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.
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
A new, 20 foot tall statue of the RX-78, featuring a color design by Chinese artists, will be on display at the upcoming China International Animation, Cartoon and Game Fair in Shanghai. Running from July 12th to the 16th, the RX-78 on display at the fair will have its very own Gunpla kit released as well. Exclusive to the Chinese market, the MG 1/100 RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. 2.0 China Special Ver kit will be available starting on July 12th through the official Bandai shop, at Namco Bandai sponsored events in China, and the Taobaowan online shop.