|Kits from Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt usually have amazing artwork, and this one is of no exception.
So here’s another attempt to make a viable blogpost from a packaging illustration.
Has anyone noticed why kits of Gundam Thunderbolt mobile suits always have "[Gundam Thunderbolt]" in their official names? It’s understandable for the regular Zaku, GM, or the Full Armor Gundam as these are variants of already existing designs.
But what about the Atlas Gundam, or this guy — the Gundam Ground Type-S, are there versions of these mobile suits outside of Gundam Thunderbolt? Okay, that’s enough overthinking for today.
|So a new Gundam Build _Extra Battle Project has been announced. Many are still disappointed with how Gundam Build Fighters Try ISLAND WARS turned out so here’s hoping that this one will be much better. Hopes and dreams aside, also revealed are two new kits. First is the HGBF 忍パルスガンダム (“Shinobi Pulse” Gundam according to Google). It is an extensive retool of the HGCE Force Impulse Gundam and appears to be in the same design lineage as the Sengoku Astray Gundam. Second is the HGBF China’gguy and it’s about time they stopped pushing out all those Fumina Hoshino-based kits.
Images via Bandai Hobby Site
Two years ago, this collector was set to visit the 1/1 RX-78-2 Gundam and Gundam Front Tokyo in DiverCity Tokyo Plaza, Odaiba — or at least that was the idea. However, things didn’t exactly go as planned thanks to changes in the travel itinerary and unforeseen delays. Ended up arriving at DiverCity Tokyo Plaza at almost 7:00 PM and unfortunately, Gundam Front Tokyo was already closed for that day. Was still able to see the life sized Gundam and bought some merchandise, but the promise of that day was left unfulfilled. Come late 2016 and news that the life sized Gundam will be dismantled in March and Gundam Front Tokyo will be permanently closed a month after. And so, plans were made for a trip to Japan, primarily for finally seeing the much hyped cherry blossoms, and to back to the unfulfilled promise of two years past. With less than a week before it finally closed, here’s Gundam Front Tokyo – Last Shooting.
|Bandai Hobby has released another teaser for the upcoming 56th Shizuoka Hobby Show though this isn’t really something new as it’s been revealed months before. Maybe they’ll finally display a gray or colored prototype on the show floor and possibly announce release information.
1/100 scale Gunpla seems to be getting quite the diversity in terms of lines and brands. There are the ungraded kits, it’s fancy IBO cousin — the Full Mechanics line, MG sans internal frame RE/100, the hyper-stylized Hi-Resolution Model line, and the very popular Master Grade kits.
|Another kit that will probably be showcased in the Shizuoka Hobby Show is the HG IBO Gundam Astaroth Renascimento in all of its asymmetrical glory.
Haven’t really caught up with the story of Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS STEEL MOON but apparently the Astaroth was able to retrieve some of its original parts and are integrated in this upgraded form.
Not really that excited for this kit personally, but it is a must for those who enjoyed building the Astaroth.