FEATURE: GUNDAM Reconguista in G


Original Creators
Yoshiyuki Tomino · Hajime Yatate

Overall Director/Writer
Yoshiyuki Tomino

Mechanical Designs
Akira Yasuda
Ippei Gyōbu
Kimitoshi Yamane

Character Designs
Kenichi Yoshida

Sunrise Inc.
Mainichi Broadcasting System (MBS)

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Gundam franchise, original creator Yoshiyuki Tomino was brought back to do a new series 15 years after Turn A Gundam. It was also the first time that two Gundam series were being shown at the same time, this along with Gundam Build Fighters Try. Yoshiyuki Tomino has been developing this project since 2007 with early concepts revolving around space elevators. During that time, the story wasn’t meant to be directly connected to any Gundam-related work, though that has changed upon its reveal as a 35th anniversary project. As such, expectations were high coming into the series. Besides the fact that Yoshiyuki Tomino is directly penning the story, the premise is also connected to the Universal Century timeline, the original setting for the initial Gundam works. However, the series became very polarizing that by the time it ended, mentioning it in various outlets would lead to quite the discussion in one way or another. So the question now is, how come GUNDAM Reconguista in G ended to become one of the more disappointing entries in the franchise? Has Yoshiyuki Tomino lost the storytelling prowess that he used in Mobile Suit Gundam which made it the landmark series that it is today? Continue Reading: GUNDAM Reconguista in G

BLOG: "NEXT G Coming Soon"

NEXT G Coming Soon Time to put those speculation hats on as a website that’s apparently connected to Gundam has just opened and within it is a countdown timer with more or less eleven days as of this post. Consequently, the @g_tekketsu Twitter account also went live with its first post pointing to the website in question.

Aside from the countdown timer, the website only has a silhouette of something humanoid with what appears to be cables dangling all over the place.

And while it’s safe to say that it’s related to Gundam, there’s no concrete evidence to suggest that this is teasing the next Gundam series or something along the lines. Everyone will just have to wait for the countdown timer to run out.

BLOG: RE:EDIT IRON MAN Hulkbuster – Updates

RE:EDIT IRON MAN Hulkbuster Armor - Updates Sen-Ti-Nel has just updated their webite with more information about the upcoming RE:EDIT IRON MAN Hulkbuster. And yes, both this and the S.H.Figuarts Hulkbuster are getting January 2016 release dates.

Aside from the aforementioned features of an opening head canopy and multiple LED units, this Hulkbuster is quite articulated and can hold stances despite its weight thanks to all those die cast content.

As a bonus, RE:EDIT IRON MAN Hulkbuster also stands at 250mm like the S.H.Figuarts version. This allows in scale playability between the previous S.H.Figuarts Iron Man releases and this figure.

  • RE:EDIT IRON MAN Hulkbuster
    Release Information: Jan. 2016 · $305
    Article via Sen-Ti-Nel


threeA - "Transformers" OPTIMUS PRIME Following up on the Bumblebee and Megatron releases, threeA has released the Lookbook for their next Transformers figure, none other than the Autobot leader Optimus Prime.

His design is also based on how he appeared in TRANSFORMERS Dark of the Moon. Optimus Prime will stand at 19-inches tall and is fully poseable with over 85 points of articulation. The figure also has LED light up parts and while it doesn’t transform, it will have an insane level of detail that threeA releases are known for.

Those who’ll order from threeA’s Bambaland Store will also receive a Battle Blaster Weapon as bonus.

  • "Dark of the Moon" OPTIMUS PRIME
    Pre-order Information:
    June 30, 2015 9:00AM (UTC+8) · $430
    Article via World of 3A

BLOG: HG Gundam G-Self [Perfect Pack]

HG Gundam G-Self [Perfect Pack] Speaking of the G-Self, here’s another High Grade — this time of the non-exclusive Gundam G-Self [Perfect Pack]. As previously mentioned, it’s essentially the same G-Self kit released before but instead uses a plethora of clear parts as backpack.

For those who haven’t seen GUNDAM Reconguista in G (that’s totally a valid reason given how the series went, more in a future post), the Perfect Pack combines the features of all backpack units into one through the unexplained capabilities of photon-based technology — thus the use of so much clear parts.

Not really digging the design but will nonetheless get this kit as a completionist.

  • HG Gundam G-Self [Perfect Pack]
    Release Information: Aug. 2015 · ¥2,700
    Image via TAG Hobby

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