Tag Archives: Gundam

Bandai’s New-Old Cluster

No, I don’t mean a Cluster as in the derogatory term indicating something that is largely messed up! Rather I mean one of Bandai’s relatively-recent “from-the-vault” retro-reissues! It seems like Round 2 isn’t the only company that is resurrecting old kits, because in 2018 Bandai went full-on and hauled out a bunch of classics from […]

Well, Albion IS Latin for White…

Bandai has gotten very good at kitting pretty much everything you could want from any given Gundam anime. However, some people always want more, including things like support vehicles and space craft, especially from UC-era stories. To satisfy these more hardcore fans, but not break the bank on tooling, Bandai developed the EX-Model series. Thankfully, […]

Everything Old is New Again… and Again!

While Bandai has continued to evolve the Gundam franchise, it has also made sure to double back and re-create models of most of the key Gundams from pretty much every earlier anime and even some manga. However, not all Gundams have seen this treatment, and those from Silhouette Formula 91 are perfect examples of this. […]

MS of Age(s)

Even though the Gundam Age anime was criticized for being too “kiddie” (despite lots of miserable deaths and general anguish), it didn’t stop Bandai from making some very nice Master Grade kits of the main suits from the show, including the titular MS, the AGE-1 Normal! Check it out on the Sci-Fi Page in all […]

In the Armour, Darkly

I love robots. I love them even more when they play “dress up” and put on all kinds of extra armour and guns. That’s why I was really glad to get a hold of the HGUC Full Armour Gundam 7th kit from a few years ago. Of course, while the kit is nice, there’s always […]

Pin the Tail on the Gundam!

While it may look like “just another Gundam”, the 1/144 HG Gundam Legilis has a few things that set it apart from others bearing the Gundam name. As the final enemy protagonist in Gundam AGE, the Legilis is one of the most powerful MSs of that series, and its lean lines and aggressive styling befit […]

Small and Late but Still Rockin’!

It took a long time to get the petite and attactive F-91 Gundam into the HGUC Lineup. The lack of Gundam F91’s success and the small size of the model meant that Bandai was in no hurry to get the F-91 onto shelves. However, now that it’s here, can we really say it was worth […]

Half a Suit – Needs the Pants!

Some of the early Gundam designs aren’t exactly practical or believable, even in a Mobile Suit-centric world. One example of this is the RX-75 Guntank, which is very difficult to take seriously. Part tank, part robot, the Guntank isn’t very mobile or agile, and it can’t really engage an enemy on equal terms. This, however, […]

Dovenwolf vs. Dovenwolf! Beauty before Age!

Whenver a new kit comes out, it’s always interesting to compare it to an older version of the same subject. Nowhere is this more true than for Gundam kits. The improvements made in the engineering of Mobile Suit kits in the last 25+ years is astounding! Given that both the old and the new kits […]

A “Sleeves-less” Dovenwolf – ZZ for the fun of it!

Good things come to those who wait. It’s true, espeically so for Gundam kits. We’ve been waiting for overy 25 years for a nice 1/144 Dovenwolf kit, and now Bandai has delivered with the HGUC Dovenwolf (Unicorn Ver.). However, I didn’t want a Sleeves version, I wanted a ZZ version, and like a petulant 2-year […]