I love displaying my robots except for all the dusting. What a pain. The HCM packaging is ideal for taking a robot out and putting it away for display purposes. Small box, instructions, decent size and pretty good detail for someone like me who really does not want to have to build one of these from scratch. Been there, done that. None of them came out very good. Even my cousin built one and he is super anal. It did not come out very well, but I think Gundam models are harder to build than they look.
Here is my MS-14C Gelgoog Cannon Zion’s Mobile Suit. I can’t tell if these are the original HCM’s from the 80’s or the 2002 reissue.
Just used a magnifying glass on the back of the robot and it says Bandai Made in Japan 1984. I am going with 1984. Sweet! For what I paid I was sure it was a reissue.