|To those unaware, Bandai was split into two entities. The red Bandai being dedicated to boys/girls toys, candy toys, and others. Then there’s the blue Bandai or Bandai Spirits dedicated to the adult consumers — including Tamashii Nations and Bandai Hobby. That said, it’s only starting with this month’s releases (at least for the hobby division) that the blue Bandai Spirits logo is appearing.
Starting this list is one of the more anticipated kits for the latter of 2018, the HGUC Moon Gundam from the manga of the same name. Being an HGUC kit, it uses the orange color coding used by ZZ Gundam which featured the infamous Moon Moon Colony. Not really sure how that’s related to the story of Mobile Suit Moon Gundam but regardless, this is one interesting kit.
|With the animation adaptation of the ULTRAMAN graphic novel coming in 2019, Bandai Spirits Hobby wastes no time in releasing their rendition of the Iron Man-esque armor.
Unlike the earlier released S.H.Figuarts × ULTRA-ACT version, this kit can be illuminated with the included LED unit. It also comes with multiple effect parts to represent its Specium-based attacks. Finally, it comes with a new custom weapon, the Mars 133 Custom, designed by the original author Eiichi Shimizu.
Shifting from the S.H.Figuarts × ULTRA-ACT releases would rely on whether they’d do kits of the ULTRAMAN SUIT Ver.7.2 and the ACE SUIT.