C3 TOKYO 2016 (Part 2)

August 30, 2016 at 00:10 | Posted in Events | Leave a comment
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Having spent a fortune (almost) on some resin kits at the dealer’s section, I spent the rest of the day taking photos at a leisurely pace, starting with the Bandai section. There’s a few new kit announcements since the last hobby show I went to. First, let me start with the least interesting news. The next HGUC revive kit is apparently the Strike Freedom. As much as I hate it, I guess the old HG kit needs an update. The next RG will the the Build Strike Gundam. Another NOPE for me. The next RE/100 kit will be the Bawoo. It’s not really screaming ‘buy me’ either. Also in display is the MG Psycho Zaku from the Thunderbolt series. If you like massive backpacks, then this kit is for you.
Now for some slightly better news: the GM Ground Type gets an official HGUC kit. If I hadn’t made one already, I would’ve gotten one. From the Origin series, there’s Ramba Lal’s ブグ (Bugu? Boog?), Char’s Zaku I with a belt-fed machine gun and the Guncannon Early Type. They all look interesting and I might consider getting at least one of them.

Now for the Premium Bandai releases. Some of you might be screaming at Bandai why the following kits won’t be regular releases. On display were HGUC Zeta Plus C1, MG Heavyarms Custom, HGUC Gundam Marine type, Super Famina Titans colors, among others.
Of those, I’m most interested in the Zeta Plus C1. The MG Heavyarms Custom, also looks tempting.

There were other things around the Bandai section like Macross Delta and lots of other random stuff.

 

Outside of the Bandai section, there were plenty of interesting models & figures, like the ones published in Hobby Japan magazine. There was a live performance by the SKE48 idol band at that time, but I’m not into that stuff. Instead, I rather enjoyed the live band performance by the US servicemen/women from a nearby military camp. The JSDF were there too, cheering on.

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