Ichiban Kuji Unicorn Gundam (Unicorn Mode) Review

Let's Review: Ichiban Kuji F Prize Unicorn Gundam (Unicorn Mode) Review

Earlier this week, I reviewed an Ichiban Kuji Unicorn figure. Fast forward a few days and we have yet another Unicorn up for review today. Still from the Ichiban Kuji, albeit from a different draw, is the F Prize Unicorn Gundam in Unicorn Mode. For those of you who do follow the Unicorn-series, you would know that this is the un-transformed mode of Unicorn Gundam. For those who don't, well now you do. Unlike the more sought after C Prize, this F Prize is in fact just a very simple statue with very limited articulation. So, what does 400 Yen worth of Gundam get you? Let's find out.

Front View

Rear View

Closeup of the head
Closeup of the backpack
 As you can see, things are a pretty standard affair so far. The paint is a simple matte white finish and there's little to worry about when it comes to accuracy because Unicorn is after all predominantly white.
Unicorn's Beam Magnum which does look much too small in comparison to the figure.

Then, there's the shield.

Detail wise, it is definitely consistent and well reproduced throughout. Although, the proportions do leave much to be desired.
While I'm aware this isn't a scale model, the proportions of the entire mecha just feels very off and I'm not sure why. Perhaps the legs are too short?
Limited articulation remember? Arms just move up and down. Best to keep it down really.
The head swings left and right too. Makes for some pretty menacing looks!
That horn!

Like the beam rifle, the shield isn't fixed to the arm and is removable anytime you like.
It's mounted via a peg which fits into the mounting on the shield itself. I'm curious as to why Banpresto decided to go with a round peg instead of the rectangular peg that the Gunpla uses. After all, the rectangular peg is how the actual mecha mounts the shield on its forearm.
Yeap, the Beam Magnum's barrel is definitely too short.
The backpack is definitely my favourite part of this figure. Pity the beam sabers aren't removable.

Detailing on the back of the shield isn't too shabby either.

More of that horn!

Some dramatic lighting

You know, at 400 Yen there's not much to complain about for this nifty little Unicorn statue. Details are good, painting and finish are average and the proportions do need work but, it sure is a nice little addition to the collection.

Thanks so much for reading, and until next time, have a nice day!


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