Let’s Talk Gunpla vol.16

A nice surprise from the normal releases

Hello and a very good day to all of you here! We are back with the 16th edition of Let’s Talk Gunpla! We thought at first that we want to cover more P-Bandai madness, but since there is a lot of awesome announcement from the normal / tradional releases! We really thought the Gundam ZZ Ver.KA is the only MG we are getting this year but to know there is another MG coming, brings us joy to no end! As well we are getting more RG kits as well!

Without further ado let’s get to the first announcement of the day!

HG 1/144 Zaku I (kycillia Forces) HG Gundam the Origins (HGUC)

HG 1/144 Zaku I (Kycillia Forces) HG Gundam the Origins (HGUC)

Release Date: 2017/11

Estimated price: JPY 1,445* (MYR 56.53* / USD $13.27*)

*The price is subject to change, depending on the situation.

A very handsome looking black suit.

This first announcement is something of a surprise really, this kit I is the kind of kit that I was expecting Bandai to turn into a P-Bandai item instead. With everything, P-Bandai has announced recently how could you not have thought that they would announce this as a P-Bandai Exclusive.

But I am glad that this didn’t turn out to be a P-Bandai item. I am honestly glad that it didn’t turn out to be so.

This is looking really promising tbh.

Overall this kit though similar in design to the Zaku I denim/slender (released May 2016) and the Char Aznable custom (released in March 2017) as well having a equipment pack that is more akin to the one carried by the char’s custom Zaku I, does have a different head unit as compared to the other two.

Though the first two Origins Zaku I has a look that resembles the traditional Zaku I for the Kycillia forces however the Zaku I here had a slightly weird head as compared to the other two Zaku I releases. We are really unsure on how we think this one looks but, one thing is for sure. The black on this looks sick! Really makes the Zaku I looked bad ass.

The weapon package that comes with it.

I do hope they have an option to have the normal head though, I can’t take this one seriously when I look at this one.

Regardless this is a 10/10 a definite get for us.

HG 1/144 Zaku II Half Cannon HG Gundam The Origins MSD (HGUC)

HG 1/144 Zaku II Half Cannon HG Gundam The Origins – MSD (HGUC)

Release Date: 2017/11

Estimated price: JPY 1,530* (MYR 59.86* / USD $14.05*)

*The price is subject to change, depending on the situation.

What a handsome beast this is.

Another on the list of the HG announcements are as well from the HG Gundam The Origins kit, but this one is from the MSD (Mobile Suit Discovery) spinoff series. As well just a small disclosure to you guys, it’s a kit that we kinda thought that would be released as a P-Bandai (thanks P-Bandai for turning us into cynical bastards).

As for how it was with the Zaku I, we are happy that it didn’t, because this is an awesome looking kit.

The other backpack variant for this awesome looking kit

If to those that have built the Zaku Cannon (MG) would definitely love to have this in their collection as it does have the characteristics of the MG kit (as Kimi have) and to those that haven’t we urge you to go get the awesome MG Zaku Cannon that kit is an awesome kit to make.

As for how it was with the Zaku I previously, this kit is based on the Zaku II type C/ C-5 HG Origins version but with the Cannon backpack system and with further inspection we as well noticed that this is based exclusively on the c-5 variant of the kit.

The weapon package for this kit.

Unlike the Zaku I, I have no complaints on how this looks. In fact, I do think this looks awesome af by the looks of it. Though having the option to make different variants of it would be welcomed too.

This is too, a definite 10/10 get for us.

HG 1/144 Blue Destiny Unit 2 ‘EXAM’ (HGUC)

HG 1/144 Blue Destiny Unit 2 ‘EXAM’ (HGUC)

Release Date: 2017/12

Estimated price: JPY 1,360* (MYR 53.21* / USD $12.49*)

*The price is subject to change, depending on the situation.

Hello sexy, love that red shoulders. I’m so looking forward to be seeing your sexy self you.

When the revive project was announced and launched back in 2015 seeing them bringing back some very old HG kits back to life was really something refreshing and quite exciting. Though looking back, we really didn’t expect Bandai to be bringing back a kit from the Gundam Side Story. The reason being is that the ones that we had before were pretty awesome already, I really can’t see the point of them bringing this back actually.

Then I saw someone making the HG 1/144 RX-79BD-1 Blue Destiny Unit 1 (2017) recently and it kind of changed my thoughts on this kit.

The Unit 2 with the Feds decals

I have a real serious re thought and am now really excited about getting both this one and the unit 1 now. I am looking forward to seeing the difference in between the old unit 02 and the new one.

This gets my 10/10 I would defos get kit!

The many faces of gundam.

HG 1/144 Cherudim Gundam Saga Type GBF (HGBF)

HG 1/144 Cherudim Gundam Saga Type GBF (HGBF)

Release Date: 2017/11

Estimated price: JPY 1,530* (MYR 59.86* / USD $14.05*)

*The price is subject to change, depending on the situation.

I am Gundam , when this quote was spoken it kind of breaks the coolness that we feel towards Setsuna F Seiei a character (the main good guy actually) that at the time was the best character in the 00 Gundam series, this was as well probably the funniest quote by a Gundam character that was ever been spoken by. Fuck we remember laughing so hard when we saw this scene for the first time

Fuck that scene gets me every time. Never they will be a funnier unintentional funny quote in a supposed cool scene spoken in Gundam universe ever again after that.

Though I do miss the 00 series as a whole, it was back then an awesome Gundam show with a pretty bleak overall feel to it all. Not as bleak as the game of Tekkadan Iron Blooded Orphans was but one that was still quite depressing to watch (well, to be honest, most Gundam series was pretty hard to watch, really we don’t need the game of thrones for that. We are all quite well catered for that).

I love this pose,

00 as well has probably had one of the best looking Mobile Suits design outside of the UC Universe and one of our favs in the 00 Series is the Cherudim Gundam. Though this is not the same Cherudim from the 00 anime, instead this is a redesign from the Gundam Build Fighters series.

We are quite excited about what the HGBF series will be doing to the Cherudim Gundam, but from what we’ve seen the colour and the look is something that we really dig. The rifle redesign as well is something that we do look forward to seeing / making too, as it does in a way resembles the M16 / M4 Carbine designs.

The Cherudim saga’s Weapon package.

Though overall, we do want to take a safer approach over this kit and wait for the kit to be out or more stills of the kit are out before we can make a conclusion over this one. So, we would rate this to 8/10 a kit that is taking an interest.

Enough on the HG kit let’s take a look now on the….

RG 1/144 MS-06R-2 Zaku II Johnny Ridden Custom (RGUC)

RG 1/144 MS-06R-2 Zaku II Johnny Ridden Custom (RGUC)

Release Date: 2017/11

Estimated price: JPY 2,550* (MYR 99.77* / USD $23.42*)

*The price is subject to change, depending on the situation.

I really wished Char had used this instead of the Zeong tbh. It would’ve been a cool final fight scene

Aaah, the RG kit. Oh, how you have been a series that has been riddled with issues, from things that just falls apart and a series that was made overly complicated that it became a really flimsy kit. There are many horror stories I’ve heard, but admittedly Bandai is rectifying most of the issues and we are slowly seeing a much-improved RG releases.

We do see a major improvement with the RG Sinanju recently, and as well with the RG unicorn. God speaking of the unicorn, at first, we didn’t believe that the RG unicorn would ever be good. Then the good boys at the Gundam Toy Shop gave us a sneak peek on the kit and now we can say for certain that we have seen the light. Now we are all a real believer of the RG kits, well at least the current ones anyways.

Dat backpack

We know not everybody is excited with the announcement and reveal of this kit, due to the fact that most of them think that this might mostly share the same parts as the RG Zaku II’s. In some way, we do share the concerns of many, but since we’ve seen how Bandai has been handling the RG Unicorn, our only hope is that Bandai improves upon the Zaku II’s design and make it better than ever.

The best part of this Zaku II kit is that it does have an option to turn it to the MS-06R-1 or the MS-06R-2 with just a switch of a part. Though it is a small thing, but I do like that Bandai just includes it in this kit.

I’m so looking forward to you.

Though knowingly with them releasing this, we can expect to see more Zaku RG P-Bandai’s. That is really something we all look forward to. Like really.

In conclusion, like I said before when I first covered the Zaku here. Havng more Zakus is never a bad thing. So this RG kit gets 10/10 must get badge.

The MS-06R-2 Zaku II (Johnny Ridden Custom) Weapon Package

I do hope they make more RG Zeon Grunt units and the RG Feds Grunt units. I am really looking forward to those.

But speaking of Federation’s grunt units….

MG 1/100 GM Sniper Custom (MGUC-MSV)

MG 1/100 GM Sniper Custom (MGUC-MSV)

Release Date: 2017/11

Estimated price: JPY 3,400* (MYR 133.02* / USD $31.23*)

*The price is subject to change, depending on the situation.

Finally some more official MG GM love

Finally, we can talk about this, this is something that is something of a surprise really for us. This kit has a making of a P-Bandai kit, the reason I say this because so far from the stills it looks like it was based from the GM 2.0 (released Feb 2009). It was quite clear also from the Promotional stills that it was clearly the case.

At first, when we saw this, in our minds we thought this will definitely be released as a P-Bandai shit, but how we were surprised by most announcements here we are definitely was taken aback with this one.

I’m impressed by a number of weapons it can attach to its body.

Oh, how we are glad that we were wrong on this one because just look at this. God how am so excited for both the ZZ and this now! Finally, we are getting more MG love before the end of the year.

Plus, with this, based from the awesome MG GM 2.0 we can be assured that this is going to be an awesome one and we are as well looking forward to seeing what additions and improvements made to the inner frame for this MG kit.

This one is not something that we would miss.

This is without a doubt a 10/10 MUST GET FOR US ALL.

Seeing all of this makes me happy to know that Bandai really not out to fuck all of us up bad and it’s really refreshing to see all of these awesome traditional releases being announced. I do hope P-Bandai won’t fuck us up in the ass again….I really hope that they won’t

Regardless, I really can’t wait for the ZZ Gundam to come out! That is really is a kit that I am really excited for! Oh, why can’t you come out sooner….

That concludes our Let’s Talk Gunpla Vol.16, What do you guys think of the announcements? Are you excited for any of them? Let us know in the comment section of which Gunpla you guys are excited about. Though we are edging ever closer to the end of 2017, things are looking pretty good in terms of the traditional releases and in my sincere hope that we will have more awesome kits to look forward to.

That’s all for today, we will be back on Sunday with a new post! I will be looking forward in seeing you guys soon! Have fun building and until the next time!


5 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Gunpla vol.16

  1. I want literally everything here! Especially that GM Sniper Custom, lord knows how long i’ve waited for a GM Sniper Custom kit and it’s finally here, praise the skies!

    RG Johnny Ridden’s Zaku honestly interests me, although it’s obvious they’re using the original Zaku II mold, so IDK what I feel about that.

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    1. Praise the sky indeed my brother. May more awesome kit come our way!

      Yes, Johnny Ridden custom Zaku II (RG) is something of a surprise and something that I’m really excited about! It would be really awesome to pair that with the MG version!


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