BLOG: Today’s Robits – March 2014
|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.
First and foremost, this is what happens when multiple shipments from various periods arrive during the same month, or at least the claim slip is given at the same month. Thanks local customs office! #sarcasm
Anywho, these two came as part of Bandai’s HG All Gundam Project. Two releases which many 1/144 collectors though that will never arrive due to their relatively small size. The V-Dash Gundam and/or Victory Gundam Hexa would be really appreciated Bandai.
|These two robits can be loosely said to be the same banana, loosely. Both are based on the Nu Gundam, where one is a direct variant while the other is… something.
RG Strike Freedom Gundam is very notable for its gold Advanced MS Joint, though it doesn’t match well with the chromed gold parts used the wing binders of the Super DRAGOONS.
On the other hand, ROBOT Damashii Hi-Nu Gundam is notable for having the heavy proportions straight from the original line art. This is in contrast to the recent MG and HGUC iterations of the mobile suit which are based on the Hajime Katoki redesign.
|Speaking of bananas, these two are from totally different ones.
Imagine the original Full Armor Gundam from Mobile Suit Variation and give it the Full Armor Unicorn Gundam treatment and you’ll get this guy. This means more guns, more stuff and more shields — like four of them.
Then there’s this guy. Thanks to its brief appearance (and animation debut) in Gundam Build Fighters, Bandai actually decided to reissue this older High Grade kit. And G-SAVIOUR as a movie was atrocious, the mobile suit itself looks pretty awesome.
|Further stretching this list are these two kits, one not related to any mecha franchise and the other, the first model kit offered by a figure company.
Max Factory has always been known to be a figure company, with Figma and Nendroid releases selling like hotcakes. So how would their initial offering to the hobby market fare? The answer would have to wait until the kit gets built and the CATALOGUE entry is designated.
Distributed by Wave, this Keiko release was popular enough that it warranted a reissue. Space Pod-Crab03 is essentially a hangar support unit utilizing modular construction and multiple build options.
|Starting off with smaller mobile suits, it’s only fitting to finish the post with a large one. It’s also note worthy that this is the first third-party release featured in Today’s Robits.
This model kit was released by China-based ACE Models and comes in a huge package, though that doesn’t say anything about the quality of the kit. As a first production bonus, the release also includes additional parts to build it with the original blue S Gundam colors. Also purchased two more third-party kits, though their packages aren’t in presentable conditions to be featured here.