Posts tagged “HGCE

BLOG: Today’s Robits – First Quarter 2017

Today's Robits - First Quarter 2017 This is Today’s Robits – posts that showcase CATALOGUE-related acquisitions for the entire duration of the covered period. In other words, it’s all about this month’s quarter’s hobby loot.

This will be the first batch of three loot-related posts, all piled up because of procrastination. This will be mostly Gunpla, starting with these two. Aside from the Strike Freedom, more notable here is the 1/144 Devil Gundam, a kit that has been out of production for quite a while now. So much so that its price has increased in the aftermarket.

It is from the old 1/144 G Gundam line so don’t expect anything amazing in terms of engineering but regardless, it is the Devil Gundam,

  • HGCE 1/144 | ZGMF-X20A STRIKE FREEDOM GUNDAM
  • 1/144 | JDG-00X DEVIL GUNDAM

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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

BLOG: HGCE Strike Freedom Gundam – Box Art

HGCE Strike Freedom Gundam - Box Art Can only post this kind of stuff thanks to a business trip running for a couple of weeks. Yeah

Anyway, Bandai has released the box arts for their upcoming November kits which include the HGCE Strike Freedom Gundam and, as clearly seen, it is quite colorful.

Staring with the HG IBO Gundam Barbatos Lupus, Bandai has been placing English translations of the Japanese text on both the box and the construction manual, which is very much appreciated. Box art aside, they’re still not showing the DRAGOON bits deployed. It will be odd if they take that gimmick away from this new High Grade given the old one had it.

Kind of far fetched, but here’s hoping that they make the Destiny Impulse before releasing the inevitable Destiny Gundam.


BLOG: Today’s Robits – Third Quarter 2016 (Part 1)

Today's Robits - Third Quarter 2016 This is Today’s Robits – posts that showcase CATALOGUE-related acquisitions for the entire duration of the covered period. In other words, it’s all about this month’s quarter’s hobby loot.

Today’s Robits is supposed to be a monthly post featurette but personal shenanigans happened and it became quarterly, at least for this period. These pictures were also shot for quite a while now (hence this build) but wasn’t able to edit them until now. So yeah.

Anyway, the release of the RG 00 Qan[T] also meant Bandai reissuing some High Grade GUNDAM 00 kits. Which adds more to the bunch of Gundam 00 kits already in the backlog. That said, these purchases aren’t just random ones as seen after the jump.

  • HG 1/144 | GN-004 GUNDAM NADLEEH
  • HG 1/144 | GN-005 GUNDAM VIRTUE

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BLOG: Gunpla Expo World Tour Japan 2016 Winter – RG 00 Gundam Seven Sword

Gunpla Expo World Tour Japan 2016 - RG 00 Gundam Seven Sword A week late but still significant, Bandai announced their latest exclusives for the Gunpla Expo World Tour Japan 2016 Winter and aside from usual metallic and clear variants, also included is the RG 00 Gundam Seven Sword.

For everyone outside Japan and still wanting to get this kit, fret not as it will be released outside the event by December, albeit being a Bandai Hobby Online Shop exclusive. It’s still a bummer but at least it won’t be a one-time event-limited release.

  • RG 00 Gundam Seven Sword
    Release Information: Dec. 2016 · ¥3,000
    Images via Dengeki Hobby Web