Posts tagged “Bandai

BLOG: The Gundam Base Tokyo Limited – HGUC Unicorn Gundam [Crystal of Light]

HGUC Unicorn Gundam [Crystal of Light] Regardless of scale or line, any Unicorn Gundam kit has been retooled and re-released by Bandai into possibly countless versions and variations, most of which don’t really appeal to this collector.

However, this one represents a state that the Unicorn Gundam actually had during the final moments of the OVA, and would be nifty to have in model kit form, currently translated as "Crystal of Light".

Unfortunately this is an item limited to The Gundam Base Tokyo so it can only be bought directly from the store, or get it from one of many proxy/middleman services out there.

  • HGUC Unicorn Gundam [Crystal of Light]
    Release Information: Feb. 3, 2018 · ¥3,000
    Images via The Gundam Base Tokyo
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BLOG: Tamashii Web Exclusive – THE METAL ROBOT SPIRITS <Side MS> Musha Gundam

Tamashii Web Exclusive - THE METAL ROBOT SPIRITS <Side MS> Musha Gundam If there was ever a mobile suit design that completely deserves THE METAL ROBOT SPIRITS treatment besides the Knight Gundam, that would be the Musha Gundam (or any of its variants and derivatives). And fortunately, Tamashii Nations is on the same page as many as they’ll releasing the Musha Gundam next.

The set includes the standard accessories of the Musha Gundam — including the shield, Naginata, Tanegashima Rifle, and a two-sword rack.

This also means that there’s possibility of a Shin Musha Gundam set in the pipeline, or at least upgrade parts for the Musha Gundam.

  • THE METAL ROBOT SPIRITS <Side MS>
    Musha Gundam

    Release Information: July 2018 · ¥13,000
    Reservation via Premium Bandai

BLOG: HI-METAL R Techroid Blader

HI-METAL R Techroid Blader Tamashii Nations seems to be scrapping the deeper parts of the barrel with this (and the succeeding) release as it comes from the fairly obscure 1981 mecha police feature Techno Police 21C.

Techroid Blader is one of three partner robots, called Techroids, that are assigned to the protagonists. Standing at 155 mm, this should be perfect with display along S.H.Figuarts figures and any other 1/12 scaled display pieces.

There will also be an Amazon Japan-exclusive set which will include a Blu-ray disc of the HD remastered Techno Police 21C.

  • HI-METAL R Techroid Blader
    Release Information: May 2018 · ¥9,800
    Images via Tamashii Nations

BLOG: Bandai Hobby Online Shop Exclusive – HGBF Gundam M91

HGBF Gundam M91 Also coming from Gundam Build Fighters Amazing Ready to complement the Tall Strike Gundam Glitter is the Gundam M91 which is likely the successor of the Gundam F91 Imagine.

Gundam M91 still retains the iconic design elements from Gundam F91 but has added a couple more features under its sleeve. Immediately noticeable here is the M Lance which is this mobile suit’s signature weapon. It is ornamental design is also noticeable and will likely be done via marking seals to the dismay of many.

Still on the fence on whether to get this guy but ever, it would likely be painted in the original Gundam F91 colors.

  • HGBF Gundam M91
    Release Information: March 2018 · ¥1,800
    Reservation via Premium Bandai

BLOG: Bandai Hobby Online Shop Exclusive – HGBF Tall Strike Gundam Glitter

HGBF Tall Strike Gundam Glitter Just when you though Bandai is already done with the Strike Gundam variants, here is another one from Gundam Build Fighters Amazing Ready and is used by Yuuki Tatsuya’s best friend Tooru Satsuki.

The design is dominantly blue with similarities to the Gundam AGE-2 Normal with the Glitter Lev shoulder binders and double as remote weapons. It also uses a blue Aile Striker pack and includes dual short pistols that the beam saber effect parts can attach to.

Admittedly, it does look very cool and this collector might get a copy. That said, it is another Strike Gundam so those who built many might find this repetitive.

  • HGBF Tall Strike Gundam Glitter
    Release Information: March 2018 · ¥1,800
    Reservation via Premium Bandai