Sunday, March 3, 2013

HGUC 1/144 RX-0[N] Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee Norn [Unicorn Mode] - New Images [Updated 3/3/2013]

HGUC 1/144 RX-0[N] Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee Norn [Unicorn Mode] (Release Date: Mar 2013, price: 1785 yen)
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Armed Armor VN movable parts can be outfitted to the previously issued HGUC 1/144 Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee (Destroy Mode)












44 comments:

  1. What's with the sudden love for Shield strapped on back, Katoki?

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    1. It's the Armed Armor DE, its a thruster too.

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  2. that thing is starting to look similar to the nose of the ReZEL. Waverider mode neone? I can hope.

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  3. Hey it's Unicorn Banshee with a slightly different rifle and a different shield. Hooray!

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    1. don't forget the slightly different backpack! XD

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    2. and slightly different PRICE...

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    3. I would assume the destroy mode would look different, but as far as unicorn, probably nothing but a few new pieces and a slighter higher price

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  4. Not so many difference for rifle, but shield was nice

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  5. I think this was the Banshee that they were showing the prototype for at that one hobby show (The one where it was in the prototype stage- all white- but you could clearly tell it was a Banshee variant from the V Fin.)

    I rather like the Banshee, and if you guys remember, the "Unicorn Mode" Banshee didn't come with a Beam Magnum... so I'm definitely gonna pick one of these up.

    If there's a Destroy mode on the other hand... probably not.

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    1. "I think this was the Banshee that they were showing the prototype for at that one hobby show (The one where it was in the prototype stage- all white- but you could clearly tell it was a Banshee variant from the V Fin.)"

      Aye sir captain obvious!

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    2. The show was a while ago- and I wasn't sure if people remembered it. Dunno how that makes me "Captain Obvious"...

      ...Maybe if the hobby show had been YESTERDAY, maybe. - -'

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  6. i really hope that pic is the right one and not the art
    looks so good with black rather than dark blue

    also yeah, banshee used to go BS and VN
    basic recolor of unicorn's white + (v-fin, backpack, grenade(?) add-on for rifle, and shield)

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  7. I wasn't too keen on the regular Banshee Unicorn Type but if we get some more yellow parts for the new backpack it looks much more appealing.

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  8. I really like the new shield, it looks it has some actual weight behind it unlike Unicorn's original thin and flimsy looking shield.

    Going to wait for the MG version though, since there's no way Bandai can resist milking the old Unicorn frame again.

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    1. With the MG Bandai's going to be really evil and sell the extra parts separately at exorbitant prices or as an online exclusive >:D

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    2. I'm also waiting for MG version of this one, finally a unicorn that worthed to buy.

      Not only the shield, all prev unicorn suit overall looks thin and flimsy :D

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  9. Isn't the Armed Armor DE strapped to the back because it has a booster on one end?

    Pretty sure I read somewhere it has a booster and a mega-particle cannon, because it's shown up in some Unicorn manga already (though the Unicorn used it, not Banshee).

    Also, seen it floating around that the new backpack is called "Armed Armor XC"

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  10. wonder if that new shield/backpack combo doubles as a high mobility upgrade.

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  11. Thanks to God for not buying the earlier HGUC versions, but this is gone way too far, don't tell me they gonna release a full armed Banshee Destroy mode with green psycho frame XD

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  12. is that a giant unicorn V-fin on the backpack?

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    1. It probably flits up when the banshee enters Destroy mode to make it look more like a lion...
      seeing how there's bunch of gold on the design of the "new" backpack

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  13. Riddhe has a thing for using shields as a backpack during transformation cough* cough* Delta...

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  14. I'm get it for the giant shield and magnum

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  15. I'm not understanding the backpack xD Guess I'll have to wait and see when it comes out, but definitely a must-have for me.
    Strange how they haven't announced a Destroy Mode of this yet.

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    1. It's a surprise. . . . so we won't know what it looks like until it happens in the OVA.

      I imagine it'll look very different in Destroy Mode, but yeah, I'm wondering about that back pack as well. . . . how does it "function"

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  16. so.. Unicorn got the FA upgrade, and Banshee got this Norn upgrade...

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    1. This looks a lot more cohesive than FA Unicorn.

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  17. Should I buy Destroy mode of Norn or wait for MG??

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    1. I've asked myself the same question.

      I decided to get the hguc of the unicorn mode and the destroy mode when it comes out. For me it's because of the price, though.

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  18. so this will come with an "open" armed armor VN?

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  19. Sooo.... the Armed Armor VN opens up and has clear parts. Bandai must have heard all the dissatisfaction from the (Japanese or maybe even international) fans regarding the HGUC Banshee Destroy Mode's non-moving VN. Why do I get the feeling that it's not gonna come with beam effect parts though? I wonder if Bandai will get stingy with that. Oh, well, I'll still get it either way

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  20. I wonder if Destroy mode will be announced for this soon. I can't imagine what gimmicks that version is gonna have to make them sell it. knowing Bandai though, its not gonna have the same weapons like the last two sets, making us want to buy both. (-_-)

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  21. anyone noticed that the claws of the new banshee can open up sideways as well? or is it just me?

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  22. What do you bet OVA 6 has roughly 2 seconds of footage of the pre-Norn Banshee with its Armed Armor VN just to justify putting it in the Norn Unicorn Mode kit?

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  23. Hmm the psychoframe parts to the claw are now clear plastic instead of the solid orange? Great, now it won't match the old banshee.

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  24. Wow, clear parts for the new Armed Armor VN. That's nice. Wonder if that means they'll actually do the psychoframe of Banshee Norn Destroy Mode in clear gold/yellow this time.

    Also, do I see foil stickers on Armed Armor DE when it's spread out on the back?

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    1. No, I think the foil stickers are on the inside of that back thing on the XC. Looks like it opens up to mount the DE on the back.

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  25. So it was "Beam Smart" and "Vibration Nails". Now it is "Enhanced Defense" and "X-Control"? ok...

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  26. Hi,
    Could someone please help with the HGUC kit in the middle-bottom of the last picture? Appears to say 'HGUC Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode) (Pearl Clear Green Frame Ver.)', but have no idea on the rest.....Looks like a limited version available upon the release of Ep 6 on DVD/BD in May? But does it say something about limited to 500? Ay help would be appreciated.
    Thanks, GC

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    1. Looks like it's for a raffle that can be entered only by buying both Banshee Norn and Unicorn ep6 and mailing in the included materials.

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  27. Riddhe doesn't deserve such an awesome suit..

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    1. Totally agree
      Riddle is a faggot assbag

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  28. wow... in destroy mode thise gundam looks like a reindeer......

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