Let’s Talk Gunpla Vol.392

Our disappointment is immeasurable, and our day is ruined!

HELLO! We are back! 

In today’s 392nd edition of our Let’s Talk Gunpla segment, we will talk about some of the new release announcements we saw during the recent Gunpla Next Phase 2022 Summer event. Unfortunately, despite our hope for more robust Gunpla release announcements, what we got is just a confirmation of the release date for The Witch from Mercury kits and some new SD kits.

But since we aren’t that interested in the SD kits, we’ll talk about the ones we are somewhat interested in here.

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

HG 1/144 Gundam Lfrith & Beguir-Beu (HGTWFM)

-HGTWFM Gundam Lfrith-
Release Date: August 2022
Estimated price: JPY 1,760 (MYR RM 57.50* / USD $ 13.05* / EUR € 12.40*)
*The price is subject to change, depending on the situation
-HGTWFM Beguir-Beu-
Release Date: August 2022
Estimated price: JPY 1,760 (MYR RM 57.50* / USD $ 13.05* / EUR € 12.40*)
*The price is subject to change, depending on the situation

Usually, when we get announcements like these, we would separate these announcements into two parts. But since we learned nothing new, we decided to lump these two releases into one.


That is because even after looking at both the kits and their mechanisms up close, it helped to strengthen our speculation of these two HGTWFM kits that we back when we saw them last. We can now confirm that Bandai placed a lot of hardpoints on these two kits to enable them to mount different sets of equipment.

But truth to be told, that is something that we already know, back when we saw these two for the first time. It really wasn’t anything that surprising.

The only new thing we learned about these two is that these two will be the star of the prologue. Not sure how it would play out in the final cut of the series, but we admit that does help make us a lot more interested in the show.

Despite our initial disappointment about not learning anything new about them, we admit that they are kits that we are still quite excited about getting, and to be honest, we still think that both of them are good-looking HGTWFM kits.

But like we said previously, we have seen everything this kit has to offer the last time we saw them. So we have nothing new or anything interesting to say about these two.

Quite frankly, we get why Bandai is still trying not to reveal much about them because we know they’re trying their best not to spoil the anime by giving too much information.

But it makes these two release announcements a bit of a bore-fest for us.

The Rumot Mill: New MG Ver.Ka announcement

Yes, the two HGTWFM release announcements aren’t the only things that interest us in this Hobby Next 2022 Summer event. That is because Bandai has as well made an announcement of the development of a new MG Ver. Ka! Apparently, we learned that Bandai specifically released this teaser to celebrate the MG Ver. Ka’s lineup 20th anniversary. But Bandai still hasn’t released any details of what MS design Bandai would release for MG Ver. Ka’s 20th anniversary.

But we are all hoping that Bandai would finally give the G-Self the Ver. Ka treatment that it deserves.

Seriously the G-Self deserves better treatment.

And that concludes our 392nd edition of the Let’s Talk Gunpla segment for today. As you guys already can tell, we’re disappointed that there aren’t a lot of new Gunpla release announcements made this time around. We were expecting to see more new exciting Gunpla from both the Retail and P-Bandai side showcased here, not just things we already know are coming and a few new SD kits.

Seriously, this might be the weakest Hobby Next event that we all here seen to date.

Honestly, for Gunpla fans (like most of us here), it seems to us that Bandai is slowly moving away from exclusively making Gunplas and focusing more on releasing other plastic models from other series. Even though we all know that might not be the case. We can’t help to fear that one day the retail side will stop releasing new Gunplas and let the P-Bandai side take over the whole bloody thing.

To be fair to Bandai, we have a feeling that the real reason for the lack of new Gunpla kits might be due to the long lockdown periods that Japan went through during the Pandemic. It may have delayed the development of new kits, and the kits we saw in this event are probably those that have been in development for some time and only now reaching their final stage. 

Maybe seeing how things are slowly getting back to normal, we might see a much better Gunpla release schedule from next year onwards?

But yet, we have a nagging feeling that might not be the case.

Anyways, we’ll be back again next week (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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