Let’s Talk Gunpla Vol.314

A slightly less crazy Build series

HELLO! We are back! 

In today’s 314th edition of our Let’s Talk Gunpla segment, we will be taking a look at P-Bandai to look at their latest Gundam Build Real RG offerings! It seems like we’d finally get to see the Live-Action Gundam Build series Custom Gunplas getting the P-Bandai Gunpla treatment. 

So, without further ado, let us get into it, shall we?

RG 1/144 MS-06R-1A High Mobility Type Zaku II (Team Monstor Custom)(RG)

Release Date: November 2021
Estimated price: JPY 3,850 (MYR RM 147.24* / USD $ 34.98* / EUR € 29.66*)
*The price is subject to change, depending on the situation

Before we start talking about all of these Gundam Build Real kits, there is something that we here want to admit. That we all here haven’t watched any of the Gundam Build Real’s live-action episodes.  

Why?

Well, that is because if we were, to be honest? It didn’t look all that convincing. Well, to be more precise, the live-action scenes looked horrible. 

But the same can’t be said for the Custom Gunplas they showcased in the show because all the custom Gunplas created for this show looked freaking fantastic! 

So, let’s start by talking about this one. Yes, this red-colored RG High-Mobility Zaku II R-1. Even though this is basically just the same P-Bandai RG R-1 that we saw a few years back, but with a few changes made. For instance, they gave the Monstor Team the RG Zaku II R-1 the Char’s Zaku II color scheme treatment, made one change to the head unit and the shoulder armor mechanism, and gave it Custom Chars Zaku Decals. 

Frankly, we all here think that the changes that we can see made to the Monstor Team RG Zaku II R-1 are really subtle but at the same time do help it to look quite different when compared to the standard version.  

But even with all of that said, it is still has and gets all the same features and gimmicks as the previously released P-Bandai RG Zaku II R-1, so we are not expecting this to be any different. But even with that said, we do wish that they’ll improve the ‘old’ bits passed down from the original RG Zaku II. Because honestly, those were the weak link that holds the kit back from becoming a great RG Zaku II kit. 

So, are we here interested in getting this? Well, not quite. Because despite us hoping that they would be making improvements to some of the weaker parts of this kit. But we all here know that is a bit much to ask. So we don’t see ourselves PO-ing this kit anytime soon. 

RG 1/144 RX-78-2 Gundam (Team Bright Custom) (RG)

Release Date: November 2021
Estimated price: JPY 3,300 (MYR RM 126.20* / USD $ 29.98* / EUR € 25.42*)
*The price is subject to change, depending on the situation

While we are talking about a kit that we are not interested in preordering, they also announced a recolored version of the RG RX-78-2 Gundam. Well, to be more precise, it’s the Team Bright Custom RG RX-78-2 Gundam.

No, don’t get us wrong, it’s not that we do not like how this kit looks, far from it. Honestly, this kit looked fantastic. 

Yes, we admit that this kit looked fantastic. But that is because they retain many of the same war-winning looks that we love from the original retail variant here. 

But what sets this apart from its retail counterpart that might make one interested in getting this new P-Bandai version is its color scheme. Because, unlike the Monstor Custom RG R-1 Zaku II, it seems like the Bright Team decided to go with a race car-inspired color scheme for the RG Gundam. Which we all here think is brilliant! 

Also, this Bright Team Custom RG Gundam comes with one pretty sweet custom-made decal made for it. But the best bit about the RG Team Bright’s Custom Gundam decals is that they are all waterslides.

So, you might be thinking now, what is our issue with this kit if we all here seem to like what we see here?

Well, to put it simply, it is because it is still the same RG Gundam. This also means that we know that it would be a flimsy, loose wreck. So no matter how much we like what we see here, we know that whoever decided to get this will have on hell of a mountain to climb trying to make this kit at least decent. 

And we as well know that it definitely will be one of the most frustrating mountains to climb.

Plus, with the fact that this kit will come with a hefty P-Bandai tax, and not to mention also released in limited numbers. We do not think that we’d like to spend money on something that we aren’t that sure we can easily find replacements for if we screw up with the building process. 

So despite how we feel about this and the Monstor Zaku II R-1, sadly, we might be giving those two a pass. 

With that concludes our 314th edition of the Let’s Talk Gunpla segment for today. It’s nice to see awesome Gunpla designs coming from the Gundam Build Real made into Gunpla. But we were hoping that they would wait till there are better versions of these two kits to use as a base to make these badass versions.

But then again, they need to capitalize on the hype. So, yeah.

Anyways, we will be back again this coming Thursday with a new blog post. So, please do look forward to that! 

Oh, one more thing before we go, it would be a tremendous help to us all here in the blog if you guys were to leave a like on our posts and subscribe to the blog if you find yourselves enjoying our gunpla/plamo related posts. We would appreciate it if you guys would take the time to show your support by leaving an upvote on our R/Gunpla posts and by leaving a like on our Facebook and Instagram posts or pages! 

We are as well open to any good and bad feedback, so feel free to write away.

Hopefully, by sharing our love and passion for building and writing about gunplas or other plamos here, we hope that it’ll help to inspire all of here to pick up on the hobby. Or better yet, reignite your love and passion for the hobby.

Anyways, we shall see all of you again soon, and we as well hope that you all here have a splendid day and week ahead! Oh as well, do have an excellent time building your awesome gunplas there and until next time.

Ciao! 


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