Posts tagged “Bandai

BLOG: HGUC Gundam Mk-II (2015) – Completed Build

HGUC Gundam Mk-II (2015) - Completed Build This guy totally went under the radar and not a single work-in-progress post was made for it. In an attempt to rush a new build after the long delayed one of the Super Minipla Xabungle, immediately started afterwards was the HGUC Gundam Mk-II from 2015, or the "revive" one.

For all intents and purposes, it was an easy build, with challenges mainly in the multicolored weapons that came only in this light gray color. All vents were painted in either gray or black, with those in the chest and head units being the hardest due to just being small.

And so to continue this build momentum, the next kit from the backlog is the HGUC Zeta Gundam, the one from 2003 and not part of the Gunpla Evolution Project. Two copies will be built, permanently in their mobile suit and waverider modes.

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BLOG: Bandai Hobby Online Shop Exclusive – MG Gundam TR-1 [Hazel Custom]

Bandai Hobby Online Shop Exclusive - MG Gundam TR-1 [Hazel Custom] Ever since Bandai stopped producing Advance of Zeta kits in the HGUC line, the hopes of getting more designs in model kit form disappeared as well. So much so that third-party kits have started appearing, with Cute Cube’s 1/100 Gundam TR-6 [Woundwort] the most recent.

So it really came as a surprise when they announced that they’re doing the MG Gundam TR-1 [Hazel Custom] albeit being an online exclusive. It also answers whether Bandai really has licensing issues with producing kits from the aforementioned side story.

The new question now is, would they continue doing more High Grades or will they just focus on Master Grades?

  • MG Gundam TR-1 [Hazel Custom]
    Release Information: Sept. 2017 · ¥4,500
    Images via Premium Bandai

BLOG: S.H.MonsterArts Showa Mechagodzilla – Release Confirmed

S.H.MonsterArts Showa Mechagodzilla - Official Release Decision Whenever Tamashii Nations has a figure on display during events, it can go two ways. Either it fades into oblivion never to be seen again, or it gets an actual release. This was the same case when they had a sample S.H.MonsterArts Showa Mechagodzilla on display back in 2016.

Fans of the design would be relieved to know that Tamashii Nations decided to release this figure officially. Not much is known outside of this but this will definitely be a great addition to the other S.H.MonsterArts Mechagodzilla figures released so far. This also includes the upcoming Chogokin × Tamashii Mix "Ohrai Noriyoshi Poster" version. And yes, that figures scales perfectly with the S.H.MonsterArts releases as seen in this photo.


BLOG: Tamashii Web Exclusive – METAL ROBOT Damashii Knight Gundam [Real Type]

METAL ROBOT Damashii Knight Gundam [Real Type] So while the main ROBOT Damashii line releases have been filled by nothing but Ver.A.N.I.M.E. stuff, the other brands seem to be doing much better.

Release information has finally been given to the METAL ROBOT Damashii Knight Gundam [Real Type] after its initial reveal last November at Tamashii Nation 2016. And it’s the perfect design to be included in the METAL ROBOT Damashii line thanks to its knight aesthetic.

Speaking of aesthetics, liberties were taken with the mantle and they opted for segmented panels instead of soft goods. It comes with a sword, shield, and spear for weapons.

  • METAL ROBOT Damashii
    Knight Gundam [Real Type]

    Release Information: Nov. 2017 · ¥12,000
    Images via Premium Bandai

BLOG: "GM’s Counterattack" – HGBF (Unnamed Gundam)

"GM's Counterattack" - HGBF (Unnamed Gundam) Bandai Hobby has revealed more details — well, except the name — of this new Gundam from the upcoming Gundam Build Fighters GM’S COUNTERATTACK special.

As previously mentioned, it definitely has the same design lineage as the Build Burning Gundam and the special might explain how that Gunpla was created. Supporting this theory are the accessories, which include multiple pairs of manipulators that also come with the Build Burning Gundam.

There’s still no premiere date for GM’S COUNTERATTACK but it’s probably around the same time as ISLAND WARS last year.

  • HGBF (Unnamed Gundam)
    Release Information: Aug. 2017 · ¥1,600
    Images via Bandai Hobby Site