Gunpla Pre-orders and New Releases for September-October 2016


Fall has kept me busy. I wrote a new Gunpla painting tutorial that really took me out of my comfort zone. I reviewed Gundam: Reconguista in G, which is a beautiful disaster in so many ways. I shared my favorite Newtypes with the Anime News Network community. And somehow, John and I have almost finished up our Gunpla building backlog!

That means it’s time to shop for more. Where better to look than the new releases? Here’s what came out in September, and what you can pre-order this October.

New Releases for September 2016

HGBF Scramble Gundam

Only four releases this month, and all from Gundam Build Fighters Try Island Wars. Nils Yajima created this flashy blue and orange model to test his latest Plavsky Particles battle system. In its berserk mode, it has an elaborate set of orange wings.

HGBF Gundam 00 Shia QAN[T] (pictured at top)

Shia’s new build for Island Wars. As usual, her primary inspiration comes from the mobile suits of Gundam 00. I love the more intense color palette this time around.


HGBF Beargguy P (pictured above)

Magical Girl Beargguy! In case Beargguy wasn’t pretty enough for you, the newest look includes a pink frame, halo, and angel wings. I love the range in Build Fighters Try, spanning from sleek and powerful-looking suits like Shia’s to… well, this thing.

HGBF Lightning Back Weapon System Mk-III

The third iteration of Lightning’s back weapon system. The Build Fighters series is taking the “build” part seriously, and Gunpla fans of the show are never going to hurt for variety.

Pre-orders for October 2016

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