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BLOG: Gunpla Expo World Tour Japan 2016 Winter – Master Grade

Gunpla Expo World Tour Japan 2016 Winter – Master Grade Gunpla Expo World Tour Japan 2016 Winter is ongoing from November 19 to 23 at Akihabara UDX, Akiba Square and will feature upcoming Gunpla from the Bandai Hobby Division. [Official Website]

Not to be left behind, fans of the Master Grade line also got exciting previews for a couple of upcoming kits. Those who never gave up hoping to get an MG Providence Gundam years after Mobile Suit Gundam SEED ended must be quite ecstatic as they’re finally getting one.

While not a “2.0” release, this kit definitely has the same aesthetic as the MG Freedom Gundam 2.0, sharp angles and all. With this release, it’s not that far fetched anymore to hope for an MG Justice Gundam as well.

  • MG Providence Gundam
    Release Information: March 2017 · ¥5,400

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BLOG: Gunpla Expo World Tour Japan 2016 Winter – High Grade

Gunpla Expo World Tour Japan 2016 Winter – High Grade Gunpla Expo World Tour Japan 2016 Winter is ongoing from November 19 to 23 at Akihabara UDX, Akiba Square and will feature upcoming Gunpla from the Bandai Hobby Division. [Official Website]

As for the High Grade kits, many were expecting that Bandai would be announcing the next one to receive the ‘Revive’ treatment so it came as a surprise when they have this HG Accelerate Evolution Zeta Gundam. Is this line an offshoot from the current High Grades and if so, how will it differ?

Just from the display alone, it doesn’t look that much different that it may very well be a ‘Revive’ HGUC Zeta Gundam. That said, curious eyes will have yet to see what these HG Accelerate Evolution kits offer.

  • HG Accelerate Evolution Zeta Gundam
    Release Information: Spring 2017

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BLOG: Gunpla Expo World Tour Japan 2016 Winter – HG Gundam Thunderbolt

Gunpla Expo World Tour Japan 2016 Winter - HG Gundam Thunderbolt Gunpla Expo World Tour Japan 2016 Winter is ongoing from November 19 to 23 at Akihabara UDX, Akiba Square and will feature upcoming Gunpla from the Bandai Hobby Division. [Official Website]

With Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt getting a second season, Bandai was quick to jump on the gun and reveal the upcoming Gunpla in line with the next chapter of the OVA.

First is the HG Atlas Gundam and those unfamiliar to the design can click here and see that it is one of those designs that would probably rely on heavy sticker usage as far as a High Grade version is concerned. And in essence, it will be quite a challenge to paint.

  • HG Atlas Gundam
    Release Information: Spring 2017

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BLOG: Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt (2nd Season) – Teaser

Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt became the hit that Bandai / Sunrise had hoped for, so much so that a second season of the OVA was just announced nearly a year after the first season premiered.

Not really familiar on what the story will be but what’s apparent is that after the destruction of the Full Armor Gundam, protagonist Io Flemming will be given the RX-78AL Atlas Gundam as seen in the video thumbnail. And knowing Bandai, it looks like we’re finally getting a model kit of it, fulfilling the wish as seen in this post.


BLOG: HGCE Strike Freedom Gundam – Straight Build Preview

HGCE Strike Freedom Gundam - Straight Build Preview Having built the old HG Strike Freedom Gundam kit last June, it is of utmost curiosity to see how the build process differs from its predecessor, especially in the painting department.

Which is exactly what this straight build from Dengeki Hobby is showing. On the get go, and similar to the HGCE Freedom Gundam, the beam rifles have better part separation with only the blue sections needing paint. Same goes for the leg vents and gold bits on the wing binders.

Hammered on this point multiple times already, but it’s still interesting how none of the released images show the DRAGOON System deployed. Will this be another case of P-Bandai exclusive Wings of Light effect parts?

  • HGCE Strike Freedom Gundam
    Release Information: Nov. 2016 · ¥2,000
    Images via Dengeki Hobby Web