Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Gundam Updates from Hobby Japan June Issue EDITED AGAIN

EDITED Again: New information for MG Impulse Gundam promo video and prize item of MG Strike Gundam's bazooka for Toys"R"Us Japan.

EDITED: Added more images for HG 1/144 Ali Al Sanchez's Customized Enact, BB Senshi Sangokuden Kanpen and others.

MG Force Impulse Gundam - May, 4,200 Yen. Excalibur comes with beam part for the tip of the sword, which I believe is the effect part for creating the famous 'Skewing Freedom' scene mentioned in the initial announcement.

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Sliding thigh armor confirmed for this MG.
A must get!
Images from Toysdaily.

On the other hand, Gunota Headlines reported that the site for Phase-Impulse MG Edition promo video in now up. Staff involved in the production of the video include director Mitsuo Fukuda, producer Satoshi Shigeta, and character animator Hisashi Hirai. Customer who buy the MG Force Impulse can download it for free May 24th through August 31st, but "it's not clear if this offer extends outside Japan". :(

Image from the official site.

Further details and a preview of the video will be available on May 15th.

This is also being reported on Gundamaniac.

MG Gundam Ver. 2.0 - Summer release, price TBA. Only images of the head and Core Fighter are released for the moment. The head seems to be designed after its first appearance in the TV series, where the face is longer, and more of its 'nose' and the red part exposed.

So the advancement for this new MG RX-78-2 is... back to the original design?
Images from Toysdaily.

MG Shin Musha Gundam - June, 5,250 Yen. How can you not get this MG? ^^

Well, maybe the bulky leg armor which affect the ankle movement can be a reason not to buy this ^^;
Image from Toysdaily.

HGUC Sazabi - June 2,940 Yen.

I sure hope the huge beam sword will be included as well, and not just the Tomahawk only.
Image from Toysdaily.

HGUC Zaku II FZ - May, 1,260 Yen.

Image from Toysdaily.

1/100 OverFlag - May, 2,310 Yen.

Looks good. ^^ Come with a spread palm for more action poses too ^^
Image from Toysdaily.

1/100 Tieren Ground Type - June, 2,730 Yen. Comes with a new bazooka (did we see that being used in the anime?), which makes Tieren looks even more bulkier than he already is ^^;

The second bulkiest after Virtue?
Image from Toysdaily.

1/100 Astraea Type F - June, 2,940 Yen. The changes between Type F and the just-released Astraea, the V Fin and front skirt armors are implemented, and it seems like both set are included in this upcoming kit.

Image from Toysdaily

HG 1/144 Ali Al Sanchez's Customized Enact - June, 1,050 Yen.

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Image from SRW Hotnews. Additional image on the right is from Toysdaily.

GFF Gundam Mk. III - June, 6,300 Yen

Less decals being used this time?
Image from Toysdaily.

BB Senshi Sangokuden Kanpen - June, 630 Yen.

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Kanu's son. ^^ Look at the size of his Halberd O_O
Images from Toysdaily.

EDITED: Confirmed from Gunota Headlines: Prize Item for MG Purchase at Toys"R"Us Japan - Toys"R"Us Japan will be running a MG Weapon Parts Campaign: this bazooka is a prize item for purchase of an MG above 3,000 Yen in Toys"R"Us Japan. You can claim this bazooka when you bring the receipt to the store's service counter.

Are we getting any chance to participate as well? ^^ EDITED: Don't think so :(
Image from Toysdaily.

Keroro Gunsou Giroro Rounin and Dororo Chieftain - June, 630 Yen.

Chain Mine for Dororo Chieftain? XD
Image from Toysdaily.

1/100 Astraea - Now available on Hobby Search. 2,800 Yen

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Believe it or not, there are actually details inside the shoulders and the weapons.
Images from Hobby Search.

HG 1/144 Nadleeh - Now available on Hobby Search. 1,200 Yen

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The Double Shoulder Cannons are NOT available in this kit. You'll need 1/144 Virtue for this weapon
Images from Hobby Search.