Wednesday, 8 October 2014

P-Bandai - Assault Kingdom NZ-999 Neo Zeong

Do you remember that time when Japanese candy toys were simply candies bundled with a toy of a licensed character, priced reasonably for collectors seeking some excitement in a package of randomness? 

This isn’t it.

Behold the behemoth of the NZ-999 Neo Zeong in Assault Kingdom scale. Seriously, look at its size in comparison with other mobile suits of its scale (you can re-enact the scene of the Neo Zeong trying to pull the Unicorn apart too!) and you will get the idea. It features a removable Sinanju with slots included on and around its display base to fit the display stands of other reasonably sized Assault Kingdom MSes for your exhibiting pleasure. Along with its arsenal and 2 gigantic thrusters, it also feature the non-essential gimmick of 3 pieces of candies (seriously?). 

Factoring in the fact that it’s a P-Bandai exclusive, along with its size and the convenience of a pre-painted, semi-assembled toy (with limited articulation of course), the price tag of ¥9,990 (Sieg Zeon!) does seem somewhat reasonable. That's ¥3,330 per candy, with a free toy.

Source: P-Bandai

Bandai's Plamo And Gunpla Release Schedules - October 2014

A gazillion apologies for the late update to the monthly release schedule from Bandai. Disappointing as it is, we can only hope that Bandai has some interesting upcoming releases (PG Unicorn!) in the works, because aside from Nidame Gundam in the cute and petite SD kit, the other releases this month coincides with the ongoing Gundam Build Fighters Tri anime.

Guess this will be a slow month for Gunpla fans who had been looking forward for some sweet October goodies.

Source: Bandai-Hobby

HGBF 1/144 Build Burning Gundam
11 October 2014
HGBF 1/144 Powered GM Cardigan
11 October 2014
HGBF 1/144 Powered Arms Powereder
11 October 2014
SD/BB #395 Legends BB Nidame Gundam Dai Shogun
18 October 2014

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Preview: PG 1/60 RX-0 Unicorn Gundam

The last time a PG was released was back in 2010, and including the PG Sky Grasper (it’s not actually a full Mobile Suit), there are a total of 14 kits in the Perfect Grade line-up. Representing the pinnacle of Bandai’s Gunpla technology and featuring an array of gimmicks to follow as closely as what the MS designers envisioned in a mobile suit, each and every releases are followed closely by Gunpla fans.

With 2 months to go to its release date, Bandai recently dropped a surprise on Gunpla fans to announce the latest candidate for the PG line and it’s none other than the Unicorn Gundam! What’s more fascinating is the fact that this kit will incorporate a grand total of 30 LEDs (sold separately of course) – 1 for the head and 29 for the remaining of its body. What remains to be seen (perhaps in the coming weeks) however, is how these LEDs will fit into a body that transforms between the MS’ Unicorn and Destroy mode.

With a price tag of roughly S$300 for the kit and S$150 for the LEDs, Bandai had better made sure that the kit’s development is worth every buck.

Soruce: Bandai-Hobby

P-Bandai - MG 1/100 OZ00MS2B Tallgeese III

Bandai has finally decided to release the Tallgeese III, albeit through P-Bandai. Unlike the 5 Gundams in the Endless Waltz OVA (they were in reality redesigned versions of their counterparts in the Gundam Wing animation. However, for the purpose of a sense of continuity, viewers had to assume that was how they appeared prior to EW), Tallgeese III was a development upgrade of the Tallgeese and Tallgeese II. Besides the 2 rear mounted thrusters that are synonymous with the design of all the Tallgeese(s?), TG III incorporates the heat rod wielded by Gundam Epyon and an all new mega beam cannon that features an activation gimmick (it basically opens). 

Source: P-Bandai

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

P-Bandai - MG 1/100 MS-06FS Zaku II (Garma Zabi Custom Ver.)

Sieg Zeon! Following Dozle Zabi's elaborately decaled Zaku II comes the custom mobile suit of his brother, Garma Zabi. At first glance, besides the colour scheme, there are not much differences between this and the regular Zaku IIs. However, with closer inspections, one may notice that there are actually 4 slots on its head - that's right, this variant of the grunt suit synonymous with Zeon is equipped with 4 vulcan guns. In addition, Garma's Heat Hawk is highly customized, giving it an almost steam-punk design. 

Along with a set of water transfer decals, this is as much as what P-Bandai offers for the royal Zeonic hero.

Source: P-Bandai