Posts tagged “Model Kits

BLOG: MODEROID Mazinkaiser Liger

MODEROID Mazinkaiser Liger Finally completing the MODEROID Mazinkaiser trifecta is Mazinkaiser Liger, a dominantly red and white version of the classic design. And if the aesthetic looks familiar, it is based upon another Go Nagai property — Beast God Liger.

The kit has two display options involving the head unit. First is the "Demon Mode" where it sports the Jushin Liger-esque mask and primarily uses the Liger Sword as weapon. Then there’s the "Beast God Mode" where it purges the mask to reveal a more primal fighting style with its fists.

They also encourage customization by combining parts from the previous Mazinkaiser kits to build a custom Mazinkaiser unit.

  • MODEROID Mazinkaiser Liger
    Release Information: Oct. 2018 · ¥4,537
    Images via Good Smile Company

BLOG: Bandai Hobby Online Shop Exclusive – HGUC Zeta Gundam [U.C.0088]

Bandai Hobby Online Shop Exclusive - HGUC Zeta Gundam [U.C.0088] In a rather not-so-surprising but yet questionable move from Bandai Hobby, they’re soliciting yet another version of the ‘revive’ HGUC Zeta Gundam. It supposedly had some armor upgrades during the First Neo Zeon War (i.e. U.C.0088) and making it closer to the mass produced Zeta Plus design.

And yeah, comparing the two kits as seen here doesn’t really highlight those changes. So check out the the link after the break to get a better idea of which parts are different from the earlier release. The Zeta completionists would be very delighted to get this kit.

  • HGUC Zeta Gundam [U.C.0088]
    Release Information: Sept. 2018 · ¥2,200
    Reservation via Premium Bandai

Continue Reading: Bandai Hobby Online Shop Exclusive – HGUC Zeta Gundam [U.C.0088]

BLOG: HGUC Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex [Destroy Mode] (Gundam Narrative) – Box Art

HGUC Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex [Destroy Mode] (Gundam Narrative) - Box Art Long names aside, here’s the box art for the Gundam Narrative version of the Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex. A quick fun fact about this mobile suit is that while there have been numerous versions of the kit in 1/144 scale, none of those were regular releases. They were either event exclusives or limited to Gundam Base Tokyo back when it was still open.

Previously mentioned differences aside, this version of the Phenex would come in that dull gold that Bandai uses when they don’t plate their kits. While it looks gaudy, it also presents a great opportunity for painting with better gold colors.

  • HGUC Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex
    [Destroy Mode] (Gundam Narrative)

    Release Information: June 2018 · ¥2,800
    Images via Gundam.Info

BLOG: Super Minipla Muteki Shogun

Super Minipla Muteki Shogun Still on the Kakuranger train, Bandai Candy has also announced Muteki Shogun, or Shogun Megazord as it’s known in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers — to be part of the Super Minipla line.

Muteki Shogun will come with all the five Great Beast Generals that can transform and combine while still retaining articulation in the combined form. Each have individual weapons that can also combine and be used by Muteki Shogun. Lastly, Tsubasamaru from the Kakure Daishogun set can combine to form Super Muteki Shogun or the Shogun Megafalconzord.

Super Minipla Muteki Shogun will be sold on regular retail.

  • Super Minipla Muteki Shogun
    Release Information: Sept. 2018 · ¥5,500
    Reservation via Premium Bandai

BLOG: Bandai Candy Online Shop Exclusive – Super Minipla Kakure Daishogun

Super Minipla Kakure Daishogun The Mecha Catalogue barely touches stuff from tokusatsu, with exceptions limited to the Godzilla franchise. This exclusion mainly includes collecting the Deluxe (or DX) sets as they’re essentially transforming bricks. That said, it’s a different story when the Super Minipla line started producing Super Sentai kits.

Following the Zyuranger and Liveman sets, the next ones would be from Kakuranger — first of which is Kakure Daishogun or Ninja Megazord in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The set also includes Tsubasamaru/Falconzord. As with previous releases, these kits can transform and combine while maintaining articulation when compared to their DX counterparts. Unfortunately, it is an online shop exclusive.

  • Super Minipla Kakure Daishogun
    Release Information: Sept. 2018 · ¥7,500
    Reservation via Premium Bandai