Let’s Talk Gunpla Vol.33 ‘Regular Edition’

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Hello and welcome to all of our lovely readers to our 33rd volume of the Let’s Talk Gunpla segment! We are back with more Bandai and P-Bandai announcements and as ever we are going to give our thoughts on all the kits that are announced!

And yes, this week? We have some announcements from both the P-Bandai chaps and as well from the retail side as well and trust us at least for one of the announcement, is going to blow your minds.

So, without further ado, let’s get into the announcements, shall we?

HG 1/144 MS-11 Act.Zaku (HGUC) [P-Bandai]

HG 1/144 MS-11 Act.Zaku (HGUC) [P-Bandai]
Release Date: 2018/02

Estimated price: JPY 2,160* (MYR 77.78* / USD $19.06*)

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

Isn’t that the best looking kit you’ve seen?

With the release of the hg 1/144 MS-14 Act.Zaku (kycillia’s forces)(HGUC) edging ever closer to its official release, it at no surprise that the lovely chaps in P-Bandai would have a P-Bandai variant of this awesome looking Act.Zaku. To make things better the P-Bandai chaps decided as for how it was with the Zaku Cannon, another P-Bandai that was based on the recent HG Origins Retail (the Zaku half cannon) release they decided to give this Act.Zaku variant the MSV treatment with some of that old school color scheme.

We remember the time where they announced the retail HG Act.Zaku Kycillia Forces Variant for the retail release, all of us here loved the overall look of the retail HG Act.Zaku. Back then even though we knew that the P-Bandai variant is coming (which we all know is the case nowadays) we honestly thought that it would be hard for P-Bandai to be able to capture the awesomeness more than how the retail version did, now, however, we are glad to see that the P-Bandai chaps really done one good here.

Double wielding sword Zaku, with some of that ninja, look it’s quite fitting for this to have dual blades.

On the kit itself, there are some significant changes made to the kit itself like the shoulder armor parts, backpack unit and as well this version is given a larger weapon library compared to its retail release. While the Retail release at some point made us feel like it is just an another Zaku II variant, the P-Bandai variant, however, looks more like its own stand-alone kit. It kinda begs the question. why isn’t this made into the retail release, and instead make the Kycillia version turned into the P-Bandai version instead?

This is one that we shall never know why they do what they do (well obviously because monies) and no matter what we feel about it, this is still one kit that we are putting on the 2018 P-Bandai want list and by god we haven’t finished going through the ones from 2017 P-Bandai list yet….god do have mercy on our souls.

Not to mention that sweet looking beam rifle, that is really one sweet rifle.

RG 1/144 MS-06R-1A Black Three Star Special Zaku II normal and the black Three Star Set (RG) [P-Bandai]

RG 1/144 MS-06R-1A Black Three Star Special Zaku II normal and the black Three Star Set (RG) [P-Bandai]
Release Date: 2018/03 (for both versions)

Estimated price: JPY 3,240* (MYR 116.67* / USD $28.60*) – Normal variant

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

Estimated price: JPY 9,720* (MYR 350.02* / USD $85.79*) – set variant

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

The legendary Zaku II finally in RG form brought to you by…..P-Bandai

Dangnamit Bandai, we just recently talked about the Shin Matsunaga RG kits not once but twice in this segment and really can’t you wait till the Shin Matsunaga’s version to be out first before you have this one planned out? Jeez.

Regardless, we can’t say that we don’t like this RG kit. oh no in, fact, The Black three Stars version is probably the one that all of us here expected to see sooner or later, but what we don’t expect to see is this turned into a P-Bandai version. We just don’t understand this because of all this while we have been getting The Black Three Stars as a retail release (For the HG and MG variants) but for the RG we are getting a P-Bandai? Why? I don’t mind Shin Matsunaga’s version being a P-Bandai, but this…I just don’t get you Bandai.

Regardless, The Black Three Star’s High Mobility variant MS-06R-1A Zaku II itself doesn’t look any more different than the Shin Matsunaga’s variant, well except for the colours (and decals) of course and in terms, equipment The Black Three Stars Zaku is more akin to what you get with the R-2 version (you don’t get the bazooka from the Shin Matsunaga’s variant), so to most, there isn’t much point to this one.

Well, at least they do come in a set of three, well for the set variant of this P-Bandai kit.

Though if you are a fan of The Black Three Stars, however, and as well prefer an RG R-1A kit with a darker Colour scheme (to be more precise, a black and purple color scheme). This is definitely the kit for you, though we do want to advise you to not get normal variant but to instead get the set version of this. Yes, you heard us right, The Black Three Star’s MS-06R-1A High Mobility Type Zaku II RG set made by P-Bandai for you. As well they managed to place this set to be THE MOST EXPENSIVE RG kit to date.

This is one sickest picture yet of the Black Three Stars RG set

Though the set package things sound impressive, you still get all the same things that you get with the normal release but instead of one kit you get all three of the RG Zaku’s instead and now you can fully utilize all the special decals that were made for all the Three Black Three Stars members and best of all? You get a stand that is able to attach all three of them at the same time. This is definitely a better set to get then just one of it.

Even with all that being said and done? We still feel like this should’ve been a retail release. Goddamn, Bandai oh sorry. Goddamit, P-BANDAI.

Well, at least you get a good stand to pose the Black Three Stars kit with.

HG 1/144 Mrs.Loheng-Rinko (HGBF) [Retail]

HG 1/144 Mrs.Loheng-Rinko (HGBF) [Retail]
Release Date: 2018/03

Estimated price: JPY 2,125* (MYR 116.67* / USD $28.60*)

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

We never knew what massive want feels like until we met you.

Oh, finally we got to the best bit of THE ANNOUNCEMENTS, now we can finally talk about The HG 1/144 Mrs.Loheng-Rinko. We were really at a loss for words when we saw this one announced. Like really…. just look at that….this is….this is….

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This is fuckin’ awesome. Just look at it tell me this is not awesome.

When we first saw this we really thought it was some custom work or something, and to know this is an official release. Immediately turned this kit into OUR MOST ANTICIPATED KIT OF 2018. We love the mature look and honestly, this is one of the most impressive MS-Gir…woman kit that bandai has ever made, ever.

Even from the back, this look awesome, don’t believe us? Just look at the awesome verniers on this baby.

The stuff you are getting is just really impressive, and we love the equipment that is attached to this kit, and yes the Mrs.Loheng-Rinko is based from the Archangel ship design and damn she looks hella fine with it. The only thing that might be the problem for us is really that…………

the POSE.

and this


Honestly, it made most of us here feel quite uncomfortable when we saw that…..and yes it is a very wrong pose when we think that she gave bir…….oh we’d better not go that far…for the sake of all the kids here and yes this is definitely not a kid-friendly kit. I repeat LIKE REALLY NOT KID FRIENDLY if you have gone through the series. Haha.

This is DEFINITELY one that we are looking forward to getting and building and spending some quality time with. Hahahaha. THIS IS FOR DEFOS THE BEST KIT OF 2018 HANDS DOWN! 10/10 a must get.

Oh, God, forgive us, for we have sinned and send some help too while you at it, eh? We need it.

With that ends our 33rd episode of our Let’s Talk Gunpla segment. What do you guys think of the overall announcements of the kits? Does any catch your fancy? We definitely gunning for the Mrs.Loheng-Rinko definitely one we are so looking forward to getting this one! Maybe we would buy boxes of this, but we are quite interested to see what P-Bandai have in mind for this one. Well, the only time we would endorse P-Bandai do make a lovely variant of. Anyways, do let us know your thoughts on all the kits listed here! As ever we do look forward to reading and responding to your comments and thoughts on the announcements and as well to this post!

We will be back with more Let’s Talk Gunpla Segment on the next coming Wednesday and we will be back as well this Sunday with a new Unboxing! What kit that we will be picking up this time to unbox and do a first impression of? We kind of hinted already at the Christmas special but regardless do stay tuned next week to know more! 😀

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To know that this is the last let’s Talk Gunpla that we will do for 2017 before moving on to next year and that thought does make us both sad and happy. Sad to see the year that made us set out on this journey of discovery and self-improvement ending in a few days but happy to look forward to more awesome things in 2018 and possibly we would grow so much more! We appreciate all the support we get from all of you guys here in the blog and we really hope by sharing our love for Gunpla have been making your day there and possibly brought some degree of joy as much writing and reading your thoughts have made ours. We do look forward to more interactions with all of you here, and as well to a better year for all of us no matter who or where you are my friends.

And May we see more awesome retail releases in 2018. OH, BEFORE WE FORGET. Have you guys saw this?

Teaser by Bandai. (courtesy of Bandai -Litt Tak SDN BHD)

It does seem like we gonna get some real good shit next year indeed.

Anyways, we shall see all of you again next week, and we hope that you all have an awesome week and weekend ahead! Have an awesome Gunpla building time there as well and until next time!



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2 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Gunpla Vol.33 ‘Regular Edition’

  1. I want that ACT Zaku so bad aggghhhh.

    Mrs.Loheng-Rinko is great, can’t wait to have it, still waiting for a Shia though.

    Sentinel MG hype! Obscure series recognition hype!

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