The Master Grade (MG) RX-78-2 Gundam is a 1/100 scale kit released in 1995.


  • RX-78-2 Gundam
  • Beam Rifle
  • 2 Beam Sabers
  • Shield
  • Bazooka
  • 2 pairs of hands (2 relaxed, 2 fists)
  • Core Fighter
  • Core Block
  • Detail runner (cement required)
  • 1/100 Amuro Ray figurine

Kit features & Gimmicks

  • Two different Antenna pieces (one single-colored PS piece, one Polycarbonate piece) can be chosen.
  • Poseable manipulators feature 3+1+1 articulation on each finger(s).
  • The Core Fighter that can convert into a Core Block, and a non-transforming Core Block that can combine with the Gundam.
  • Beam Rifle's foregrip can swing left and right. It's sensor can only swing to one side.
  • Bazooka can be mounted onto the rear waist armor via an opening latch.
  • The Shield can attach onto the backpack.
  • Features an opening canopy for the head, arms, body, & thighs.
  • Includes a sprue of detail runners (referred as heavyuser parts

Tips & Tricks

  • For better results, most/some of the details are needed to applied/panel lined with Gundam Markers and/or Mr. Color paints.
  • HY2M MG 01's light-up RX-78-2 Gundam head can be used for this kit.


  • The 2010s reissue used the 2006 SB-1 Beam Saber runner in place of the original Beam Saber runner.

Standard Releases


Notes & Trivia

  • This kit was the first Master Grade released.
  • The front left & right shoulder armors feature a pair of pre-applied decals: a U.N.T. Spacy logo & a red Unicorn logo.
  • Most fans refer this kit as "Ver. 1.0"