Posted on 21 January 2011 by Mark
Now that I have the GFFN FA Unicorn Gundam, I am once again considering one GFFN that I wanted to get when it was announced but had to pass up on it since that time, my funding was being moved towards acquiring Nendoroids.
The GFFN I am talking about is the ReZEL which is based off the Zeta and Delta Gundam technology. There were two types of ReZELs seen in the Gundam Unicorn OVAs: the regular type and the Commander Type which basically carries a hyper mega launcher while the regular type just carries the standard issue beam rifle. There is a difference in the color of the visors but for the GFFN release, the sensors are all colored red regardless of whether the beam rifle or the hyper mega launcher is armed. The differences between the regular type and the Commander Type are the sensor colors and the armaments.
Hopefully, I’d still be able to find this one on local shelves. It would be neat to have this standing beside my GFFN FA Unicorn Gundam. Continue Reading
Posted on 19 January 2011 by Mark
I’m not sure if it is already completely finished but one thing’s for sure: Keita does it again! This is an awesome replica of the 1/1 scale Gundam that you can find in Japan.
Not sure if Keita’s going to auction this one off but it would definitely be nice to own it if I could afford it.
Mouse over the image and post comments. Tell me what you think of this particular mod. And if you do know of any other modeller who you think did a better job than Keita, please feel free to post the link here so that I can have a look and feature that individual’s work as well!
Posted on 18 January 2011 by Mark
After months of waiting, I finally have my GFFN FA Unicorn Gundam on my office desk and boy does it look badass. Definitely worth the moolah that I paid to acquire it. For Gundam fans in general and Gundam Unicorn fans, this is definitely a must-have.
For those wondering why the internals are green, basically, in the manga, scientists working on the NT-D appear to have discovered a better way of using the system while at the same time reducing the stress on the pilot when the unit goes into Destroy Mode. This way, Unicorn can stay in Destroy mode longer compared to the previous red glow version which could only stay in that form for five minutes or else the pilot will go insane due to the mental stress. This green glow version also allows the unit to equip more armaments compared to the red glow version which only went as far as having twin gatling guns. Continue Reading
Posted on 15 October 2010 by Mark
Dropped by Amiami.com today to check if they have anything new and their blog had a bunch of pics taken from HobbyShow 2010. What got my attention was this display of Early Wing model kits. All of the ones on the upper shelf appear to be master grade model kits. Wing Gundam was already released as a Ver. Ka and they also released the model kit again as a regular MG release. Then recently, Bandai released the Gundam Deathscythe Early Wing version. Continue Reading
Posted on 27 September 2010 by Mark
It appears that Bandai is cashing in on the obvious popularity of the RX-78-2 Gundam ver. Ka and Unicorn Gundam Metal Composite releases. So much so that they’re actually releasing two more new repaints this October and November.
For October, there will be a Tamashii Nation limited release of the Metal Composite RX-78-2 Gundam ver. Ka (Rollout Color ver.). Basically, it’s the Gundam ver. Ka in white paint except for the mechanical parts which remain in gray. There are red highlights too, particularly the parts that are in red in the regular painted version as well as some other parts like the vents, etc.
For November, Bandai is releasing the Metallic Coating version of the Metal Composite Unicorn Gundam. I wouldn’t really call it metallic. I’ve seen some of the protos and they look more like a pearl finish to me. But whatever. I honestly don’t see the reason in releasing something that’s basically just “shinier” than the previous release. But if Bandai thinks that there’s a market for this, then go ahead. Whatever floats their boat, I guess. I would have been more amazed if after they released the GFFN FA Unicorn Gundam, they release a GFFN Banshee or a Metal Composite Banshee/FA Unicorn Gundam. But a pearl finish re-release of what already appeared to be a fine action figure? Nah.
Here’s a promo shot of the Metallic Coating ver. of the Metal Composite Unicorn Gundam.
Posted on 23 August 2010 by Mark
…this is what greets me:
Ok. So why am I both frustrated and excited?
- This is the next Perfect Grade coming out of Bandai’s factories.
- This particular version will be based on Hajime Katoki’s design.
- The SEED-based inner frame that’s been seen in PG Strike and PG Astray will most likely be used again here.
- I’m trying to save up for a laptop and the last thing I need is another temptation.
So yeah, you can understand my dilemma here, right? No? Well, to make things more interesting, with all the tech that’s been present in the most recent PG release (Gundam 00 Raiser), most likely, this one will have more than just light-up eyes as a feature. (Remember the Lightning Edition 1/60 HG Strike Freedom?)
Anyways, this bit of news from Ngee Khiong’s blog.
Now, where are those Nendoroids that are supposed to be here already? :3
Posted on 02 May 2010 by Mark
So here’s a shot of the GFFN Full Armor Gundam with everything that comes inside the box! This is going to be such a gorgeous action figure with so much stuff coming along with it. Of course, I’ve already shown how much of a weapon powerhouse this mobile suit is. But at the same time, it is so Universal Century instead of the alternate timelines where the cram powerful beam weapons into a single mobile suit, this one adds firepower the way one can or should: stock up on arms!
I see three beam gatling guns, two bazookas, two shields, the rocket packs, thrusters and what appears to be beam handguns. No beam rifle? Continue Reading
Posted on 26 April 2010 by Mark
So the Gundam Cafe officially opens and I can only look on in envy as people pour into the place to enjoy some dining pleasure inside a place that’s COMPLETELY about Gundam. >_< Here’s a look at some of the food they serve on their menu:
- Jaburo Coffee
- Federation’s White Guy
- The Red Comet
- Zaku Pickles
- Haro Pizza
- The Red Comet (cocktail)
- Giant Blue Star
- Sarah’s Lips
The Red Comet pasta and the Mono-eye cocktail drink please. It would be awesome to be served by cute ladies in Feddie uniforms. More images at Moeyo, Gundam.info and GA Graphic.
The bathrooms even have mobile suits peeking through the mirrors. And damn, look at all those merchandise they’re selling inside! I want to collect those cup coasters. T_T
Posted on 22 March 2010 by Mark
So finally, N.P.GPM has released his version of the Master Grade kit V Gundam ver. Ka by Bandai! And by George, it is one gorgeous piece of work. I told my friend Coffeebugg, who is an avid V Gundam fan, that this particular version looks like the illustration jumped out of the boxart and turned 3D.
So without further ado, here’s his take on the MG V-Gundam ver. Ka
Posted on 17 March 2010 by Mark
Checked out some of my favorite modders and saw some recent updates. Two have released new mods, complete with photos, while one has a teaser on a Master Grade that a lot of fans have been asking Bandai to manufacture for decades.
This is Keita’s latest masterpiece, a modded version of the Master Grade GN-X from Gundam 00. In his site, he details the changes he made on the original model kit. The difference between this and the original release is just staggering. He never fails to amaze me with the amount of detail he is able to apply on these model kits to further enhance them. I just wish he had included shots of the GN-X with the GN Drive lit up.