Thursday, 27 March 2014

Gundam Reconguista in G - Preview

Gundam Reconguista in G is the upcoming meta series from Gundam anime franchise and universe. As we know, the current series Gundam Build Fighters is going into its finale and end soon. Reconguista in G is expected to be the next anime, as advertised, coming soon in 2014. The project already known since 2012, but only few days ago, it was announced officially, in accordance to Gundam 35h Anniversary. Yoshiyuki Tomino is back as writter and directing this series, he is the one created Z Gundam and a rather unusual Turn A Gundam. The official website is up here - , with a movie teaser.

So far what we know about the series is as follow:

fans artworks, trying to deciphered the main titular mecha of Reconguista in G

Tomino's leaked sketchs, showing prototype mecha from Reconguista in G

Character designs

Known characters from Reconguista in G - this is a wallpaper size 1280 x 720

Monday, 24 March 2014

Gundam Build Fighters Episode 25 Promise

This is it! Sei Iori / Reiji had won the Gunpla World Battle Championship, but what coming next? The Arian gemstone is the last mystery related to Plavsky Particle. It will only finale on the last episode 25.

teaser from Episode 24 : Dark Matter
from left to right:
Wing Fenice Rinascita, Miss Sazabi, Build Strike Gundam, Gerbera Tetra, BearguyIII, Mk-II, Sengoku Astray 

Gundam Build Fighters Final Episode 25 "Promise" screenshots and cameos

Gunplas that "defending" the world from "machine invasion" are:

Build Gundam Mk-II by Sei Iori

Star Build Strike in wounded condition, Reiji

Bearguy III KUMA-003 - piloted by China Kousaka

the automaton enemy on the last episode , it's called Mock , and ironically
the only original gunpla design in Gundam Build Fighters, which referred to 'bootleg' by Ricardo Fellini

Gundam Fenice Rinascita and Gerbera Tetra, by duo Ricardo Fellini and Kirara

Monday, 17 March 2014

Gundam Build Fighters Ep 23 - Gunpla Eve Complete Cameos

Gundam Build Fighters series is reaching its final episodes by now. In this series, the story is about Gunpla building and fighting, ultimately contest in Gunpla Battle Championship World Tournament. In Episodes 23, we comes to the festive before the final battle between Sei / Reiji Build Strike vs Meijin Kawaguchi's Exia Dark Matter. The episodes has tons of cameos, serving as tribute to the whole Gundam meta series, but surprisingly only tiny of Gundam AGE being references.

Here the almost complete screenshots showing all cameos identified by fans.
Gundam Build Fighters Episode 23 - Gunpla Eve cameos:

The Mechas:

the area was highlighted by two 1:1 scale of Char Zaku and RX-78

XXXG-01D Gundam Deathscythe battling in the side event

Deathscythe vs JMA-0530 Walking Dome

a model from the real Gunpla competition

CONCEPT-X 6-1-2 Turn X Gundam

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Sertifikasi SNI Mainan di Indonesia

On April 30th, 2014, Indonesian authority will implemented new regulations to make all imported toys to mandatory obtained a safety certification, so called SNI (Standar Nasional Indonesia). The move has triggered a large worry amount Indonesian gunpla collectors, in which believed this good intention of protecting underage consumer can go wrong in practice. Collectors worry about complicated process of doing extra certification and foul play in goods and immigration office which will resulted in catapulted the gunpla prices even higher than before. This article written in Bahasa Indonesia is to carefully examined this, to support and in the same time to guard the new regulation to not cause more difficulties on gunpla in Indonesia. Please use Google translate if you interest. (note that SNI will translated as ISO in Google translate, which altered the meaning of this article).

Mencermati Sertifikasi SNI Mainan di Indonesia

Beberapa minggu lagi Indonesia akan memberlakukan sertifikasi Standar Nasional Indonesia (SNI) untuk produk mainan di Indonesia. Detail dari regulasi tersebut bisa ditelaah di website resmi Kementrian Perindustrian di sini. Intinya, semua mainan impor harus memiliki sertifikasi SNI. Regulasi ini direncanakan aktif bulan September 2013 namun baru tegas diterapkan mulai tanggal 30 April 2014.

Baca selengkapnya ....

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Gunpla Releases of the Month - March 2014

The third month of 2014! Here are Bandai's gunpla releases of March 2014. Just a historical note, we are in the semi final rounds of Gundam Build Fighters series.

Embrace your wallet, guys!

can't wait for MS Unicorn  Episode 7? Here the RX-0 [N] Unicorn Gundam 02
Banshee Norn Destroy Mode .... that's hell of variant name!