Here at Gunpla 101, we’re always looking for ways to make Gunpla modeling easier and more fun. One way is to buy Gunpla when they first come out, are easiest to find, and (often) are at their cheapest.
Starting this month, we’ll be posting the month’s new releases—and next month’s pre-orders for your reference, so you can see what’s new and what’s coming up in one place. Here’s the latest and greatest from the world of Gunpla:
New releases for January 2015
Bandai Hobby RE/100 Gundam Mark III Model Kit (pictured above)
We’re excited to see the latest in Bandai’s brand new Gunpla grade, Reborn RE/100. Reborn models are simpler to construct, like High Grades, but with the Master Grade 1/100 scale.
Bandai Hobby HG Space Gehennam Commander Type Model Kit (pictured above)
This brilliant ultramarine blue model hails from Gundam Reconguista in G. The paint job makes it look ten times better than the regular Space Gehennam.
Gundam Build Fighters’ Meijin Kawaguchi’s custom version of the PF-78-3 Perfect Gundam III “Red Warrior” from the manga Plamo-Kyoshiro.
Like DLC for Gunpla building, a bunch of additional parts you can use with the Amazing Red Warrior, but you have to buy them separately.
The Hi-Mock appeared as a customizable training opponent in Gundam Build Fighters Try. Now you can build one for your other Gunpla to use for target practice.
Like the Red Warrior, Hi-Mock also has a custom parts kit to help it fight back.
Bandai Hobby BB #397 Musha Victory Gundam Model Kit (pictured above)
With the gilded detailing of Musha and the sparkly wings of Destiny, this SD Gunpla is the ultimate in shininess and wins the Most Likely To Be Lauren’s Next Purchase award.
Pre-orders for February 2015
- Bandai Hobby MG 1/100 Gundam Exia Dark Matter Model Kit
- Bandai Hobby HGBF 1/144 Hi-Nu Gundam Vrabe Model Kit
- Bandai Hobby HG G-Reco 1/144 Gaeon Model Kit
- Bandai Hobby HG G-Reco 1/144 Elf Bullock (Mask Custom) Model Kit
- HGBF 1/144 Try Burning Gundam
- HGBC Lightning Back Weapons System Mk 2
- Star Winning Gundam
As always, when we introduce a new feature, we love to hear from you. Were you anticipating any of these new models? Are any of them surprises? Which one is your favorite?