RX-78-2 Gundam (Gundam Factory Yokohama): Full Design Look

If the image above is of any indication, then you must be aware that we've received quite the number of RX-78-2 Gundam kits within the last year or so, most of them being High Grades. With the recent announcement of the Entry Grade RX-78-2 Gundam, you might think we've reached the quota of kits. But … Continue reading RX-78-2 Gundam (Gundam Factory Yokohama): Full Design Look

G40 Engineering on the Classic Design? HG RX-78-2 Gundam “Beyond Global”

Remember this oddly detailed and very specific render of an RX-78-2 Gundam kit for the Gunpla 40th Anniversary teaser? Looks like my hunch is right, it is a real kit and yet another High Grade RX-78-2 Gundam. Not that I'm complaining though. I initially thought this to be the design of the 1/1 Gundam that … Continue reading G40 Engineering on the Classic Design? HG RX-78-2 Gundam “Beyond Global”

Gundam Factory Yokohama: Design Reveal and Details

Part of the Gundam 40th Anniversary spectacles revealed last year was the Gundam Global Challenge where the challenge is to make a 1/1 scale RX-78-2 Gundam move, or at least walk. Gundam Channel on YouTube has been releasing clips of its progress, with the last ones involving Gundam-creator Yoshiyuki Tomino. Last week, Bandai Namco held … Continue reading Gundam Factory Yokohama: Design Reveal and Details

Road to G40: HG Gundam G40 [Industrial Design] Commentary

Thanks to actually building Gunpla (more on that in another post) and mostly work-related stuff, I haven't been able to write stuff on the blog for some time. So as a return, here's something interesting. A month before its release, Bandai Spirits released a subtitled commentary video on how the Ken Okuyama-designed HG Gundam G40 … Continue reading Road to G40: HG Gundam G40 [Industrial Design] Commentary

Moonlight (freaking) Butterfly! Mobile Suit Gundam —The Light of Life— Chronicle U.C.

Here's something I totally didn't catch until I saw some interesting thumbnails on YouTube. Supposedly included as a bonus feature in recent reissues of various Gundam movies is Mobile Suit Gundam —The Light of Life— Chronicle U.C., a 40-minute clip show explaining some key concepts of the Universal Century. Amuro Ray and Lalah Sune are … Continue reading Moonlight (freaking) Butterfly! Mobile Suit Gundam —The Light of Life— Chronicle U.C.