|From Mechanicore, the third-party Gunpla group that has a thing for giving very convoluted names to their releases, comes this very convoluted kit based on a very convoluted mobile suit.
Earlier this year, another third-party group released a 1/144 scale High Grade-based kit of the S Gundam Plan 303E "Deep Striker". With Mechanicore’s tendency to make things much crazier, they are releasing 1/100 scale kit of this behemoth.
The kit will be comprised of around 1,400 pcs. including multiple LED units for the major sensors and its 38 thruster units. It will stand at an overall height of 570mm and spanning a length of 870mm from the main cannon to the tail booster unit. A bunch of bonuses are also included for the first release batch.
|Bandai has been producing a ton of Gunpla for almost 35 years now, but they haven’t done a kit for one of the most iconic structures in the Gundam franchise, specifically from the Universal Century. The structures that enabled the evolution into Newtypes — the Space Colony.
To the uninformed, these space colonies are actually based on real-life theoretical designs — the O’Neill Cylinders — and those that appear in the Universal Century are known as the "Island Three" configuration.
Anyway, Wave is stepping in by releasing a "Space Settlement" kit. Remember that this isn’t a Bandai release so use of adhesives may be required.
|Going back to official stuff, with Gundam Build Fighters Try premiering in a month, Bandai is releasing more and more solicitations for both the HGBF and the HGBC lines. Do take note that these are mostly remolds of previously released kits, well except the second one.
On that note, the remolds will be based off the HGUC Gundam Ez-8 and the HGBF Beargguy III [San] (RE:Teddy in Melancholy) kits while the new HGBF custom pack will most likely be used with this Ez-8 remold.
Release dates and prices have been provided in these solicitations. Though outside these placeholders, nothing has been revealed regarding these kits.
|Like it or not, these third-party/independent companies are really improving on getting those resin-only kits translated to colored plastic ones. This time, BTF is releasing a plastic version of the Vicious Project 1/100 ZZ Gundam Extra Fit, which is also available as a recast via E2046.
As seen in these colored prototype shots, the kit features Obari-esque heavily stylized proportions that’s very much different from the bulky aesthetic of the ZZ Gundam. And being originally made of resin, the kit will not transform and breakdown into its core components.
The set will also come with the oversized weapons and accessories that the ZZ Gundam is known for.
|After releasing their version of the RX-105 Xi Gundam, it’s no surprise that Model Comprehend will immediately follow suit with its nemesis, the RX-104FF Penelope.
The Penelope also has the same convoluted aesthetic seen in the Xi Gundam, its successor unit. Most of this bulk comes from the Minovsky Craft flight unit, which when removed reveals the RX-104 Odysseus Gundam as the base mobile suit.
Given the same nature of the Xi Gundam and Penelope, expect that this kit will also employ the same engineering and construction seen in the former. That said, no release information has been revealed as of yet.