Let’s Talk Gunpla Vol.446

The Slurpee Century

HELLO! We are back! 

In today’s 446th edition of our Let’s Talk Gunpla segment, we’ll be taking that time to look at the 7-Eleven Japan online store Gunpla release announcement. Yes, we are finally getting new versions of 7-Eleven Gunplas this year. 

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

EG 1/144 RX-93 v Gundam [7-Eleven Colors] (Entry Grade)(Relisted)

Release Date: 3rd March 2023
Estimated price: JPY 1,200 (MYR RM 39.41* / USD $ 9.25* / EUR € 8.49*)
*The price is subject to change, depending on the situation

We all know that this day will eventually come. 

The day that we would eventually see the Entry Grades kits get that 7-Eleven treatment. Although, we admit that we are never a fan of these 7-Eleven Gunplas since we think some of them look funny.

But even with that said and done, we admit that this time at least, they did a pretty good job with one of the 7-Eleven Entry Grades. 

And the kit in question is this, the 7-Eleven Entry Grade v Gundam. 

But we know that some of you might be thinking, wait, didn’t we already have the 7-Eleven v Gundam? Yes, you’re right! We already have the 7-Eleven version of the v Gundam in HGUC form. But unlike the HGUC version, where the colors on the black colored parts are the only parts they recolored, the EG version is different. 

Instead of only flipping only the black-colored parts, the EG version decided to change all the colors to the 7-Eleven color theme. Which makes the whole thing look fantastic! 

And it made to look even better with all the 7-Eleven decals.

However, even with that said. We admit that this is still the same EG v Gundam kit. So. don’t expect this EG kit to be anything different than its Retail counterpart.  

Thankfully, this isn’t the only Entry Grade kit getting that 7-Eleven treatment.

But unlike the EG v Gundam, the next one is a bit, well, wait till you see it. 

EG 1/144 GAT-X105 Strike Gundam [7-Eleven Colors] (Entry Grade)(Relisted)

Release Date: 3rd March 2023
Estimated price: JPY 900 (MYR RM 29.55* / USD $ 6.94* / EUR € 6.37*)
*The price is subject to change, depending on the situation

Yes, the EG Strike also is getting that 7-Eleven treatment. 

Surprisingly, this might be the first time we see the Strike Gundam getting that 7-Eleven treatment. Honestly? We find that funny considering that the Strike Gundam design is probably the other most popular MS design from the Gundam SEED series. You thought they might have made a 7-Eleven variant of the Strike, but from what we know, this EG version of the Strike is the first iteration of it. 

But unfortunately, unlike EG v Gundam, they botched the color scheme on this one. 

Seeing how good the EG v Gundam looked, we are surprised that they managed to botch the looks of this, especially when they didn’t make any changes to the standard EG Strike’s look. 

So, how bad is it? Well, the 7-Eleven color scheme they used here on the EG Strike? It made the 7-Evelen version of the EG Strike look cheap as hell. 

The reason why it looked cheap is because of the orange color scheme they used here. The bright orange they go for here made the EG Strike Gundam look like one cheap bootleg night market Gundam kit.

But it is not to say that we don’t get where they’re going with this color scheme. In theory, combining white, orange, and light green color schemes on a kit is a good idea. But that is as long as they use a slightly darker orange color. This bright orange they go for here doesn’t work with this kit.

So out of the two EG kits, which is the one we would be spending our hard-earned cash on if we were in Japan? Well, that would be the EG v Gundam of course. That kit looked absolutely fantastic, and it is one of those kits that they got everything right. 

We reckon that this would be the one most scalpers will be focusing on getting to since they know that we’re not the only one that thinks this. 

And that concludes our 446th edition of the Let’s Talk Gunpla segment for today. Yes, we are aware that these are 7-Eleven kits that have officially been released last year November in Japan. But it is nice to finally talk about these new renditions of the 7-Eleven kits seeing the light of day. So, don’t be surprised if you already see scalpers listing these online.

Honestly, though, we always felt that the EGs are more suited for commercial collab treatment since they are cheap and a great starting point for beginners. Unlike some of the other kits that Bandai has used previously. So we won’t be surprised if we see more EG Brand collaboration kits being announced by Bandai soon.

Anyways. We’ll be back again next Thursday (hopefully) with a new blog post. So do look forward to that! 

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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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