As I’ve said before, I’ve got a pretty bad weakness for the “gentei” items. Gentei (限定) means limited in Japanese. Unfortunately, slap that word on an item, and you’ll get my attention. As Gaigun noted in his post today, 7-11 here in Japan has officially started their 7-11 meets Gundam 30th campaign today. With this comes a variety of Gentai Gundam goods…. it doesn’t help that there is also a 7-11 located right in front of my office, as well as close to where I live at home.
Anyways, I picked up a few of the keychains, like Gai Gun. All together there’s around 10 to collect. I myself don’t know what I’ll do with them, but, well, hey, gentei.
They also have a lucky draw available, for 5 bucks. I gave it a couple of goes…
But the real gentei stuff? Well that would be…
Well, since this is my first regular GFF, I can only compare it to the GFFMC (My Zeta Plus). First off, I have to admit, I like the Katoki design of the original Gundam much more than the “regular anime” design. It comes off more square-ish, but looks much better. Also, the 7-11 coloring looks good as well. Now the quality however, is definitely not as good as the GFFMC. I’ve had the arm pop off when trying to adjust, and the leg armor popped off as well… but well, it’s cool looking, so there you go! Overall, out of the 7-11’s I stopped by today (yeah, I went to like 5 between my out of office meetings and on the way home) the only one I saw was at the 7-11 by work, and it was the only one they had.
Now, for the other bit of gentei, which apparently most stores again only got one of (and I only found at the store by my home) is the 7-11 Color version of the HGUC Gundam Ver. G30th kit. You’ll note that the coloring on the GFF torso is red, while the HGUC is green. Again, pretty cool coloring. What’s more impressive is that the manual is actually done up with the limited edition kit colors as well. Most other limited edition kits I’ve seen to date has the same drab manual that comes with the regular edition.
So with this I realized something. Despite my being a general fan of Gundam, I don’t own a regular version kit of the RX-78 Gundam. I’ve avoided it like the plague, but I really like the varients, or as we like to call it, the gentei. And for the time being, it looks like it’s going to stay that way.