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.
High Grade Gunpla
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.