BLOG: Gunpla Evolution Project – HGUC Zeta Gundam
Back in the Gunpla Expo World Tour Japan 2016 Winter, Bandai had a peculiar kit on display. It appears to be a new High Grade version of the Zeta Gundam, which was expected after the slew of ‘Revive’ kits they’ve released thus far. However, it had a different moniker — High Grade Accelerate Evolution — and it raised questions as to what it is and how it should differ from the current High Grade lines. Couple of months pass and Bandai decided to drop the new moniker and go with a better marketing plan. With Gunpla celebrating 40 years in 2020, Bandai has launched the "Road to Gunpla 40th Anniversary" with the Gunpla Evolution Project.
The Gunpla Evolution Project will span across multiple scales & grades to the year 2020, with each release focusing on an ‘Evolution Point’ to serve as reference for the further advancement of Gunpla engineering and design. Such points include ACTION for poseability & articulation, BUILD for engineering & assembly, and COLOR for molding and accuracy. And for the first release in the project, focusing on the Evolution Point of ACTION is a new HGUC Zeta Gundam. Utilizing the latest in engineering, this kit aims to strike the best in articulation while maintaining its Wave Rider transformation via the use of replacement parts.
- HGUC Zeta Gundam | Release Information: April 2017 · ¥1,800 | Article via Bandai Hobby Site