Here’s an idea: if you stay on top of the Gunpla pre-orders each month, you can sometimes be the first to know which suits are going to be revealed next on currently airing shows. It’s almost like getting a sneak preview.
This post is our second installment of featuring the month’s new releases—and next month’s pre-orders—for your reference. Check out what’s new and upcoming:
New releases for February 2015
MG 1/100 Gundam Exia Dark Matter (pictured above)
It’s not every month that we get a new Master Grade model. This suit dramatizes Exia’s already imposing shoulder-span with wing add-ons. Pointed toes and red-and-black coloring complete the devilish look.
Sometimes you’ll also see this called “Hi-Nu Gundam Brave,” which frankly makes more sense. It’s from Gundam Build Fighters Document, a manga about Tatsuya Yuuki’s childhood that isn’t available in English yet.
HG G-Reco 1/144 Gaeon Model Kit (pictured below)
I have a soft spot for purple models, and Gundam Reconguista in G has no shortage of them. Gaeon is a space assault suit, but the sturdy shields surrounding three quarters of its body probably make for great defense.
“Is this some kind of chicken?” is what I said to John when I first saw this one. Say what you will about G-Reco, but nobody can deny it’s got some of the weirdest mobile suits out there. With twig-like feet and what I can only think of as a turkey waddle, this one is certainly unique.
HGBF 1/144 Try Burning Gundam (pictured below)
Did everybody catch episode 20 of Gundam Build Fighters Try? The more I learn about what this suit is capable of, the more I want to own a copy. Also, look at the full burning mode!
This version of Yuuma’s Gunpla comes with all the bells and whistles, included a back-mounted core fighter. Guess that’s a one-up over the original Zeta!
Speaking of core fighters, there’s nothing cuter than one that’s been chibified for an SD’s back! I love the choice to make the green pieces opaque like jade gems.
Pre-orders for March 2015
- MG Gundam Double X
- HGUC V Dash Gundam (Weirdly, this one seems to already be in stock.)
- Gundam G-Lucifer
- Mack Knife (Mask Use)
- Wing Gundam Zero Flame
- Gundam Portant
- Gundam Portant Flyer
- SDBF S × D × G Gundam (Weirdly, this also seems to already be in stock.)
Were you anticipating any of these new models? Are any of them surprises? Which one is your favorite?