Posts tagged “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".

BLOG: RG 00 Raiser – Box Art

RG 00 Raiser - Box Art Totally forgot to pre-order this kit for some unknown reason. Now it’s sold out everywhere. Bummer.

After two add-on kits for the RG Gundam Exia, Bandai unsurprisingly follows those with the RG 00 Raiser in all of its Twin Drive glory. Multiple prototype shots of the kit have appeared everywhere and just like any other Real Grade, this one looks great. Like Gundam Exia, this will also include marking seals that are primarily based off the "Designer’s Color Ver." with all those stripes.

Once released, everyone’s probably expecting Bandai to release an add-on kit to build the 00 Gundam Seven Sword, and possibly one in Inspection Colors.

  • RG 00 Raiser
    Release Information: April 2015 · ¥3,000
    Image via TAG Hobby

BLOG: Nostalgia Trip!

Nostalgia Trip! Aside from a couple of friends celebrating their birthdays, March 6 is a memorable date for western mecha/anime aficionados.

New Mobile Report Gundam W (or Mobile Suit Gundam W as it was released) went on air in the US on March 6, 2000 and while not the best Gundam series, it gave the franchise a boost in exposure thanks to its visuals and narrative. At the same time, Bandai introduced their long running plastic model line, along with cheesy commercials (LOL levels).

Fifteen years on, and while the brand is not as mainstream as it was before, Gundam is gaining momentum through its distribution over new media platforms. It also helps that Bandai/Sunrise has a more global approach on the franchise then before, allowing more to have access to both content and merchandising.

BLOG: HGBF Denial Gundam – Prototype Shots

HGBF Denial Gundam - Prototype Shots Bandai has recently displayed a prototype shot of the upcoming HGBF Denial Gundam at Gunpla Expo Japan Tour 2015 Nagoya. It was in full color though it just stood there, no display of accessories and/or weapons.

So Bandai released more prototype shots of the kit, albeit uncolored but highlighting one of its gimmicks — the hair. The kit will include bunch of effect parts to provide multiple display options for the… hair. It will also include flame effect parts much like the Try Burning Gundam, though they’ll be obviously violet.

Hopefully it doesn’t parts form as much as the Try Burning Gundam that two kits must be purchased, one for each mode.

  • HGBF Denial Gundam
    Release Information: May 2015 · ¥1,800
    Image via TAG Hobby

BLOG: Box Art Extravaganza Sieben

Box Art Extravaganza Sieben It’s the Master Grade that everyone’s been waiting for, in the display that everyone will likely go for. Headlining this batch of box art reveals is the MG Gundam Double X in all its deployed Twin Satellite Cannon glory.

As a bonus, this kit has been loaded with hardpoints to be compatible with the old HG 1/100 G-Falcon set. There are also rumors floating around that Bandai will be re-releasing this old kit with additional marking seals as a Bandai Hobby Online Shop exclusive. Though until an official announcement has been made, treat this bit with a grain of salt.

  • MG Gundam Double X
    Release Information: March 2015 · ¥4,500

Oh and in before Bandai announces the MG Gundam X Divider as a web exclusive.

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