Gunpla


I guess this is what we've been building up to. It started to look like they were losing their grip, but a steady gain in rankings lead to this point: total domination. I'll comment more down below. Overall (→) Yo-...

This week supported two known facts: trading card games and Gundam are insanely popular in Japan. To say it was a great week for either, especially Gundam, might be an understatement. There are only three new items this week,...

So last time I lamented a bit that figma Sinon from Sword Art Online II didn't rank during her release week. Well it seems she received a delayed reaction as she ranked pretty high in the first week of April. And she wasn't e...

Looks like Bandai finished March on a high note by releasing a bunch of new Gundam stuff as well as their continued Sentai domination. Plus game cards keep being big sellers and... Star Wars? Here's the ranking: Overall (&u...



  Curious about what's the Japanese are actually buying and how they lineup with your own collecting habit? Toynes.jp has you covered with a weekly and monthly sales round up. Last week was a good week for robot fans as ...

Following our Max Factory and Good Smile Company coverage from Anime Japan, Bandai had a few Gundam kits to show. 1/144 High Grade Gunplas were on display, spanning the more recent entries: current series Gunda...

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...


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...


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...

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...


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...

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.


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...

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...

If you haven't already viewed the two Gundam Unicorn episode 7 trailers, you're going to need to. (Don't worry, they're after the jump!) Featured in the new trailer is the newest mobile armor, the NZ-999 Neo Zeong. Upon seein...

Gunpla is a hobby that can be enjoyed by anyone. Beargguy has had its hand in getting people to be especially creative with their Gunpla and the third edition from Gundam Build Fighters has been no exception. A crop of custom...

The Moonlight Butterfly is the most destructive attack in all of the Gundam metaverse. Those beautiful wings of energy will make every piece of technology useless from here to Jupiter. Since their debut, people have asked for...

The Gunpla Builder's World Cup held its finals at Gundam Front Tokyo on December 22 and the contest has named its winners. First place in the Open championship went to Japan's Shunpei Yamauchi and his take on the MG...

I've waited for quite some time, but my most anticipated plamo of the year is finally at my doorstep. Arriving today was the Master Grade Sazabi Ver Ka. After substantial shipping fees and trying to fit the box through my doorway, I got to take a look inside and see what Gunpla madness I have ahead of me. Hit the jump for my unboxing of the Master Grade Sazabi Ver Ka!


How's this for a good investment? Gunpla builder Amethyst (aka Zazi_8385) took a  ¥7,000 Nu Gundam kit along with some supplies and a lot of hard work and turned it into a work of art that sold for &ye...


Japan has picked their representatives for the Gunpla Builder's World Cup Junior Division and it's not what you would normally expect from a Gunpla builder. 10-year-old Mei, a fourth grader, took the win in Japan's 14-and-und...

At the very end of last year, Kotobukiya released their 1/100 scale model of Metal Gear Rex. That immediately prompted questions of when Metal Gear Ray would be put into production plans. With this month's scans, the year 201...

Although a lot of the big stuff has been shown off in our post last night, there's still a few new things that have made their way to display at the Gunpla Expo World Tour 2013. A majority of the display are prototypes of thi...

It's that time of the year where the latest and greatest new Gunpla are revealed to the world. Even with the new series Gundam Build Fighters, there is still Episode 7 of Gundam Unicorn and plenty of momentum for the HG All G...

Bluefin Distribution has announced their pick for the North American regional finals that will be heading to Japan in December to compete against builders from around the world. The winner is Kevin Yi Zhang of Conne...

December has become the month for the featured Master Grade Gunpla. Past years have seen the Unicorn Gundam, Nu Gundam, and now the Sazabi. Each of these kits has been released under the "ver. Ka" banner, with the process bei...

The final qualifier for the Gunpla Builders World Cup took place this past weekend at New York Comic-Con. The competition featured some impressive kits, but only a few could walk home with awards in hand.  Taking home th...

While the doors of the Javitz Center won't open until 3 PM tomorrow, some things are casually slipping out. Bluefin has let out a couple of images of what it has on hand at the show. As you see above, the S.H.Figuarts Batman ...

One of the most anticipated kits of the year has finally been fully unveiled at the Gunpla Expo in the Philippines. While the kit has had its lineart and rough prototypes displayed previously, we finally get to look at the fu...

You have the HG Astray Gold Frame Amatu. The Mina custom version. The Astray Red Frame. Red Frame with Flight Pack. Astray Blue Frame. Astray Blue Frame Second L. Limited edition Astray metallic coating. I think you get the p...

I miss the days where you could stroll into a Toys R Us, walk about the isles and pick up a Gundam kit. Those days haven't been around for a decade but they may just be back again. Barnes & Noble stores have begun to stoc...

Results are in from a series of polls conducted by Premium Bandai in Japan this year in honor of the release of the Master Grade Gundam RX-78-2 ver 3.0 kit. The "Best of My Master Grade" poll was done in four phases from...

Did any of you Tomopeeps make it out to Nan Desu Kan this past weekend? I drove out to Denver just to burn up some vacation days. While it was a heavily anime-oriented event, there was some stuff for us figure lovers as well....

Last month, another stop was held on Bandai's Gunpla Builders World Cup. The stage was Otakon and modelers certainly stepped up their games. The Best of Show award went to James Michie and his Master Grade Hi-Nu Gundam, which...






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