Posts tagged “Destiny Gundam

BLOG: Plastic Crack – HG Strike Freedom Gundam + HG Destiny Gundam

Plastic Crack - HG Strike Freedom Gundam + HG Destiny Gundam This is Plastic Crack – posts, usually of video reviews, that continuously stimulate the collector passion through demonstration of a figure’s features. More importantly, these mainly comprise of items in the CATALOGUE wishlist.

Here’s a confession, most of the #2000 CATALOGUE entries are due for overhauls. These older builds were made with inferior standards as far as this collector is concerned. Not to say that the current standards are up there, nor the skills to produce them are present, it’s more of these could’ve been better. Prime example being the HG Strike Freedom Gundam (#2004). Liberties were made to the color accuracy of that build for ease of painting. While it looked okay, it could’ve been better. Seeing these painted builds also doesn’t help that notion. So yeah, guess what the next build is (are?).

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BLOG: Metal Build ZGMF-X42S Destiny Gundam

Metal Build Destiny Gundam In the last couple of days, Bandai Hobby Division revealed quite a number of Gunpla prototypes to everyone’s delight. Today, it’s Bandai Collector Division (i.e. Tamashii Nations) who’ll show their upcoming releases. One of which is the next Metal Build figure.

As part of the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY HD Remaster broadcasts, the titular mobile suit ZGMF-X42S Destiny Gundam gets the Chogokin treatment.

Like all Metal Build Figures, Destiny Gundam has an aesthetic that differentiates itself from the same-scaled Master Grade release. It also features a multi-tone color scheme, which is popular nowadays ever since the Real Grade started it.

  • Metal Build ZGMF-X42S Destiny Gundam
    Release Information: Dec. 2013 · ¥17,000
    Image via CYBERGUNDAM BLOG

BLOG: RG Destiny Gundam “Wings of Light” Effect Unit – Pre-order Starts!

RG Destiny Gundam "Wings of Light" Effect Unit - Pre-order Starts! Here’s your chance to get the most exciting thing that’s ever happened to the Real Grade line! Third-party decal-maker Samuel Decal even describes it as "The most expensive and useless thing launch for pre order."

After appearing in multiple exhibits as a piece of printed cardboard at the back of an RG Destiny Gundam prototype, Bandai has finally released images of the effects unit being actually used. They’ve also thrown in a Clear Black Smoke Action Base 2 to make this set more worthy of an actual purchase.

Those wanting the full experience of the said kit will most likely have to get this ridiculous piece of web exclusive-ness.

  • RG 1/144 “Wings of Light” Effect Unit
    Release Information: June 2013 · ¥1,575
    Image via Premium Bandai

BLOG: RG Destiny Gundam Expansion Effect Unit “Wings of Light”

RG Destiny Gundam "Wings of Light" Expansion Set Those wondering if the RG Destiny Gundam, that’s slated for release this April, will have effect parts for its signature "Wings of Light" attack will wonder no more — though on a more disappointing note.

Announced in the recently-concluded Chara Hobby 2013 C3 x Hobby Hong Kong is the "Wings of Light" Expansion Effect Unit, which will be a Bandai Hobby Online Shop exclusive.

No release information has been released as of yet, but Premium Bandai will start taking pre-orders in late March.


BLOG: Upcoming Gundam Releases – Prototype Images

Upcoming Gundam Releases - Prototype Images Bandai has revealed prototype images of the Real Grade Destiny Gundam and just like the Strike and Freedom Gundams for Gundam SEED, this release is set to tie-in with the premiere of the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY HD Remaster broadcasts this March/April.

Like the other Real Grades, Destiny Gundam will have the same multi-tone color palette, though this prototype doesn’t really demonstrate that at the moment. And like the normal Master Grade release, this kit will not include effect parts for its "Wings of Light" gimmick.

This might disappoint some, but it looks like the Real Grade Destiny Gundam will be a solid kit nonetheless.

  • RG 1/144 ZGMF-X42S Destiny Gundam
    Release Date: April 2013
    Price: ¥2,625

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