|Of all the kits teased in the Next Phase Gunpla section of The Gundam Base Tokyo ever since it started, the only one that hasn’t gotten a confirmed release is the Gundam Pixie. That is, until now as Bandai has released solicitations for the HGUC Gundam Pixie. Unfortunately, like most of the recent announcements, it’s also exclusive to the Premium Bandai web shop.
It comes from the games Mobile Suit Gundam Cross Dimension 0079, and Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories – Missing Link sporting darker colors in the latter. For weapons, it includes a couple of sub-machine guns, beam daggers that can be stored in the side armors and beam effect parts.
Damn it Premium Bandai!
|As previously mentioned, Tamashii Nations has revealed their initial wave of releases covering the DARLING in the FRANXX. There weren’t much, but they what they have is probably what everyone wanted in the initial wave.
THE ROBOT SPIRITS <Side FRANXX> Strelizia has been announced, but displayed along with it is <Side FRANXX> Delphinium as well. Also on display were their respective Pistils or the negative side of their dual pilot system. Namely Zero Two and Ichigo, both part of the S.H.Figuarts line.
Strelizia has been given a retail price of ¥4,800 and the rest were given ‘display only’ tags.
|Tamashii Nations has revealed some of their August 2018 releases and they include Soul of Chogokin GX-79 Voltes V (F.A.), the first in this "Full Action" figures.
To those unfamiliar, Soul of Chogokin figures tagged with the "Full Action" moniker are essentially larger Super Robot Chogokin figures and don’t have any transformation/combination gimmicks. It continues the current SoC number scheme, this being GX-79 which follows GX-78 Dragon Caesar/Dragonzord.
These will be similarly sized at 180 mm, more portable than previous SoC releases and again begs the question if these will eventually replace the SRC line. This collector really hopes it won’t.
|With the last HGUC Advance of Zeta release more than 12 years ago, and the apparent success of the MG Hazels, it was unexpected when Bandai teased that an HGUC Gundam TR-6 [Woundwort] was in the works. One quarter into 2018 and they have finally confirmed release plans for this anticipated kit. Unfortunately it’s a Premium Bandai release but that’s quite expected.
It’s appeal comes from the very unusual design which has multiple configurations, including what they call rifle mode, crow mode, and its mobile armor mode — the latter to be done via additional parts. (i.e. Totally getting two copies.)