Shown here is the Kotobukiya Non-scale Gurren Lagann model kit which cost me 3800YEN. The size is similar to a 1/144 scale Gundam. Its kinda expensive compared to a Gundam kit of the same proportion. But I bought it anyway as this is hard to find in Singapore and this is the last one in the store.
This is my first Kotobukiya model kit. The quality of the parts despite its hefty price tag is inferior with contrast to Banbai’s Gundams. Some of the parts don’t fit properly so I have to use super glue to get them to fit. The joint connecting the upper and lower body is loose but I cannot use glue here if not I wouldn’t be able to twist the waist. Some of the parts are very fragile as well and breaks easily. The corners of some parts are very sharp as well. I hate that. >.<
Ok enough about the negative rants. The good thing is that the colours are pretty accurate. Only a minimum account of painting is needed. Well guess that’s the only good thing there is to this kit. It wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t for the high price.
Those who want quality and has 18,800YEN to spare then you may want to consider this die-cast Great Impact Model Gurren Lagann by Konami. A review of it can be found here. I love this one the most but it’s probably all sold out by now everywhere.
Or for those who are broke, you may consider the Revoltech Gurren Lagann for only 1900YEN. Pics here. I like the flexibility and variety of poses it can do.