Let’s Talk Gunpla Vol.391

Saving the planet in style 

HELLO! We are back! 

In today’s 391st edition of our Let’s Talk Gunpla segment, we will talk about two new fascinating Gunpla release announcements we saw made at the Gundam Next Future event. 

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

EG 1/144 RX-78-2 Gundam [Classic Color] (EG)

Release Date: Currently only sold at the Gundam Next Future event 
Estimated price: JPY 1,100 (MYR RM 35.40* / USD $ 8.05* / EUR € 7.64*)
*The price is subject to change, depending on the situation

Honestly, out of the two kits that we saw announced during this event, this is one that we are not that interested in getting. 

For one, it is another OG Gundam kit. Secondly, it’s an Entry Grade kit, which means it will be a kit made specifically for beginner builders. So we all know that it’s not going to be a kit that would have a lot of depth to it. 

But there is a reason why we find this kit to be a fascinating one. And that is because from what we can gather in its press release, Bandai claims that they used eggshell plastic(a material where they claimed that they combined the plastic with eggshells) for this EG variant. 

We do not know the difference between this and the standard plastic material they’re using on the retail release, but we admit that we are a fan of the eggshell-inspired color scheme that they’re going for this version of the EG Gundam. 

But we know that this will be one of those kits that would be impossible to get unless we’re lucky enough to be able to attend this event. But even with that said, this is an EG kit, so yeah. It doesn’t even matter if you want or do not want to get it. 

MG 1/100 GN-001 Gundam Exia [Recirculation Color/Neon Purple](MG)

Release Date: Currently only sold at the Gundam Next Future event 
Estimated price: JPY 4,510 (MYR RM 145.14* / USD $ 33.00* / EUR € 31.32*)
*The price is subject to change, depending on the situation

Unlike the eggshell plastic EG Gundam, the MG Recirculation Color/Neon Purple Exia Gundam is one MG kit we all here don’t mind getting.  

Yes, it is basically just a recolored MG Exia that comes with new dope stickers. 

But they did such a fantastic job with it that we all here do not mind getting this even though we know it’s more and less the same MG kit. 

But we all were more surprised to know that this badass MG kit is an Ecopla kit, more precisely, an Ecopla kit that is one of the best-looking ones we’ve seen thus far.

We know that this isn’t the first Ecopla kit that Bandai released that looked absolutely badass, but this is the first one that made us all agree to place it on our want-to-get list! 

Honestly, why wouldn’t we’d be, especially when they play around with two of our favorite colors, purple and black! They even went to give this MG kit the exclusive decals in the same color scheme. 

But if there is one thing that we are a bit disappointed with is that they didn’t do the same for the Exia’s primary camera’s color tone. Honestly, we get why they decided to do that (because they’re lazy), but since they already went out of their way to do everything else right, we don’t think it takes a lot to recolor the primary camera’s color tone. 

But alas, that issue doesn’t deter us from wanting to get this for ourselves! 

But that doesn’t mean this kit will be easy for us to get. Since this is an event-limited kit, it means the only way for us to get this is through scalpers. Knowing how badly they’re going to jack this one up doesn’t help to sustain our excitement for this. 

So regrettably, despite our love for this event-exclusive MG Exia variant, unfortunately, we will give this one a pass. 

That is unless we can get it sold at a retail price, or at the very least, not marked up unreasonably. Then maybe we will get it for ourselves. 

And that concludes our 391st edition of the Let’s Talk Gunpla segment for today. It’s nice to spend time talking about these two event-exclusive Ecopla kits. Not to mention, it was interesting to see where all of this recycled tech from Bandai is heading, and we admit, we are getting more excited to see what other kits after this one that’ll get this recirculation treatment! 

Of course, we know that Bandai made some ‘reveals’ during the Hobby Next 2022 Summer event, which we will cover in the next post. Don’t worry, and yes, we will be ranting about it too, don’t you worry about that. 

Anyways, we’ll be back again this coming Saturday (hopefully) with a new blog post. So, please do look forward to that! 

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Hopefully, by sharing our love and passion for building and writing about gunplas or other plamos here, we sincerely hope this post will inspire you guys to pick up on the hobby. Or better yet, reignite your love and passion for the hobby.

We shall see all of you again soon, and we hope all of you here have a splendid day and week ahead! Oh, before we go, please have an excellent time building your awesome gunplas there and until next time.


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