BLOG: Box Art Extravaganza Dreizehn (UPDATED)
|Okay, Bandai has released prototype shots of the HG Atlas Gundam a while back and they have indeed tweaked the design a little to make it look less ornamented — i.e. more solid blocks of color instead of just highlights that would be hard to replicate on a High Grade kit.
That said, several sections, particularly on the torso, still need paint coverage for color accuracy. Making things more difficult is that it’s yellow over a dark color, well a darker shade of yellow but same banana nonetheless.
Now going to the actual box art, it is illustrated by Naochika Morishita so it definitely looks amazing. It also follows the same animation style packaging that the more recent HG Gundam Thunderbolt kits have. If Bandai doesn’t intend of reissuing the older kit with manga style packaging, then those might be considered rare?
|It wasn’t part of the initial box art reveals that Bandai had last week but since the HG IBO Gundam Kimaris Vidar was already revealed, Bandai might as well do the same for its box art and it looks something out of GUNDAM Reconguista in G. Well there are a lot of stuff and effects and whatnot happening there at the back.
In contrast to the background, there’s nothing remarkable about the mobile suit itself. In fact, it’s just standing there holding its weapons doing nothing, not even doing the signature Gundam pose of shooting and looking at the barrel.
Will the Gundam Kimaris Vidar be the last Gundam frame to appear in IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS as far as the series is concerned?
|So here’s how Bandai differentiates a premium box art from a regular one. It’s not premium when the mobile suit only stands or floats there, all neutral. But when it’s all flashy and dynamic, then it’s definitely premium! In all honesty though, the premium box art should be foil or holographic or something similar.
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