Let me start with the positive side first. This Astray Noir kit from PB has exceeded my expectation. I am never a fan of the Astray series but I fell for it the moment encountering with the PB banner years ago. Despite with the massive Strike Noir pack, the kit can stand alone without any problems. A wide range of actions are also possible without things falling apart!
As for the most awful kit - This Amazing Exia Dark Matter is definitely a nightmare. Although it looks stunning, it does inherit the fragile issue from the Exia product line. The most delicate parts are the chest and waist armors. The hand parts also do not do their jobs as expected. I had to glue both blades to prevent them from falling. Needless to say, this kit has a difficulty to stand even without any poses. Intriguingly, this is also the first kit in my collection that can fall with an action stand!!
My experience is that almost all MG NT-piloted gundams worth what I paid! They require much more commitment but when they are completed, you never get sick in looking at them. I actually have struggled once whether to install the HWS to my Nu Gundam. Those bulky HWS parts not only mask the well-balanced armor colour scheme but also add a lot of weight to the kit (particularly to the left arm, when equipped with the huge shield booster). At last, I decided to only go with the double funnel system as shown below. As for the FA Unicorn Gundam, it is a shame for Bandai to make the kit available through PB only. There is no extra finish coating or any effect part. What makes it different from the FA Unicorn in the market is the replacement of the green frame with red frame. The kit is designed to display as it is. You don’t expect the kit to be compatible with any fancy actions, do you? Anyway, I am still satisfied with the extensive weapons which make the Gundam “FA”.
Please feel free to share your thoughts on any kits that you have that you consider awesome, awful or worth what you paid!