Guidance for Gift Givers: High Grade Gunpla are the second-easiest grade of kits, and by far the most popular when it comes to variety and range of availability. With a low price point (anywhere from $10 to $30), and a quick build time, High Grade is a good pick for builders of any skill level.

HGUC Blue Destiny Unit 1 “EXAM”

A rare Gunpla gets a brand new kit for 2017! Mobile Suit Gundam: The Blue Destiny was a 1996 side story for a Sega Saturn video game. Even builders who have never played the game will love the rich blue color.

HG Gundam Vual

If you’ve been naughty this year, why not build this baddie from Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans: Moonlight? We love the jagged silhouette and mysterious black and purple color set.

HGUC RB-79 Ball Twin Set

Don’t underestimate the power of the RB-79. Not only is it a great kit for a beginner builder, but it makes for an awesome customizable holiday decoration. Just thread a string through the top and hang it on a tree, on the walls, deck the halls! (Customized by Ashe Blitzen)

HGBF Gyancelot

With an armor-like build and cavalier detailing, the Gyan has always been something of a knight in shining armor of the Gundam franchise. Gundam Build Fighters Try’s Gyancelot takes the Gyan to its logical conclusion with this lance-wielding suit straight out of a fairytale.

HGBF Beargguy P

This powder-pink Beargguy variant makes the cuddly cub look positively angelic. With a winged backpack, heart-shaped wand, and golden halo, this latest Beargguy model is practically a magical girl. Perfect for beginning builders or anyone who loves cutesy models.

Gundam 00 Shia QAN[T]

Models like this one, from Gundam Build Fighters Try, take an existing suit from the Gundam canon (in this case Gundam 00’s QAN[T]) and equip it with amazing new features to strike the modern builder’s fancy. This take on the QAN[T] includes transformative accessories, bold new colors, and a newly flexible, posable build.

Gundam Barbatos Lupus

Just in time for the second season of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans comes a brand new model to match the anime’s lead suit. With a new name inspired by its wolfish ferocity, Gundam Barbatos is more lupine than ever before with increased durability, an internal skeleton for more customizable building, and a massive “mace sword” accessory.


One of the slickest, sleekest models to come out of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans is that belonging to one McGillis Fareed, the show’s slippery anti-hero enigma. This red number has an unusual silhouette that will make it stand out in any collection.

Gundam Astaroth Origin

Gundam Astaroth is the main mobile suit that appears in the official Iron-Blooded Orphans side story Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans: Moon Steel. Even though the side story isn’t available in English yet, the kit is quite distinctive and tells a story in its own right.

HG Gunpla Starter Set: Gundam vs. Zaku II

Want to spread the joy and cheer of building to a new gunpla builder? Of course you do! I highly recommend this starter set to anyone looking to get into gunpla. It comes with a bonus liner pen so the recipient and make their new HG kits look awesome!

Operation Capture of Jaburo

This three-kit set comes with three amphibious mobile suits perfect for creating a diorama of an infamous military strategy in Mobile Suit Gundam, the water-based Capture of Jaburo. You get Char’s Z’gok, Gogg, and Acguy for the price of one kit, and each is a quick, easy build.

HGBF Build Burning Gundam

Know a Gunpla builder that wants to train at the Jigen Haoh School this holiday season? Are they burning for a kit with EXTREME poseability? The Build Burning includes fiery punch, kick, back, and flame effect parts that will keep them fired up!

HGUC RX-78-2 Gundam Revive

This is the most modern iteration of Gundam’s first ever mobile suit, first featured in 1979’s Mobile Suit Gundam. What better way to celebrate 35 years of Gundam anime and counting? Hands down, it’s a wonderful gift for a classic Gundam fan.