Are you still watching Gundam Breaker Battlogue? It’s a short show but I’ll give it this: it jumps the shark every single episode. From a dude entering a Gunpla battle with just the figure of a pilot, to same dude assembling Gunpla in mid-air, to a Barbatos centaur, it’s pretty wild! I admit that if I were part of this multiverse I’d also want to see how AI versions of my favorite Gunpla pilots fight. The American villain may be a bad guy, but in some ways he’s pretty relatable!
This month, we are beginning to see more kits from that latest show come out outside of exclusively Target. Here are the newest releases and pre-orders for this month:
Gunpla New Releases for November 2021
MG 1/100 Gundam Virtue (pictured above)
Gundam 00’s bulkiest kit comes to the MG line. With an upgrade to a more complex grade you should expect a big gimmick and this suit delivers: you can detach the outer armor to reveal the Gundam Nadleeh underneath! This kit is already sold out in a bunch of places (damn you, supply chain!) and I expect it’s going to be the It Model this month.
As in, the opposite of Death Scythe Hell, get it? Some joker on the Gundam Breaker Battlogue team turned this dad joke into an entire mobile suit design. If the Deathscythe is a grim reaper, this white and gold foil opposite is the paladin of Gundam designs.
Like its namesake, this mobile suit has a sunburst motif in the way its Destiny Gundam-inspired wings fan out behind it. It is a particularly iterative Gundam: the Gundam wiki lists inspirations spanning from components of Gundam X all the way to Gundam Unicorn.
HG Gundam Barbataurus (pictured at top)
I think this is the wildest design to come out of the show so far. It’s a Barbatos centaur! Simply by virtue of having four legs, it looks completely different from anything to come before it, and perfectly captures the original Barbatos Gundam’s feral, demonic vibe. I want to build it because I bet the process it won’t feel like any kit I’ve built before.