November 26, 2009
Bandai's 1/100 Double-O Raiser ~ In-box preview
The year is 2307 A.D., and Earth's fossil
fuels have been depleted. Humanity has obtained a new source of energy
in the form of a large-scale solar power generation system, based on
three huge orbital elevators. However, the benefits of this system are
available only to a handful of major powers and their allies: the Union,
led by the United States of America; the Human Reform League, led by
China, Russia, and India; and the AEU, led by Europe.
The Gundam 00-Raiser (pronounced "Double-O"
Raiser) is the combination of the 0-Raiser, a mobile weapons platform,
and the 00 Gundam, the successor unit to the Gundam Exia. The
combination of the two mobile weapons helps stabilize the 00's Twin
Drive system and amplifies 00 Gundam's Trans-Am System, quadrupling the
GN particle output.
This mech appears on the 2nd season of Gundam 00 and it's considered a 4th generation mobile suit. Guess that means it has all the bells and whistles of previous generation plus a few more.
What You Get
Bandai made sure this kit came with some notable extras for a no-grade kit, one of them being the clear green base (supposed to emulate the GN particles generated by the mobile suit), as well as light-up GN-drives (batteries not included). In addition to that, it also includes a pair of GN Sword IIs that switch modes from Sword to Rifle, a pair of GN Beam Sabers, and GN Shields.
Like in the show, the kit can be assembled as the 0-Raiser and the 00 Gundam separately, which you can then combine to make the 00-Raiser. You can also display both mobile weapons separately.
Bandai considered this mobile suit so popular that it is releasing a Perfect Grade kit of it. So get your wallets ready!
This page was last updated 11/26/2009