57th All Japan Model & Hobby Show

October 2, 2017 at 21:48 | Posted in Events | Leave a comment
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So I was back in Tokyo for the All Japan Model & Hobby Show at Tokyo Big Sight. At the Bandai booth, the only big reveal was the PG Exia, slated for a December 2017 release. It has plenty of LEDs, but not as gimmicky as the PG Unicorn. Other than that, most of the new things were P-Bandai.

There’s the HG Zaku Cannon test type, which is almost identical to the standard Zaku Cannon except for the lower legs. And MG ZZ ver.Ka will be getting some expansion pack.

Some new Little Armory kits were also revealed, including a M2 Browning, the WW2 grease gun and a shooting range. Some of the new releases are variations of existing kits, like the M134, Kriss-Vector & M24 sniper rifle.

But if there’s a winner at this show, it’s most likely Kotobukiya. They have a nicer looking display booth, which included a 10:1 scale of Gourai Frame Arms Girl. The new Hexa gear series also looks quite interesting.

Like previous years, there’s the Junk city section where some spare Gunpla parts are sold. But unfortunately this year, most of the stuff was actually junk to me.

I did manage to get some waterslide decals from the Hasegawa section. Other booths were not that interesting, but there was a Frame Arms Girl bus. Not operational of course, but knowing Japan, I wouldn’t be surprised if I see it on the road.

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