Posts tagged “Bandai

BLOG: "Mazinger Z Infinity" HG 1/144 Model Kit Lineup

Mazinger Z Infinity - HG 1/144 Model Kit Lineup Somewhat old news but relevant nonetheless as Bandai Spirits Hobby seems to be further expanding the High Grade moniker outside of Gunpla kits as there would also be HG Mazinger Z and Great Mazinger from Mazinger Z Infinity and both are in 1/144 scale! That said, these kits are tall at 175 and 185 mm respectively, more or less MG sized. This is also the first time that the Infinity version of Great Mazinger gets produced in figure/kit form. The post also points the use of clear parts, as well as a great closed fist — perfect for those rocket punches. Definitely looking forward to getting these two.

  • HG Mazinger Z (Infinity)
    Release Information: Aug. 2018 · ¥3,500
  • HG Great Mazinger (Infinity)
    Release Information: Sept. 2018 · ¥4,000

Images via Bandai Spirits Hobby Blog

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BLOG: Shizuoka Hobby Show 2018 – Brave & Eldoran Series Model Kits?

Shizuoka Hobby Show 2018 - Brave & Eldoran Series Model Kits? Shizuoka Hobby Show 2018 is ongoing from May 10 to 13 at Twin Messe Shizouka and features spring and summer hobby merchandise displays from various manufacturers. [Official Website]

Amidst all the new product reveals from various companies, there’s a particular theme between these two teases from Kotobukiya and Bandai Spirits. Kotobukiya is teasing a new line of kits using the keywords "The Brave Fighter" while Bandai Spirits is just straight teasing a kit of Go-Saurer from Nekketsu Saikyō Go-Saurer.

Outside GaoGaiGar and a couple of Super Robot Chogokin releases, the Brave Series designs haven’t gotten modern releases, and nothing really for the Eldoran Series designs outside of toys from their initial broadcast. Would these be the modernization that the Brave and Eldoran Series deserve?

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BLOG: Shizuoka Hobby Show 2018 – 1/60 Laevatein (IV)

Shizuoka Hobby Show 2018 - 1/60 Laevatein (IV) Shizuoka Hobby Show 2018 is ongoing from May 10 to 13 at Twin Messe Shizouka and features spring and summer hobby merchandise displays from various manufacturers. [Official Website]

Alongside the Crossbone Gundam units, the Laevatein is probably one of the more merchandised designs that hasn’t appeared in an animation production.

That will now change as it’s going to appear in Full Matal Panic! Invisible Victory and so, Bandai Spirits Hobby (formerly Bandai Hobby) will be releasing a 1/60 model kit similar to Arbalest and Gernsback. No release information has been given though it will assume to come with everything seen in this display.


BLOG: Shizuoka Hobby Show 2018 – HG Moon Gundam

Shizuoka Hobby Show 2018 - HG Moon Gundam Shizuoka Hobby Show 2018 is ongoing from May 10 to 13 at Twin Messe Shizouka and features spring and summer hobby merchandise displays from various manufacturers. [Official Website]

Looks like the Mobile Suit Moon Gundam graphic novels are quite popular as they are getting High Grade kits as seen from this year’s Shizuoka Hobby Show. Haven’t really read any of its chapters, but Moon Gundam is being written by Harutoshi Fukui (Gundam UC) and is supposedly based on an unused early draft of Gundam UC.

And here’s the titular Moon Gundam which definitely looks like a derivative of the Sazabi design. Not really sure how it’s supposed to fit in the UC timeiine but looks great regardless.


BLOG: Bandai Candy Online Store Exclusive – Super Minipla Go Lion / Voltron

Bandai Candy Online Shop Exclusive - Super Minipla Go Lion / Voltron Initially on display as a prototype during Toy Fair last February (?), Bandai has finally revealed another upcoming set in their Super Minipla line — Go Lion / Voltron.

Following the Megazord release, Super Minipla Voltron (for simplicity) seems to be a downscaled version of the Soul of Chogokin set, aesthetically. While the solicitation mostly has CG renders of the figure, it does show a great deal of its features.

Combination and articulation aside, the set also includes the weapons for the individual lions that can combine into the Mega Blaster. It also includes the Spinning Laser Blades and of course, the Blazing Sword.

  • Super Minipla Go Lion / Voltron
    Release Information: Aug. 2018 · ¥4,900
    Reservation via Premium Bandai