|With its ability to change colors depending on the equipment, Bandai can easily sell multiple variants of the G-Self, whether in Gunpla or figure form. So while being skipped with the Gunpla releases, Tamashii Nations instead took the opportunity to release the G-Self (Reflector Pack) as a Tamashii Web Exclusive.
The pack can be folded or deployed to reveal multiple reflective panels, and that’s about it. It also gives the G-Self a violet hue for some reason. Speaking of the G-Self, still don’t like the aesthetic choice of using round clear pieces of plastic for the chest vents.
|Here’s some more information regarding the Hobby Japan custom kit for HGCE Freedom Gundam. It looks like the custom kit is a conversion set to build the Freedom Gundam Flame Feder, a unit that appears in the side story Gundam Build Fighters Honoo Tri.
It appears that this unit is the upgraded form of the Freedom Gundam Feder which is just a red recolor of the original Freedom Gundam. Much like any magazine-packed custom kit, this will come in white and will require painting to look accurate.
|May is just about to end, which also means that it’s already June, which also means that the HGBF Gundam Tryon 3 is just days away from its release (i.e. June 4).
As previously mentioned, two copies of the kit were pre-ordered with one permanently in combined mode while the other for the separate modes of each machine — which is a good segway to a related story.
Now most online stores restrict each order of this kit to one copy, with HobbyLink Japan being no exception. However, their system kind of permits updating the quantity to two copies to which this collector did. Unfortunately that led to a temporary account suspension though it was easily dealt with. Eventually cancelled the pre-order altogether and went with AmiAmi instead, which legitimately allows multiple copies.
|Started this build around November 2014. Six months later… by the end of May… it’s finally done.
This is the third-party HG Gundam Geminass 01 from Dragon Momoko. Extensive coverage has already been made for this kit so documenting the build isn’t much needed. Besides, entries would’ve taken forever.
Thoughts about the kit will be covered in its future CATALOGUE entry, but what’s exciting is the build that will follow. Continuing the Gundam Wing-related builds will be the RG Wing Gundam Zero EW. For this build, the "Drei Zwerg" weapon parts, as well as custom water slide decals have been acquired.
Anyone want to bet how long this guy would take?
|Kotobukiya has opened a product page for their upcoming 1/100 Murasame Liger figure under the new Zoids Aggressive banner. The line will present a different play pattern from the original Takara Tomy releases, as well as their own HMM line of kits, by being ready right outside the box.
Murasame Liger will be 220mm long (seemingly up to the tail) and features a fully maneuverable Murasame Blade. It’s also very articulated, with an opening cockpit gimmick and deployable pile bunkers at the front leg units.
Here’s hoping that Kotobukiya also does Blade Liger and/or Liger Zero under the same line.