This May, I built more Gunpla than I have in a long time! I was true to my pledge in the last monthly buying guide to tackle my backlog, beginning with that intimidating PG Unicorn Gundam John and I bought in 2015 and were too nervous to start until now. A month later, the kit is fully built and now just awaiting an upcoming photo shoot.
It’s tough to stick to a backlog when more Gunpla is available than ever! It has not escaped my notice that more P-Bandai (short for Premium Bandai) Gundam kits are available in the US and Canada these days. Previously, you had to go to Japan to get this stuff. John and I have discussed including P-Bandai kits in these pre-order posts in the future, but for now, we’re still waiting until they’re as reliable as Bandai’s standard Gunpla line-up. So without further ado, check out what’s new for May and ready to pre-order for June!
New Releases for May 2019
RE/100 Vigna-Ghina II (pictured at top)
The Vigna Ghina gets a new colorway and updated features in this MSV-exclusive version of the Gundam F91 commander suit. RE/100 is the perfect choice for this model, which is too large for the HG line but which doesn’t require the complexity or price-point of a standard MG kit.
This new RG is part of the Gundam Evolution Project which promises “extreme details” and clearly delivers. I mean, just look at the molding on the skull & crossbones and ripped-up cloak!
HGCE Destiny Gundam (pictured above)
When people who aren’t Gunpla fans come to my house, they still gravitate toward my MG Destiny Gundam. Finally, this gorgeous mobile suit is getting a revamp in the form of this HG, completely remolded for improved poseability and joint strength.
The first Gundam 08th MS Team suit to join the Cross Silhouette line! This cutesy kit can be built on either a standard SD frame or a CS frame for increased poseability—both are included.
These internal skeletons give you even more options to customize your Cross Silhouette kits. Combine these expansion parts with any CS model to adjust limb, torso, and neck length even more. I wonder how far we are from making all CS kits compatible with HG ones?
This pink Haro is designed to be an exact replica of Lacus Clyne’s Haro from Gundam SEED. It is also compatible with the mobile Haro suit for terrifying increased mobility.