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NG 1/100 00 Raiser (Hongli)

The only reason why I choose this set is because of the price.

This was one of my wishlist, but it took a long time to finally buy it with a lot of considerations. I have read so many information regarding this gunpla set. It has weight issues and of course less detailed than its Master Grade counterpart. Maybe that can be expected from No Grade releases, only offering larger scale gimmick. And considering this is a Hongli release, you may guess my difficulties in assembling it.

Non Grade 00 Raiser Hongli brought up its problems originally from Bandai release. The design stays true to the original anime appearance and when assembling it, we have “HG-esque” feeling considering similarities on the runners. Complete with lack of details on color and molding. But when I finish the assembling, it is actually a very good figure to display. Am I the only one who think NG 00 Raiser is far better in terms of display than its MG version? Yes I know MG has its own appeals and the details are top-notch, but MG 00 Raiser has one major flaw, a serious flaw, “too many joints” sometimes proven to be annoying. I don’t have such experiences on this NG.

Yes, I don’t have batteries to put on its LED gimmick yet, but for me it’s more than enough. For a bootleg release it surpasses my expectation. Big, poseable, complete set (minus GN Sword III which only available in Designer Color release), and cheap.

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HG 1/144 Trans-Am Raiser (Hongli)

This is bootlegged release of High Grade 1/144 Trans-Am Raiser made by TT Hongli.

As expected from Hongli releases, I have got assembling issues ranging from painful snap-fit, below average quality stickers, and poor plastic molding. It can’t be helped because this is a bootleg, you cannot expect more.

Surprisingly, it is still a good figure to display considering this the Trans-Am version of my beloved 00 Raiser. I chose this over original Bandai release because in my opinion, Trans-Am version is just a recolored version without great appealing as the original color is. Still for a bootleg plastic model it surpasses my expectation.

Still for those who wants to have this, just buy Bandai original release and you do know why.

Ini merupakan rilisan bootleg dari High Grade 1/144 Trans-Am Raiser yang dibuat oleh TT Hongli

Namanya juga rilisan Hongli, saya mengalami masalah dalam perakitan seperti snap-fitnya yang menyakitkan, stiker yang benar-benar dibawah standar, hingga kualitas cetakan plastiknya yang sangat parah. Ini memang tidak bisa diharapkan karena ini rilisan bootleg, tidak bisa berharap lebih.

Yang mengejutkan, gunpla ini masih sangat bagus untuk dipajang karena ini adalah versi Trans-Am dari figur 00 Raiser favorit saya. Saya memilih ini daripada rilisan Bandainya karena menurut saya, versi Trans-Amhanya versi warna ulang tanpa daya tarik yang sama bagusnya dengan rilisan warna aslinya. Tapi sebagai figur bootleg, model plastik ini melampaui ekspektasi saya.

Tapi tetap saja bagi yang tertarik dengan figur ini, lebih baik membeli rilisan original dari Bandai-nya.