|More and more Crossbone Gundam variations are coming as Bandai has just announced the latest one, albeit being a Hobby Online Shop exclusive.
First is the Crossbone Gundam X1 Kai which is a slight upgrade of the original Crossbone Gundam. This slight upgrade is essentially the Screw Whip mounted on the rear skirt armor. But knowing Bandai, they’re sure to add some more stuff to this online exclusive.
For starters, included is its signature Anti-beam Mantle. It’s sort of made of paper or that same material used as the joint covers for the The Next Generation —PATLABOR— Ingram kit. Look forward to learning more once Bandai opens pre-orders.
|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.