BLOG: Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS – New HG IBO/IBA Gunpla
|And if the Build Fighters stuff aren’t enough, Tekkadan also returns in for the second season of Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS and of course there’s new Gunpla.
First and foremost, this isn’t just a numbered form of the Barbatos as it gets a new name. Introducing the Gundam Barbatos Lupus — "lupus" being the Latin for "wolf" as mentioned in Gundam.Info. Strictly speaking, the design doesn’t deviate much from the original Gundam Barbatos as the differences are more subtle. It also does away with the mace-type weapons and goes with a buster sword-like one.
Also included in the initial wave of new kits is what appears to be a yet-unnamed upgrade of the Gundam Gusion Rebake. Much like the Barbatos Lupus, this upgraded version still carries the same visual cues but with a much more angular design.