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BLOG: ROBOT Damashii <Side RM> Villkiss – Promotional Video

Bandai released a promotional video for their upcoming Villkiss figure from CROSS ANGE Rondo of Angels and Dragons.

Now they’ve shown from previous promotional material that the figure can transform between Flight and Assault Modes and has all the details and ornaments expected from a ROBOT Damashii figure. What caught most by surprise is its price, which at around $70 before shipping is more expensive than most figures in the line. But then again it actually transforms so… yeah.

Oh and as a bonus, the set will come with a clear blue Ange figurine that can sit on Villkiss in Flight Mode. Don’t know if it would still fit in Assault Mode.

BLOG: Box Art Extravaganza Acht (Part 2)

Box Art Extravaganza Acht (Part 2) Because Bandai is such a tease that they won’t release these gorgeously-looking box arts all at once.

Despite being involved with one of the more disappointing battles in the series (with the Transient Gundam as seen below), the Crossbone Gundam X1 Full Cloth was amazing in that skirmish. That said, this collector still doesn’t know how this version differs (if any) from the original.

And if all those images of the kit floating around the internet are to be the basis, then better start preparing those paints as this kit will need quite a number of them. This is especially evident in the Full Cloth unit and the its diverse selection of weapons. Though the kit also comes with a generous amount of beam effect parts so that’s somewhat compensated?

  • HGBF Crossbone Gundam X1
    Full Cloth Type.GBFT

    Release Information: April 2015 · ¥2,200

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BLOG: Box Art Extravaganza Acht

Box Art Extravaganza Acht Here’s another batch of box arts released for upcoming Gunpla, and it all goes red.

While also set in the Universal Century timeline, kits coming from Mobile Suit Gundam THE ORIGIN will be under a separate High Grade line unlike kits from Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn where they’re sold under the HGUC line.

Now if it weren’t for that opening sequence depicting the ‘Battle of Loum’, the initial wave of this line would only consist of the Guntank Early Type. And Bandai doesn’t want to start a line with a Guntank, a Char’s Zaku II would sell much better.

In any case, it’s still up to speculation as to how Gundam THE ORIGIN will be adapted. Will they fit the story with the Mobile Suit Gundam since mobile suit development in Gundam THE ORIGN isn’t exactly the same with the original series.

  • HG MS-06S Zaku II
    Release Information: April 2015 · ¥1,700

Continue Reading: Box Art Extravaganza Acht

BLOG: ROBOT Damashii <Side MS> Penelope [Standard & Marking Plus Ver.]

ROBOT Damashii <Side MS> Penelope [Standard & Marking Plus Ver.] Premium Bandai has opened pre-orders for their upcoming ROBOT Damashii Ka Signature Penelope release. They also revealed that it will come in two variants. First is the standard one with the usual Ka Signature stuff (i.e. warning decals). Then there’s the Marking Plus Ver. which will come in a two-tone color scheme highlighting the hexagon patters placed all over the armor. The latter will be almost ¥5,000 more expensive than the standard version. The Fixed Flight Unit can be removed from both versions revealing the Odysseus Gundam as its core unit.

  • ROBOT Damashii <Side MS> Penelope
    Release Information: Sept. 2015 · ¥23,760
  • ROBOT Damashii <Side MS> Penelope
    [Marking Plus Ver.]

    Release Information: Sept. 2015 · ¥28,080

Images via Premium Bandai

BLOG: AnimeJapan 2015 – High Grade Build Fighters

AnimeJapan 2015 - High Grade Build Fighters AnimeJapan 2015 is a relatively new annual event where anime-related companies and groups exhibit "Everything of Anime". It was held last March 21-22 at Tokyo Big Sight. [Official Website]

AnimeJapan 2015 was held last weekend, and Bandai used this opportunity to promote the latest slew of Gunpla that they’ll be releasing for the next couple of months. For the High Grade Build Fighters line, they’re primarily the Gundam Tryon 3, Crossbone Gundam X1 Full Cloth, and Denial Gundam.

And apparently, the Denial Gundam is much more purple than anticipated. Not sure if this guy would warrant a dominantly white color scheme since it already has some white highlight pieces. Probably another case of "Gray’s Gundams".

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