Gundam fans got a surprise the final week of May, during the Shanghai 1:1 Freedom Gundam’s opening ceremony: we’re getting a new Gundam SEED movie! It’s the anime’s 20th anniversary since airing and Bandai is going all out with a manga, game, and sequel film. I’m sure this is going to lead to new SEED Gunpla kits coming out as well!
For now, we’ve got just four new kits for the month as Bandai slowly trickles out more SD Gundam World Heroes kits and a welcome fan-favorite from Gundam Wing. Keep reading to see everything that came out in May and is scheduled for June:
Gunpla New Releases for May 2021
HGAC Gundam Deathscythe (pictured at top)
Duo Maxwell’s devilish suit from Gundam Wing gets a brand new High Grade with colors and poseability based on the suit’s TV appearance. The main update? The shoulder and knee armor slide out of the way to enable more natural stances.
Most High Grade kits have between 100 and 150 parts. This Entry Grade has just 74. It’s a great beginner kit for somebody just starting the hobby, or a casual speedy build for veterans.
SDW Heroes Benjamin V2 Gundam (pictured above)
This pirate mecha from SD Gundam World Heroes has the jaunty cap and cape of an 18th-century buccaneer. Could that clear blue hook be some sort of sea monster tentacle weapon?
This character is also a pirate, the deputy captain and Benjamin’s right-hand man. Like the seafaring mecha he is, he naturally has a telescope and a large cannon like a ship’s.