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BLOG: The Existence Through Destruction of G-SAVIOUR – An Introspect

Existence Through Death of G-SAVIOUR A minute into episode 8 of Gundam Build Fighters saw the introduction of new character Nils Nielsen on a simulated Gunpla Battle with a Gundam-type mobile suit — the G-SAVIOUR.

To those unaware, G-SAVIOUR was infamous for the negative response it got from both the fanbase and original Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino. This resulted in Bandai/Sunrise seemingly denying its existence, and absence in any official material since 2002.

While most likely just to reissue the HG G-SAVIOUR kit (currently sold out), could there be other implications to its appearance? While the source material is horrendous, the suit design isn’t. Will G-SAVIOUR eventually get out of its "black sheep" status and become a novelty? Will Bandai capitalize on this and produce new kits? Probably not, but seeing it beautifully animated with today’s technology is definitely a treat.

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BLOG: HGAC Wing Gundam – Completed Build

HGAC Wing Gundam - Completed Build Managed to complete the HGAC Wing Gundam before November ends despite the totally bummer schedule. Like previous builds, this includes the standard fare of painting additional details, panel lines and a flat top coat.

As far as impressions are concerned, Bandai has really stepped up their game for these High Grade kits. Better part separation allows for hidden seam lines, more colors out of the box and easier painting. This release is surely one of the better ones recently.

So what’s next? Was initially thinking of building the HGFC Shining Gundam, but having acquired the HGAW Gundam Double X might change that.

Oh and that’s a Fafner getting ready to be shot at right there. Finally got both of them!

BLOG: HGBF 1/144 Star Build Strike Gundam Plavsky Wing

HG Star Build Strike Gundam Plavsky Wing In episode 6 of Gundam Build Fighters, the Build Strike Gundam Full Package was completely trashed after battling against Tatsuya Yuuki’s Zaku Amazing. And when the lead Gundam of a series is destroyed, the mid-season upgrade makes an entrance.

As seen in this year’s Gunpla Expo, that upgrade comes in the form of the mouthful Star Build Strike Gundam Plavsky Wing. Noticeable changes in the Build Strike Gundam include the torso, legs and shield. What’s completely different is the new Universal Booster which manipulates Plavsky Particles to generate a feathered wing-like appearance.

  • HGBF Star Build Strike Gundam
    Plavsky Wing

    Release Information: January 2014 · ¥1,575
    Images via AmiAmi Blog

BLOG: Gunpla Expo World Tour 2013 Japan – MG Gundam Build Fighters

Gunpla Expo World Tour 2013 Japan - MG Gundam Build Fighters Gunpla Expo (Gundam Plamodel Exposition) World Tour 2013 Japan is ongoing from November 21 to 24 at the Akihabara UDX and will feature upcoming Gunpla from the Bandai Hobby Division. [Official Website]

Whatever happened to the MG Gundam AGE-3 prototype Bandai displayed… as it’s totally ditched in favor of Master Grades from Gundam Build Fighters! The three here are retools of existing kits so they’re easier to produce and not risky unlike… MG Gundam AGE-3.

  • MG Build Strike Gundam Full Package
    Release Information: Jan. 2014 · ¥4,200
  • MG Build Gundam Mk-II
    Release Information: Feb. 2014 · ¥5,000
  • MG Sengoku Gundam Astray
    Release Information: Feb. 2014 · ¥5,000

Images via AmiAmi Blog

BLOG: Gunpla Expo World Tour 2013 Japan – HG All Gundam Project

Gunpla Expo World Tour 2013 Japan - HG All Gundam Project Gunpla Expo (Gundam Plamodel Exposition) World Tour 2013 Japan is ongoing from November 21 to 24 at the Akihabara UDX and will feature upcoming Gunpla from the Bandai Hobby Division. [Official Website]

After January’s HGUC Victory 2 Gundam, the HG All Gundam Project moves forward to February with the very familiar Aile Strike Gundam, now an HGCC release as part of the standardized HGUC numbering scheme.

As mentioned before, this kit is essentially the HGBF Build Strike Gundam with the normal Strike appendages and accessories. Still wondering how’s the engineering for the exposed frame bits at the shoulder units.

  • HGCE Aile Strike Gundam
    Release Information: Feb. 2014 · ¥1,365

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