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BLOG: HGUC Narrative Gundam A-Packs – CG Renders

HGUC Narrative Gundam [Equipment A] - CG Renders Bandai Spirits will be opening pre-orders for the titular mobile suit of Gundam NT, that being the HGUC Narrative Gundam [Equipment A]. As previously teased, this set comes with the Dendrobuim-esque mobille armor unit.

The Narrative Gundam will feature ‘butterfly’ shoulder joints and waist assembly that can shift down for more leg mobility. On the other hand, the Equipment A unit would be supported by an included display base for both the main body and the two long cannons.

Better prototypes of the kit will be on display at the “Char’s Counterattack World” section of The Gundam Base Tokyo starting September 20.

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BLOG: PerfectEffect PE-DX10 Jetpower Revive Prime

PerfectEffect PE-DX10 Jetpower Revive Prime PerfectEffect has revealed another new take on Optimus Prime as part of their “PE-DX” line. That said, this isn’t based on any previous iteration of the Autobot leader and takes the concept of getting an armored upgrade. While the upgraded mode looks similar to the form he had in Revenge of the Fallen, this version instead uses his trailer for the armor components.

The cab makes up the unarmored Optimus Prime and stands voyager class-sized when transformed. It looks like a combination of his G1 and movie versions, complete with flame deco. Armored up, Prime stands similar to a Hasbro leader class figure. He also comes with his signature energy cannon and axe as weapons.


BLOG: Box Art Extravaganza – Blue Bandai Edition

Box Art Extravaganza - Blue Bandai Edition To those unaware, Bandai was split into two entities. The red Bandai being dedicated to boys/girls toys, candy toys, and others. Then there’s the blue Bandai or Bandai Spirits dedicated to the adult consumers — including Tamashii Nations and Bandai Hobby. That said, it’s only starting with this month’s releases (at least for the hobby division) that the blue Bandai Spirits logo is appearing.

Starting this list is one of the more anticipated kits for the latter of 2018, the HGUC Moon Gundam from the manga of the same name. Being an HGUC kit, it uses the orange color coding used by ZZ Gundam which featured the infamous Moon Moon Colony. Not really sure how that’s related to the story of Mobile Suit Moon Gundam but regardless, this is one interesting kit.

  • HGUC Moon Gundam
    Release Information: Sept. 2018 · ¥3,000

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BLOG: Super Minipla "Shin (Change!!) Getter Robo" Vol. 2

Super Minipla "Shin (Change!!) Getter Robo" Vol. 2 With the first Super Minipla Shin (Change!!) Getter Robo set being released this month, Bandai Candy has announced the contents for the Vol. 2, which includes the titular Shin Getter 1.

Also included in the 3 pcs. package are Black Getter and Getter Dragon, all of which are in scale with the releases in the preceding sets. Not really sure how the articulation or color accuracy would be with these figures — which would be known once Vol. 1 comes out this month.

Another point of interest is whether these would be a good replacement for the Revoltech Getter Robos which are technically the most complete as far as variety goes.

  • Super Minipla Shin (Change!!) Getter Robo
    Vol. 2

    Release Information: Jan. 2019 · ¥6,450
    Images via Bandai Candy

BLOG: Tamashii Web Exclusive – THE ROBOT SPIRITS <Side MS> Nightingale

With everyone already tired of these "Ver. A.N.I.M.E." releases, it’s no surprise that many were glad when Tamashii Nations announced this ‘regular figure’ in THE ROBOT SPIRITS line. Any by no stretch can anyone consider this a regular figure. Years after releasing the Hi-Nu Gundam in both THE ROBOT SPIRITS and THE METAL ROBOT SPIRITS line, Tamashii Nations finally decided to give it an enemy.

No details have been revealed so far though come September 4 as of this post, Tamashii Nations is expected to drop more information regarding this figure. And yes, this is a web exclusive for those who aren’t used to these stuff.

  • THE ROBOT SPIRITS <Side MS> Nightingale
    Release Information: ¥22,800
    Video via Tamashii Web