Gaijin Gunpla

As the opening of the Gundam Front Tokyo Event in Odaiba approached 7-11 announced they would be selling a limited edition version of their HG RX-78-2 called the Ver. GFT. I’ve already built a 7-11 gentei kit but I’m a plamo whore so I knew I wanted this one.

However, this kit is really hard to find. I easily, and perhaps luckily, found the previous gentei kit almost immediately but this one had eluded me for weeks. I have learned that it was originally released on April 24th and only in Kanto (eastern Japan) which makes it a rare Gunpla even in Japan. After weeks of fruitless searching I decided to buy it online. The normal auction sites I go to had it listed for quite a high price (I saw one for 10,000 yen) so I scrapped that idea and instead went to and got it for a pretty good price. A big plus is that they take paypal which almost no one on the auction sites here do.

Box contents are pretty standard but there are some additions.

The manual is the same as the Gundam Front Tokyo kit and includes the little history of the 18m 1/1 Gundam.

Exclusive stickers.

And an extra runner.

This D runner has parts to replace their respective B runner counterparts. What’s the difference?

Aside from having fewer panel lines the older parts also had different moldings for the circular areas on the ankle/elbow/knee armor.

The new parts have much more detail in that area.

You also get a 1/144 scale pilot.

It’s an HG kit so assembly is quick and the marking guide is pretty clear.

After that it was just a matter of adding panel lines.

This is the best 7-11 Exclusive kit yet!

If you want to join me you’ll probably have to act fast.

16 Responses so far.

  1. fury-s12 says:

    wow i like it, theres a a lot of panel line detail in them HG bones is that normal HG rx78’s or a gentei special?

  2. ClayCannonII says:

    Does anyone else have a craving for a slurpie after seeing this hot beast?

    • syd says:

      I have been having those cravings for 8 years. They always go unfulfilled.

      • ClayCannonII says:

        Wait how can you have a 7-11 and not have slurpies? It’s like their signature item

      • Andrew says:

        I know the feeling, I moved to the south east area of the US about that long ago and didn’t have a slurpie until christmas time last year when I went down to Disney World in Florida. It was the greatest frozen treat I have had in a looooong time. I don’t get why we don’t have 7-11’s down here.

      • syd says:

        It seems I’m not the only one who suffers. The last time I went back to Canada one of the first things I did was get a slurpee and I did it often during my stay. Japan has more 7-11s than any country and not one of them has a slurpee machine.

  3. syd says:

    Exactly! The day I arrived in japan I spotted a 7-11 and felt at home. I walked in with the intention of buying a slurpee but there were none. Slurpees don’t exist in Japan.

  4. Mathai says:

    oh I get it now. We call it a slushie over here 😀

  5. ClayCannonII says:

    The RX-711 Gundam, has a built in slurpee machine in the cockpit

  6. madmoz says:

    The 7-11 in Odaiba Diver City still had some for sale last week!

  7. RIP666 says:

    god I’ve got one for my friend last time, I didn’t know this kit was really nice T T

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