parts and the most important inclusion(for me at least) the wings of light effects! Oh and the decals are mostly in gold/bronze instead of the usual silver.
Also included are clear figures of Shinn Asuka and Kira Yamato
And also included are small unpainted figures of pilot Stella Loussier and Shinn Asuka
I bought him last time in Singapore, can’t even remember the price anymore >.>
Construction didn’t really take that long. 5 days if I’m not mistaken? Nothing particularly hard either. Just ugly nub marks when I took the chrome parts off from the frame. Why wasn’t I pissed as much compared to unicorn? Well that’s because unicorn has it all over his body making them very visible. And most of the nub marks on the chrome parts aren’t really THAT visible.
We shall start with articulation for this kit:
The head can spin a full 360 degrees
The neck armour at the back of the head that usually hinders other SEED master grades aren't really a problem here.
The usual neck forward/backward motion is present
As shown here.
Arms are not obstructed and can swing a full 360. Please note that this is without the wings attached.
Shoulder armour can go up that high
The shoulder can be pushed out quite far revealing some internal chrome parts
Arm can bend almost a full 180 but is obstructed abit by some armour
The lower part of the body can rock side to side
The body can turn only up to that far because the skirt armours are blocking
There's a tab at the back of his body which you can pull out abit
The upper body can then swivel back more
Skirt armours can each individually move cause they're on a ball joint except for the side skirts, they're on a peg that connects to a polycap
The leg can bend out that far. I don't know if you can bend it out further cause I was too scared it might break. The joints are really stiff by the way.
There's a small "switch" under his crotch. LOL that sounds so wrong xD
When the switch is flipped, the legs can spread out even further!
The legs can swing forward that far
And backwards that far
I love the armour panel separation on the legs for this model kit. Pay close attention to his thigh armour
When bent on the upper joint, the thigh armour slides to shoe some of the inner frame parts. Now pay attention to the knee armour
Now the knee armour separates when bent fully. Awesome!!
The front part of the foot can bend upwards that far
This is one part which is implemented better than force impulse. The pistons on the foot can slide out too but this time it won't slide out fully OUT of the cylinders, which means no problems!
The wings can open out fully
The wings can be swung backwards too
And finally the peg that joins the wings to the jetpack can be pulled out abit for further articulation! *thumbs up* Mine are kinda loose now though >.>
That’s it for articulation. As you can pretty much see, the articulation on this model is top notch! The joints are stiff and the armour separation on the legs are amazing! You can probably tell that the panel lines are ugly. You see, my black gundam marker is kind of being an ass and won’t fully ink the lines. Ah well~
It’s posing time!
Hand to hand combat:
RQM60F “Flash-Edge 2″(Beam saber mode):
The beam sabers snugly fit on his shoulders. They're not really beam sabers though, more like beam boomerangs.
The long beam effects are used for close combat
Sorry. I really didn't know how to pose him with the beam saber xD Even destiny looks confused as to what he's supposed to do with these ahahhaha
Whoa what's this?!
RQM60F “Flash-Edge 2″(Beam Boomerang mode):
The short beam effects are used for the beam boomerang
MMI-X340 “Palma Fiocina”:
Goddu FIngaa!! Shining Fingaa!!! Iron Man Palm Cannon!! o.O LOL xD
MMI-714 “Arondight” anti-ship sword:
Hohoho bring it on!
That looks sharp
Wings fully spread open!
WINGS OF LIGHT ACTIVATE!!
I can never get enough of that rainbow colour effect on his wings
M2000GX high-energy long-range beam cannon:
Beam cannon unfolding from back.
Handle unfold. Cannon full length.
That's it. There's no other way of posing with this weapon xD
There's a green sight for the cannon
Destiny comes equipped with one normal shield that..
Can slide open abit. Nothing special here xD
But then..why would he need that when he has..
The MX2351 “Solidus Fulgor” beam shield generator!:
The yellow piece on the back of the hand opens up
Generating a beam shield! This is more practical than the solid shield methinks.
It can stop most beam attacks! Can the regular shield do that? Hmm~
Well This kit was definitely interesting to build. Had quite a few runners too. The wings of light alone are definitely worth getting the Extreme Blast Mode for! But then they give you chromed parts too and some special effect parts like that effect that he uses when he throws the boomerangs. Yes I did not pose him with his beam rifle since..well..there was no use to it anyway. Get it or not depends on what you think is worth it. If you don’t care about the wings of light and the special effect parts then don’t buy this. You might as well just buy a normal version and paint the parts chrome yourself. If you think the WOL are awesome then get this! Either way, Normal version of EBM version, you won’t regret buying this kit!
– Alot of special effects to play around with.
-Stiff(can stay in the pose longer).
-Comes with a stand.
-Leg armour separation.
-Very good articulation.
-WINGS OF LIGHT.
– Chromed parts leave ugly nub marks.
-Stiff(might break if too much force is used).
-Swapping the hands alot leaves the polycap wider and this makes the hands VERY loose.
-Cannon has no use except for that one pose.
In the end the choice is yours and yours alone. I’m completely satisfied with this purchase and that’s what matters the most 🙂
Anyway Here’s a short scene between Destiny and Exia:
Some noob: ORE WA GUNDAMMM!!! Destiny: WTF? Who's that?
Destiny: Huh? What the!
Destiny: You crazy bastard!! Exia: I am Gundam!! You are teh nO0b!!
Destiny: I'll freaking slice you, you damn annoying kid!
Destiny: Wtf!? I missed?!
Exia: Heheh I'm faster than you noob!
Exia: Huh? Whoa shit! Destiny: Arghh!!
Exia: Pfft! You're sword's useless!
Exia: Setsuna Angry!! GN Drive Activate!!!
Destiny: Whoa he's fast!
Destiny: Wh..where'd he go!?
Exia: Surprise!! Destiny: Shit he's behind me!
Destiny: Bwahaha but that was just my afterimage!
Exia: *Wtf expression*
Destiny: Here's a REAL surprise noob!
Exia: Oh shieett..
Let’s just say the boomerang missed…xD
Destiny quickly appears next to Exia
Destiny: My hand of justice will destroy you!!* Infinite Justice sneezes somewhere while fighting*
Destiny: Erupting GODDDUUU...
Destiny: May your soul rest in peace..
...Setsuna F Seiei
And so Destiny flies away
The end!…or issit?
Exia's body floats peacefully in space..Setsuna: Ore wa...
*GN Drive starts whirring and activating*
Setsuna: Ore waa!!...