Sunday, 8 December 2013

List of High Grade Build Fighter Gundam HGBF 1/144 (Part 1)

We are now reaching episode 10 of our 2013 Gundam series, the Gundam Build Fighter. It is by far the most extreme move by Sunrise, switching the whole serious Gundam world into a toy-combat genre anime, with Gunpla as their "weapon". Pretty shocking for the idea, but I think Gundam fans now already see the positive side of the series and for the most rewarding aspect, we will have many many new models to be released in new design.

I will now listing out known High Grade releases based on Gundam Build Fighter. Bandai has creating new High Grade Build Fighter (HGBF) line up. Most of the mecha used in the series are very popular, and some are the underated, lesser popular model that deserved to get known better, such as Kampfer or Gerbera Tetra. Then we will need to stand the comical Beargguy III, which is literally a Teddy bear version of Gundam. Since I am mostly a photographer sucked into Gundam / Gunpla world, my knowledge on the details are limited, feedback are welcome. I creating this list personally to help me remind to this new line up.

The whole Gundam Build Fighter series can be viewed free on their Youtube Channel, translated into English, Korean and Mandarin language! I divide this post into two parts, See
January 2014 Part 3 HERE

GAT-X105B/FP Build Strike Gundam Full Package
1/144 HGBF : Characters : Sei Iori (builder) and Reiji (pilot)
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The main titular gunpla in the series, using one of most popular Gundam design the Strike from SEED series. Already released and storming the market.

Build Strike Gundam Full Package - 1/144

XXXG-01W Wing Gundam
1/144 HGAC character: Takeshi Iori and Sei Iori
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This model is actually the first to appear in the Build Fighter combat scene. I think it supposed to be build by Sei's father and legacy to Sei. I like it because Wing Gundam is also very popular mecha, it's good to see this being re-design. The package was boxed under HG After Colony line up, I think it will not featured in the main Build Fighter storyline, because there already another Wing Fenice on the line up. Wing Gundam is released under HG ALL GUNDAM PROJECT campaign.

Gundam Wing 2013, as seen in the Gundam Info official website

Gundam Wing XXXG-01 W 1/144 HGAC 

YMS-15SS Gyan  and then Gyan Gya Gyan
released under HGUC - character : Suzumu Sazaki
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The second model in the combat scene, Gyan is lesser known mecha used by Suzumu Sazaki when challenged Sei's Wing Gundam . Bandai has yet to released this model under Build Fighter flag, by the time of writing

MS-06R-AB Zaku Amazing
1/144 HGBF - character : Tatsuya Yuuki
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This is 'experienced' Gunpla model that won the real Build Fighter tournament in the story. The owner and pilot is Tatsuya Yuuki. He is serious fighter, captain the Gunpla club at school and tournament winner. Rival to Rei but also school mate of him. Zaku is always captivating, and this new 2013 Build Fighter version of Zaku Amazing is just amazing in design.

Zaku Amazing 1/144 HGBF cover box

GX-9999 Gundam X Maoh
1/144 HGBF - character: Mao Yasaka
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Remake of Gundam X from After War timeline. In the After War story, X needed a moon to charge its power. In Build Fighter, since it is out of the story, the model can "self-charge and fire the Hyper Satellite Cannon without the need of the moon within its proximity." Very like the new design.

a must have newly design Gundam X , long waited by After War fans

XXXG-01WF Wing Gundam Fenice 
1/144 HGBF - Character : Ricardo Fellini
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Perhaps the most important full remake of Wing Gundam, is Wing Gundam Fenice. Owned by Italiano Ricardo Fellini. Its green design is fresh to the eye and mixed well with other mecha.  The design is asymmetrical from head to legs. Technically it will make the assembling process  interesting, because the left and right parts is now not just a plain mirror copy. The eyes itself is different in colors, left eye is green and its right eye is pink. It can dock with unicycle vehicle called "Meteor Hopper"

the asymmetrical Gundam Wing Fenice

Unicicling Meteor Hopper for Gundam Wing Fenice

GX-9901-DX Gundam Double X
1/144 HGAC character : Kato
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This is the other important Gundam X from After War that appeared in Build Fighter. Was operated by Kato, who is Sei and Reiji opponents. It is released under HGAW line up, so Double X will probably did not have major rules in Build Fighter series further on. It is part of HG ALL GUNDAM Project.

Gundam Double X 1/144 HGAW cover box from Bandai

see PART 2

1 comment:

  1. Gyan was released as HGUC already it's pointless to put it on HGBF, except for Gya Gya Gyan version (desert-brown color and double Gyan shield).