Summer is anime convention season for us. That means plenty of traveling and buying new Gunpla, but not a lot of time spent building. We have a pile in our living room that goes up to my waist, but I can’t help browsing the new releases! Here’s what’s new and coming up.
New Releases for July 2015
HGBF Dom R35 1/144 (pictured above)
The classic Dom model as it appears in the Gundam Build Fighters universe. Its rich blue color and bold physique make it nearly as iconic as the Gouf.
What makes this Gundam Seed model interesting is that it claims to use a new molding method—the wedge gate system—that will make your nubs less noticeable when you snap the parts out. Other models have claimed this same feature before, and I’d love to know if it works.
Lightning Z Gundam 1/144 (pictured)
Canonically in Gundam Build Fighters Try, Yuuma Kousaka built this model to enter (and win) the Meijin Cup, which judges Gunpla on their artistic merit. With lots of color and sweeping design, it certainly lives up to that!
Jigen means “dimension” in English, but that doesn’t tell me much more. Use these 36 expressive hands to add custom flair to any 1/144 Gunpla model.
A new part for customizers, this set of weapons is true to the bazookas and beam rifles that mobile suits use in Gundam Seed. Add them to your custom suit for maximum personalization.
HG G-Reco Kabakali 1/144 (pictured)
I’m not speaking lightly when I say this the most awesome Reconguista in G Gunpla yet. Its polished black exterior and crimson detailing color an intense, dynamic build.
Pre-orders for August 2015
- System Weapon 010 1/144
- EFSF Builders Parts MS Hand 01
- HGCE Freedom Gundam
- Gundam Astray Red Frame
- HGBF Gundam Leopard Da Vinci
- Gundam G-Self with Perfect Pack
- SD Versal Knight
- SD Red Warrior Kurenai Musha Amazing
- MG Gundam Amazing Red Warrior