Is this a toy?
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In today’s 425th edition of our Let’s Talk Gunpla segment, we’ll look at The Gundam Base Limited’s latest Gunpla release announcement! Today we’ll talk about The Gundam Base Limited’s newest unveiling of the HGUC 21st Century Real Type.
And for the first time, we see a kit from this lineup that we are not interested in getting.
So, without further ado. Let us get into it, shall we?
HG 1/144 The Gundam Base Limited MS-06S Zaku II Char Aznable Custom (21st CENTURY REAL TYPE)(HGUC)
Release Date: 19th November 2022
Estimated price: JPY 2,420 (MYR RM 78.04* / USD $ 16.56* / EUR € 16.45*)
At first, we were all happy to know there is a new 21st Century Real Type kit by The Gundam Base Limited chaps to release next month.
However, after seeing this kit’s promotional materials, we find ourselves losing interest in getting this kit.
Well, because we do not think this is a good-looking kit. Don’t get us wrong here because there is nothing wrong with the base HGUC 2020 Char’s Zaku’s look. The problem we have with this kit is its color scheme.
We do not understand why Bandai and Mejin Kawaguchi decided to go ahead and use the toy red color scheme on the 21st Century Real Type version of the 2020 HGUC Char Zaku II.
Yes, the Meijin is involved in the creation of this.
When we saw the color scheme the HGUC 21st Century Real Type Char’s Zaku II gets, all The Gundam Base Limited chaps only managed to make the HGUC 21st Century Real Type Char’s Zaku II kit look more like a toy than the actual military equipment used in battle.
Not to mention the decals that they included here make the whole thing look even worse. If the color scheme made the kit look like a toy, the decals they designed for this kit made it look like a bootleg toy sold at some obscure night market somewhere.
Seriously, we do not understand what goes through their minds to allow this to happen. We can’t comprehend why didn’t they keep the original color scheme and slap it with the new decals. Yes, it might not look better with the ugly decals, but at the very least, it wouldn’t look toy-ish.
And it might get us to reconsider the idea of getting one. Well, maybe.
And that concludes our 425th edition of the Let’s Talk Gunpla segment for today. Honestly, this is not the best Gunpla release announcement we’ve seen from the Gundam Base Limited chaps this time. Not to mention, not the best work from the famed Mejin Kawaguchi.
But I do feel that we might eventually see something from Meijin and the 21st Century Real Type series that is worth getting. But for now, this isn’t it, chief.
Anyways, we’ll be back again this coming next week (hopefully) with a new blog post. So, please do look forward to that!
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