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Sunday, December 25, 2011

System Base 001 - Review by Gundam Guy

System Base 001 (Release Date: Dec 26th 2011, Price: 900 yen)
Review by Gundam Guy
Box Cover & Runners
Instruction Manual
The System Base 001 is created for 1/144 scale gunpla kits.  But as you know, 1/144 scale gunplas comes in various form & sizes.  In this area, the System Base 001 is pretty versatile, as the base can be widen for the larger 1/144 gunplas (Eg. HG Sazabi, HG Teiren etc), and can be retracted for smaller 1/144 gunplas (Eg. HG 0 Gundam, HG RX-78-2 Gundam etc.). 
The base can also be tilted to create the sense of a mobile suit in a maintenance bay.
The System Base 001 also includes 2 weapon racks with 4 weapons holders. Not that much, as 2 holders can hold only one weapon.  But you may also put extra holders from the Weapon System 001 / 002, as they are interchangable.
System Base 001 (widen form) w/ HG 1/144 Tieren
System Base 001 retracts to fit smaller HG gunpla kits
System Base 001 (Retrated Form) w/ HG 1/144 0 Gundam
System Base 001 (Retrated Form) w/ Super HCMPro RX-78-2 Gundam
System Base 001 (Retrated Form) w/ RG 1/144 Char's Zaku II
*Zaku Machine Gun safely stowed on the weapon rack*
System Base 001 (Retrated Form) w/ HGUC 1/144 Unicorn Gundam
*Fully utilizing the weapon rack to carry it's armaments*
Final Thoughts:
The System Base 001 is a very versatile base to display your High Grades gunpla kits.  Those who likes to display gunpla kits in maintenance mode would appreciate all that this display base offers.  The System Base 001 is not a very complex in terms of functionalities, but gets the job done with the inclusion of weapon racks and the ability to tilt the base at an angle.  Personally, I would had prefer extra accessories like 1/144 scale maintenance staffs and support vehicles..etc.  That would have made this display base a must have.  But I would still recommend that gunpla builders should own at least one System Base 001, as any kit you put on there would look really great.

4 comments:

  1. I'm actually more interested in that O Gundam.

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  2. same, the O gundam is more like the spot light than the cage

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  3. LOL my thoughts exactly

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