The amphibious mobile suits from the original Mobile Suit Gundam series tend to be very hit-and-miss with modern audiences. Their round shapes, retro-looking limbs and melee claw weapons tend to alienate some and while appealing to others. Though I canâ€™t honestly say that Iâ€™ve asked for a Gogg or Zock from my parents when I was little, I have warmed up to these rather oddball designs since.
Donâ€™t underestimate the Acguy just because it looks funny â€“ it can really mess you up.
The Acguy, along with Charâ€™s Zâ€™gok, are by far the most iconic of the amphibious mobile suit designs. Today, the Acguy holds a meme status amongst Gundam fans as the â€œmoeâ€ mech. This is due to its stubby limbs, its large hamburger-like head, and its signature fetal rest position. Dubbed as â€œloveâ€ by fans, the HGUC model has a good amount of expectations behind it. Does it live up to these expectations? For the most part, yes.