At the 52nd All Japan Plamodel Hobby Show, which was held from October 11th to the 14th in the Japanese city of Chiba, located roughly 25 miles southeast of Tokyo, Bandai showed off its current and upcoming Gundam model kits. One of the most notable Gunpla models on display at the show was the MG RX-93 ν Gundam Ver. Ka, which is slated for a December, 2012 release.
At the show, Bandai also highlighted some of the features of the RX-93; such as the double fin funnel, the special base, the ability for the Mobile Suit to grip a weapon and the models points of articulation. But yet more details about the MG RX-93 ν Gundam Ver. Ka are still set to be announced next month at the Gunpla Expo World Tour Japan 2012.
So you have decided that you want to build a mecha? Watched a little bit too much Gundam or Macross and just wished those darned mechanical monstrosities would come to life? If buying or building an actual mecha is not
realistic feasible, why not make your own model, perhaps out of a variety of plastic construction blocks and bricks? Building a mecha (or at least a scale model) can be quite practical and as simple as you want it with construction block sets. Lets take a look at a few different construction block kits that allow you to build your own mecha model below: Continue reading
At the C3 x Chara Hobby show in Japan, villainous Mobile Suit pilot Char Aznable had his very own car on display, thanks to a mashup with Toyota. Char’s ride, a Toyota Auris, was a shade of bright red not too different from that of his own uniform, and featured all of markings that were fitting for one of Anzable’s Principalty of Zeon Mobile Suits. Will Char’s car show up in dealerships any time soon? There may be a slight possibility of it doing so, but for now, Char’s Auris will remain a concept car.
via Ami Ami Blog
Osaka may not be host to the biggest Gundam model in the world but the largest gunpla box does call Japan’s second city its home. Located in Osaka Station City’s South Gate Plaza, the Real Grade RX-78-2 Gundam box is more than 27 feet wide. Intended to promote the Real Grade series, the box will serve as a show room for more than 200 gunpla models.
Gundam Front Tokyo and Pepsi Nex are teaming up for a very canny (pun intended) collaboration that features mecha from the legendary Gundam media franchise we have come to know and love on our cans of soda pop!
If the assortment of cans wasn’t enough, a massive 1/48 scale RX-78-2 Gundam will also be given away by Pepsi to 1,500 Gunpla fans. Contestants may enter the drawing by simply following instructions available on each can of soda. The Gundam Front Tokyo x Pepsi Nex promotion starts September 4th in Japan.
Source: Open The Toy