long waiting for this prouduct! When the 1001 released, I strongly believe that GFFMC is the testing ground for Unicorn!
I have encountered with MG before, the parts are quite OK sturdy, you will have the mood to do transformation.
For the painting, as we know, it is not fully painted. Yet, IMO, the pearl glossy injection plastics are acceptable, not like the Z plus.
18000 yen... I believe most of the $$ are go into the labour, many many delicate parts need to be assembled.
Generally a MUST for Gundam lover, & let's wait for the green FA version 2 years later! :)
Quick snaps first, enjoy!