|Premium Bandai has opened a Candy Toy Online Shop (yes, even they have those) page showing the upcoming Super Mini-Pla Xabungle set in full color. It has been previously revealed that Xabungle will come in four colors of plastic, probably including the clear lens/cockpit pieces.
Will go on a whim here and guess that all parts in yellow will be done via seals. And with the exception of the crotch piece, most of them seem to be flat surfaces so using those shouldn’t be that much of an issue. Also shown are the two colors the Gallop Type and Trad 11 Type can randomly come in — green or sand. Finally is a how Xabungle will look with the option set parts attached. So yeah, yellow seals and it’s a done deal for this collector.
|Still on the Gunpla building streak of 2016, the next kit following the Cathedral Gundam is the HG Gundam AGE-1 Razor. Wasn’t able to do any work-in-progress posts so here’s the lowdown.
This build is primarily a mix between the original Hobby Japan AGE-1 Razor custom parts and the third party Dragon Momoko kit, with the latter molded in color accurate parts — including clear green ones for the blades. Since parts were coming from different sets, some fitting issues were expected but easily solved with a bit of sanding here and there.
And keeping the trend of building the same banana twice in a row, the following this one is the HG Gundam AGE-1 Full Glansa. Now, even the AGE-1 Normal can do the Aile Strike pose thanks to the Glastron Launcher included in the aforementioned kit.
|The latest issue of Japanese hobby magazines have come out and along with are the latest batch of blurry magazine scans, or smartphone pictures.
It’s not yet officially confirmed whether Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS will get a second season but it is well past the midpoint of its current run. Not really sure whether the Gundam Barbatos gets a mid-season upgrade but these new scans show that it will get two more forms. The one on the right is the 5th form which has new high-heeled feet, and forearms (this is the form seen trashing stuff on the second opening). Then in the middle is the 6th form which adds new torso and shoulder armor, as well as a couple of new melee weapons. Still hoping for a second season and a much different mid-season upgrade.
|The Freedom Gundam isn’t exactly the choice many would’ve picked if they were to ask which Master Grade would get the Ver.2.0 treatment. That said, it is still a popular design more than a decade after its debut in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED. But then again, the Aile Strike Gundam did get the Ver.RM treatment so it’s not really that much of a surprise.
Off the bat, the most noticeable change are the more stylized proportions that may have been pulled from the RG Freedom Gundam. It’s much slimmer and sleeker, even too sleek for some. The Freedom isn’t really a busy design but this kit takes out the simplicity and presents a much more complicated aesthetic.
|Tamashii Nations has updated their special CAPTAIN AMERICA Civil War page to include more details for the second S.H.Figuarts release from the movie — Iron Man Mark 46.
As exciting as this release is, Tamashii Nations has pretty much set up the standard for these Iron Man figures. The standard fare includes excellent detail and paintwork, as well as great articulation and poseability. Accessories would most likely include replacement hands for dynamic stances, and effect parts.
So yeah, get those pre-orders ready as this guy comes out in June.