Posts tagged “Model Kits

BLOG: Gunpla Expo Japan Tour 2015 Fukuoka – HGCE Freedom Gundam

Gunpla Expo Japan Tour 2015 Fukuoka - HGCE Freedom Gundam Gunpla Expo (Gundam Plamodel Exposition) Japan Tour 2015 is being held across Japan for the whole year and features upcoming Gunpla from Bandai Hobby Division. It’s currently in Fukuoka from April 24 to May 6. [Official Website]

The HG All Gundam Project produced HG Gunpla of titular mobile suits that didn’t have modern HG incarnations at that time. This time around, it seems like the HG Revive campaign focuses on updating old HG kits with modern standards.

Next in line is the HGCE Freedom Gundam and it looks a ton better than the old High Grade thanks to its MG-esque proportions and additional details. Hope this kicks off more HGCE releases. (HGCE Force Impulse Gundam!)

  • HGCE Freedom Gundam
    Release Information: TBD
    Image via TAG Hobby

BLOG: HGUC Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex type RC [Destroy Mode] Ver.GFT SILVER

HGUC Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex Type RC [Destroy Mode] Ver. GFT SILVER Well that’s one mouthful of a name.

Last March, Gundam Front Tokyo started showing a new video attraction beside the 1/1 Gundam statue entitled GUNDAM Reconguista in G —From The Past To The Future—. It features the G-Self in combat against a silver Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex for some odd reason. Someone uploaded a recording of the video attraction for those who can’t go to Gundam Front Tokyo.

In conjunction with this, Bandai is releasing a silver recolor of the existing HGUC Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex exclusive kit. Really tempted to get this one because of its more muted colors.

  • HGUC Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex
    type RC [Destroy Mode] Ver.GFT SILVER

    Release Information: April 18, 2015 · ¥2,571
    Article via TAG Hobby

BLOG: Bandai Hobby Online Shop Exclusive – HGUC Crossbone Gundam X2 Kai

Bandai Hobby Online Shop Exclusive - HGUC Crossbone Gundam X2 Kai As have already expected, Bandai is releasing the HGUC Crossbone Gundam X2 Kai as a Hobby Online Shop exclusive. Always makes this collector wonder why the X2 gets this treatment despite being a fairly popular design.

The X2 is essentially the same kit with minor remolds to the booster pods and the v-fin. As far as accessories go, it will also share the same ones with the X1 though the X2 will come with its signature Buster Launcher that’s 150mm long. That’s taller than the mobile suit itself.

After releasing the X1 Full Cloth as part of the HGBF line, all that remains is the Crossbone Gundam X3, a likely candidate for the web exclusive treatment.

  • HGUC Crossbone Gundam X2 Kai
    Release Information: June 2015 · ¥2,000
    Article via Premium Bandai

BLOG: Plastic Crack – HG Gaeon

This is Plastic Crack – posts, usually of video reviews, that continuously stimulate the collector passion through demonstration of a figure’s features. More importantly, these mainly comprise of items in the CATALOGUE wishlist..

Been hemming and hawing between the HG Gaeon and the HG Gundam G-Lucifer as this is an awesome design while the other is slowly growing on this collector. But this one takes the cake thanks to its myriad of display possibilities.

That said, several key details on the kit rely on foil seals, including the front face plate, so those should be planned prior to building. Other than that, this thing looks amazing, despite not being a lead Gundam as stated in the Collection Definition.

BLOG: Today’s Robits – February 2015 (Late Post!)

Today's Robits - February 2015 This is Today’s Robits – posts that showcase CATALOGUE-related acquisitions for the entire duration of the covered period. In other words, it’s all about this last month’s hobby loot.

February was a plamo-centric month of acquisitions as the robits that arrived were, you’ve guessed it, model kits.

When Bandai released the 1/48 Ingram kit for The Next Generation —PATLABOR—, they also reissued all the past Patlabor model kits. These included the Master Grades and the 1/60 scale ones. The smaller scaled kits were different that these employed an inner skeleton for the major joints that are enclosed in a rubber-like material to replicate the original design.

  • 1/60 | AV-98 INGRAM
  • 1/60 | AV-98 INGRAM SPECIAL
  • 1/60 | AV-2 TYPE X-0 (ZERO)

Continue Reading: Today’s Robits – February 2015


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