The 1/144 HGUC Char's Zaku II (7 Eleven Colors)
As with all the other Gunpla I couldn't get locally, I snagged this at an eBay auction. Though it originally sold for 1300 yen ($15.00), this set me back $50. But getting it any cheaper would've meant flying to Japan, driving to the nearest 7 Eleven that had the kit in stock, and buying it along with a chili dog, wasabi chips and a ginseng soda. So this was actually a bargain. Though I already have Char's original Zaku, it remains the most versatile kit in my collection and I didn't mind having another like it. This is what the Red Comet himself would pilot if he worked at a convenience store; then maybe I'd get my food 3 times faster!
Here are pics of the sides of the box:
Here's what's inside:
As though predicting the hassles that would befall getting my hands on this model, the seller was generous enough to throw in a thank-you note, along with a few extra treats:
Two bagged snacks, a Pokemon puzzle with gum and a cute origami bird.
Whether I'll paint the Zaku as I build it remains to be seen. Till that day comes, I owe you an SD, an NG and a kitbash, so stay tuned for those. Until next time, Oh Thank Heaven!