|This month’s issue of Gundam Ace has been released and will feature the next chapter in the manga side story Gundam Build Fighters Amazing Ready which will feature the debut of the Lunagazer Gundam. Now if the box art looks like it jumped from the pages of a manga, that’s because it was made by Kiyoshi Konoyo, the illustrator for the aforementioned side story.
Dengeki Hobby Web’s article also suggests that the Lunagazer Gundam is unique in that it combines the Hyaku Shiki and the Stargazer Gundam, getting the best of both the Universal Century and Cosmic Era timelines respectively.
And like previously mentioned, it will come with marking seals so simulate the Voiture Lumiere system as either activated or deactivated.
|Tamashii Nations has revealed some of their May 2017 releases and includes Super Robot Chogokin Mazinger ZERO which will appear in the game Super Robot Wars V. The reveal was also made a month after announcing Mazin Emperor G, another playable unit from the aforementioned game and will also be part of the Super Robot Chogokin line.
Mazinger ZERO initially appeared in the manga Shin Mazinger ZERO as a form taken by that story’s version of Mazinger Z. It looks much more sinister and is easily recognizable thanks to its Jet Scrander that takes the form of a slashed zero.
Yet another reason to get both SRC figures of Great Mazinger and Shin Mazinger Z.
|It’s only a matter of time, and very much expected, before Bandai released the HGUC Crossbone Gundam X3 as an online exclusive.
The kit is very much a blue recolor of the Crossbone Gundam Full Cloth kit minus the actual full cloth and a couple of new parts. These probably include the forearm armor parts and the new head crest. This also means that most of the weapons will require paint applications to become color accurate.
So there’s nothing new here but those who are Crossbone Gundam completionists would likely opt to get this kit.
|Dengeki Hobby got the display sample of the HGBF Amazing Strike Freedom Gundam as seen in the recent Gunpla Expo, providing a better look at this latest variant of an existing design.
These give a better look at this mobile suit, including the VRABE Dragoon units on the wing biners. It also shows more of the red internal frame which kind of doesn’t really work, at least for this collector. Will probably switch a couple of colors, most likely the gray bits and the red internal frame, when building this kit.
So a couple of color choices aside, this thing doesn’t really look that odd.
|Mobile Suit Gundam THE ORIGIN
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