Previous Thread: >>9482764Other mecha toy discussion is also more than welcome!Upcoming regular retail releases:-08th MS Team Option Parts Set 01 ver. A.N.I.M.E. (Jan. 22nd)-Eva Unit 13 (Feb. 2022)-Zaku II JC ver. A.N.I.M.E. (Feb. 2022)-GM-79(G) GM Ground Type ver. A.N.I.M.E. (Mar. 2022)-08th MS Team Option Parts Set 02 ver. A.N.I.M.E. (May 2022)Current open Tamashii Web exclusive preorders:►Order Deadline TBA-Metal魂 Re-GZ Custom (May 2022)-Metal魂 Gundam Epyon (Jun. 2022)Bandai's official RD page with images and release dates:http://tamashii.jp/item_brand/robot_tamashii/
Happy New Year, all! We've made it through another year of mecha goodness.What were your mecha highlights for the year?Any disappointments?What are you looking forward to in 2022?
By my count, we got 53 unique RD releases in 2021. Exclusives dominated the release schedule, with 35 exclusive RDs (not counting lottery and special event releases) whereas regular retail RDs got 18 releases.The first RD released of 2021 was GP01Fb while Metal RD Billbine was the last.
>>9528902What a cool collage. Funny how the GM-head looks as good as it does. I guess it's just like any human soldier when their uniform is one but the head gear isn't being worn.>highlightsGM Quel in terms of releases. I did not expect that to get attention. I believe it reuses a lot of existing molds, but they even gave it that transport truck.>disappointmentsThe Quel and the Hover Truck in your image make me a bit sad that there's still no basic Jesta with the pictured vehicle. I'd like to have all the variants and hope they make a "Full Armor" mode possible that combines a lot of the equipment.>looking forward toAlmost everything announced that isn't out yet. The Xi Gundam is one I'm especially looking forward to the end result of. I've heard it even gets other loadouts/variants further into the story.
I haven't been keeping up, but I see they're releasing the newer Evas now. Have they rereleased the older models from 2.0 yet?
>>9528941I wish I was rich enough to buy 3.
>>9528897>What are you looking forward to in 2022?ANIME Zeta
>>9529407Need Gaplant and Messala.
>>9529407They already milked dry the metal meme variant, so yeah why not?
>>9529407That's some lovely art. Never seen it before.
>>9528902I like the Zeta, my only regret is not buying 2
>>9528902The Metal RD IBOs. Those figures are peak Robot Damashii. Why can't they do those stuff to the regular RDs?
Billbine anon from a few threads back here, I was able to get my defective backpack canon connector replaced by Mandarake by christmas, and have been loving the figure since. The forwards and backwards motion of the shoulder joints influencing whether or not the cockpit hatches open is a nice touch, and the shifting piece behind the kneejoint makes for good options between sticking to accuracy or getting additional articulation. Thus far its my second favorite of the three Dunbine figures I own, with the Zwarth sitting at the bottom and the Dunbine itself at the top. The transformation and detail for a 2013 figure hold up decently well, and its very nice to mess with in tandem with the other figures from the line.
>>9529407Absolutely nothing, because it's likely all the good shit will be overpriced exclusives and the regular releases will be in released in such low numbers that I have to partake in preorder night.Loved that I didn't have to deal with the same preorder night shit as you find with SHF or the Metal releases and instead it's become the norm with standard ANIME RD releases.Some announcement of Zeta or AoZ releases might be alright though.
>Look at Gundam Infinity reviewsJesus fucking Christ. Not only are there very few reviews(most of which are just people thanking Bandai for sending them free toys) but the figures are terrible. Like worse than early MSiA. They really tried to jump into the build a figure game super late and chose a Zaku, an army builder figure as the build a figure. What the fuck is wrong with them? The BaF should have been a variant like Char's Zaku or something. God, they always make such baffling decisions with Gundam in the west.
>>9530103Mandarake does customer service for old figures like that!?
Any word on the Hi-Metal R Tomahawk? I heard they actually intend to finally release it.
>>9531272Those are toys meant for 8 year-olds, not adult collectors. Relax, retard.
>>9532213The plan seems to be to release the Tomahawk and Phalanx together as a 2-pack.
CCSTOYS Shin Getter looks pretty slick
>>9532849Ugh. I mean, I want both, don't get me wrong, but 2-packs can be rough on the wallet since you're forced to pay for both at once.
>>9528917>The first RD released of 2021 was GP01FbIt would be really cool if they could release the Dendrobium and Neue Ziel as part of the ANIME line. Have them at a smaller scale so they would not be expensive as fuck. Have all the opening hatches on the Dendrobium, and all the articulated arms on the NZ, with nice display stands for both. It would be awesome.
>>9538564>Have them at a smaller scaleNo
>>9537035Eh. Don't like the panels too much. Getter is already on the busier side for a super robot
>>9537033>>9537035>>9538733I do think it's a little too busy but I really like the overall silhouette. I wish they'd made the wings looks a little less organic and more robotic though.
Lads im taking the gundam universe pill for Wing gundams, the Shenlong looks great
>>9540644Is it me or do they look slightly different than the tv designs?
>>9540803They're all stylised. Guy who spearheaded the line is a weeb.
>>9537040Part of it seems to be knowing the Tomahawk is heavily desired but the Phalanx is less likely to sell well but they want to complete the set of destroids.
>>9537033Speaking of Getter toys, whose brilliant idea was it to mould the elbow guards on the side of the forearms on the Arc gokin instead of putting them on the joint like on the model kit?And no, you can't rotate the forearms so that they face backwards.
>>9540898>And no, you can't rotate the forearms so that they face backwards.You can actually
Just curious, what are the best Mazinkaiser figures or model kits to go for?
>>9541051Riobot or SOC with a twist: both of them have issues but both of them are getting a new version so the issues should be fixed.
>>9541059Riobot has a Mazinkaiser? I know that there's a chrome reissue of the SOC one coming out soon, but I didn't know Riobot had one too
>>9528902Right now I would say the new Strike Gundam is what I'm most looking forward to. I hope it comes with all Striker Packs. Or at least lead us to a Ginn to pair with it.
>>9537035If this is anything like their Mazinger Zero figure it should be amazing. Perfect if it split into the three ships like that micro chogokin.
>>9541363Yes http://www.sentinel-toys.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=95_59&product_id=623 it's a reissue with better joints planned for June. There's also an exclusive chrome version but it uses the old joints.
>>9542110>http://www.sentinel-toys.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=95_59&product_id=623Oof, that's a price tag I can't afford. Though after looking at BBTS listings, I found 2 Mazinkaisers that use the Sentinel design. The Moderoid Mazinkaiser Model Kit https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/152628 and the Hagane Works Mazinkaiser. https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/124182 What would you recommend out of these two if you can't afford the Riobot?
>>9542567That's a huge price difference. If you have a fair amount of Gunpla experience, I would easily do the Moderoid. It's a very nice kit that looks amazing with just a few paint touchups (and none of them are particularly difficult).This is a pic of mine. I used Tamiya lacquers to paint the wing frames and scrander gloss red, the elbow and knee joints and chest gem gold, and the few silver/gunmetal parts/gunmetal respectively. A lot of the tiny details like the fact and horns are prepainted. And I was painting the black parts gloss black and then gloss topcoating, but I quit after a few parts because I compared it next to the stock (coated) parts and there honestly wasn't a huge difference, so I just left it alone. It looks decent even as a straight build really, but with just a little TLC you can make it look great.
>>9542990Oh yeah, and it holds up well, feels solid, articulation is pretty decent, and the seamlines are quite cleverly done (the ones in the forearms are weird swirly shapes so they can hide the seams under those swirls, for example).
>>9542990I've built model kits a few times when I was younger, but not the current Gunplas. They were the 90's ones. Still, I'll take your word for it and go for the Moderoid kit
>>9544347GU Master Gundam
>>9544348GU Shenlong. I'm impressed that they went all in on the arm.
>>9544347They forgot to add some armor to the right bicep.>>9544352I feel bad for this line, I like their takes but I'm waiting for all the Wing upgrades.
>>9544360The Sazabi's left arm is turned inward whereas the right arm is facing forward. The armor is there, just facing another direction.
>>9544347>More expensive than previous releases>Despite that they didn't include the shieldI know this line tries to be affordable, but if you'll make one figure more expensive because it's too big, go all the way and toss in the shield even if you have to raise the price more.
>>9544360the GU line is a mixed bag but the Wing releases are always tempting
>Prototype figure of Mini Action Dairugger XV has been shown.>Mini Action Golion has been teased.Hope pic related will be next.
>>9544472I would definitely pick it!
>>9544394Its a shame because I think this looks a lot better than the RD otherwise.
Any of you ever get figures from Legends Studio? This White King looks pretty cool.
>>9544347What does GU stand for?
>>9545280probably 'Gundam Universe'
>>9529407I know the likeliness of it happening is very low but I would commit hate crimes to get me a Metal Composite Hyaku Shiki and Zeta.
>>9544347Looks great. don't care for the lack of shield. Feels like this and the RX78-2 have the best sculpt without going overboard like Barbatos or the Zaku.
Anyone have the Getter Robo Go? How is it? Any pics next to RDs for size comparison?It's been going down in price on amiami so I've been considering it.
>>9544352>>9544348Looks great, I really need to pick up sandrock and heavy arms.
>>9544347Will it be in scale with regular RDs? Might pick up if so.
>>9546207They are noticeably bigger. We're talking a one to two inch difference.
>>9546207gu are cheap shit for marvel legends fags lol
>>9544347Sazzy has one of the best looking shields in gundam, these fuckers really need to offer accessory packs for these, and that rifle wtf that is the tiniest version of the rifle I have seen on any toys or models lmao
>>9546219I'm cool with this. At least it's not too small. I kinda view Sazabi like the Hulk--it doesn't matter to me how MUCH bigger it is, as long as it's bigger.
>>9544976>White KingChinese and their white worship baka
>>9546675Hilarious, but if we're using the top right image, it's not that Nu was scaled down, it's that the pod was scaled up so that audiences could better see what was happening. Could they have avoided this by just putting the pod in the chest cavity at that scale? Yes, but having the cockpit in the head section's always been Char's schtick.
>>9544976That looks nice, I'd buy it.
>>9546783>Yes, but having the cockpit in the head section's always been Char's schtick.By "always" do you mean one whole time?
>>9547038It was in zeong too unless i misremembered.
>>9547038It's on the Rick Dias too
https://www.amiami.com/eng/detail?gcode=FIGURE-135351>Sales Period Jan 11, 2022, 18:00 Japan Time ~>18:00what the fuck is wrong with amico
>>9548288So it's not just me, heh.
>>9548288>1 per person
>>9547043>>9547052Guess I forgot about those. He's always most heavily associated with his Zaku.
>>9548288FUCK it's already sold out?Anyone know of any other places selling them?
It's back on AmiAmi.
>>9548546Yeah I snagged one, thanks.
>GU Sazabi sold out on AmiNot sure if I should be surprised or not.
>>9548814>Shenlong sold out>Sazabi sold outGU selling out is so weird, at least the 3 pack is still available
>>9548288I was able to order it just fine right now.
Bought two option sets on HLJ because I wanted two Dopps.I'll try selling the Gundam options parts on here when I have it in hand
AAAAH ground type was P-Bandai exclusive I don't want to pay 50 more dollars to get it from BBTS fuuuuuck
>>9549275Oh fuck they've actually been doing a lot of 08th shit huh?Well maybe I'll just get Ez8 whenever he comes out.
>>9549275Oh fuck there was a regular version but it looks sold out/currently unavailable every except eBay for like twice the price, that fucking blows.
>>9549293Ground TypeAccessory PackZaku IIJGround GM Accessory Pack 2And on P-Bandai the only one so far is Ground GM Sand type or Desert type or whatever they're calling it. Only one released so far is the Ground Type, so the line is just now getting off the ground and everything else is from now through June. I'd expect a lot more P-Bandai releases coming up though, I think the only two I could safely call general will be Ez8 and Gouf Custom.
>>9549383Amazon lists Ground Type as releasing in March, but is currently unavailable, can we expect more in or has Bluefin likely sold out their entire stock?I haven't bought a Robot Spirit since like 2015 so I'm out of the loop on how these things go.Big fan of 08th and I literally just found out they're releasing figures for it finally.
>>9549429Over the last 2 years, and especially the last 6 months or so, it's been feeling like Bandai isn't producing as many RDs. The days of them being in stock for months are long over, and most anticipated releases have been selling out of POs the night of, and being very difficult to find in stock. I'd say your best bet is checking out Mandarake or YAJ as they release, and hopefully they aren't too much more expensive than retail. I don't buy RDs through anyone Bluefin distributes to so I'm not sure how safe it is to wait on them.
>>9549383We know that the Mass Produced Guntank is coming as well. I would expect the GM Sniper and Gouf Flight Type.
I knew this was coming but oh well. Still looking forward to the astrea nonetheless.
>>9549843Yeah no big surprise, at this point two months after release is the norm
>>9549843The wait post-release is about as long as a BBTS pre-order. Except without BBTS markups. So I'm good.
>>9549832True, though I was just listing stuff that's gone up for PO. Personally the Gouf Flight Type is the release I'll be most excited for.
I've been having a lot of fun with my Rick Dias lately. Can anyone else recommend me some surprisingly articulated chonkers?
>>9550557Rick Dom.>>9550626I found the GP02 lacking in upper body articulation, the feet aren't bad though.
No Zeta ANIME for you
>>9551859Thank god. I can stop buying figures for the foreseeable few years.
>>9551859If this isn't fake then I hope to god we get a Guaiz & Regenerate Gundam
>>9551859WE WIN AGAIN
>>9551859I'm gonna call fake. At the very earliest I don't think we'll get the next series announcement until we've seen an Ez8 prototype
>>9551859SEEDchads we just can't stop winning!
>>9551951Nothing is fake about a Japanese ad in full English.
>>9551869>RegenerateHaven't thought about that one in ages. Did think it was cool when I first read up on it. On the off-chance it's made, I wonder if it'll manage to be on of those suits I like outside of animation/highly detailed art.
>>9551951Given that we already saw the prototype of strike at the 2021 tamashii nations event with the RX-78 I think this is real
>>9551859Perfect. I can save some more cash.
>>9551859Another shot at Justice and maybe IJ. This'll be interesting.
From 2021 tamashii event
>>9552122I do like the Strike overall. Depending on how this turns out, maybe I'll finally snag a form of it.
>>9551998Ah, I forgot about that, probably because at the time it didn't have the ANIME branding on it.
>>9552122Based Bandai for letting me skip RD releases for the time, though I guess they'll be milking me for those AoZ MRD instead.
>>9552122I don't read moon. Are they stalling Zeta with ver ANIME Seedshit or is this a one off release?
>>9552452Probably a mix of stalling to pass a few more years since the last Zeta figures and testing the water to see if non UC ANIME have an audience.I'd say we are overdue Zeta figures as it's been 7 years since the last.
>>9552469They don't need to test the waters to know Japan will gobble up Seed and America will do the same for Wing.>I'd say we are overdue Zeta figures as it's been 7 years since the last.Are you high?
What are some good toys or kits of the Ingram from Patlabor to get? I haven't watched the OVAs or the TV series, but I'm planning on checking them out
>>9554526I would say the Robo-dou is probably the definitive Ingram release
>>9554547That looks nice, though I'm not opposed to cheaper options if they're more readily available
>>9551859BASED! Im going to pose it with my cheapass MRD Impulse from Mandarake
>>9551859Gonna save so much money waiting for Zeta. Hope we see some more UC MRDs in the meantime so I have something to spend it all on lmao
>>9554526I'm a big fan of the Robot Damashii Ingrams as they're excellent toys. I think the best one to purchase would be the movie version, as that one includes the most accessories along with parts to display the Ingram as either Unit 1 or Unit 2.That being said, the movie version has gotten a bit pricey on the secondary market, so if you can't find the movie version at a reasonable price then I think the TV version would do you fine if you're just after a good, affordable Ingram toy. I own the TV versions myself and they're the exact same figure as the movie version, just some color differences and fewer packed in accessories as TV Unit 1 and 2 were released as separate figures.Here's TV Unit 1 for 4500 JPY:https://order.mandarake.co.jp/order/detailPage/item?itemCode=1184536963&lang=enAnd if Unit 2 is your preference, here's one for 5500 JPY (TV Unit 2 was a web exclusive):https://order.mandarake.co.jp/order/detailPage/item?itemCode=1062874890&lang=enI've also heard extremely good things about the Robo-Dou as >>9554547 suggests, and I'm pretty tempted by them myself. They're pricey, but they're also 9" tall with diecast inner frames and electronics. If you're in the US, Entertainment Earth has them in stock and coupon code 2103212 would knock 15 bucks off the price. Main thing stopping me from biting on the Robo-dou is the lineup if labors I already have with the RD line.
>>9549128I may take you up on that!
>>9554547I own the Robo-Dou. It's a very nice piece, lovely detail and very solid feeling. The cloth covers over the joints feel high quality too. The range of motion isn't huge, but it can get most basic Ingram poses done. It ALMOST scratches that Yamato itch for me, just not quite. That's pretty much the only real bad thing I can say about it: it doesn't look as cool to me as the Yamatos.Oh yeah, and I also own the Robot Damashiis. Those are also very good, and more playable, but the Robo-Dou is definitely much more impressive on a shelf. I'd get the Damashiis for play, Dou for display. In writing this paragraph I am just now realizing how confusing it is that both lines abbreviate to "RD" and the first word is nearly identical.
Is the Gundam Infinity two pack of the Gundam and Zaku II worth getting for like $30? I liked the MSIA
>>9554972I think they look alright for cheap figures
>>9554978These are kind of charmingly nostalgic, from the inaccurate proportions to the cheapo airbrush sprays. They feel like something out of the 90s.
>>9551859>>9552122Excellent.But it's still gonna be some time for Freedom and Justice so... ;_;
>>9554978They look like bootlegs.
>>9555037>>9555085I think it's great that they are paying homage to the original Doan's Island before they finally redo it as a movie.
>>9554526If you want the best Patlabor toys : Robo-Dou.If you want the biggest and the ones with the most gimmicks (but huge proportion issues) : YamatoIf you want "cheap" yet good figures with a large selection : Robot Damashii + Moderoid (they scale perfectly).>>9554794>it doesn't look as cool to me as the Yamatos.Do you own the Yamato figures? The size and gimmicks are nice but the proportions are off in hands. A lot of pics tend to hide that. I sold them as soon as I got the Robot-Dou. It's a shame the Robo-Dous don't have the working pelvic wire and bullet storage in the left leg.
Can someone explain to me what's going on with GSC and Sentinel? I thought Sentinel started the Plaiobot line to make Riobot like figures in model kit form yet GSC released a Mazinkaiser Moderoid based on Riobot Mazinkaiser and now this.
>>9555094The Moderoid kit is good? That's cool to hear as nice as the Robo-Dou looks, my budget's been kinda small lately so the model kits are probably what I'm going to go with for now. That, and the Mazinkaiser and Shin Getter 1 kits look amazing as well
>>9551859Pretty sure this is bullshit. For one thing they haven't finished 08th MS Team. It's also in English. And finally there is no reason to black out the Strike Gundam. It was already revealed. And also wasn't referred to as an ANIME release when it was shown off.Fake as fuck. This is just an Evolution Spec type deal. They're just not calling it that since the ES F91 was a commercial train wreck.
>>9555402As much as I'd love to laugh at the delusional seedfags I really want it to be real. I'm not joking about wanting a break from buying RDs.
BBTS is finally shipping out GM Quels.
>>9555535>I'm not joking about wanting a break from buying RDs.Only plus to seedshit getting made>>9555542Ground Gundam ships by 2024?
Very nice release.
>>9556476>Option part set 1 delayed to febNot like this 08 bros...
>>9544347That’s more like it honestly I don’t understand what they’re going for with these weird proportioned figures are they trying to make them look more like super heroes/robots?
I'm getting a new desk soon. I feel more comfortable when my non scale figures are on a stand like Figmas. Is there an all purpose stand for stuff like Robot Spirit/Gundam Universe size robots?
>>9544347lol what's with that dinky little gun?
>>9556476i got the retro GM equivalent of a valkyrie instead of this. mostly because i forgot about this release. i'm kind of disappointed in myself.
>>9556664Tamashii Stage Act.5
>>9556664what the other guy said but newer act 5 are called act mechanic
>>9556640I coulda sworn I just saw a tweet or something saying they were releasing on the 22nd
>>9557016If you have amiami preorder they should have sent you an email saying it was delayed
Good Smile The Gattai Dancouga
>>9557229Is there a legal requirement for every company who does combining robots to do a Dancouga at some point?
>>9557288Why not? The combiner mode is just a dude with shoes and a hat. The individual components triple-change, but no one really cares about those modes.
>>9554649Has any of the joint 'covers' on the Ingrams cracked on you? I know that it was a problem with the RD Saturn that mine, other anons and potentially even you have found out a few months back. But not quite sure if it was a Patlabor line problem or just the Saturn itself. Also I really hope they still haven't given up on the Labors, I want the Helldiver and Reactive Armor Ingrams.
I hate that newer ANIME releases are getting sold out on preorder now. For a while I could still buy stuff I wanted after release. Are Bandai making less of these now or what?
>>9555094I am aware that the Yamato proportions are funky, they have huge linebacker shoulders and chests and look too squat. But understand, these are toys I stared at for hours and hours wishing for them in the early 2010s. So they're kinda "legendary" in my mind, and it's hard to let go even though I know the Robo-Dous are objectively better.
>>9558122NTA but mine are still holding up fine (I have the movie one).
What did we mean by this?
>>9558315Gerbera Tetra has always been a niche design and I'm still surprised it got a regular release.
>>9558330I don't really watch Gundam, it's always seemed very dull and boring to me, but the aesthetic of the Gerbera Tetra inside a mansion with this white dressed-girl sitting on the grand staircase is pretty compelling. What series/movie is this from, and is the actual show anything like this aesthetically? I don't literally mean someone putting the GT inside a house obviously, I just mean this sort of...victorian-architecture-meets-futuristic-giant-robots type of dissonance?
>>9558278GlobalPandemicHow many times do people need to fucking ask this question in every fucking Bandai thread? Distribution is still fucked. Materials are still seeing shortages. No it won't get better soon because the governments and people of most countries are fine with the planet becoming a disease infested shithole. Pray that Japan doesn't lock us out again.
>>9558348Gerbera Tetra is from Gundam 0083 but the picture is completely unrelated to that, if anything 0083 is more like Top Gun. For something close to that pictures feel try Turn A Gundam for a few episodes to see if you like it.
>>9558315that preorders close after a couple hours, like always? the other two havent released yet
>>9557229still waiting for their Da-Garn to actually comes out, it's been forever since I preordered it
>>9558348>.victorian-architecture-meets-futuristic-giant-robots type of dissonance?Wing and Turn A. Turn A focuses more on the actual world while Wing does the clothing more.
>>9558315I really like the Gerbera Tetra but I don't like 0083 enough to buy RDs of it.
>>9558278>Are Bandai making less of these now or what?It's been rumored but there's no official statement. And if they are, whether it's due to material shortages or them just choosing to produce less, who knows.
Picked up the Metal Robot Damashii Force Impulse, and it is tiny. Noticeably more so than the IBO MRD I have, which are the Vidar, Lupus, and Lupus Rex. Sort of disappointed. Ain't too keen at paying >$100 for a figure so small. I'll probably sell the MRD Force Impulse and stick with IBO suits from the MRD line. Already got MRD Bael on pre-order from P-Bandai USA
I'm a complete new fag to collecting figures so I'm sorry if this is not the right thread to ask this but are there any good Gunbuster figures?
>>9558637Super Robot Chogokin and Soul of Chogokin are pretty good. Former if you want a smaller scale you can play and mess around with and latter if you want a display piece. Get ready to pay out the ass for them though, they haven't been reissued and last I checked they went for a lot.You can also get your hands on the Revoltech which has a more mushy sculpt but is cheaper than both for like 30 dollars on second hand sites like Mandarake. If you're willing to put some work in, you can get the 1/1000 model kit by Aoshima which you'll have to assemble and potentially paint yourself.
>>9558637You can also check out MyFigureCollection where they have a comprehensive record of Japanese figures organised by character and franchise. >https://myfigurecollection.net/entry/132
>>9558637Oh there's also the SMP Alternative Destiny Gunbuster redesign which apparently just came out. It's a candy toy so you'll have to put it together yourself like you would a model kit but it seems to come pre-painted. MSRP says it sold for $75 but there's already second hand listings of it going for $60
>>9558646Thanks for the info, anon. Super Robot Chogokin sounds exactly like what i wanted but i don't know if I'm willing to pay that much yet, how likely is it to be reissued?
>>9558684>how likely is it to be reissued?Not very. It hasn't had a second run since its initial release in 2013.There's always a chance but don't hold your breath about it. Bandai is more likely to make a brand new figure of it than to reissue it at this point. If either do happen you'll probably hear about it in this general though.
>>9552122How the fuck did they drop 08 this fast
>>9558625Sell your IBO shit with it and use the money to convert to UChad.
>>9558684>>9558694>how likely is it to be reissued?>Not very.Yeah, "not very" as in "never." SRC is a dead line, so there will never be any more reissues. Just like D-Arts and Ultra-Act. They're not running those molds ever again.
>>9558625The MRD IBO suits are abnormally scaled up compared to other RDs, and even HGs. If you prefer the larger size I recommend sticking to MBs or start building MGs.
>>9558897Already got a sizable MB collection going, and I've built several MGs and PGs already. Picked up the MRD IBO suits because I liked their designs, and I didn't want to wait years for them to make MB renditions of these suits. Pretty happy with all my MRD IBO purchases so far. Just going to stick with IBO suits for the MRD line and avoid other MRD suits going forward.
This was my first go at this. I feel like he turned out pretty good. Might do another one sometime but do paint also.
>>9559219>>9559220Hey anon, nice work. Wrong thread though.>>9559229
>>9558278>newer ANIME releases are getting sold out on preorder now. For a while I could still buy stuff I wanted after release. Are Bandai making less of these now or what?It is possible. 0079 ANIME toys were a huge success for Bandai, to a point where things that are not-0079 simply do not sell as well based on that alone. Maybe the fact that the last few years the ANIME line has been doing stuff that wasnt from 0079 meant Bandai purposefully made production runs of those things smaller because they knew they would sell less.
First Gundam I've painted in years, found out about micro wars and have really enjoyed how cute they are :} kind of want to get more of these candy toys to customize and paint them up
I kinda missed it when it first came out, but do the biceps on the new unit 00 suck or it it just mine? I absolutely can't get the yellow and white parts flush with each other no matter what I do, and actually turning the arm makes it even worse. It feels like the peg should be popping into the arm, but there's a good couple millimeters of wiggle room in there. Kinda funny, because I got the RG kit over the RD when they first came out, and it had a similar problem, probably because of the same arm swapping gimmick.
>>9561547Mine also don't fit 100% so I'm guessing it's a widespread issue
>>9556640Ah dangit, I was waiting for that set to ship my Ground Gundams. Oh well, I guess that means I can wait for the Zaku II JC to release too before shipping.>>9558122Just checked both Ingrams closely and I'm happy to report no issues whatsoever! Checked the Type Zero for good measure and that labor was also in good shape. My Saturn also had the cracking covers, so I'm sure that's going to affect every Saturn, unfortunately.
>>9559219>>9559220Nice! I'd ask the gunpla thread for tips on removing sprue marks, but that's a great first effort!>>9560249Oh wow, I never heard of this line before! I love how they have pilot figures. How big are they? Gundam Converge-ish?Very cool paint job too! Love the striping and the GM Custom-esque green.>>9561547>>9561586Same deal on my 00 biceps!
>>9561586>>9561685OK, I kinda figured. Not great, but at least I don't have to go through trying to get an exchange off of an ebay purchase.
>>9561685Micro wars is id say about 3" in height if that helps, figure is a little larger than a diaclone pilot. Plus at a $5-8 price point it was worth it in my opinion. Plus they have packs of vehicles with multiple tiny pilots
>>9544347I feel like this line is improving the only really horrible GU figures imo were the Unicorn, Banshee, and Barbatos
Just got my 6 ground type gundams in, holy dooty I'm in love! Harkens me back to when universal century MSIA came out stateside and I got the ground gundam.I am peeved they didn't include the beam rifle, but for all the rest of the things they allowed this guy to do, I can overlook that.Solid 9/10 release, hope we get some more color variants.
>>9558662That looks pretty good for Gunbuster
>>9558662Strangely dated choice of phone to compare it to considering this kit just came out.
>>9558662Finally got around to assembling this. It looks amazing in person, but the joints are pretty lackluster. It comes with the folded arms accessory so it makes for an awesome display piece.
>>9562302>Just got my 6 ground type gundams in
>>9562302Gonna customize one of them?
>>9564183Naw I don't like when people customize RDs, it hurts the value if you ever try to sell it or trade for something else.I just like Army building these guys I had a bunch of the MSIA ones
>>9562302Where did you order 6 from?
>>95643933 from HLJ and 3 from Amiami
>>9551859>Duel Gundam ANIMEDepending on how the face turns out, I may have something wonderful to look forward to.Hopefully they give Justice a lot of effect parts or at least one for every weapon firing.
>>9565952Same here Buster and Duel Gundam are my favorite GATS
>>9566146I forgot about Aegis, I realize. That could turn out pretty nicely as well. Looking back at it, it's honestly a bit of a terrifying suit. Athrun's character just kept it from being seen as the monstrosity it is, not that I mind.
>>9558315Some releases take fucking forever to sell out and when they did the price sky rocket. I got Hygogg Kampfer and GP02 for cheap after release but at some point they all went for sub 10keven non-fb gp01 is fucking expensive these days until bandai restock it
Riobot R-1 transformation looks so pitiful.https://youtu.be/G10eCsLGyRQ
>>9566825I'm not surprised really. I didn't expect it would be a perfect transformation given how convoluted the transformation needs to be and I would much rather them focus on an actually stable SRX than trying to fill it with a bunch of hinges to make it work.
>>9566238Never was fond of Aegis myself, it's just such an aesthetic departure from the rest of the the GAT line. You have 4 gundams that share very similar design paths then all the sudden transformation gimmick.Every time I've collected seed gundams I've always skipped Athrun's suits the color is pretty offputting as well.Just one man's opine
>>9566998Best Assram suit never gets any love in figures or kits.
>>9566238It'd be nice if there was actually a transformable Aegis.
>>9566998Is it really such an oddball though? Then again I always saw them as a series that together was ready for anything, but even split up often had abilities that mimicked and could make up for one not being around. With the exception of invisibility since that's just a whole other level of tech. Still, I suppose that much red does stand out in a way no other color being the majority does.
>>9567325Maybe it's doable with today's tech? Still, since it doesn't look that sleek when transformed and is more about the functions, it's probably better to just give parts to swap to keep the cost down some.
>>9567230It's cool but how do you conclude it's the best?
Does anyone know what type of rubbery material is used for Robot Spirit figures? I've mainly bought anime figures but I also have a few old one's that have some rubbery plastic used on certain parts and I just want to know what to use to try and keep that stuff in good condition.
>>9566825>>9566870From the Sentinel blog the SRX transformation looks actually pretty neathttps://ameblo.jp/sen-ti-nel-info/entry-12654614715.htmlI only hate that R-1 doesn;t have a butterfly/forward joint in its shoulders
>My oldest RD, Dunbine and Billbine, are yellowingI knew it would happen eventually but its still sad to see. Funny thing is that the rubber for the hands, and the tubes on Dunbine's shoulders is still fine.
>>9569147PVC, same kind used for revoltech, figma and western action figures.
>>9569246Ok, do you know if there's some spray or material to prevent it from deteriorating or cracking?
>>9569190got any pics?
>>9569274Not at the moment, all the light blue on Billbine is yellowing, and all the non painted purple (mauve I think that shade's called) on Dunbine.
>>9569278Might want to upgrade your Billbine to the MRD. Everything but the grey bits are painted, and the off-white is a snazzy pearlescent paint. Yellowing shouldn't be an issue.
Metal Build - Hi-Nu GundamRelease Date 7/2022 , Price 35200 yen
Metal Robot Damashii Ka Signature - Hyaku Shiki Kai Release Date 6/2022 , Price 16500 yen
>>9528897Robot Damashii ANIME Gouf Custom
Robot Damashii ANIME Guntank Mass Production Type
>>9569489>webshop exclusive.To be expected. Probably won't be on p-bandai US too.
>>9569615>Probably won't be on p-bandai US too.I'm hopeful. Since bringing releases back to US with the Psycommu Zaku we've gotten all the RD and MRD Premium releases there, unless I'm missing something. >>9569355>35200 yenDefinitely expected a higher price but hoo boy. Might be a pass for me, will just be satisfied with MRD and RG for now.
>>9569355I think the price is a dealbreaker for me too. Especially knowing it’s going to have another $200 in add on sets for the full armor, alternate weapons and funnel stands.
>>9569355>35K+ yen>won't even have an alternate shield, just the coronavirus colorway oneFuck that shit.
>Bandai have finally pushed MB prices to the point of no thank you.
>>9569615P-Bandai US has been getting all the web exclusive releases lately even the weird stuff like Phantom.
>>9570191Until it doesn’t. There is no rhyme or reason to what they get. We missed like a years worth of exclusives then suddenly they started offering niche as fuck ones again.
>>9570194Sure things can stop at anytime but it doesn't look like they will yet. They just had the Desert Ground Gundam so its not like they aren't allowed to sell 08th ANIME line figures. You can keep doomposting though, maybe you will get lucky :)
>>9570221They’ve done it multiple times before and they will again, it’s not really doomposting when they operate this way.
>>9570194It seems to be a big on/off switch. We got everything for 10 months or so, and then we got nothing for close to a year, and since they started again not too long ago, we've gotten everything. You're right, it's all there until it isn't, but I don't think they're going to be picky about it, I think they're just treating the line as a whole the same way.
>>9569486 Fuck yeah, but where is the EZ-8?
>>9569489Tempting. Haven't even seen it in action, I just like this design from what I'm seeing there.
>>9567230I wonder if they'll do the red-white laser effect. I believe this suit can shoot two of them at once.
>>9570194What he said. They had the Gelgoog Marine Cima type for pre-order. But not the standard type when it came time.
>>9570436Wouldn't be surprised if it was coming up soon as an August release after the Guntank MP
>>9569489Highly tempting, I've always liked the Guntank MP.>>9570456You should watch 08th MS Team. It's pretty and not very long, though it is not the strongest-written Gundam entry. Word of warning: the Guntank MP does get a kill, but they do not go out gloriously.
>>9570185>>Bandai have finally pushed MB prices to the point of no thank you.Haha...
>>9569274>>9569304kitty wants to chew on those thin parts
>>9570615Oh I didn't have any expectations of stellar performance, not in an animation at least.
>>9570556>They had the Gelgoog Marine Cima type for pre-order. But not the standard type when it came time.this. who knows
My RD Lancelot started yellowing...especially around seamlines and parts that were visibly snapped together. Does anyone know what causes this? Humidity? Exposure to artificial light?
>>9570877Depends on the environment, I'd assume you're keeping it out of direct sunlight so ruling that out yeah it's probably due to humidity if you're in a hot country, though sometimes you just get really unlucky and no matter what you do the plastic starts to yellow by itself. If you wanna attempt to re-whiten it you can do the old hydrogen peroxide trick but I dunno how that would affect the paint.
>>9570972This.Guntank is the most tempting but also passable cause I already have a Guntank
>>9570877There’s a lot of debate about what causes this but I think it’s just a matter of plastic degrading over time I have clone trooper figures I bought in 2005 that aren’t yellow but then I’ll buy a clone trooper from that time never removed from its packaging that has yellowed
>>9528897How frequently do new Metal RDs get revealed/released? Is it consistent or just whenever Bandai feels like it?
>>9570972Well that’s disappointing
>>9570636Yeah, no doubt he wants to, but he never does.
>>9571490Surprisingly, he gets along with my robots and is very well-behaved.
>>9571493>>9571490This made me remember how GOOD Zwarth looks. I need to go get mine out of storage.
>>9571252I think they used to be a little less frequent, but looking tamashii's website they did 9 releases in 2020, 13 releases in 2021, but currently only have 4 lined up for 2022 up to July. Seems to be pretty erratic I guess.
>>9572176one of these days im gonna buy the red one
>>9569358Fuck I want this but I'm so broke. Hopefully if they put it on US P-Bandai it sticks around for some time.
>>9569355Wake me when they do original Nu.
>>9569355Looks nice but this will be my last MB. I say this every time but this time for real, Bandai is starting to price me out