Archive for December, 2010

MG 00 Qan[T] Review – Part 5: Backpack and Weapons

Posted in MG 00 Qan[T] on December 13, 2010 by Knolly

Quanta’s backpack is a nice little chunk of well-designed gimmickry.

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Showing the basic joints along the connecting arm and then within the backpack itself.

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MG 00 Qan[T] Review – Part 4: Legs

Posted in MG 00 Qan[T] on December 13, 2010 by Knolly


And thus, she stands.

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MG 00 Qan[T] Review – Part 3: Arms

Posted in MG 00 Qan[T] on December 13, 2010 by Knolly


POW.  Long overdo, but I’m taking a break from studying for finals to finish up this review. Continue reading

MG 00 Qan[T] Review – Part 2: Head

Posted in MG 00 Qan[T] on December 1, 2010 by Knolly


That is a nice face.  Note the 00Q in the clear green forehead piece.

The head has excellent part separation and detail that I’ve come to expect from a Master Grade but am still fairly impressed by from a technical standpoint.

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The part I’m focusing on in the last picture above is just one of those tiny-ass details in MGs that I love.  Rather than make the whole part solid, there was a gap on those “fins” on the head, which then had a separate piece altogether to fill in the gap.  I’m a big fan of natural panel lines caused by part separation rather than inscribed ones.  Kudos Bandai.

MG 00 Qan[T] Review – Intro & Part 1: Torso

Posted in MG 00 Qan[T] on December 1, 2010 by Knolly

00 Qan[T], 00 Quanta, GNT-0000…  This Gundam goes by many names, mainly since the correct spelling, 00 Qan[T], is a pain to type out all of the time, but we’ll see how I do.  Fun fact: in several places the box says “GNT-0000 00 QAN[T]” and I have no idea how that didn’t bother the graphic designer.

ANYHOW.  Welcome to another one of my obnoxiously long reviews.  As I mentioned in my Omegamon review, I’m not at home with access to my lovely lightbox so I’m just making due with what I have, so I apologize in advance for the photos not being as nice as they might normally be.


The 00 Qan[T] is Setsuna’s new Gundam in the Gundam 00 movie A Wakening of the Trailblazer (A Mazing Use of Spaces).  As such, there will be some relatively minor movie spoilers in here limited to technical functions of the Quanta and its GN Drives.

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Digimon Reboot Omegamon Review

Posted in Digimon Reboot Omegamon on December 1, 2010 by Knolly


So let me talk about this for just a bit first.  Digimon is an insta-nostalgia thing for me.  I loved it years and years ago and have always appreciated some of the designs still simply because they’re fucking awesome.  A group of Digimon called the Royal Knights all had designs that would make excellent mecha, especially the X variations of some of them, shown below.

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