|Was really waiting for Bandai to release the packaging art for this kit just to see how the name is correctly spelled.
And was totally disappointed on how they went with "Vrabe".
Anyway, this is the Hi-Nu Gundam Vrabe, Tatsuya Yuuki’s customized mobile suit in Gundam Build Fighters Amazing. Spelling conundrums aside, this design looks totally amazing (no pun intended). So amazing that pre-order slots for this kit on various online retailers closed fast.
BRAVE. VRAVE. VRABE.
|Before the Perfect Strike Gundam combined its three striker packs into one, there was the longer named Victory 2 Assault Buster Gundam. And as the name suggests, it combines the firepower of the Buster variant and offensive/defensive capabilities of the Assault variant.
Conveniently, this HGUC is mainly the Victory 2 Gundam with all option parts included to build either the Assault, or Buster, or Assault Buster configurations. Hence, those who wanted to build a kit for each variant (like this collector) will have to get three. Smart move Bandai, smart move.
So… where are those Wings of Light effect parts?
|Speaking of promotional videos, here’s another one from Bandai… and it’s hot. HAHAHA… Haha… ha~
Anyway, this is promoting the upcoming HGBF Try Burning Gundam and it’s over-the-top gimmick. If the clear blue parts are replaceable with clear orange ones for the Build Burning Gundam, the Try Burning Gundam takes it one step further.
Aside from clear orange parts, the Try Burning Gundam also come with replacement burning clear orange parts! And with this collector’s disdain for parts-swapping between modes, should this warrant another purchase solely for this mode?
|Haven’t watched Captain Earth as of yet though it is one of those shows that many anticipated… and were disappointed in the end. Regarless of how the story went, one thing is for sure. The titular machine, Earth Engine Impacter, looks awesome and Kotobukiya is making a kit of it.
The kit stands at 180mm to the top of the shoulder pylons and comes with a bunch of accessories. These include optional manipulators, replacement torso parts for the activated cannons/vulcans, an in-scale Earth Engine Ordinary unit, and a display base.
AmiAmi currently has the kit on pre-order at 32% discount, bringing the price down to just ¥4,960 or roughly $42.
|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.