|Tamashii Nations 2015 has come and gone, but wasn’t really able to put thoughts into it (especially the ROBOT Damashii stuff) thanks to the whole Korea trip. That said, of all many figures on display there (hint: on display not confirmed), here are two that this collector most wanted to become real.
On the left is Sirbine from Aura Battler Dunbine: The Tale of Neo-Byston Well. It’s a given since it’s the lead machine for that OVA. On the right is the Destiny Impulse Gundam which should represent all forms of the Impulse Gundam. Aside from the Master Grade kit, the suit hasn’t really received that much love and either an HGCE or a ROBOT Damashii release would really suffice.
Oh and yeah, still have two HG Force Impulse Gundam kits in the backlog.
|Tamashii Nations released a video promoting the ver.A.N.I.M.E. ROBOT Damashii line. This includes the four previously revealed figures and will feature new engineering, articulation, and proportions using aesthetics based on the source animation — Mobile Suit Gundam.
Video via Bandai Official on YouTube
|The Calamity War backstory of Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS suggests that 72 Gundam-type frames were built during the conflict. It’s sort of unlikely that all 72 Gundams will appear in the series but as of now, three have been revealed. Going by their model numbers, Gundam Barbatos is the 8th, Gundam Gusion is the 11th, and Gundam Kimaris is the 66th.
As for the kit, it’s monochromatic color scheme looks to be composed of only three shades of purple. Hopefully this would allow Bandai to release a color-accurate kit out of the box with minimal stickers needed. Sans beam weapons, this guy wields a huge lance, and a blade that can be folded and stored on its rear.
|Bandai Hobby has updated their special Mobile Suit Gundam THE ORIGIN page with tons of information about the upcoming MG RX-78-02 Gundam [Gundam THE ORIGIN Ver.] release.
There’s still speculation going whether this kit was based off the Ver.2.0/3.0 model kit or an entirely new mold. Aesthetic differences aside, this version of the original Gundam has included effect parts for the chest/forearm weapon hatches, and is also compatible with the Bandai LED units to light up the head unit.
Oh and this kit also boats great poseability to reproduce those iconic scenes from the manga.
|The 1/100 scale plastic model series offers a lineup of characters that appear in the TV series of Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED Orphans. Their assembly is simple yet the inner frame and movements of various joints are faithfully reproduced to allow the models to strike the same poses as in the animation. It is a series that is sure to fascinate all fans.
Bandai is indeed getting better and better at these descriptions.
After its absence from Mobile Suit Gundam AGE and GUNDAM Reconguista in G, the 1/100 line returns in Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS. And again, it’s not a Master Grade but it does have an inner frame. Was really hoping that they’d include these in the RE/100 line but oh well.