• [EVENT] Gunpla Expo SG 2014 Roundup


    The team at AFA Channel made their way down to Gunpla Expo Singapore 2014 last week! This year’s Expo will be at Bugis+ from the 10th to the 21st at the 2nd floor Atrium. While it isn’t as long length wise as last year’s it is pretty spacious this year, with lots of walking room in between exhibits. There’s quite a number of displays of new and old models as well so do come down and check them out!

    As mentioned in the previous article, with two concurrently airing Gundam anime airing at the same time, this means we get to see quite a number of new upcoming Gunpla, and featured as well! Debuting in the HG Build Fighters line, here are the new models of the protagonists from Gundam Build Fighters Try:

    They’re looking pretty good! The first release from this line is scheduled to be out sometime in October, the HGBF Build Burning Gundam. Personally I really like the Lightning Gundam with its cool Zeta-esque/Re-GZ design it has! The Winning Gundam and the GM Cardigan will be following after while the HGBF Gundam Fenice Rinascita from the original Build Fighters will be releasing next week in Japan!

    You can also check out the awesome Build Fighters 3D Mapping display! It’s a feature that combines actual Gunpla with a moving video featuring the Gunpla in action similar to how they would appear in the anime. You should go check it out in person!

    And here are the new unique models from Gundam: Reconguista in G! I really like these designs. Can’t pick one out of these four but definitely will be looking forward to all the releases. The G-Self will be releasing next week, same time as the Fenice Rinascita so expect to see a review of the HG Gundam G-Self!

    There’s also other booths featuring new upcoming model kits from Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack: Beltorchika’s Children, an RG Gunpla showcase, the PV for Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin I: The Blue Eyed Casval, Gundam Duel Company and lastly a Gundam 35th Anniversary MG model showcase!

    I do like the MG model showcase, shows us all the awesome protagonist mobile suit models from the beginning to the latest release!

    I hope there will be a screening for Gundam The Origin in Singapore next year as well. There are other showcases around the Expo like the Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn feature with the massive HGUC Neo Zeong on display, the Expo limited models only for sale at Gunpla Expo and the giant life sized versions of the Build Strike Gundam and the Beargguy III too!

    Found some models you’re eyeing? All gunpla are on sale at 20% off so it’s a good time to get some if you’ve been holding out. You could also get those event exclusives if they peak your interest. There are a few rare models and metallic kits only on sale at Gunpla Expo if they are to your fancy too!

    This is it for the first part of the Gunpla Expo showcase, the second part will be featuring the Gunpla Builders World Cup entries! Hope you all are excited to see this year’s entries!