|The 52nd annual Shizuoka Hobby Show is currently ongoing from May 16 to 19 at Twin Messe Shizouka and features spring and summer hobby merchandise displays from various manufacturers. [HobbyLink Japan]
Aside from the big elephant in the room that is the MG RX-78-2 Gundam Ver.3.0, there are other Gunpla-related reveals in this year’s show. Following the announcements of new Blue Frame and Red Frame High Grade kits, Bandai is set to complete the lineup by releasing a proper Gold Frame Amatsu (or Amatu Mina as seen here) in 1/144 scale.
Based on the sample seen on the show, it won’t use any gold-plated plastic and would instead use that swirly gold plastic seen in the PG Strike Freedom Gundam release.
|Just days before Shizuoka Hobby Show 2013 starts, Bandai announces the next evolution of the MG line, or the RX-78-2 Gundam for that matter.
As the aptly named MG RX-78-Gundam Ver.3.0 suggests, this will be the fourth iteration (Ver.1.5 happened) of the mobile suit in the Master Grade line, not counting color variations, remolds or the One Year War version. For aesthetics, it will be based on the Real Grade — a complete departure from the anime-accurate Ver.2.0.
While there are a lot of model kits deserving the 2.0 treatment, here’s another RX-78-2 Gundam. Will this set the standard of Master Grades in the future? Everyone will find out in the aforementioned hobby show.
|The threeA x Valve collaboration kicks into high gear following their Halo releases as ATLAS and P-body, the pair of androids appearing in Portal 2 finally makes it to figure form.
These two were first teased in last year’s Re-Venture event and many were equally thrilled with that reveal. And after a year of waiting, threeA is now ready to accept pre-orders for this set. Yes, a set as these two will come in a special 2-figure box set exclusive form their Bambaland Store.
No pricing or exact pre-order dates have been revealed so stay tuned for updates on these awesome figures.
1/12 scale anyone? >:(
|There was quite a fuss yesterday after the pre-orders for S.H.Figuarts Sailor Moon & Masked Rider Blade went up. That said, here’s another figure open for pre-order though it’s the Tamashii Web Exclusive kind. Hassle.
As to why they made this guy a web exclusive is baffling, but what’s funny is that apparently, many are waiting for a Deathscythe or Deathscythe Hell release… disappointment. Either Bandai is saving the best for last with that figure or they’ll release it next with the original Wing Gundam being the last.
Seriously, if they made the Wing Gundam a web exclusive… darn!