No matter how you dress them up, they’re still Gundam’s equivalent of Star Trek’s “redshirt”, but hey, they sure as hell look cool. I always feel like they get passed by in the HGUC line, but really, Bandai’s close to having all of the animated versions in HGUC form; even the GM Sniper II. But of course, they announced that right after I dropped a ton of money on conversion parts for one. What a bunch of jerks. But hey, I’m still going to buy like five even though it looks like it’s on the old GM Command frame and not this one…
…the Powered GM. Yeah, I’ve reviewed several other kits based on this frame but I never went for the first kit that used it. Go me.
The Powered GM is an odd unit. Basically, it’s nothing more than a GM Kai with all sorts of other crap slapped on it. It doesn’t even have its own model number, and the one it does have never stays the same. It’s either RGM-79 like the classic GM, or RGM-79C like the GM Kai. Of course, Bandai has never been known for their consistency in this regard.
See all of those “Katoki Squares”? Yeah, those are supposed to house extra equipment somehow. I don’t exactly get why this thing needs 8 or 10 of them.
This suit is kind of an odd design, all things considered. The extra equipment does make its “Powered” title feel deserved. It feels hulking and powerful, but not in the GM Cannon II or Guncannon way. More like, “when this thing takes off, it takes OFF”. Really powerful jet-assisted jumps and stuff. I like it.
Like its compatriots, this kit has a crystal visor and a “mechanical” piece behind it to give it more depth. Once again, this will end up silver. Since I haven’t mentioned it before, I like the head on this GM. It’s much… meaner than the original one, but it’s not my favorite. That honor still goes to the GM Command. Continue reading