Gunpla Expo 2013

November 27, 2013 at 18:42 | Posted in Events | Leave a comment

The headline act for this year’s Gunpla Expo is probably the various Build Fighters kits, but I’ll get into that in a minute. First, Master Grades. There’s more of the MG Sazabi ver. Ka on display, and then there’s MG Gundam X, in full color this time. Also getting a MG release is the Turn-X, but we only get to see its silhouette this time. The Unicorn Gundam Phenex will also get the MG treatment, and this time it will go full bling-bling. Expect to pay a king’s ransom for it.

There’s a lot more HG kits this time, and most of them are from the Unicorn (Kshatria repair ver, Doven Wolf) and the Build Fighters series. Thunderbolt kits are also on display, and the boxarts look as impressive as the kits themselves. A new HG Turn-A is also worth a mention.

The PG Astray Blue Frame turns out to be a Premium Bandai exclusive, as are HGUC Byarlant Customs, MG Impulse Destiny, and MG Trans-Am Raiser. On a related note, guess what’s the next RG kit? The HG Exia version already has quite a lot of details & good articulation, so I wonder what kind of improvements will the RG treatment bring. But I’m more looking forward to the next RG, which I hope will be from the UC universe.

Other than official Bandai kits, there’s also Gunpla built by some Japanese celebrities on display. But more impressive are the kits for the Gunpla competition. Here’s just some of the photos I took. Wasn’t able to take too many photos because people just crowded in front of the displays without moving.

And finally, here’s some of the Expo exclusive items. I didn’t buy any since none of them interest me.

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