Thursday, 27 February 2014

HG 1/144 Gundam Thunderbolt: RB-79 Ball

27 Feb 2014 Update
An important clarification! Apparently the Ball is to be released as an optional, special complement to the 3rd Thunderbolt manga. ¥1,850 and ¥667 are both the prices for the manga, with the former including the Thunderbolt version of the Ball (which means the Ball will set you off at ¥1,183).

21 Feb 2014 
The next model churning out from the Thunderbolt line is the RB-79 Ball, distinguishable from the regular HGUC variant through a slightly different design, weaponry, a crazy number of thrusters (which is a predominant feature of the MSes in Thunderbolt) and judging from the picture below, a different set of display stand.

The release date for the Japanese market is set at 28 February (a week more!) and apparently, there will be a "Special" and "Regular" Edition, with the former setting you back at more than twice the price of the regular edition. The question burning in my mind at the moment is - what are the differences between these 2 editions?!


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P-Bandai - FW Converge 15

As indicated in the previous post, the FW Converge EX03 MSA-0011[Bst] Deep Striker will be released together with series 15 of the regular FW Converge line. The lineup for the 15th release includes:
  • XXXG-01W Wing Gundam
  • RX-79BD-1 GM Blue Destiny Unit 1
  • RGC-80 GM Cannon
  • OZ-00MS Tallgeese
  • MSZ-006C1 Zeta Plus C1
  • MS-12 Gigan 
If you are into completed miniature BB MSes that are highly detailed, both releases shouldn't be missed!



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P-Bandai - FW Converge EX03 MSA-0011[Bst] Deep Striker

The EX series from the Fusion Works Converge line will be releasing the Deep Striker in June 2014, along with the Converge Series 15 (albeit the more regular line).

To further hypen up the special status of the Deep Striker, this set includes a display stand, a long range booster unit that could be swapped out with legs (if you ever decide that the Deep Striker is better off looking more conventional), and of course the array of weaponry that defines the soul of this MS. 


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Monday, 24 February 2014

Gunpla HGUC x Gundam UC Lottery

In commemoration of the upcoming final episode of the Gundam UC OVA, Bandai is conducting a lottery to distribute lucky winners (Japan only!) with a total of 3000 extremely limited HG 1/144 Gunpla kits from the series itself.

The roll of honour for this lottery, at 500 pieces each, comprises of:

  • RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 01 Unicorn (Destroy Mode)
  • MSN-06S Sinanju
  • NZ-666 Kshatriya
  • MSN-001A1 Delta Plus
  • RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee (Destroy Mode)
  • RX-0 Full Armor Unicorn (Unicorn Mode)

To participate, you must mail-in a cut-out from a teeny part of the Gunpla manual from either the HGUC Gundam UC and/or HGUC Gundam UC MSV series. And of course, you must be living in Japan to enjoy this opportunity.


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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

P-Bandai - HGCC 1/144 System ∀-99 ∀ Gundam's Moonlight Butterfly Effect

The multiverse encompassing HG series is ever expanding, and as much as we would love to see dated HGUC kits getting their well-deserved updates (not unlike MG along with its 2.0 and 3.0), Bandai's priority at this moment is not aligned with some of our wishes. The latest Gundam universe to join the ranks of the HG is the Turn A Gundam from the Correct Century.

With a release schedule set for April 2014, the Mustachioed Gundam can be complemented along with this P-Bandai exclusive Moonlight Butterfly Effect parts (as always, wing sets are bundled with display stands), the visual effects of a deadly move graced by a beautiful name.

Plan on acquiring the Turn A Gundam? Perhaps you can give this a consideration.


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P-Bandai - 1/144 MRC-F20 SUMO


Let me be frank here, I am not a fan of the Turn A Gundam / ∀ Gundam series. There are many reasons behind this disagreement (Yes, I went through the entire series) but that is not the point of this post. I will continue my rants in a future post if time permits.

In any case, P-Bandai seems to be working some magic on the revival of the Turn A kits - beginning with  the recolouring of the non-graded Sumo suits. Back then, the original kits (which you can still find today, if luck is with you) were released with matte gold and silver chrome coats, which I would gladly choose over what P-Bandai will be releasing. I tend to gravitate more towards subtle bling.

Assuming P-Bandai is reusing the mould from the old production, it is highly possible that these re-released variants will leave unsightly black nub marks on the kits.


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Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Figure-Rise 6 - Kamen Rider Kabuto & Kamen Rider Faiz

The Figure-Rise series generally features humanoid characters from other Bandai / Sunrise franchises. Although the releases are not as predictable, this series from Bandai is nonetheless a counsin of Gunpla, with snap-fit assembly required and categorized into both Master Grade and what we presume to be High Grade (Figure-Rise 6).

 The latest to join (well, to be exact, in March 2014) the small line of Figure-Rise kits are Kamen Rider Kabuto and Kamen Rider Faiz. Although we do not possess deep understanding in the Kamen Rider franchise, we have to admit that the details and gimmicks of the kits are rather well produced (if the end results below are without any modeling touch ups).


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Bandai's Plamo And Gunpla Release Schedules - FEBRUARY 2014

Happy Lunar New Year fellow Gunpla lovers and collectors! With the festivities and an extra long weekend, do forgive our tardiness regarding the schedule on the goodies that Bandai is offering this month. Putting aside the usual releases from the Gundam Build Fighter series, the highlight for us this month is the release of the chrome plated (GOLD! No less.) Unicorn 03 Phenex. Prior to this MG release, the nearest anyone could get to a Phenex was through third party dealers or at the sale location itself - Gundam Front Tokyo in Japan. For all the gold that it carries (perhaps along with the unavoidable black nub marks largely associated with chrome plated kits), the price tag seems quite reasonable.

Following the previous wave of High Grade Thunderbolt kits are 2 units of Zakus - one being a production type and another featuring a custom red colour scheme (which to our understanding, was not piloted by Johnny Ridden) and an oversized mobility pack. I would personally love to get the high mobility variant, but again....My unopened Zaku with it's oversized cannon, together with my backlog beckons.


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HGUC 1/144 AMX-014 Doven Wolf
01 February 2014
HGCE 1/144 GAT-X105 + AQM/E-X101 Aile Strike Gundam
06 February 2014
HGBF 1/144 GM Sniper K9
13 February 2014

HGBC 1/144 K9 Dog Pack
13 February 2014

MG 1/100 RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex
13 February 2014

HGBF 1/144 Qubeley Papillon
20 February 2014

HGUC 1/144 AMX-009 Dreissen
20 February 2014

MG 1/100 Sengoku Astray Gundam
20 February 2014

HGUC 1/144 ARX-014 Silver Bullet
20 February 2014

HG 1/144 Gundam Thunderbolt MS-06R Zaku II High Mobility (Reuse P-Device)
26 February 2014

HG 1/144 Gundam Thunderbolt MS-06 Zaku II
26 February 2014


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