Box Art Extravaganza: Gundam Side-F

We are more or less a month away before Gundam Side-F Fukuoka within the Gundam Park opens. And so, we are getting more information on the event-exclusive kits they are offering, including packaging illustrations.

First the RG RX-93ff Nu Gundam which shows us the packaging style of the merchandise coming from Gundam Side-F and Gundam Park. This kit is also the best representation of this life-sized statue as the design is based on the Real Grade kit of the original design. We also get the new Bandai Namco logo shown on the top right, which came from the reorganization the company went through earlier this year.

The solicitations also show additional features of the kit, including the several ways you can display the Long Range Fin Funnel. You can have it attached to the forearm like an underslung cannon or you can keep it in its original mounting point at the back and pivot it to the front for a shoulder-mounted configuration. And given that it’s also a funnel, you can display it deployed on its own with an action base as well.

RG 1/144 RX-93ff Nu Gundam
April 25, 2022 / ¥4,500

We also get packaging art for the Entry Grade RX-93ff Nu Gundam and this will be the first to kit in the line to come in a larger box when compared to the RX-78-2 Gundam and the Strike Gundam. You might say that this is because of the runners for the Long Range Fin Funnel, but if you’ve seen packaging leaks for the regular version, it also comes in a similarly sized box, probably albeit thinner. It also has the new Bandai Namco logo printed prominently just like the Real Grade version.

Also similar to the Real Grade is how the Entry Grade has the same display options for the Long Range Fin Funnel. It can be attached to the arm as an underslung cannon or can be deployed over the shoulder. I’m also not entirely sure if the Long Range Fin Funnel would be color accurate straight from the runners but if these pics are to be speculated on, it does seem so. Well, except for the red strip on the broad side of the fin funnel as it appears to be a sticker.

Speaking of stickers, the other markings, including Amuro Ray’s insignia and the stripes on the front skirting armor, will also be stickers.

Entry Grade 1/144 RX-93ff Nu Gundam
April 25, 2022 / ¥1,300

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