It’s like seeing the TV anime version come to life.
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In today’s 447th edition of our Let’s Talk Gunpla post, we’re going to cover P-Bandai’s latest Gunpla release announcement! Interestingly we are getting a new premium Gunpla from the HGAC series.
And frustratingly, it’s another main character Gundam locked away as a P-Bandai release.
So, without further ado. Let us get into it, shall we?
HG 1/144 XXXG-01D2 Gundam Deathscythe Hell (HGAC)
Release Date: May 2023
Estimated price: JPY 2,420 (MYR RM 79.75* / USD $ 18.70* / EUR € 17.14*)
*The price is subject to change, depending on the situation
We admit that being a Gundam Wing fan is tough.
You have a lot of awesome MS designs in the series, but most of them are either locked away as a P-Bandai release or didn’t even see release as a Gunpla kit. But regardless, we still held on hope that we get to see the 5 Gundam Wing midseason upgrades as Retail HGAC kits.
Unfortunately, it seems like we might not be so lucky. Because sadly P-Bandai just announced that the Deathscythe Hell is getting that Premium Bandai treatment. Even though we are not fans of the Wing Gundam series, we can feel the pain that fans of the series feel after seeing one of their main character Gundam MS locked away as a P-Bandai release.
What makes it more painful is that the P-Bandai exclusive HGAC Deathscythe Hell looked insanely good. Yes, even as a non-fan, we find ourselves impressed by how good it looked.
How is that possible, you ask?
Well, that is because of the level of detail that we noticed on some of the HGAC Deathscythe Hell’s parts and also on how good the color separation is on this P-Bandai HGAC kit. It is clear that P-Bandai put a lot of effort into the overall design and creation of this HGAC kit.
Despite that, it still shares many similarities with the standard Deathscyhte (lore-wise, it is the upgraded version of the standard Deathscythe, so it makes sense) because it inherits most of the retail release HGAC Deathscythe parts, like the leg, arm, waist, and backpack unit. It also inherits HGAC Deathscythe’s joint system.
So, you might be wondering what’s new then. Well, that would be the head, chest, and shoulder armor units are new molds. The head is probably one of the most impressive parts of this release because the level of color separation we see here is as good as what we see on an RG kit.
But the other bit that we find the most interesting here is the HGAC Deathscythe Hell’s shoulder armor active cloak attachment. Because unlike its MG EW counterpart, where they designed the Active Cloak to work both as the Active Cloak system and the backpack unit. The P-Bandai exclusive HGAC version follows the TV Anime configuration. So, what that means is we get the Active Cloak attached on top of the HGAC Deathscythe Hell’s shoulder armor part.
But the other thing we like about the P-Bandai exclusive HGAC Deathscythe Hell’s Active Cloak version is that even though it is attached to the shoulder armor part, it doesn’t seem to hamper the articulation of the HGAC Deatchscythe Hell all that much. Which admittedly is impressive.
However, after spending time with it, we all still feel that look-wise, the HGAC version (The TV Anime version) looked silly and impractical. At the same time, we admit that we are not a fan of how this version looked compared to the EW version, But as a Gunpla builder, we can see that this would be one kit that would be a blast to build.
That is why we are finding ourselves quite interested in getting one. The builder side of us is dying to see for ourselves this is as good as it is to work on as it is to look at here.
Hence, that is why said earlier, we can feel the pain of the fans of the TV anime and Deathscythe Hell seeing this released as a P-Bandai. Because honestly, man, this is one badass HGAC kit.
And it’s a shame that Bandai makes it hard for everyone to get this.
And that concludes our 446th edition of the Let’s Talk Gunpla segment for today. Despite our disappointment of seeing another HGAC Gundam kit getting that P-Bandai treatment, admittedly, at the same time, we think that P-Bandai did a pretty impressive job here.
They did such a good job here that we now find ourselves interested in getting one after seeing the announcement. Previously, we didn’t even consider getting it when we first heard about this. Because honestly, we are never fans of the TV Anime Deathscythe Hell’s design.
Anyways. We’ll be back again next Saturday (hopefully) with a new blog post. So do look forward to that!
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