High Grade Ver.G30th (HG Ver.G30th) is a line of 1/144 scale Gunpla kits of the RX-78-2 Gundam from the Universal Century timeline in the Gundam meta series. The line was first introduced in 2009 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Mobile Suit Gundam. Modeled after the 1/1 scale Gundam statue, the kit features better detail and articulation than previous HG incarnations of the RX-78-2 Gundam, despite lacking the Core Block System. Typically, each kit comes with a beam rifle, an unpainted beam saber (the handles are compatible with clear beams from other High Grade kits), a shield, and a Gundam Hammer with metal chain; later variants come with additional parts.

HG Ver. Model Yen Price Release Date Notes
HG - RX-78-2 Gundam Ver.G30th - Boxart
RX-78-2 Gundam Ver.G30th ¥1,200 2009 July First kit in the series.[1] Permanently discontinued since mid 2010.
RX-78-2 Gundam Ver.G30th Green Tokyo Gundam Project ¥1,200 2009 July Green Tokyo Gundam Project at Shiokaze Park exclusive release with display base.
G30th RX-78-2 Gundam Ver.G30th & Gundam Trailer Truck (Full Color Coating Ver.) ¥ 2009 August Gunpla Expo 2009 exclusive color chrome plated variant with EX-01.
RX-78-2 Gundam Ver.G30th Premium Gold Ver. ¥3,000 2009 December P-Bandai exclusive gold chrome plated variant.[2]
RX-78-2 Gundam Ver.G30th RG 1/1 Gundam Project ¥ 2010 July Re-release of the "Green Tokyo Gundam Project" version to commemorate the public display of the Gundam statue at East Shizuoka Square and the release of the Real Grade kit. Display base comes with 30th Anniversary logo block that appears to be melted by the Gundam's beam saber. Includes Amuro Ray figurine, clear red beam effect parts, and additional marking sheet.
RX-78-2 Gundam Ver.G30th Clear Color Version ¥1,200 2010 August Gunpla Expo 2010 exclusive clear color variant.
RX-78-3 Gundam Ver.G30th ¥1,200 2010 August Gundam Super Expo 2010 exclusive color variant.
RX-78-2 Gundam Ver.G30th ANA Original Color Ver. ¥3,000 2010 December All Nippon Airlines exclusive color chrome plated variant.
RX-78-2 Gundam Ver.G30th B-Mark × Yoshida × Porter × Gunpla Special Package Ver. ¥29,400 2011 January P-Bandai exclusive black and clear white variant. Packaged with Yoshida & Co. Porter carrying case.[3]
Gunpla Starter Set Vol. 2 ¥1,400 2011 March Anime-accurate color variant. Includes tutorial booklet and Gundam Marker gray panel lining pen. Currently the only version of the kit available in retail.
RX-78-2 Gundam Ver.G30th 7-Eleven Original Color Ver. ¥ 2011 7-Eleven Japan exclusive color variant. Includes additional marking sheet and logo sign.
G30th RX-78-2 Gundam Ver.G30th 7-Eleven Clear Color Ver. ¥ 2011 7-Eleven Japan exclusive clear color variant.
RX-78-2 Gundam Ver.G30th Mitsui Sumitomo Visa Card Ver. N/A 2011 Color variant exclusive to Mitsui Sumitomo Visa credit card applicants. Bundled with limited edition Gundam Visa card.[4]
RX-78-2 Gundam Ver.GFT ¥ 2012 Gundam Front Tokyo re-release with Magnetic Coating joint parts, additional marking sheet, display base, and Amuro Ray figurine.
RX-78-2 Gundam Ver.GFT 7-Eleven Original Color Ver. ¥1,980 2012 7-Eleven Japan exclusive color variant. Includes additional marking sheet and logo sign.
G30th RX-78-2 Gundam Ver.G30th Smoke Black Clear Ver. N/A 2013 2013 Gunpla Builders World Cup exclusive clear color variant, used as a prize for the contest.
RX-78-2 Gundam Gold Injection Color 7-Eleven Color Ver. ¥1,600 2014 7-Eleven Japan exclusive color variant.
HG Gundam Ver.SG50
RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. SG50 SG$38.95 2015 June Gundam Docks at Singapore exclusive color variant to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Singapore. Color scheme designed by Kunio Okawara, who also did the box cover art. Includes additional marking sheet.

B-Club No. Model Yen Price Release Date Notes
2924 c.o.v.e.r.kit-22: FA-78-1 Full Armor Gundam Parts ¥11,664 2010 January Resin-cast add-on kit for HG Ver.G30th. Designed by Naoki.
2982 c.o.v.e.r.kit-30: FA-78-1B Full Armor Gundam Type B Parts ¥14,040 2010 December Resin-cast add-on kit for HG Ver.G30th. Designed by Naoki.

Yen price excluding 5% tax (8% as of 2014)

See also


  1. - HG RX-78-2 Gundam Ver.G30th
  2. Bandai Hobby - HG RX-78-2 Gundam Ver.G30th Premium Gold Ver.
  3. B印 YOSHIDA×PORTER×GUNPLA スペシャルパッケージ
  4. Mitsui Sumitomo Visa Gundam

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