Well it’s new gunpla to end the year with a bang.
It’s time to usher out 2009 and invite in 2010 but, before that happens I got my dose of Gunpla to end the year on a high note.
As most of you already know, the year 2010 will be the year of the Tiger according to the Zodiac Calendar. That’s why I finally got this magnificent kit.
Now this kit I’ve been wanting to get for a long time and it doesn’t disappoint. The detail and gimmicks are definitely there but, more on that from the review to come. I can’t wait for this one to be complete.
Before that, some short info
Kit Name: Gotaitei Sonken Gundam Korinpaku
Character Basis: Sun Quan
Mecha Basis: RX78GP01Fb Full Vernian “Zephyranthes”
Kit Price: 1200 Yen
Next, the kit I got all worked up over.
Nothing much to be said aside from how awesome this kit is. The best part is that it has plenty of shiny clear red parts and very interesting gimmicks.
As usual, some short info
Kit Name: Kyou-I Gundam F91
Character Basis: Jiang Wei
Mecha Basis: F91 Gundam Formula 91 & MS-06 Zaku II
Kit Price: 600 Yen
Together with it, I got this
Well, no surprise here for the transformable gimmick of this kit as you can see the eagle in the back of the box art. Surprisingly, this kit is very nicely detailed and bears a lot of resemblance to the Zeta Plus that it is based on. Weirdly, this kit had me digging a lot before I could find it hidden at the back of the shelves. Thankfully, it comes cheap and has a cute button badge together with it as part of a “Free Gift”.
Kit Name: Rikuson Zeta Plus
Character Basis: Lu Xun
Mecha Basis: MSZ-006 Zeta Plus
Kit Price: 600 Yen
The genius of Cao Cao’s army, Shiba-I Sazabi. A simple breakdown, this kit has two modes “Bushou” (General) and “Gunshi” (Army Advisor). In “Gunshi” mode, he has a different head – piece and holds a fan. While in, “Bushou” mode he has the sharp sleek head – piece as you can see in the box art and combine his fan with his sword to form his ultimate weapon. Seriously, what is it with geniuses and fans? Maybe I should get one myself.
Kit Name: Shiba-I Sazabi
Character Basis: Sima Yi
Mecha Basis: MSN-04 Sazabi
Kit Price: 600 Yen
No Gunpla fan would be one without one of these,
That’s right, no Gunpla/Gundam fan can call his own without owning any form of this father of all Gundam, RX-78-2 Gundam. This particular kit happens to be the 30th Anniversary Edition (note the gold sticker at the top left) and doesn’t happen to be mine. It’s my brothers. Me? Well, I’ve already got a MG RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. Ka (god bless Katoki Hajime). Anyways, this kit is very well detailed and even the articulation is good for an SD Kit.
Kit Name: RX-78-2 Gundam 30th Anniversary Version
Kit Price: 800 Yen
On a side note, this kit really impressed me.
Oh! This I gotta show!
It’s non other than the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam Head Display Base. Not for sale in shops anywhere it only comes with January 2010′s Edition of Dengeki Hobby Magazine. Just by looking at the box you know how great this stand will be. It has the ability to switch between Unciron Mode and Destroy Mode. The sides and the back are also equally good looking. The back features a cool lineart of Unicorn Gundam in both Unicorn and Destroy Mode in the same blue print used for the cover. More pictures when the review is up.
Kit Name: RX-0 Unicorn Gundam Head Display Base
Kit Price: 1290 Yen (comes with of a January 2010 issue of Dengeki Hobby Magazine)
I saved the best for last,
I really don’t have to type anything. The box art speaks for itself. This kit is that awesome that it rivals my Hi – Nu in terms of awesomeness. Who cares about the 30th Anniversary Version with Clear Parts when you can go for the best thing? The best part is I got this kit at a lower price. Though, that still isn’t really dirt cheap. Always remember, this kit will leave a substantially big hole in your pocket if you are an average earner. Well, at least I can have a Destiny vs Strike Freedom diorama now.
Kit Name: MG ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam Full Burst Mode
Kit Price: 7000 Yen
Well, that’s all for the year. It’s been a blast for me both Gunpla and not Gunpla wise.
New Years Resolution? Collect more awesome Gunpla?
Your turn Bandai, you made Blue and are gonna release Red. Now, gimme a MG Gundam Astray Gold Frame Amatu Mina Custom!!!!!!
Oh! Before I forget,