BLOG: 55th All Japan Model & Hobby Show – High Grade IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS

55th All Japan Model & Hobby Show - HG Iron-Blooded Orphans The 55th All Japan Model & Hobby Show is Japan’s premier showcase of upcoming hobby and model-related products. It went from Sept. 25 to 27 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. [Official Website]

For some reason, Gundams featuring a white/gray and purple color scheme really appeal to this collector, with the latest being the Gaeon. Now another one adds to the list with the Gundam Kimaris and the subsequent High Grade kit looks great.

Gundam Kimaris has a bulkier design than Gundam Barbatos but both still share the same internal frame as seen on its thin mid-torso section. It also looks like melee beam weaponry isn’t really a thing for this series as this Gundam uses a spear instead.

  • HG Gundam Kimaris
    Release Information: Jan. 2016 · ¥1,200

55th All Japan Model & Hobby Show - HG Iron-Blooded Orphans Speaking of bulk, this one takes the cake. The next Gundam from this series is revealed as the Gundam Gusion. Yes, this thing is a Gundam and apart from that small forehead jewel and small traces of a v-fin, its design departs from the usual with quite a stretch.

Can’t really tell if this thing shares the same internal frame as the Barbatos and Kimaris, but it would take quite the armor to make up such mass from those thin internals. And for weapons, aside from a (beam?) rifle, it comes with a mallet of sorts for melee combat.

  • HG Gundam Gusion
    Release Information: Dec. 2015 · ¥1,200

Oh and yes, both ‘Kimaris’ and ‘Gusion’ are names taken from demonology similar to ‘Barbatos’.

Images via AmiAmi Hobby News

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