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7:00 AM on 07.17.2014

Standby, here are your Gundam Build Fighters Season 2 Gunpla

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 th...

Andres Cerrato


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

6:15 PM on 06.02.2014

Make your peace with God Gundam in Robot Damashii form

Way back in the distant past of last month at Tamashii Nations, the world finally saw the debut of Robot Damashii God Gundam. Sure, we're going to get Master Gundam and Master Asia soon enough, but first will be that which wa...

Andres Cerrato



Tomopop Review: Alpha x Omega's Yzak Jule photo
Tomopop Review: Alpha x Omega's Yzak Jule
by Andres Cerrato

It's been a while for Megahouse's line of Gundam SEED figures. Opening first with G.E.M. Athrun Zala, then the figure of the songstress with the really long initials, RAHDXG.A.NEO Lacus Clyne, then actual main character G.E.M. Kira Yamato. The line finally comes to a hastened close with Alpha x Omega Yzak Jule. All lines aside, Megahouse has put in some great work in putting out figures for the 10th anniversary of SEED and Yzak is in a place to continue that tradition.

Find out how this figure fares in today's review of Alpha Omega Yzak Jule!

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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

8:45 AM on 04.26.2014

Bootleg Hell is now in your lawn with knockoff Gundam statues

We have visited Bootleg Hell many times before, but now it's leaving convention halls and trying to enter your home. You can put a lot of gnomes, various saints, and even the juxtaposition of the two previous entities in your...

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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10:00 AM on 04.17.2014

Keep your eyes on the prize for these Gundam Unicorn figures

With the final episode of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn ready to hit theaters May 16, the promotional rush is building up into a marketing frenzy. Of course, this being a Sunrise production, there are a ton of mecha that'll be p...

Pedro Cortes



9:30 PM on 04.16.2014

Megahouse's Tieria Erde goes undercover for exposing previews

I never thought that this would be an actual figure, but here it is. From the plot twist of an episode of Gundam 00 comes the RAHDXG.A.Neo Tieria Erde by Megahouse. While it's not the usual appearance of Tieria, it's certainl...

Andres Cerrato