Have you watched Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash yet? The film began streaming on Netflix on July 1 in the United States. I haven’t seen it yet but I have high hopes since it turned out to be the first Gundam film in 33 years to top 1 billion yen (about US$9 million) in earnings. It’s in good company with 1988’s Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack!
While Gundam lights up the box office, we’re continuing a subdued Gunpla summer with just a few choice releases this month and next. Here’s what you can expect:
Gunpla New Releases for June 2021
RG Wing Gundam (pictured at top)
Heero Yuy’s mobile suit from Gundam Wing joins the Real Grade line. This kit’s bold coloring—and a new gimmick to spread out its wings—are designed to be TV accurate.
This black and gray model from SD Gundam World Heroes is a shinobi in the show, as you may have guessed by the ninja star on his head. The fox mask is an inspired touch.
This versatile steed is sized for any kit in the SD Gundam World Heroes to ride on its back. Multiple ports are concealed in its armor so it can carry the Gundams’ accessories as well.
Full Mechanics Calamity Gundam (1/100) (pictured above)
This Gundam SEED kit joins the Full Mechanics line with a larger, more poseable version of this long-range fighter. It’s been 10 years since Calamity’s HG kit came out, so this modern version is sure to be a huge upgrade.