Let’s Talk Gunpla Vol.54

A quiet week….or is it…

Hello and welcome back to or 54th edition of Let’s Talk Gunpla! We are really treated with a lot of interesting announcements by Bandai that was showcased at the recent 57th Shizuka Hobby Show, seriously there we just a lot of awesome kits that was seen there and honestly? We just overwhelmed by it all. Though we are quite excited to be talking about them, however, we do feel like taking a step back this week and just take the time to finally talk about all the main ‘side’ retail announcements from the Gundam build divers that we didn’t manage to cover last time. Since we do still need time to unpack our thoughts from the announcements from the Shizuka Hobby Show, why not we just talk about them for a change?

Though, really, after going through these ‘side’ announcements, we have to say that Bandai does have some pretty interesting things here. One, that we all can see that would make customizing all the current and new HG (or RG) kits into some pretty interesting build indeed.

So, without further ado lets us get into all that lovely side contents, shall we?

HG 1/144 Skyhigh Wings (HGBC)

HG 1/144 Skyhigh Wings (HGBC)

Release Date: 2018/08

Estimated price: JPY 680* (MYR RM24.31* / USD $6.13*)

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

Looking at this, we can’t help to think about the Mass Production EVA’s. hmm…

Yes, the very first thing that we would talk about is this piece of plastic wings. The reason for this is that, when we saw this for the first time, we immediately thought;

“This would definitely make a good wing part for the RG Gundam Wing zero!”

Why wouldn’t it be? Just look at it? We are pretty sure this would really make the RG Gundam Wing zero look even more badass with the wings. Though we have to admit from looking at it, we do really need to do some customizing to make it have that ‘real’ look….well that is if we can even fit this into the RG Wing in the first place. Haha.

oh you can even fit this to the Momokapool aswell……..

Anyways, regardless of that said idea we had, we are really quite interested in this option part. From just looking at the Skyhigh wing’s overall look and design, its really something that would really make any HG kits (or RG, if it could be fitted to it) look bloody awesome. This option part really does have a lot of customizable potential to it.

Though from what we can see through the promotional pictures, it does seem like this the option parts do come in two variants, one is a bigger and a straighter wing variant and another is a smaller and angled wing variant. Both adopting a much realistic bird-like look to the design of the wings and really the more we look at this the more we feel that this is perfect option part if you are thinking of making wing based custom look to your future builds.

Though, it is sad to know that they aren’t making this for the MG kits. Honestly this would be really awesome option parts to have for the MG as well.

HG 1/144 Binder Gun (HGBC)

HG 1/144 Binder Gun (HGBC)

Release Date: 2018/07

Estimated price: JPY 510* (MYR RM18.34* / USD $4.61*)

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

By far this has one of the most unique looks to any weapons system that we’ve seen

Out of all the upcoming releases from this line of kits, the Binder Gun option parts probably has one of the most interesting looks out of all the weapon option parts that we’ve seen to date. We aren’t exactly sure what all of these weapons do or how it might be utilized in battle

However, there is only one thing that all of us can’t deny, is that it does have a pretty rad look, even in its still prototype-ish look there. Though whats more impressive is that when you can see that you can just have a lot of optional parts that come with this kit. Just thinking of all the possibilities that you can get with this does make us quite excited to see more of this.

This weapons really has a very 00-ish look to it

Though as we look at this, it does somewhat remind us on how the Gundam Exia and 00 weapons systems look, not to mention there are some parts of the weapons that did look quite similar to what we see in the oo series. It does make us wonder how it would look if we give the 00 this instead of its current weapons.

That is one idea that we would really love to explore in the near future.

A pretty impressive array of option parts it has here.

It is one weapon system/option part that would truly make a great addition to HG line and one that we would love to see more of. Definitely, this is one to get if you are thinking of customizing your normal Gundam 00, or the currently released Gundam 00 Diver.

HG 1/144 Machine Rider (HGBC)

HG 1/144 Machine Rider (HGBC)

Release Date: 2018/08

Estimated price: JPY 1,020* (MYR RM36.47* / USD $9.19*)

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

One of many optional looks that you can give this awesome kit

Next on the list is probably one that is by far the most expensive out of the two we talked about before this and by far one of the most impressive out the two. We are at first quite baffled by this when we take a look at the exuberant price, but as soon as we see what you get and what it can actually do……

We are convinced that this, on itself, could be its own kit and one that might possibly be one that is worth paying money upfront for. You might be wondering how and why did we come to this conclusion? Well first off just take a look at this.

Just take a long hard look at that awesome wheeled legged thing this

Yes, you don’t just get a motorcycle based kit, you as well get this weird wheeled legged thing. It really is interesting to see and have your HG kit mounting this weird wonderful thing.

Though just like the rest of the announcements here, even in its uncolored pre-production look, the Machine Rider still manages to sweep our legs away, we just can’t help to fall in love with its overall awesome design and as well to its wide array of customizable look. Really to know that we can really personalize the look does make it quite appealing.

This is probably one of my fav look out of all the other variants

While we went through the promotional pictures, we can’t help to wonder if this kit really comes in two different variants (the motorcycle variant and the wheeled legged thing) or will it be just an option to have the kit switch into one variant to another. We still hope it does come in two variants because that would be really cool to have two kits displayed together mounted on top of these two variants of this awesome Machine Rider kit.

We really think that this might be a hit with the masses…. Time would tell as soon as we get this kit released to the masses.

However, when we take a closer look at this does make us think, if bandai is trying to copy what kotobukiya is doing…since you know they did release something somewhat similar for their Modelling Support Goods lineup last year.

Not similar but still this has the same concept to the one we see on the Bandai’s Machine Rider

Hmm, it does make you wonder isn’t it, if they are trying to.

Regardless, it is still a pretty nice kit this, one that we are really looking forward to seeing more of in this coming August indeed. Really we are set to see some pretty interesting releases indeed.

With that ends our 54th episode of our Let’s Talk Gunpla segment. Though officially we have been having some quiet week, however, with the recent upcoming kit releases reveal at the 57th Shizuka Hobby Show it really does seem like we are gearing up for some interesting releases this year.

However, there is one annoucement that MOST definitely be something that all of us here, including most of the readers here, I feel would be really be interested in. What is it exactly that we are talking about? Oh, let’s let the picture below tell you what is coming to all of us soon….


Yes, we have this coming BUT the unfortunate part to this piece of news is that this will be under the P-Bandai’s ACE PILOT LOG series, oh god. Yes, this probably one piece of news that we really have a lot of trouble of unpacking in, and yes we are going to be talking about this next week indeed.

Anyways do let us know here of what from these upcoming releases that you are looking forward to getting or seeing more of! As well we always look forward to reading and responding to your comments and thoughts on the kits 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 the review for the HG Pacific Rim Uprising : Bracer Pheonix! So do look forward to that!

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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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