The MRX-009 Psycho Gundam is a gigantic prototype Transformable Mobile Armor from the Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam animated series. The MRX-009 Psycho Gundam utilizes a special Psycommu System that only Cyber Newtypes can interface with, preventing standard pilots from using the Gundam. Even for Cyber Newtypes, the MRX-009 Psycho Gundam places a tremendous psychological strain on its pilot. Another unique aspect of the MRX-009 Psycho Gundam is its impressive stature! The Psycho Gundam reaches 40m tall when in Mobile Suit Mode, more than twice the size of a typical Mobile Suit used during the Grypps War. The same goes for this HGUC rendition of the Psycho Gundam, which will dwarf the rest of your 1/144 Mobile Suits, even outsizing a majority of the Master Grade Lineup!
The MRX-009 Psycho Gundam’s armaments are all fixed to the Mobile Suit, thus the only accessory with this model kit is the Gundam’s Shield.
Building the HGUC MRX-009 Psycho Gundam is unlike any other HGUC model kit to date! If you are expecting a Perfect Grade level of detail and posability because of the MRX-009 Psycho Gundam’s size, you may be disappointed by the final product. The MRX-009 Psycho Gundam is very much still a High Grade model kit, with an incomplete inner frame and clam-shell style armor construction. The easiest comparison would be with older Non-Grade 1/60 scale Gundam Model Kits, but they can be pretty hard to find. The transformation of the MRX-009 Psycho Gundam won’t take much effort thanks to Bandai’s intricate internal design for this model kit.
Weapons and Other Notable Attributes –
The MRX-009 Psycho Gundam is so large that all of its weapons are contained within the Mobile Suit. Like the MSN-02 Zeong, the MRX-009 Psycho Gundam’s manipulators feature a Beam Cannon in each finger for a total of ten Cannons. There are 3 Diffuse Mega Particle Cannons in the front half of the torso too! These are devastating weapons capable of destroying enemy Mobile Suits in a single blast. The MRX-009 Psycho Gundam also features a 2 barrel Beam Gun mounted at the Base of its Blade antennae, a design that would be most recognized on the MSZ-010 ZZ Gundam. The MRX-009 Psycho Gundam’s Shield separates into two identical sections to complete the transformation into Mobile Armor Mode.
This kit includes:
17 Runners total (A1, A2, B[x2], C, D, E[x2], F, G1, G2, H, I, J, PC123)
Total Piece Count – 260 with 10 Unused Parts
Materials – PS, PE, ABS
This model uses 7 screws in its construction, with a spare included just in case!
Additional Fun information
Pilot(s): Four Murasame, Ben Wooder
Unit Type: Prototype Cyber Newtype Use Transformable Heavy Assault Mobile Armor
Model number: MRX-009
Code name: Psycho Gundam
Overall Height: 40.0m(131.2ft)
Manufacturer: Murasame Research Institute
Grade: High Grade
Completed Model Height: Really, Really, Big
Original Release Date: Aug 2004
Gundam Series: Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Mechanical Designer: Katsuji Murakami