Didn’t know I was going to type up another post so soon but here I am again, typing away. :)
I know some of these reveals aren’t that new to some of you, as some of them have been announced some weeks ago. And I definitely know I’m not the first person to post these reveals or whether this post is posted in the fastest timely manner.
Anyways, let’s touch up on what I typed up yesterday about the last Unicorn Movie!
We already have the Unicorn Full Armor (Unicorn Mode) released a while back, but everyone has really just been waiting for this Awakened Psycho Frame version. My question is… how would Bandai get us to buy both of them this time…?
I mean for the HGUC Unicorn, people are forced to pick up both Unicorn Mode and Destroy Mode for all the weapons, as Unicorn Mode came with the Beam Sabers and the Bazooka while the Destroy Mode has the infamous Beam Magnum.
But from just the looks of this reveal, it seems like Awakened Psycho Frame Unicorn has everything the Unicorn mode does, and even better for the Destroy Mode shields.
The Banshee Norn is interesting too but just not quite my cup of tea. The Unicorn movies have changed my view on Unicorn Banshee significantly, but as far as looking at the design of the Banshee Norn Destroy Mode goes, I’m not sold yet.
And I’ve come a long way to be fond of Unicorn Banshee’s crazy crown horns. Yet… I just don’t understand the backpack of Banshee Norn yet, nor did I find it interesting at the end of Episode 6 when the Banshee Norn’s backpack appears to be shaped like tiny wings. Butttttt, I’ll reserve my judgement on the designs and such until I watch the movie, as Unicorn usually turn things around for me as time past.
Then comes the Neo Zeon’s Quin Mantha reborned green ogre… err… repaired.
And hidden. :P (All of the above Unicorn HG’s are out in Spring like the movie but no prices listed yet.)
Soooo besides all the hyped up Unicorn Movie designs, there’s some side story MS’ and variation in relation to Unicorn that got showcased as well.
One of them being the “Silver Bullet”, and if you can’t tell by its design…
It’s pretty much…
Yeah… The Doven Wolf from ZZ, made into a Gundam. Oh, and the Doven Wolf is also being released in its respective ZZ color. While the Silver Bullet is a Gundam headed Doven Wolf, equipped with some of the Jegans’ equipments.
Besides all that, I totally missed the fact that there’s 2 Silver Bullets. One of them is a Bandai Online fancy limited release for 2520 yen, out in March. Which is more special because it’s actually equipped with Funnels. And the one below is the Gundam headed Doven Wolf with Jegan equipments, out in late January for 2200 yen.
While the Doven Wolf is out in Feburary with an unclear price for now. :P
Besides those MS variants, we also have the 3rd Unicorn Gundam, “Phoenix” made into a MG.
I’m still getting warmed up to yet another crazy horned Unicorn design.
But honestly, it looks better when it’s viewed at 45 degrees. The width of the horns seems less fat and more acceptable. :| I wonder why…And I guess I’m okay with the shields and the gold plating, and its new psycho frame color, but I just can’t take the horns yet…
(The MG Phoenix is out in Feb for 120,000 yen)
Speaking of MGs, we have quiteeeee a few coming up, and not much for me to be particularly excited about. So let’s just get by this quickly. :P
Let me start off by saying, I do like watching the new Gundam Build Fighters series, more than I expected, but I’m happily not drawn in to the customs in the show.
Well, here’s the “Build Strike Gundam” for 4200 yen, out by January.
Yeah, so I watch the show, just thinking interesting it is for them to use Strike Gundam as the base for the protagonist’s suit. But do not get me wrong, I don’t like the design on it at all. While the initial poster revealing this new Gundam animated series was super cool and seemingly hopeful, the actual reveal of the Gundam design in the show was a big let down for me.
Besides my personal bias, let’s just talk about the Build Strike MG for a second for what it is. 90% of the Gundam is pretty much MG Aile Strike RM… so that already feels like a cheap shot, as this Gundam could have been a lot cooler with maybe small mods throughout. Not to mention, the shoulders seem a bit short compared to what I saw in the show and the wings look kinda plain and short too… pretty much lacking details throughout…, so it really feels like minimal effort in changing up the MG Aile Strike RM to earn some quick cash. But some of you might argue how that’s the point of the whole Gundam Build Fighter show, minor mods to pre-existing Gundam to personalize it. Which I can’t really argue with, just still feels like a cheap shot and the minimal effort is too evident… At least spend a little bit more time and effort to fool me that you care about the Gundam to sell it to me… :|
Could of done better with the shield or the gimmick of the Gundam as well… OKAY, moving on, to next cheap shot MG.
The MG Cheap Shot Mk II, lol, okay the Build Gundam Mk 2, out in Feb for 5000 yen.
Again, same thing like its MG Cheap Shot Mk 1, but just this time it’s changing up the chest and horn of the MG Mk 2 ver.2. Which makes sense why all these are revealed at once, for it doesn’t take alot of time or effort to pump these out.
Next 1 I was really fond of its design but… Bandai… messed it up.
The Sengoku Astray, out in Feb for 5000 yen.
Okay even though Bandai messed up the illustrated design, I think this 1 is worth buying, because of how different the legs, shoulders, back and head is to the orignal MG Red Frame.
I say Bandai messed up because look…
The shoulder armors are supposed to be much bigger, and the overall look is chunkier like a Samurai. But now it kinda looks too sleek and agile like the original Red Frame.
So allllll these Gundam Build Fighters MGs lead to 1 point on this post.
I was kinda excited to see this MG Gundam X since I watched the 90′s Gundams when I was a teenager. It’s looking quite alright to be honest, and I’m still debating on whether I should get it. T.T
Well here it is said to be released in late Jan, for a reasonable 3800 yen and not some ‘BS jacked up 5000 yen’… yet another good reason to get it.
So how does this even link to Gundam Build Fighters’ MG rant?
As i mentioned earlier on the minimal effort mods by Bandai, THIS MG GUNDAM X IS BUDDING IN LINE OF ALL THE OTHER MG’S SO THEY CAN PULL OFF A GOD DAMN GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTER QUICK CASH IN!!!!
Those who watch the show, knows that there’s a straight up Gundam X with some added light panels and claimed as a custom called Gundam X Maoh Version, in fact the HG has been announced a while back.
And knowing that… kinda makes my blood boil…
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE GUNDAM WINGS’ MG’S!?!?! OR HOW BOUT MY MG LEGEND!?!?! OR EVEN THIS!
This Gundam, Testament Gundam has gotten alot of spotlight due to its Robot Damashii release, and I like it, especially the red version. They should really just make this into a MG or at least a HG, but no… Bandai… decides to put Gundam X in there so then they can stem off of it to make the stupid Gundam Builder Fighter Maoh X Gundam crap… >:(
So great, this makes me all paranoid to how everything to be released seems genuine to appreciate fans of many years, is NOW somehow linked to a scheme of milking.
Right… the MG Turn X just got revealed as well.
Let me call it out now… I predict… that a Turn X will show up in Gundam Build Fighters… sometime after June since this MG will be out in June.
Wellllll, let’s ditch the rant and get back to something more concrete…
The MG Ver. Ka Sazabi, out in December for 9000 yen. Looking great, but again I don’t have a reason to pick it up since I still have my old MG Sazabi… :(
Okay, so last piece of Gunpla news before I leave you guys again.
Yeah the recent famous RG Exia. I really don’t understand the logical sequence to how these RG’s releases are made. :|
The only thing that made some sense in terms of a marketing stand point is the releases of Destiny and Strike Freedom since the Seed Destiny HD version is airing… But other than that… like… what…? GP01… and GP01 FB… but no GP02 or GP03S…? what…? And what happened to all those said One Year War stuff…????
Whatever I guess, still cool to see more RG’s roll out. Oh and Exia is out in April for all those Exia fans, and I know there’s quite a few out there. :)
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