Thursday, April 30, 2009

MG Gouf Ver. 2.0 Box Art & Others

Best-est box art ever!! O_O

Two more super-size images:

May release, 3,990 Yen (inclusive of tax).

Also, large images of a few other Gunplas:

HG 1/144 O Gundam [Battle Equipped Type]

June release, 1,260 Yen each (inclusive of tax).

1/100 Astray Gold Frame

May release, 4,200 Yen (inclusive of tax).

00 Raiser Designer's Color Ver.

May release, 5,250 Yen (inclusive of tax).

Images from Amiami, Infinity Wonderland: MG Gouf Ver. 2.0, 1/100 00 Raiser.

HGUC Schuzrum Dias & HG 1/144 Arche Gundam Now Available

The last round of new Gunpla releases from Bandai for April ^^

Available on Hobby Search now.

HGUC Schuzrum Dias - 1,700 Yen

As expected, most of the parts are from Quattro Bagina's Customized Rick Dias released some six or seven years ago ^^;

But it does come with a clear sticker with insignias of various organizations from Gundam Z and Double Z, which can be used for many other HGUCs from those two time lines as well.

HG 1/144 Arche Gundam - 1,600 Yen

Part swapping for the transformation of its escape pod (?) - I didn't expect the head to be attached to it as well.

The GN Drives in the legs are bigger than the one in the chest!

A very non-conventional design, this Arche Gundam. I only get to know that it has this and that functions from this HG. Never paid much attention to Arche (I only like Ali in his customized blue PMC Enact :D) in the first place, but even if I did, I don't think I will be able to understand how it works ^^;

Images from Hobby Search.

BB Senshi Sangokuden Dong Zhuo Zaku, Sun Jian GP01 and Sun Che GP02A

For your information only.

If a company duplicates an existing product from another company and sells it to the public without authorization, we call that pirating.

What about brand new products by Company P from an existing product line by Company B then? ^^;

Long before Bandai has any announcement regarding these three characters from BB Senshi Sangokuden, Chinese companies had released Dong Zhuo (董卓) Zaku, Sun Jian (孙坚) GP01, Sun Che (孙策) GP02A with their own runners, instruction manual, foil sticker and box art.

I only remember the days when Chinese brands duplicated the original kits with much lower quality, then after a while, Chinese brand MG and even PG. So, the days have finally come, for Chinese brand to start producing their own "original kits". Bandai is not the only company advancing in Gunpla technologies it seems ^^;

Goodness Gracious Bandai ^^;

Note 1: To be safe from being accused of encouraging piracy, I'll just post the link for you to verify that these items do exist in the market. I'll not list their prices. Please don't ask me how to get them also. ^^;

Note 2: The links provided may be hard to load sometimes. Yoo are warned. ^^;

Dong Zhuo Zaku

Sun Jian GP01

Sun Che GP02A

For your information, Sun Jian is the father of Sonken, Sun Che and Sonshoko. Sun Che is the eldest son of Sun Jian, the elder brother of Sonken.

Other "new" releases from dismantled original kits: ^^;

Kan-U with horse & weapon platform

Metallic Coating Sousou Gundam

Metallic Coating Shiba-I Sazabi

Metallic Coating Kan-U Gundam

Metallic Coating Chouhi Gundam

Chouun Gundam singular release

Ryofu Tallgeese singular release
* The box art is actually plagiarized from an actual mod done by a member on Toysdaily Forum ^^;

Sousou Gundam with weapon platform

Sonken Gundam with weapon platform

Ryubi Gundam with weapon platform

Chouhi Gundam with horse

Anyway, I still recommend the original kit from Bandai. We are always unhappy with the company's Gunpla milking tricks, but still, to support continuous effort of the company in releasing newer and better Gunplas in the future, it's a must to buy original goods.

All images from Taobao dotcom.