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11:30 PM on 12.05.2014

Don't be fooled, this is an amazing custom Gundum kit

One of the most exciting things about this hobby is seeing others thinking outside the box. Sure, anyone can slap paint on a model kit, and some do an amazing job at it, but then you get pieces like this that are just too epi...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker


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Tomopop About Town: MCM Comic Con London 2014 photo
Tomopop About Town: MCM Comic Con London 2014
by Martin Siggers

As I covered last time I was at the show, when it comes to anime, manga, sc-fi, fantasy and just general geek gatherings in the UK, there's no event bigger than the twice-yearly MCM Comic Con in London. Though the con scene has improved over the past few years, nothing can match this mighty event in the capital. Drawing over 110,000 people across three days last month, I popped along again to see what was on offer for toy and figure fans.

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7:42 PM on 09.25.2014

Perfect Grade Gundam Unicorn coming this December

It's the kit that everyone said they wanted when they learned what they could do. The gimmicks for the Perfect Grade line made people dream of what the Unicorn could be if they were to do it. Yes, it's finally coming this Dec...

Andres Cerrato



Standby, here are your Gundam Build Fighters Season 2 Gunpla photo
Standby, here are your Gundam Build Fighters Season 2 Gunpla
by Andres Cerrato

Gundam Build Fighters was amazing. It didn't have a great plot, but it was at least enjoyable if just for all of the cameos. It certainly surpassed expectations in the west and now season 2, Gundam Build Fighters Try is on the horizon. With a new series based around Gunpla, there are of course new Gunpla for you to buy this upcoming October.

The main Gunpla of the series appears to be the Build Burning Gundam, which is unrelated to the God/Burning Gundam from G Gundam. Next is the Lightning Gundam, which is based off the Re-GZ. Lastly, there's the Winning Gundam, which is an original SD that features a combination gimmick to have different modes. In addition, there's the Powered GM Cardigan, which at this time has no other info about it except that it will come with a lot of weapons.

There's quite a bit to like here and I know that the series will have some more Gunpla that will have me buying them with no hesitation. Hopefully the show will be just as good as last time. After the jump, you'll find all of the pictures and release info.

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8:00 AM on 07.16.2014

MG Hi-Nu Gundam ver Ka's Heavy Weapons are ready for battle

The Hi-Nu Gundam ver. Ka is simply a beautiful mobile suit. While the first MG Hi-Nu had its detractors because it wasn't like the original design by Izubuchi, the new kit follows his design aesthetics much more faithfully. A...

Andres Cerrato

10:30 PM on 06.22.2014

Here's the first Gunpla from the new Gundam series

The late summer of 2014 will see the entry of the latest Gundam television series, Reconguista in G. Being the brainchild of original Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino, I'm looking very much toward this series. As the series wi...

Andres Cerrato



53rd Shizuoka Hobby Show: New 1/100 Gunpla line features the Nightingale photo
53rd Shizuoka Hobby Show: New 1/100 Gunpla line features the Nightingale
by Andres Cerrato

Bandai usually saves their big announcement for Shizuoka and this year they did not disappoint. While the show actually opens tomorrow, someone sneaked in and spoiled us all with this glorious announcement: 1/100 Nightingale.

Bandai had mentioned that a new line was coming to Gunpla in the 1/100 scale, so a Master Grade this is not. As this is just a peak into the future, dubbed the Reborn-One Hundred line, it is starting with some very long-awaited kits. Leading off is the massive MSN-04II Nightingale. Known to many as Char's mobile suit in the novelization of Char's Counterattack, people have been waiting for an official kit that wasn't produced by B-Club. Now we're actually getting an official plastic kit that is well overdue considering how the counterpart Hi Nu Gundam has received a glut of releases in recent years.

Nightingale isn't everything, as the second release in the line will be the Gundam Mark III and the third being the GP-04 Gundam Gerbera. I seriously can't help but love this announcement and can't wait to pre-order this. The official details will come soon enough. Between Unicorn's finale and Shizuoka this weekend, I'm making my pilgrimage to Mecha. 

[Images via Samuel Decal, Gunpla Fan Club]

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10:30 AM on 04.26.2014

Let's take another giant look at the giant HGUC Neo Zeong

In case you missed it this week, Japan is going crazy with Gundam promotions again. The airport in Osaka now features the Red Comet Express, a bullet train decorated in the motiff of Neo Zeon and Full Frontal, the not Char of...

Andres Cerrato

9:00 PM on 04.23.2014

This month's scans feature tons of new Gunpla

I don't think there's ever been a time where I've been more excited by monthly scans. Not only is the Master Grade Turn X now in color, but there's also 4 new kits from Gunpla Build Fighters. On top of that, the new Real Grade Char's Z'Gok has its prototype, and a pair of new HGUCs from Unicorn. Get the full rundown of this month's Gunpla scans after the jump.

Andres Cerrato



Set your GP Base for Gunpla Builders World Cup 2014 photo
Set your GP Base for Gunpla Builders World Cup 2014
by Andres Cerrato

You've built your Gunpla and now you want something to do with it. You've painted, sculpted new parts by hand, added armor by cutting many, many small pieces of plaplate. If you'd like the chance to show off your Gunpla, you can do so at this year's installment of the Gunpla Builders World Cup!

While sadly you won't be able to pilot your perfect Gunpla, only to be beaten by young boy on a quest, you can at least win. The GBWC, like in years past, will feature live competitions at 5 cons this year: Anime Central in Chicago, A-Kon in Dallas, Anime Expo in Los Angeles, Otakon in Baltimore and lastly at New York Comic-Con. If you can't make it out to any of the shows, there will be an online competition. If you are chosen as the Best in Show at any of these 6 competitions, you may be selected as the North American representative for the GBWC, which will of course mean additional prizes and a trip to Japan for the finals.

If you'd like to see the full rules and requirements, check out Bluefin's GBWC page. Now if you'll excuse me, I think I need to get building again.

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8:00 AM on 03.21.2014

More new Gunpla including HGUC Neo Zeong with an equally large price

When the Neo Zeong was revealed, no one thought it would actually get a HGUC release. Things get crazy and sure enough, it does. This month's hobby scans give a glimpse of what to expect from the monstrosity, along with a few...

Andres Cerrato



8:00 PM on 03.11.2014

Gunpla returns to retail sales at over 400 Barnes and Noble stores

For years, people have clamored for the return of Gundam models to retail stores. While the internet has more than supplied the need, there's still something nice about buying something in person at a store. Beginning next mo...

Andres Cerrato