A fair bit of gunpla news, which is always nice: it's not great (still no Victory kits) but... nice nonetheless. Also some new images of my favorite figure line, the Robot Damashii series, which is always good to see. Anyway, let's get this show started.
There will NOT be a medley post this week (edit made 5. March 2011). No special reason for it, just that there hasn't been any news this week I found particularly interesting. HLJ is running some nice sales at the moment, however, so why not check 'em out?
(And by the way, I've updated the previous posting to include the high-resolution versions of the videos).
- HGUC Dreissen & Jegan
- MG 00-Raiser
- MG Shenlong Gundam
- RG Aile Strike Gundam
- Robot Damashii Fafner
- Robot Damashii Wing Zero Custom
- S.H. Figuarts Kazuma
- VF-25 Messiah 1/100 Model
- WF2011 Megahouse Booth
HGUC Dreissen & Jegan
We'll be seeing the master grade 00-Raiser hitting shops this may, with a 6500 yen price-tag.
MG Shenlong Gundam
To be honest, though, the color scheme doesn't really fit. Red, white and blue doesn't exactly scream China to me. Maybe if the blue parts were green? Hm, I don't know. I don't think that would look quite right, either. Regardless, I tend to universally like Gundams that feature white shoulders.
There have been rumors that the upcoming Gundam television series (which we believe will be announced sometime in the next 3-4 months) may be a re-make (or re-imagining, etc., etc.) of Gundam Wing. Because, you know, Gundam has just completely run out of new story ideas to use. While only time will tell, I find myself very skeptical of this. If it were to happen, I imagine these are the gundam designs that would be used, and as much as I like this Nataku design, I just can't imagine it ever being animated.
RG Aile Strike Gundam
Robot Damashii Fafner
Standing tall at 140mm, this Fafner figure will be released this May (2011) with a very reasonable MSRP of 3990 yen.
Robot Damashii Wing Zero Custom
S.H. Figuarts Kazuma
VF-25 Messiah 1/100 Model
Hell, it would be better if they'd at least mentioned armor packs or fast packs--or the tornado pack--for this kit. Ah, well, I suppose it's best just to wait and be patient. Despite the relative disappointment of the first two kits, I believe this new line of cheap Macross models is an overwhelmingly positive thing.
It'll be out this April for 1200 yen. 1200 yen! Can you believe it? That's like, that's what they call a pittance, right?
WF2011 Megahouse Booth
I really love the concept for this figure, and I think it looks really cool. The style for it, however, just doesn't seem to match DBZ much for me. I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be Goku, but it looks more like Gohan--or Goten, perhaps--to me. I dunno: maybe it's just the angle. It's certainly based off of Toriyama's artwork in the manga opposed to the anime-based figures we see everywhere else, which is a good thing.
Sources:HGUC Dreissen & Jegan; MG 00-Raiser; MG Shenlong Gundam; RG Aile Strike Gundam; Robot Damashii Fafner; Robot Damashii Wing Zero Custom; S.H. Figuarts S-CRY-ED Kazuma figure; VF-25 Messiah 1/100 Model; WF2011 Megahouse Booth