Posts tagged “Bandai

BLOG: HG IBO Gundam Bael – Colored Prototype Shots

HG IBO Gundam Bael - Colored Prototype Shots With its release scheduled one month from now, Bandai Hobby has released colored prototype shots of the HG IBO Gundam Bael, presumably the mobile suit McGillis Fareed will pilot until the end (for this season?) of Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS.

It has the same design cues most Gundam Frames have though color wise, its dominantly white with blue and yellow highlights across various parts, kind of reminiscent of the Transient Gundam. It’s also the only Gundam in this series to have anything similar to wing binders, which is a surprise considering it’s almost a trope that later stage Gundams have these. Oh and the shoulder emblem is definitely a marking seal.

  • HG IBO Gundam Bael
    Release Information: Mar. 2017 · ¥1,400
    Images via Bandai Hobby Site

FEATURE: Suit Swapping

FEATURE: Suit Swapping

MECHA CATALOGUE | Collection Features "Were you swapping my suits again? You could have chosen better colors, silver with red is just lame."


BLOG: Super MiniPla Panzer World Galient (Assault Galient & Tetsukyojin)

Super MiniPla Panzer World Galient / Crest of Iron Coming out of their yet to be available Daizyujin and GaoGaiGar sets, Bandai Candy has revealed their next kits in the Super MiniPla line. Timed to the release of the Blu-ray box set this May, it will be the Galient from both Panzer World Galient series and the Crest of Iron OVA.

Two sets will be released at the same time, first is Armored Galient from the series that can split into its Panzer Falcon and Strike Vehicle components via replacement parts. Second is the Tetsukyojin (Iron Giant Galient) from the OVA and comes as a single unit. Both kits will utilize great parts separation and fair amount of marking seal usage.

  • Super MiniPla Panzer World Galient
    (Assault Galient & Tetsukyojin)

    Release Information: Summer 2017
    Images via Dengeki Hobby Web

BLOG: Gunpla Evolution Project – HGUC Zeta Gundam

Back in the Gunpla Expo World Tour Japan 2016 Winter, Bandai had a peculiar kit on display. It appears to be a new High Grade version of the Zeta Gundam, which was expected after the slew of ‘Revive’ kits they’ve released thus far. However, it had a different moniker — High Grade Accelerate Evolution — and it raised questions as to what it is and how it should differ from the current High Grade lines. Couple of months pass and Bandai decided to drop the new moniker and go with a better marketing plan. With Gunpla celebrating 40 years in 2020, Bandai has launched the "Road to Gunpla 40th Anniversary" with the Gunpla Evolution Project.

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BLOG: Bandai Hobby – Star Wars 1/144 AT-AT

Bandai Hobby - Star Wars 1/144 AT-AT A couple of years ago, a Plastic Crack post featuring F-Toys’ 1/144 AT-AT was made. The kit was part of their Star Wars Vehicle Collection and while these have decent amounts of detail, they’re mainly Gashapon prizes and not full fledged model kits per se.

Bandai already had the Star Wars license for a quite some time, but it took them a while before finally releasing the AT-AT in 1/144 scale model kit form. To those curious, this is how an AT-AT should scale with a Gunpla, both in 1/144.

Copious amounts of detail aside, the kit will feature articulated legs (?), comes with a Hoth display base, pilot figures, and effect parts.

  • 1/144 AT-AT
    Release Information: Mar. 2017 · ¥4,200
    Images via Amazon Japan