Posts tagged “Model Kits

BLOG: Next HG Revive – HGUC Gundam Mk-II

Next HG Revive - HGUC Gundam Mk-II The next leg of Gunpla Expo Japan Tour 2015 just kicked off in Sendai and along with it, the next kit in the HG Revive campaign has been revealed.

Seemingly following the release order of the series they came from, the next High Grade to receive the modern treatment is the Gundam Mk-II from Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam. Knowing Bandai, they’ll probably release the same kit in Titans colors as an online exclusive.

This release does raise a question. Will it be compatible with the G-Defenser kit from the old HGUC Super Gundam? Given that the RG was compatible, it’s likely that it will be the same for this new HGUC.

  • HGUC Gundam Mk-II
    Release Information: November 2015
    Image via GUNDAM GUY

BLOG: Bandai Hobby Online Shop Exclusive – HGBF Cathedral Gundam

Bandai Hobby Online Shop Exclusive - HGBF Cathedral Gundam After its reveal in the recently concluded 54th Shizouka Hobby Show, Bandai has opened reservations for the Hobby Online Shop Exclusive HGBF Cathedral Gundam. It is the predecessor of the Denial Gundam and as such, shares the same mold with few changes. These mainly include the lack of clear parts and the use of a backpack unit that doubles as a booster.

And while it looks good in gold as seen here, was thinking of repainting it with same dark purple like the Denial Gundam. Here’s a color study to show how that would possibly look. The color scheme would bring it much closer to how the Denial Gundam eventually turned out.

  • HGBF Cathedral Gundam
    Reservations Start: May 20, 2015
    Release Information: August 2015 · ¥2,300
    Images via Premium Bandai

BLOG: 54th Shizuoka Hobby Show – Gundam Build Fighters Amazing

54th Shizouka Hobby Show - Gundam Build Fighters Amazing The 54th Shizuoka Hobby Show is ongoing from May 14 to 17 at Twin Messe Shizouka and features spring and summer hobby merchandise displays from various manufacturers. [Official Website]

Bandai will be releasing a couple more kits from the side story Gundam Build Fighters Amazing, both of which will be Bandai Hobby Online Shop exclusives though. Not really interested with the Hi-Nu Gundam Influx, but the Cathedral Gundam looks amazing. Already thinking of painting the yellow/gold bits into the same purple of the Denial Gundam to look more like the latter’s predecessor.

  • HGBF Cathedral Gundam
    Pre-order Information: May 20 · ¥2,300
  • HGBF Hi-Nu Gundam Influx
    Pre-order Information: TBD

Images via TAG Hobby


BLOG: 54th Shizuoka Hobby Show – MG Gundam Amazing Red Warrior

54th Shizuoka Hobby Show - MG Gundam Amazing Red Warrior The 54th Shizuoka Hobby Show is ongoing from May 14 to 17 at Twin Messe Shizouka and features spring and summer hobby merchandise displays from various manufacturers. [Official Website]

Of two surprises that Bandai revealed on the show floor, there’s one thing common to them — being RED. Another red kit stepping one grade higher is the Gundam Amazing Red Warrior, seemingly a remold of the MG RX-78-2 Gundam Ver.2.0.

It’s also the first Master Grade to come out of Gundam Build Fighters Try. Oddly enough, they didn’t choose to do the Build Burning Gundam as the first MG from the series. Probably because this one is just a retool/remold.

  • MG Gundam Amazing Red Warrior
    Release Information: August 2015 · ¥4,800
    Images via Master File Blog

BLOG: 54th Shizuoka Hobby Show – EX-STANDARD

54th Shizuoka Hobby Show - EX-STANDARD The 54th Shizuoka Hobby Show is ongoing from May 14 to 17 at Twin Messe Shizouka and features spring and summer hobby merchandise displays from various manufacturers. [Official Website]

The Winning Gundam introduced the concept of an SD kit being used as weapons and accessories to existing HG kits both in and out of fiction. And it looks like Bandai will take off with this concept in the new EX-STANDARD line. The line aims to produce SD kits with better detail, proportion, and articulation — as well as cross compatibility for HG kits.

The initial EX-STANDARD kits will include the RX-78-2 Gundam, Aile Strike Gundam, Wing Gundam Zero EW, and Gundam Exia. Release dates and prices have yet to be announced.


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