First off, the price from resellers is silly. Since Bandai 'exited' North America, fans will be at the mercy of resellers. Nothing really can be done about that. On the plus side, Bluray A/1 means it will work in North America. And seeing as how there are English subtitles and language tracks, maybe there is some hope they may return to North America. So putting my best effort forward, I will disregard the price as I would have collected it anyways and will now move onto the content.
It may come as a shock, being a fan of Gundam, that I didn't really like some of the spinoff timelines. Gundam fans that watched their first Gundam show on VHS will probably sympathize with me on this one. I felt that SEED was good for what it is, but it didn't capture the nostalgia factor. 00 was well done and I respect it. Then there are things like G and SD. Between the high praise and not having to say more than the title names, there was OVA's like 8th MS Team. They filled the nostalgic feeling but left me wanting more.
Unicorn is within the UC timelines. One block checked for nostalgia! It is a story worth telling. One more blocked checked for content. It is amazing to watch. Check the block for video. The sounds in 5.1 are clear and well produced in either English or Japanese. Add an other check. Unicorn is written for the current times and doesn't just rip off the original plot line by plot line. Sweet, that makes 5 checks!
Volume 5 continues to see Banagher develop through interactions with Bright and Mineva. Although hinted before in previous episodes, Riddhe continues to spiral down hill. Past is revealed about Zinnerman and Marida. And it seems like a good time to end and wait for the last 2 videos to be released. So far, so good for the series as a whole. I can hardly wait for the ride that the writers have setup.
Video quality is awesome, just like the volumes before 5. Audio in 5.1 is pretty good, just like the previous.
End state? You can call me an idiot for having to own the series given the resellers prices, but I am enjoying it a lot! Recommended for anyone who liked to original or even other timelines.