How was your April? This month at Anime Boston, John and I joined forces with our friend Doug of to give a panel on The Wild World of Gundam Merchandise. Even the craziest Gunpla can’t hold a candle to some of these bizarre merch items, like a Haro Roomba for example. It was awesome to see some Gunpla 101 readers there, too!

This May, with four months to go before John and I welcome Baby Sayla Hamon Mineva Zabi (name pending), I’m vowing to work on my Gundam backlog before I simply don’t have the time! But if you’re well on top of your backlog already and it’s time for some new kits, this April’s selection has got you covered. Here are the latest kits and preorders for April and May:

New Releases for April 2019

HG Zaku II Principality of ZEON Char Aznable’s Mobile Suits Red Comet Ver.

Because we never have enough Char special editions. What makes this one different is that it comes with a new set of decals for its shoulder armor and shoulder shield, as well as a new decal emblem for its waist armor as a sign of affiliation with the Falmer corps.

HG Zaku II Type C-6/R6

Similar to the Gundam: The Origin C-6, but also equipped with the “R6 Kit,” two multi-mount machine guns on the arms that provide additional armor, hence “C-6/R6.” Additionally, it’s got a reinforced chest compared to the C type, making it a bit brawnier.

MG Ex-S Gundam/S Gundam (pictured above)

The latest the Gundam Sentinel line has to offer, this kit comes with updated molds of Ex-S and S Gundam. It’s a beefy kit that’s packed with extra editions, so you’re sure to get your bang for those extra Master Grade bucks. An absolute unit.

HGAC Maganac

Yeah, that’s AC for After Colony, and this is a Sandrock support unit designed for desert use. I like how the design stays true to the show with these compact chest plates specifically made to keep sand from getting in the cracks while this guy is out patrolling the desert.

SD Gundam Cross Silhouette Sisquiede [AEUG Colors] (pictured at top)

The LRX-077 Sisquiede is a prototype mobile suit from the SD Gundam G Generation video game, so it makes sense that it’s joining the SD Cross Silhouette line this early. It’s an alternate non-canon “what if Zeon made a monoeye Gundam?” timeline, so it’s certainly unique.

SD Gundam Cross Silhouette Sisquiede [Titans Colors] (also pictured at top)

Same thing with a dark color scheme. Just like its AEUG counterpart, this kit comes with two beam sabers and an I-Field Launcher. As shown in the photo above, both kits can be built on either compact SD or more elongated Cross Silhouette inner frames.

Pre-Orders for May 2019