I have a bunch of P-bandai RG kits piling up on my backlog. Anyway, it is eventually the Tallgeese II (TG2) who got the honour to be built first. Out of the three versions of Tallgeese, TG2 is my second favorite, after the Tallgeese III, of course, and I've anticipated this release soon after Bandai announced the Tallgeese Endless Waltz (TGEW) version. Many people argue that TG2 is simply a recolor of the original TGEW, and I quite agree with them. Therefore, many aspects of this review are more about the new things TG2 offers, that could not be found on the retail release.
|With everything it brought|
The construction was pretty much the same with TGEW, except for the head. The part separation of the head is breathtaking and annoying as well because of the tiny size of the parts (even the red "cry" under the eyes is a separate part). TG2 is equipped with an extra "hands" for its famous pose in the anime. Other new things is the decal sticker special for TG2 and the figure of Treize Khushrenada.
|See the special hands? They are on the second to the left.|
|TG2 markings decal sticker|
In contrast with the predominant white of TGEW, TG2 has blue for most of its parts. The color separation is not so clear with TG2 compared to TGEW, but I think there are two kinds of blue, the first is glossy blue, and the second is semi-glossy, slightly darker blue. As the yellow parts of TGEW, they are replaced with the white on TG2. The frame and Dobergun colors are slightly lighter than TGEW. In my opinion, while TGEW has better color separation, TG2 is better for its vibrant blue base color.
Since TG2 is basically a recolor of TGEW, the latter has the same articulations and gimmicks with the former, and due to many TGEW reviews out there, I will not tell much about it. In general, the articulation is amazing (of course) and solid for an RG kit. I have so much fun posing this guy, especially for playing with its thrusters on the backpack.
As mentioned above, TG2 has an extra-special hands for performing a pose from the anime (see below), which is probably difficult to do with the original TGEW's open hands.
The decal sticker quality is basically similar with TGEW, and because the base color of TG2 is dark blue, the decal film is more noticeable than its retail counterpart. Probably, a flat top coat is needed to conceal the film.
Now the verdict. Should you buy this p-bandai kit? Well, if you're a big fan of Tallgeese series, I recommend you to get it. By the looks only, TG2 is more badass than the original TGEW (just look at its mean gundam face). Otherwise, you should stay away from this kit since it's basically a recolor of the original with few modifications.
OZ-00MS2 Tallgeese II