A great starter kit
This was my first kit and I've already begun to form opinions about what I enjoy about the hobby and appreciate in kits. I would say there are some negatives to the design of the kit (which I'll come back to), but overall, it's posable, holds positions well, and has a number of configurations with the equipment to really make the look of the kit pop.
Frustrations that I've had mostly revolve around the swords and the torso to hip connection. The swords have round hilts and the hands are square, meaning that they just don't hold position and can't in any way be pointed down. I was able to put a spare polycap on the bottom to keep it holding, but that seems like a miss if I have to improvise. The hip connection is more minor, but because it's a loose connection to the torso to allow pitching the top half, I have to lean it far enough that it naturally holds position rather than being able to pose it and leave it. That said, one weak joint in the whole kit is a pretty small gripe for such a nicely designed kit.
My last issue is more of a personal preference, but some of the best parts of the design require sticker use, so if that's not your thing, you may want to look for a kit that can stand out simply with panel lining, but the iconic red on the shoulder is a sticker that is quite difficult to place well. Might be worth attempting to paint instead.
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