|In a rather not-so-surprising but yet questionable move from Bandai Hobby, they’re soliciting yet another version of the ‘revive’ HGUC Zeta Gundam. It supposedly had some armor upgrades during the First Neo Zeon War (i.e. U.C.0088) and making it closer to the mass produced Zeta Plus design.
And yeah, comparing the two kits as seen here doesn’t really highlight those changes. So check out the the link after the break to get a better idea of which parts are different from the earlier release. The Zeta completionists would be very delighted to get this kit.
|Long names aside, here’s the box art for the Gundam Narrative version of the Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex. A quick fun fact about this mobile suit is that while there have been numerous versions of the kit in 1/144 scale, none of those were regular releases. They were either event exclusives or limited to Gundam Base Tokyo back when it was still open.
Previously mentioned differences aside, this version of the Phenex would come in that dull gold that Bandai uses when they don’t plate their kits. While it looks gaudy, it also presents a great opportunity for painting with better gold colors.
|Still on the Kakuranger train, Bandai Candy has also announced Muteki Shogun, or Shogun Megazord as it’s known in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers — to be part of the Super Minipla line.
Muteki Shogun will come with all the five Great Beast Generals that can transform and combine while still retaining articulation in the combined form. Each have individual weapons that can also combine and be used by Muteki Shogun. Lastly, Tsubasamaru from the Kakure Daishogun set can combine to form Super Muteki Shogun or the Shogun Megafalconzord.
Super Minipla Muteki Shogun will be sold on regular retail.
|The Mecha Catalogue barely touches stuff from tokusatsu, with exceptions limited to the Godzilla franchise. This exclusion mainly includes collecting the Deluxe (or DX) sets as they’re essentially transforming bricks. That said, it’s a different story when the Super Minipla line started producing Super Sentai kits.
Following the Zyuranger and Liveman sets, the next ones would be from Kakuranger — first of which is Kakure Daishogun or Ninja Megazord in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The set also includes Tsubasamaru/Falconzord. As with previous releases, these kits can transform and combine while maintaining articulation when compared to their DX counterparts. Unfortunately, it is an online shop exclusive.
|Bandai Candy has updated their staff blog to give insights on the decision to release the original Getter Robo machines in Shin (Change!!) Getter Robo as part of the Super Minipla line.
The decision came after releasing the Panzer World Galient set that forego the combination gimmick and found that people actually wanted to collect the individual machines instead. This led to choosing Shin (Change!!) Getter Robo as pilot in releasing multiple kits. Each set will come with all Getter machines, with Getter Robo standing at 100 mm, and sets the standards for future releases. This includes the much larger Shin Getter Robo.