Monday, October 12, 2009

HG V Gundam Collection

Hobby City (a hobby shop in Japan I reckon) has set up a special section in the store to commemorate the announcement of MG V Gundam Ver. Ka at the 49th All Japan Plamodel Radicon Show, showing all the five HG kits previous released from the series:

HG 1/100 V Gundam - 1,500 Yen (exclusive of tax).

HG 1/100 V Dash Gundam - 1,800 Yen (exclusive of tax).

HG 1/100 V2 Gundam - 1,500 Yen (exclusive of tax).

HG 1/100 V2 Assault Gundam - 1,800 Yen (exclusive of tax).

HG 1/60 V2 Gundam - 3,000 Yen (exclusive of tax).

Another one not shown is HG 1/100 V2 Buster Gundam - 1,800 Yen (exclusive of tax).

All these were designed and released more than 10 years ago - '93 and '94 when the anime was aired in Japan. As you can see, all of them are labeled as "HG", be it 1/100 or 1/60 in scale. Today, HG is used almost explicitly for 1/144 scale models.

If not mistaken, the HG V Gundam series was the second series of Gunpla design featuring multiple colors molded on a single part (not runner). That means you could have the blue, white and yellow portion of the body to be combined on a single part, straight from the factory. The first to feature such technology was Gundam F91, released some three years before the V Gundam series I think.

Images are from Moeyo.