ROBOT DAMASHII | MS-903 DORAEMON · CHOGOKIN | HELLO KITTY
MECHA CATALOGUE | Collection Features
|Four years after releasing the basic Victory Gundam, Bandai finally decided to cash in on the variations of this mobile suit. And no, they didn’t go to the Tamashii Web Exclusive route of just giving an option set, they’re releasing the whole thing on retail.
The main difference between the V-Dash Gundam and its base unit is the Overhang Pack which mounts a pair of high-powered beam cannons for additional firepower. The V-Dash also wields a mega beam rifle for even more firepower.
Hope it doesn’t take Bandai Hobby that long to do the same with the HGUC Victory Gundam.
|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 month’s hobby loot.
What better way to close September than to feature robit acquisitions for the month of August, just because.
First in the least is this quite anticipated third-party kit of the RX-105 Xi Gundam which at the moment has only got a web-exclusive ROBOT Damashii release and an SD kit.
Despite being at 1/144 scale, it’s massive size warrants construction utilizing an internal frame, among other awesomeness contained in this very fancy packaging.
|Everyone totally called on this one. Using the new mold of the Crossbone Gundam X1 Full Cloth released a few months ago, Bandai (predictably) is releasing the Crossbone Gundam X3 as well.
For those unfamiliar with the fiction, the Crossbone Gundam X3 is the same mobile suit that got upgraded into the Crossbone Gundam X1 Full Cloth after it was damaged beyond repair. So technically speaking, this is a lead Gundam — a must have for the CATALOGUE.
Guess Bandai is differentiating this from the first release with the lack of dash between "X" and "3"?
|Tamashii Nations made a slew of announcements today, one of which is the Gundam Mk-II which will also grace the ROBOT Damashii line following the earlier announced Zeta Gundam.
And it would seem that the designers took some liberties on this rendition, most notably on the proportions. If anything, the figure is quite stylized and has a silhouette veering towards those of super robots. This gives collectors more differentiation in choosing between this release and the available Gunpla of this mobile suit.
Once Bandai releases the Hyaku Shiki, the Gundam Team will be finally complete!