Master Chief, is that you?
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In today’s 410th edition of our Let’s Talk Gunpla segment, we’ll take the time to look at P-Bandai’s latest Gunpla release announcement! Interestingly, we are getting a new gunpla based on a magazine feature in 1989! On that, after 33 years finally gets that proper Gunpla treatment!
So, without further ado. Let us get into it, shall we?
HG 1/144 RGM-79S GM Spartan (HGUC)
Release Date: December 2022
Estimated price: JPY 2,420 (MYR RM 75.51* / USD $ 16.78* / EUR € 16.85*)
*The price is subject to change, depending on the situation
Honestly, when we saw this P-Bandai HGUC kit for the first time, we all thought Bandai and Microsoft made a Gunpla collaboration to promote the HALO Infinite game in Japan.
However, after more research, we realized that that might not be the case because we found out that this is a GM design made for a magazine back in 1989. More specifically, it was an MS design by Mr.Hitoshi Fukuchi for the Fukuchi Mobile Suit Station (FMS) feature for Bandai’s Model Journal magazine.
But even with that said, it’s hard to deny that this GM and Master Chief looked almost alike. If one decides to go around telling people that this is the Gunpla version of the Master Chief, we wouldn’t be surprised if they would believe them.
But enough of that, let us talk about this upcoming HGUC kit because there is a lot for us to talk about here.
For one, let us talk about the looks of the GM Spartan might be one of the most aggressive GM designs we’ve seen to date. Honestly, we feel this GM variant looked more like a tank than an MS if we were, to be honest, here. Plus, it looked like an MS made for an EFSF SpecOps unit.
Not that it’s a bad thing, since we prefer the buff operator in heavy armor kind of designs on our MS’s plus, this might be one that actually looked formidable on the battlefield.
Also, we love how the minigun looked here because it looked like they slapped the Gundam’s beam rifle with a Gatling gun barrel. Wacky and dope at the same time.
As you can already tell by reading this, we all here are absolutely in love with this HGUC kit. Yes, it’s a P-Bandai HGUC kit, but it’s one that we can see P-Bandai poured a lot of love into making.
It’s a P-Bandai HGUC kit we wouldn’t mind spending all of our hard-earned cash at.
And that concludes our 410th edition of the Let’s Talk Gunpla segment for today. Bandai dropped one that caught all of us here by surprise. We had to stop working on everything to spend time talking about this badass kit.
Heck, we even planned for a completely different post for today. But we’re pushing that for this coming Saturday. But that is as long as P-Bandai or the retail side doesn’t surprise us with another bombshell.
Anyways, we’ll be back again this Saturday (hopefully) with a new blog post. So, please do look forward to that!
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