The Gundam Barbataurus is one of very few quadrupedal Mobile Suits seen in any Gundam Franchise and is easily the coolest of them all! This Gundam looks as evil as they come, sporting a dark blue and red color scheme to match its sharp and angular design motifs. Kentaro Mahara, the builder of this Gunpla, drew inspiration from the Gundam Kimaris Trooper’s “Trooper Form,” which separates the legs into four separate hover units for prolonged combat. The Gundam Barbataurus’s centaur-like appearance represents the concept of Jinba Ittai, the feeling of oneness between a rider and their horse. The Gundam Barbataurus is the perfect choice for any builder looking to spice up their display with something truly unique, so be sure to get one while they’re available!
Alongside the Gundam Barbataurus, builders will find:
- Twin Blade x2 (Combined to form the Rouse Dainsleif Bow)
- Tachi Longsword
- Alloy Arrow
In terms of construction, the Gundam Barbataurus consists mainly of components from the original Gundam Barbatos and about half of an additional Barbatos. If you’ve got some experience building HGIBO model kits, this should snap together in no time! The design allows for the back half of the Barbataurus to separate from the Gundam to create a menacing bipedal version of Barbatos and take better advantage of the HGGBB line’s unique customization. This line incorporates the customization system found in the Gundam Breaker Mobile mobile game, which breaks down the Mobile Suits into five major components. The attachment points for these components are shared across the lineup, allowing builders to customize their HGGBB model kit with ease, just like in the game! To use other HGGBB backpacks with the Barbataurus, Bandai included an adapter to connect to the IBO style frame.
Weapons and Other Notable Attributes –
Like the final version of Barbatos, the Barbatos Lupus Rex, the Gundam Barbataurus utilizes a thought-controlled cable weapon, serving as the unit’s tail. This Tail Blade extends to pierce enemy Mobile Suits at the command of the pilot. The Twin Blades also serve as handguns via a simple reconfiguration and attach to the Gundam’s midsection for storage. Bandai included a brilliant transparent red lightning effect to recreate the Bow’s electric string. The arrow features a dedicated grip, which makes displaying the Gundam Barbataurus as it launches its most powerful attack a breeze!
This kit includes:
10 Runners total (A1[x2], A2[x2], B, F, G1, G2, PC002[x2])
Total Piece Count – 199 with 34 Unused Parts
Materials – PS, PE, PVC
Additional Fun information
Builder/Pilot(s): Kentaro Mahara
Model number: ASW-G-08-4X4
Code name: Gundam Barbataurus
Overall Height: 21.3m(69.9ft)
Inspiration: Gundam Barbatos, Kimaris Trooper
Grade: High Grade
Completed Model Height:
Original Release Date: Nov 2021
Gundam Series: Gundam Breaker Battlogue