And We’re Still Getting More IBO Kits! New HG Announcements and MSV Designs

It seems like IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS is the gift that keeps on giving as we are still getting more kits despite being years away from the last animated production, especially with the Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS G mobile game finally launching next year. In fact, it’s finally getting a Mobile Suit Variation series several years after.

First teased during last month’s Hobby Next Phase event, we now have the full reveal of the next Gundam frame to get a High Grade kit, the ASW-G-32 Gundam Asmodeus. This guy will also appear in the game Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS Urdr Hunt and is the 32nd out of the 72 Gundam frames produced during the Calamity War. It will use the same HG Gundam Frame as previous kits so you should know what to expect when building this kit.

It has a mainly gray color scheme with yellow and white accents to break the monotony. Its main weapons are the Grand Tonfas mounted on each arm and can be displayed in extended mode by replacement parts. Like other Gundam frames, it also has a melee weapon, the Gigant Javelin which you can also display as an anchor with the included wires. Lastly, the solicitation highlights how each foot has unfolding claws that can be deployed through replacement parts as well. Overall, it’s an interesting design though I’ve yet to get any kit from Urdr Hunt, especially Marchosias and Hajiroboshi, so let’s see.

HG 1/144 Gundam Asmodeus
April 2022 / ¥1,900
Order via HobbyLink Japan

Also appearing in Urdr Hunt is a new variant of the Schwalbe Graze, Cyclase’s Schwalbe Custom. And yes, they’ve seemed to drop the Graze name altogether for this mobile suit. It’s a straight recolor of McGillis’ Schwalbe Graze but with a new shield and a pair of hand rifles for dual wielding.

HG 1/144 Cyclase’s Schwalbe Custom
May 2022 / ¥1,600
Order via HobbyLink Japan

Lastly, we have the first entry in the IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS MSV design series, which aims to collect all mobile suit variants appearing outside of the original series and the IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS Gekko side story manga. This is the Sigrún and it also appears in the mobile same mobile app but not in Urdr Hunt. Yeah, I don’t know how that works but it is what it is.

The Sigrún is a Valkyria frame mobile suit developed towards the end of the Calamity War. To those needing a refresher, Valkyria frames are another set of advanced mobile suit frames developed to end the Calamity War. But as Gundam frames ultimately heralded the end of the war, there weren’t that many Valkyria frame mobile suits produced. For weapons, it comes with the Valkyria Rapier and Valkyria Round Shied which, for all intents and purposes, kind of makes this the IBO version of the Gyan.

HG 1/144 Sigrún
June 2022 / ¥1,600
Order via HobbyLink Japan

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