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"

Next Phase Gunpla: Road to 2020

2020 is the Gunpla 40th Anniversary, so in sort of a preview of the stuff to come, The Gundam Base Tokyo once again opened their Next Phase Gunpla exhibit and on there were a lot of kits I personally didn't expect. What's more, all of these have planned release dates! Here's a quick video from … Continue reading Next Phase Gunpla: Road to 2020

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

Gunpla 40th Anniversary: HG Gundam G40 (Industrial Design)

Last July, the Ken Okuyama-designed RX-78-2 Gundam was revealed as part of the Gundam 40th Anniversary celebration. It was also revealed that a kit of the design will be released as part of the Gunpla 40th anniversary next year. And as the All Japan Model & Hobby Show 2019 opens, Bandai Spirits has finally revealed … Continue reading Gunpla 40th Anniversary: HG Gundam G40 (Industrial Design)