Friday, December 30, 2011

More Age Generation 2 Gunpla

All due out in February for 1,200 to 1,500Y.

This is the first variant of the AGE-2: the AGE-2 Double Bullet (1,500Y). I'm liking it a LOT more than either of the AGE-1's variants, and even a bit more than the regular AGE-2.

Gundam: The Origin Volume 04 Chapter 03 Notes

 And, finally! A mobile suit shows up!

...And it's a Zaku.
...And it's only there for 2 pages.

Well, we all know what's coming next, so I guess that's okay.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Merch Medley VII

Got a number of nifty things to check out this time. Well, mostly gunpla--but, hey, gunpla's cool!

First up, a high-grade 1/144 Dorado, from Gundam Age. I'm not entirely certain, but I'm pretty sure this is the new "basic" grunt for the UE in the second-era of Gundam Age, and thus the main foe Flit and Yurin's son will be up against.

Death flags smeath flags.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Gundam: The Origin Volume 04 Chapter 02 Posts

It's quite literally overflowing with "O__o" moments.

The Origin is filled with scenes like these. Really, it's crazy. And it's going to be animated!?!? I'll believe it when I see it. While from a narrative standpoint, it seems pretty pointless to adapt The Origin without doing a full-on remake approach (a full 50-episode TV series), I have a hard time imagining a TV series would have the necessary budget to properly animate the series. Of course, the longer on OVA, the more expensive and time-consuming it is (Unicorn's 6 episodes are taking 4 years!) so I imagine these are the same issues Bandai is struggling with, even now.*

Monday, December 26, 2011

HGUC K-Type Ball & Delta Gundam Unveiled

 First up, the HGUC Delta Gundam! (The "perfect" version of the Hyaku Shiki, fully trasnformable and all that. Makes the Zeta look like a pile of rubbish).

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Gundam: The Origin Volume 04 Chapter 01 Notes

Don't you just love the holiday season? You spend so much time thinking about gifts, looking for gifts, raging at Best Buy for marking up various items to 500% their retail value, finally buying the gifts--and then you think you're done, right? Time to relax, right?


Then you have to set aside 4 hours to wrap stuff--and mail stuff for those far-away folk--but then (GASP) you have no wrapping paper! And before you know it the whole day is gone. And by "you," I of course mean "me." It just seems less self-centered to speak in the second person.

Anyway, before I get on with that thing I alluded to earlier, there are a few things I need to make clear.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Gundam Unicorn PS3 Priced & Dated

The PS3 Gundam Unicorn game will be released on 08. March 2012. The regular edition will sell for 40,50 yen, and the special edition will sell for 7,980 yen.

Those figures may not mean much to some of you, but they're pretty disappointing. Most full games sell closer to 8000 yen in Japan, with smaller, less complete offerings being priced closer to 5000 yen--like the Macross Frontier "demo" games that came bundled with the blu-ray editions of The False Songstress and Wings of Goodbye, respectively. This does not bode well for the amount of content in the game.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


I just realized something kind of cool.

Expect something nice before the end of the year.

Look forward to it.

1/60 M9 Gernsback Images

Got some (obscenely impressive) images of the upcoming M9 Gernback model kit courtesy of Hobbystock. You may want to set up a towel under your chin before looking at 'em... no lies, there's gonna be some drool.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

1/144 Gundam AGE-2 Unveiled

Finally--we can wrap our paltry minds around what this second suit will really look like.

Just by looking at the box art, you may be tempted to think, "great, another version of the Zeta transformation." Oddly enough, the AGE-2 has the first new transforming design since Gundam Wing (yeah, that's right--I don't count the LaGowe). Sure, it borrows a bit from the Kyrios, but all-round it looks to be one of the best balanced mobile armor modes we've seen since Zeta. (By which I mean it looks good and well-proportioned from every angle, not just one or two).

Gundam Unicorn PS3 Preview

A slew of new information has been released about the upcoming PS3 Gundam game based on the popular (and nearly complete!) Gundam Unicorn OVA series. Much of the information confirms earlier speculation on my part, and it looks like the final game will be a much better, bigger product than I expected.

EDIT: Promotional video added (check it out!)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Megahouse Gundam Cosmo Fleet Act 7 Details

With Act 6 due out this month, we're already seeing information on MegaHouse's next entry in the (apparently) popular Cosmo Fleet series. Sure, the quality control may be spotty at best, but I'll be damned if I don't love these things--and Act 7 looks genuinely awesome.

I've always been very fond of the Albion (#1 White Base variant!) so it's great to see it getting re-released--particularly given how rare and expensive the older Cosmo Fleet figures have become.  And the extra generic Feddie and Zeke warships? Absolutely iconic. I'll be pre-ordering at least two sets of these babies as soon as HLJ puts the page up!