Saturday, May 31, 2008

A Close Look on MG Shin Musha Gundam


As you know, MG Shin Musha is a June hit release. The exact release date is on the 5th (that's like five or six days from now :). But before we get to see the content, let's have a closer look on a straight assembled one from a (seemingly) toy store owner in Hong Kong, who posted the pictures up on Toysdaily.

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Bandai definitely got the golden parts molded in the right tone this time ^^

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Get ready a gold Gundam marker to paint the armor pieces on the helmet.

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Two different reds are used for the armors.

All images from Toysdaily.

On the other hand, let me reiterate the Gundam merchandise list for June (all prices inclusive of tax). According to Bandai Hobbysite, the release date for all the following merchandises is the same: 5th June.
- MG Shin Musha Gundam - 5,250 Yen
- HGUC Sazabi - 2,940 Yen
- 1/100 Astraea Type F - 2,940 Yen
- 1/100 Tieren Ground Type - 2,940 Yen
- HG 1/144 Ali Al Saachez's AEU Enact Custom Agrissa Type - 1,050 Yen
- BB Senshi Sangokuden Kanpei Gundam - 630 Yen
- HCM-Pro Wing Gundam - 2,940 Yen
- HCM-Pro Gundam Heavyarms - June, 2,940 Yen

Another busy month for your wallet ^^;

Model Graphix July Issue

Selected news on mecha products and Gunpla work from Model Graphix July Issue:

HGUC Sazabi - features new polycap set

1/100 Avalanche Exia - comes with spread palm for the right hand.

1/100 Tieren Ground Type

HG 1/144 GN-X

HG 1-144 Ali Al Saachez's AEU Enact Custom Agrissa Type

HCM-Pro Gundam Wing Series and SHCM-Pro Ground Type Zaku II

Gunpla work featured:

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1/100 Overflag

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1/144 Tieren "Long Barrel"

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HGUC S Gundam

Other mecha products:

1/72 VF-25

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Kotobukiya's products as below:

- 1/144 Linebarrel, Alma and Alma Idaten
- 1/144 Twin Bird Strike Set - new weapon revealed for Wildwurger.
- Non-scale Ausenseiter
- Tengen Kadou Gurren Lagann variations
- HMM 1/72 Molga
- HMM 1/72 Blade Liger AB(Attack Booster) Leon Specifications
- Armored Core Transformable Nineball and CR-HOGIRE Rozental

Friday, May 30, 2008

Raigo Gundam from SEED Frame Astrays

*Not exactly a recent news anymore, as it's also being covered by SRW Hotnews and Winterheim HDD. ^^;

A 'new' Gundam in the world of SEED/Destiny: GAT-FJ108 Raigo Gundam.

Clearly a Strike variation, but the design is... ... ^^;

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Still thinking of milking more money from Strike eh, Bandai?

Gai doesn't seem too pleased with its design either XD

On the other hand, Xist Elwes's Customized CGUE with new equipments which appeared since the previous chapter of SEED Frame Astrays has being officially named: ZGMF-515AS CGUE Assault.

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Personally, I prefer this Cgue to be released as a model kit instead of the mere color variation some time ago.

Also, news from its official site: Chapter 8 of SEED Frame Astrays is out, and Chapter 9 is coming up soon.

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Looks like the fierce battle between Xist Elwes's CGUE Assault and Suu's Kerberos Zaku Warrior is still ongoing in this chapter.

Images from SEED Frame Astrays official site, and SRW Hotnews.

EMSiA, MSiA, BB Senshi Sangokuden & Gundam Prize Items EDITED

EDITED: Added more images of Gundam Vs. Gundam MS Head Display Collection 3 and 4.

Several future Gundam action figures and plenty of prize items filling in the market for the second half of 2008.

Kahen Senshi Zeta Gundam 2008 Edition - End of September release, 6,825 Yen (with tax). Features new coloring and transforms without parts swapping (information from Gunota Headlines.

Image from Hobby Net.

Extended Mobile Suit in Action (MSiA) & MSiA

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EMSiA Gelgoog Mass Productive Type - End of September release, 2,100 Yen
MSiA Zudah Unit 2 - End of September release, 1,680 yen
MSiA Zudah Backup Unit - End of September release, 1,680 yen
All prices inclusive of tax. Images from Hobby Net.

What do you think is the right phrase to describe the four releases above? Inevitable? finally? or hopefully-not-too-late? ^^;

Another MSiA coming in much sooner than the three mentioned above is Gundam Throne Drei. Folks who are interested in this figure can get it by the end of June at 2,625 Yen (inclusive of tax).

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Images from Toysdaily.

On the other hand, the release date for BB Senshi Sangokuden Chouryou Gelgoog has being announced: end of September.

Image from Hobby Net.

On the other hand, many Gundam-related prize items from Banpresto:

Special Creative Model: G3 & GM - End of November

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Images from GA Graphic.

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Images from Akism Yahoo! Shop.

Gundam Vs. Gundam MS Head Display Collection 1 - Mid October

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Gundam RX-78-2, Wing Zero Custom, Impulse, and Gundam X.
Images from GA Graphic.

Gundam Vs. Gundam MS Head Display Collection 2 - Mid November

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Zeta, Gundam NT-1, V Gundam and God Gundam.
Images from GA Graphic.

Gundam Vs. Gundam MS Head Display Collection 3 - 3rd week of December

Nu Gundam, GP03S, ZZ and Turn A Gundam.
Image from Akism Yahoo! Shop.

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Images from GA Graphic.

Gundam Vs. Gundam MS Head Display Collection 4 - January

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F91, Ground Type Gundam, Devil Gundam (O_O) and Strike.
Images from GA Graphic.

Kibamushaden Real Type Figures Extra Edition: Shingen Gundam & Kenshin Gundam - End of December

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Shingen Gundam

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Images from GA Graphic.

Real Figure Gundam Series with Emblem Key Chain Set - 3rd week of November

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Images from Akism Yahoo! Shop.

Another set of key chain, featuring five famous scenes from different series will come in December.

Image from Toysdaily.

Gundam 00 DX Heroine Figures 5: Nena Trinity - Mid November

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Gundam 00 DX Heroine Figures 5: Feldt Grace

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Gundam Seed series Deformania Collection Vol. 1 Lacus Clyne - Mid October

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Gundam Seed series Deformania Collection Vol. 1 Lunamaria Hawke

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Gundam Seed series Deformania Collection Vol. 1 Stella Loussier

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Images from GA Graphic.