MG RX-78-02 Gundam The Origin

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The RX-78-02 Gundam is the furthest advancement of the Earth Federation’s Operation V initiative to create Mobile Suits powerful enough to defeat the Principality of Zeon’s army of Zaku Mobile Suits. The RX-78-02 Gundam Prototype was precisely the answer the Earth Federation was looking for, as it quickly proved itself technologically superior to the mass-production MS-06 Zaku II. The RX-78-2’s special Luna Titanium Alloy armor made it almost impervious to incoming ballistic fire without weighing down the Mobile Suit. At the time, the RX-78-02 Gundam was one of the most offensively capable Mobile Suits ever built, as its robust powerplant granted the RX-78-02 Gundam access to an array of beam-based weaponry. Before the RX-78-2 Gundam’s creation, beam weapons had only made their way onto the large space battleships of the Earth Federation and Zeon.

Included alongside the MG RX-78-02 Gundam The Origin for accessories:

  • Beam Rifle (Early Type)
  • Beam Rifle (Middle Type)
  • Hyper Bazooka
  • Shield
  • Beam Saber x2
  • Weapon Firing Effect x3
  • 1/100 Amuro Ray Figure
  • Action Base Adapter


The MG RX-78-02 Gundam The Origin borrows a small number of parts from the previously released MG RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. 2.0 but primarily utilizes newly molded parts in its construction. This model features double-jointed limbs and swiveling thighs, providing a wide range of motion to create dynamic poses. There is also a cavity within the MG RX-78-02 Gundam The Origin’s torso where builders can insert an LED Unit Yellow for an easy lighting solution! The MG RX-78-02 Gundam The Origin does not feature a functioning Core Fighter Gimmick.

Weapons and Other Notable Attributes 

The Early Type Beam Rifle included with the MG RX-78-02 Gundam The Origin is one of the earliest examples of a handheld beam weapon manufactured for Federation use. The Middle Type Beam Rifle is a familiar sight in the hands of the Grandaddy Gundam, as this would serve as the Mobile Suit’s primary weapon throughout most of the One Year War. Both weapons can attach to the Mobile Suit’s back skirt or inside the shield for storage. The MG RX-78-02 Gundam The Origin also includes a Hyper Bazooka with a removable ammo cartridge! Builders can also store this equipment on the Mobile Suit’s back skirt.

This kit includes:

14 Runners total (A, B[x2], C, D1, D2, E, F, G1, H, I, MP1, SB1, PC202A)
Total Piece Count – 349 with 8 Unused Parts
Foil + Marking Stickers
Materials – PS, ABS, PP, PE
Japanese Instructions

Additional Fun information

Pilot(s): Amuro Ray, William Kemp, Leos Alloy, Sthesia Awar
Unit Type: Prototype Close Quarters Combat Mobile Suit
Model number: RX-78-02
Code name: Gundam
Overall Height: 18.0m(59.0ft)
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics

Scale: 1/144
Grade: High Grade
Completed Model Height:
Original Release Date: Nov 2015
Gundam Series: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin
Mechanical Designer: Hajime Katoki

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By implementing the technique of Top Coating, you can do a great deal to help preserve the longevity of your models. This process will protect the original plastic of your model kit and prepare it for any additional modeling techniques to follow.

You can drastically improve your results by making the details pop on the MG RX-78-02 Gundam The Origin with Panel Lining. The simplest solution for this is Gundam Markers or Tamiya Panel Line Fluid. Making your own panel wash is always a great option too! It is always recommended to Topcoat with clear gloss beforehand, as some of the products commonly used for Panel Lining will degrade the untreated plastics over time.

Another way to keep adding detail is by applying Stickers/Marking DecalsTop Coating before application will help decals stick to the surface much better. Using Top Coat after application will help hide the seams on traditional sticker decals as well as waterslides. This additional step will also keep them from peeling over time. Using Decals is a great way to add an even greater level of detail to your scale models.

General Safety Warning:

Suitable Age: 8+

Assembly required. Snap together, no glue needed.

Products shown in photos may have been professionally painted or computer rendered images. They may differ from the actual product.

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD, Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

1 review for MG RX-78-02 Gundam The Origin

  1. superzero17 (verified owner)

    Since a Granddaddy Gundam is pretty much a must in any collection… You can’t go wrong with this version. Fun build, excellent color accuracy, tons of weapons and accessories and combined with a solid model kit, makes this MG an essential piece in any Gunpla Collection.

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