Arios arrived with Cherudim over a month ago and can be seen in the test video I made of my room a while back. After Seravee, Double O and Exia this is one of the figures I was most looking forward to getting. The colour and ability to transform into a jet is kinda cool and unique. It was fun to build and helped me get over the disappointment of the super crappy Cherudim.
Gundam Arios in his Twin Beam Rifle
Arios is designed for high speed hit and go combat and it’s survivability decreases the longer the battle goes on. The unit is piloted by Allelujah Haptism, a capable pilot with a twisted past that is the cause of his dual personality disorder, one minute he is calm and collected, the other minute he can get blood lusted and go on a rampage. I am still thinking long and hard about getting the accompanying suit/upgrade for Arios called GN Archer, but for now I think it’s overpriced and would much rather get a new figure for that price. Other than the extra suits, previous, alternate or upgraded forms I now have a version of all 5 of the main Gundam suits in the Gundam 00 series. Read my review of season 1 and season 2.
Gundam Arios in Jet Mode
General Information and Specs
Unit type: transformable mobile suit
Overall height: 19.1 meters
Overall weight: 55.4 metric tons
Equipment: GN Drive, Trans-Am system
Armament: GN twin beam rifle, GN beam saber x 2, GN vulcan gun x 2, GN submachine gun x 2
Pilot: Allelujah Haptism
Gundam Arios with his double beam sabers
Arios came with a free but super cheap and flimsy stand that can mount Arios in mobile suit or jet mode. This same stand can also be used for any other 1/144 scale Gundam which is good seeing that most of my gundam figures are that scale, too bad its build quality is so low, a section of it broke not long after putting it together and so I can only mount it is jet mode which isn’t helpful seeing that I prefer to display it in standing on it’s own with it’s twin beam rifle.
Close-up of the cockpit area in Arios’ jet mode
My favourite shot of Arios from this set
another view of Arios in flight mode
Specs via â€“ Mecha Anime HQ
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