Remember “Nostalgic Fiction Gundam: Beast”? YU-MO 1/144 Hundred Edge

I bet no one expected this coming. Back in 2009, an artist / doujin circle named "Atelier Tobuio" released a book called Nostalgic Fiction Gundam: Beast which contained designs of a non-existent, and certainly unofficial, Gundam series where the mobile suits transform into animal-based forms, hence the Gundam: Beast title. Most of the designs, including … Continue reading Remember “Nostalgic Fiction Gundam: Beast”? YU-MO 1/144 Hundred Edge

Box Art Extravaganza: June 2021 (and then some)

Bandai Spirits finally released the box arts for the rest of the kits released in June, following the HG Cybaster yesterday. That said, I would just like to nitpick whoever's exporting these images from Photoshop. Please export them in higher quality JPEG! Compression artifacts and noise are all over the place on these images. I've … Continue reading Box Art Extravaganza: June 2021 (and then some)

Total Eclipse of the Gunpla? MG Eclipse Gundam

I just remembered, didn't we just have a lunar eclipse the day before this reveal? Actual movements of celestial bodies aside, along the announcement of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED ECLIPSE is of course a model kit of the new titular Gundam. This is probably the reason why Bandai Spirits had nothing new to announce during … Continue reading Total Eclipse of the Gunpla? MG Eclipse Gundam

It’s Back! Shizuoka Hobby Show 2021: Gunpla

I admit to be quite disappointed with the Gunpla reveals during Bandai Spirits' Hobby Next Phase thing, which was timed around Shizuoka Hobby Show 2021. I thought they'd pull a Figure-rise Standard and surprise us with more new kits but alas, we only got more details of previously revealed ones. But nevertheless, more information is … Continue reading It’s Back! Shizuoka Hobby Show 2021: Gunpla

News Catch Up: Model Kit Solicitations, April 2021

Several solicitations of upcoming model kits have recently went up, but I'll just focus on a couple (literally) that interest me for this round of news catch up. Construction of the 1/1 Freedom Gundam in Shanghai as part of the Gundam China Project (or GCP) has been completed. As such, Bandai Spirits has started solicitations … Continue reading News Catch Up: Model Kit Solicitations, April 2021