A 1/60 Scale, Perfect Grade model, of the Banshee Norn is slated for release in March, 2018. Priced at about $215 USD, it appears that the maximum quota for pre-orders has already been reached for the kit. Featuring a Green Psycho frame, the unit can light up with the use of an optional LED unit. .
Three new BEAR’GGUY Gunplas have been announced for release in February by Bandai. The new releases will include a PAPA’GGUY and two PETIT’GGUY varieties. The PAPA’GGUY (center image) sports a mature look with a top hat and cane, while the two PETIT’GGUY Gunplas, Soda Pop Blue & Ice Candy (the image on the left) and Bitter Sweet Brown (the image on the right), are both desert themed. Please note, Bandai has warned Gunpla builders that neither desert themed PETIT’GGUY is edible.
October will see the release of a High-Grade 1/144 Mobile Worker Gunpla kit. The kit is based around Gundam The Origin and will be priced at ¥1,944 or roughly $16. Expect to see the Mobile Worker Gunpla kit out in October.
A new gashapon series, Gundam Senshi DASH 02, will be offering up a new line of super deformed style figures. The Mobile Suit Figures included in the line will include the Nu Gundam, Sazabi, Crossbone Gundam X3, Crossbone Gundam X2 and a Mystery Unit. Priced at 300 Yen, the line will be released this August.
Another well known “Pocket Monster” from the original 151 Pokemon will soon have its own Bandai D-Arts figure. The grass/poison Pokemon Venusaur, who evolves from Bulbasaur and Ivysaur, will feature many points of articulation, as seen on similar D-Arts figures. The first Pokemon D-Arts figure, that of Mewtwo, was released on March 30th, 2013 while Charizard will be released in April of this year. Venusaur is set to be released in August, 2013 and will likely feature a similar price point of ¥3,990/$40, the same as the Charizard and Mewtwo D-Arts figures.