Thoughts on Gunpla: April 2011
Posted by Tom on April 25, 2011
It’s that time again. Another thoughts on Gunpla. This month, the magazine focus is the RG Aile Strike with some Gundam Seed stuff here and there.
I’ll admit, I like this cover of Dengeki Hobby, with the PG Strike Freedom and RG Aile Strike. Also has a PG Strike Freedom modded into a regular Freedom. Anyways, onto the important stuff.
First off, MG 00 Raiser’s boxart. Looks nice IMO. I like how Bandai has been keeping this sketch book look for their 00 Master Grades. I think it would have been better in a “RAISER SWORDDO” pose, but it’s not bad.
I’m still gonna get this, just later on. I have plans for this. I do like how the LEDs on the wing binders give illusions of GN Particles coming out. Of course, I would have prefer GN Wings of Light. ^^;
Real Grade Green Zaku (or mass production type if you want). No body should be surprise by this right? If you are, then you have been living under a rock for the past 30 years.
Speaking of Real Grades, this is about to be release in a couple of days! Can’t freaking wait. I’m not sure what I’ll do for this, but I’ll wait until water slide decals are out before I start on it.
HGUC Dreissen boxart. So it’s now Unicorn version instead of Sleeve version? =/
A color look at the HGUC GM Cannon. Looks… silly in my opinion, but nothing a couple of spray cans can’t fix. But I’m gonna pass on this.
Just announced is the HGUC GM III. Again, I’m gonna pass, although I do like the Stark Jegan missile containers on the shoulders.
We finally get to see what MG Epyon’s beam saber handle looks, but what about the blade? Also, I believe this is an out of box look because the clear parts on the chest and feet are not in clear green, like MG Wing Gundam’s clear pieces.
Gunpla Builders Beginning J? I’m confused now. Is this a sequal to the first Gunpla Builders. Apparently, there’s another variation of the Beginning Gundam, the Beginning J Gundam. But it has swords instead of beam sabers. I’m down with that, seeing as I still haven’t gotten the Beginning 30 Gundam. ^^
And, if you like figure statue, here’s a recently announced Marida Cruz. I’m not sure if she’s smirking or frowning. Looks pretty nice though, with her sitting on a Neo Zeon emblem statue(?).
And that’s my thoughts on Gunpla for this month. News is slow, but I think Bandai will show more at the Shizouka Hobby show next month, so I look forward to that.
As always, images from Gundam Guy.