When I was planning for the draft and the ideas of this blog, I only planned for the release of content in every Sunday. The reason being is because I was slowly taking time re-learning and getting my own writing style. As I’m slowly getting used to writing and releasing content, and after much deliberation, I’ve decided to push Let’s Talk Gunpla segment to be released on Every Wednesday. With the addition of a new dateline, it will be able to push me as a blogger to be better at my writing and good for you guys since there will be more content! 😀
This segment has always been something of an experiment for me, It was originally made to just talk everything Gunpla and its new releases. Though now I feel I should touch more on my take on certain things that effect us as a Gunpla or plastic model builders, and my own personal experiences as a builder myself.
Anyways, all that awesomeness is for the coming week! As for this week edition of Let’s Talk Gunpla! Vol.3 however, we shall look into the new releases that were announced for our glorious month of May and my thoughts of the kits announced.
MS-08TX/S Efreet Schneid (HGUC)
I remember seeing the Efreet Custom released in the 1/100 RE version, and how glorious it looked when I saw one on display last year in one of Gunpla shops in Kuala Lumpur. To be honest for the price that they are asking for the Efreet RE 1/100 I really find it hard to justify it, because with the price that they were asking I might as well get an MG kit.
So, when they announced that they are releasing the Efreet Schneid HG kit, I was really delighted. As I go through the still of the kit I can’t stop to really digging this kit. It really won me over through the looks department. Though this is looking to be a quite conventional kit by the looks of it. Regardless, I really loving the look of this awesome kit and dem daggers are awesome.
Gundam Astaroth Rinascimento (HG)
So far, I have been having a lot of trouble getting into most Gundam Iron-blooded Orphans kits, mostly because of how most of them looked. The problem is that most of them looked too overly designed, it’s like they really went wild with the designs till they managed to make most of the mobile suits ugly. If i were to put my feelings to words, it looked like somebody had too one too many steroids when making the desgins on this series.
Well up until I came across this one at least. This kit is probably one of the most badass looking kits announced and one that I’m excited in seeing. Not sure how I feel about the rifle though, but the rest does gel well with the rest of the kit.
Regardless this is one I’m keeping my eye on.
I don’t know how I feel about this one but I have to start by saying I wasn’t surprised this was announced actually. With the popularity of the Super Fumina kits I was expecting more of the same to be released.
Though i was expecting more boobs.
What I didn’t expect was a kit based on China Kousaka, I was kind of expecting them to focus more on the other Gundam build fighters TRY characters though. Regardless, like the super Fumina kits this one as well does look…….. good. At least for this one, it doesn’t look too obscene as compared to the Super Fumina Axis angel version one.
Hopefully, they will make
a boobier an MG version of the Super Fumina. That I would buy boxes of.
AMX-103 Hamma-Hamma (RE/100)
I didn’t expect them to announce this, not just it has a very funny name for a mobile suit it does as well have a look that a mother would love. To some, they might find something to like on this kit, but I really find it hard why bandai decide on developing this in all the other kits that they can announce. I actually prefer if they focused on the F-91 Gundam series Mobile Suits (they have alot of awesome looking mobile suits, and an awesome badass sounding faction the Crossbone Vaguard).
Well, some people think Agguy is a good-looking kit, so I’m not surprised if this kit becomes something like a cult classic. As I mentioned earlier, I don’t find any appeal on the RE/100 series in general, as for the price I could be getting a good cheap MG kit.
So as with all RE/100 series, I’m not excited for this one.
Unicorn Gundam (RG)
So far before this, we have been hearing rumors and chats about this being in development, even when I heard them talking about this I was already quite skeptical. Mainly because of the size and the complexity of making runner parts and the workings of the mechanisms.
Even as we see the pictures of it being in the wild, I still have serious reservations on how the psychoframe would work in a kit this small. That would be a real challenge for Bandai to get right, tho I must be honest I am not looking forward to this one.
But for the next one tho….
ZZ Gundam Ver.ka (MG – prototype display)
This one is something that I’m really getting excited for, so far there is not much detail and what kind of mechanism or what kind of poses it would be able to do. But from what I can see so far it is looking like a pretty solid kit.
I do have concerns on how the kit would weigh, it does look like a back heavy kit. If that is the case I do hope this kit comes with a stand, and by the looks of it, we are most likely going to see a kit priced at RM 250 –RM 300 (USD 57.83 – 69.40). I will be covering more on this kit when we get an official announcement nad better look at the kit for sure.
But I do fancy this one then the rest that was announced. Even more than the Efreet.
So that is my thoughts and impressions on the new kits that were announced. So what do you guys think of all of the kits announced? Am looking forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas of what kits that you are most looking forward to this year and the ones that are listed here.
As ever your thoughts and opinions are greatly appreciated 😊. This concludes the vol.3 of the Let’s Talk Gunpla article, will be back again next Thursday with more Let’s talk Gunpla Segment! Bye! 😊