19 July 2010
HG 1/144 Gundam Exia Repair II Metallic Version
A recent thread on ToysDaily forum shows another special edition of HG 1/144 Gundam Exia gunpla spotted. This one is a HG 1/144 Exia Repair II Metallic Edition. Not much info is known as for its release date, except that it probably has just popped out very recently.
Quite hard to see what kind of coating there is for the white parts from the photos. The thread starter claims the white parts appear more of a pearl coating than anything else, but I hold my doubts about it.
The other coloured parts are definitely holding that "metallic coating" like other limited metallic coating version gunpla, such as the Gundam Exia Metallic Version as seen from Dalong.
However, it's worth noting that the original clear colourless parts for the GN Condensers on the sides of legs, arms, and head are made of clear cyan / light blue parts this time.
It even comes with a leaflet showing Japanese-to-Chinese translations on assembly instructions
Ngee Khiong hasn't mentioned this on his blog yet, so I suspect this will be another one of those overseas outside Japan only gunpla like that MG Wing Zero Custom Pearl Gloss version I've also mentioned some time ago. Some of you may think this may be dodgy, but I doubt it's one of those bootleg gunpla. No pictures of assembled model spotted yet unfortunately. Well, I'm sure Dalong will get his hands on one of these soon or later.