|It’s all about Gundam Build Fighters GM’S COUNTERATTACK for this batch of box arts as the broadcast of the special draws closer.
First is what many assume would eventually be the Build Burning Gundam — the Star Burning Gundam. It’s not yet a full melee Gundam like its successor and so it comes with the standard fare of weapons, including a beam rifle, shield and beam sabers. That said, it does come with multiple manipulators for close combat stances.
This Gunpla was supposedly built after the Build Strike Gundam Cosmos so it’s interesting to see what happened and led Sei Iori to build this one.
|Still playing the news catch up game but this guy came totally out of left field. To those unfamiliar with this configuration, the Waveshooter variant was cobbled up to fit the Zeta Plus transformation scheme to the original HG Zeta Gundam back in 1990. It totally looked different from the original Waverider that they simply couldn’t pass it as such.
Didn’t expect Bandai to look back at the old 1990 kit for inspiration but this is the perfect execution of an online exclusive. Kits with obscure reference that will get the interest of a niche market. And this collector is definitely part of that niche market.
|News catch up time! This is probably one of the most unique, and unfortunately running for the lamest as well, named Gundams out there. Slated to appear in the first episode of the Gundam Build Fighters BATTLOGUE series of shorts is the Reversible Gundam. Used by Allan Adams, it will battle Meijin Kawaguchi’s Ballistic Zaku.
An obvious retool of the HG Reborns Gundam mold, it has re-purposed to include a Tank Mode transformation, which is just the mobile suit in sitting position and has the new GN Dragon Claws as primary weapons.
Currently pre-ordered and thinking of painting the flesh-colored parts to the standard Gundam blue.
|The Bandai Shokugan / Candy Toy division is quite busy recently with their upcoming Super MiniPla Galient releases (with this collector unfortunately missing pre-orders) when they decide to show this guy all in its prototype glory.
To the unfamiliar, this is Zambo Ace, the core unit of Zambot 3. While they haven’t shown the latter, it won’t make sense if they didn’t eventually show Zambot 3 itself. Regardless, here’s Zambo Ace and the engineering they’ve put into the kit. It transforms into Zambird via parts-forming and while expected, what’s not is that the set also comes with dedicated parts to build Zambird itself. This allows the display of both Zambo Ace and Zambird simultaneously.
Really looking forward to this guy now and here’s hoping for wider pre-order windows.
|Tamashii Nations World Tour commemorates the 10th anniversary of Bandai’s collector division via a worldwide tour of display events across 10 cities. The sixth stop is at the CCG Expo 2017 in Shanghai, China from July 6-10, 2017. [Official Website]
Going back to the original PACIFIC RIM, they now have a fully painted prototype of the highly anticipated Soul of Chogokin Gipsy Danger release and it looks gorgeous! Those curious about its size can use the image that Tamashii Nations tweeted as reference when compared to the ROBOT Damashii Gipsy Avenger.
Likewise, no specifics have been given for this figure but seeing these shots just builds the hype even further.