BLOG: PLAMAX JG-02 1/350 Gipsy Danger

PLAMAX JG-02 1/350 Gipsy Danger Max Factory is doing a double combo this December as not only will it release Cherno Alpha, but also Gipsy Danger, the protagonist machine in Pacific Rim as part of their PLAMAX line of model kits.

Standing at 230 mm, Gipsy Danger is hyper-detailed thanks to the use of the actual CG models to reproduce it in plastic. The kit also includes water slide decals to further emphasize that realistic look. As for accessories, it will include parts to build the Plasma Cannon and Chain Sword. It will also come with an LED unit to light up its torso-mounted reactor.

  • PLAMAX 1/350 Gipsy Danger
    Release Information: Dec. 2016 · ¥8,148
    Article via Good Smile Company


HI-METAL R Dougram September 2015 saw the launch of the HI-METAL R series, the third re-branding of the line that originally started in the 1980s as just HI-METAL, then focused on the Macross franchise as VF HI-METAL. While initial HI-METAL R releases were mostly from Macross, it seems like they’re trying to return to its roots with the next figure — Dougram.

Standing at 160 mm, the build is as expected from a figure made from ABS, PVC and die-cast metal. It also features great articulation coupled with some gimmicks, including an opening canopy with a pilot figure inside. It also comes with the Turbozak, it’s signature linear cannon that can be mounted at the rear of the combat armor.

  • HI-METAL R Dougram
    Release Information: Feb. 2017 · ¥12,800
    Image via Tamashii Web


METAL BUILD Gundam F91 When Tamashii Nations started the METAL BUILD line, the focus was mainly on mobile suits coming from either Mobile Suit Gundam SEED / DESTINY or Mobile Suit Gundam 00. So it came to a surprise when they announced that the next METAL BUILD figure is the Gundam F91. The line is known for stylized takes on existing mobile suit designs which aren’t directly applicable to those from the Universal Century because of their simpler and grounded aesthetics. This is probably the reason they picked up something from the late UC, with the redesign credited to Kunio Okawara.

A sample is currently on display at the 56th All Japan Hobby & Model Show but more information will be revealed at Tamashii Nation 2016 by the end of October.

  • METAL BUILD Gundam F91
    Release Information: TBA
    Image via Tamashii Web

BLOG: ROBOT Damashii <Side MS> Full Armor Gundam ver.A.N.I.M.E.

ROBOT Damashii &lt;Side MS&gt; Full Armor Gundam With all the brouhaha and commotion surrounding the Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt version of the Full Armor Gundam, Tamashii Nations has not forgotten the original design and put it in the ver.A.N.I.M.E. sub-brand of the ROBOT Damashii line.

This is the original Full Armor Gundam as seen in the Mobile Suit Variation design series, moss green armor and all. Aside from its excellent articulation, the figure comes with a bunch of weapons, accessories, and effect parts for various display options. And with Bandai Hobby currently not planning on releasing a High Grade of this guy, getting this kit is a great alternative.

  • ROBOT Damashii <Side MS>
    Full Armor Gundam ver.A.N.I.M.E.

    Release Information: Feb. 2017 · ¥6,000
    Images via Tamashii Web

BLOG: Bandai Hobby Online Shop Exclusive – HGCE Sword Impulse Gundam

Bandai Hobby Online Shop Exclusive - HGCE Sword Impulse Gundam When the Blast Impulse Gundam was released as a Bandai Hobby Online Shop exclusive, it was understandable as it wasn’t even included in the High Grade GUNDAM SEED line. Admittedly, the Sword Impulse Gundam is a more popular design and should warrant a regular release like its Master Grade counterpart. Well Bandai doesn’t think so as it’s also a web exclusive.

Different colors and Sword Silhouette aside, the kit will also come with a variant of the Excalubur anti-ship sword and a replacement torso unit for the HGCE Freedom Gundam to replicate that iconic scene in episode 34 of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY.

  • HGCE Sword Impulse Gundam
    Release Information: Dec. 2016 · ¥2,500
    Reservation via Premium Bandai