• [JCOLLECTOR] Bandai Plastic Models Roundup: November 2014


    We’re almost reaching the end of the year, and for the month of November we have an explosion of Plastic Models! With Gundam: Reconguista in G and Gundam Build Fighters Try already set in motion, gunpla from both series will be releasing like hordes along with very popular fan-favorite Gundam getting a HGUC kit. We also see another new plamo line debuting from arguably the biggest Western Sci-Fi franchise out there: Star Wars.

    8 November 2014

    HGBF 1/144 Lightning Gundam

    Lightning Gundam

    The custom mobile suit based off the ReGZ from Char’s Counterattack, this is the Lightning Gundam made by Yuuma Kousaka. This sniper type mobile suits comes with a beam saber, shield and a long rifle. The long rifle can be placed on the shield to position the Lightning Gundam in a sniping pose. With the seperately released HGBC Lightning Back Weapon System, it is able to transform into a flight mode plane type mobile suit. With holes placed in certain areas of the kit, you can make your own custom Lightning Gundam!

    HGBC 1/144 Lightning Back Weapon System

    Lightning Backpack

    A backpack system similar to the ReGZ, this is meant to be used with the separately released Lightning Gundam to assume a flying plane form. It can also be used with other gunpla as well. It is equipped with missile pods and beam cannons.

    HG 1/144 Montero (Klim Nick Custom)


    The Montero is a customized mobile suit used by Klim Nick in Gundam: Reconguista in G. This blue mobile suit comes with a beam rifle and its signature Beam Javelin weapon that can cut through most materials. It also comes with the effect parts to display the Beam Javelin.


    15 November 2014

    HGBF 1/144 Gundam Ez-SR


    With cooperation as its strongest point, the Ez-SR is a customized mobile suit based off the Gundam Ez-8 from the popular 08th Ms Team OVA series. This model kit comes with parts to make either of the three Ez-SR from the TV series; the Intruder, Eliminator or the Shadow Phantom. You can also mix and match the parts to make your own custom Ez-SR!

    HGBC 1/144 Ez-ARMS


    A Build Custom kit focusing on the backpack of the Gundam Ez-SR, it comes with the backpack of the Ez-SR  and some of the weapon parts from the HGBF kit. Make your own custom Ez-ARMS equipped gunpla!

    HGUC 1/44 Crossbone Gundam X1

    Crossbone X1

    Coming from the fan-favorite manga series Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam is the titular suit, the Crossbone Gundam X1 piloted by Kincaido Nau (formerly Seabook Arno). Its compact size has finally been replicated in the HGUC scale. It is equipped with its famous Zanbuster, and all of the other weapons and effect parts you would see similar to the MG kit. The kit also has a detachable Core Fighter which you can display with a display base.

    Pokepla Select Series No.38 Mega Charizard Y

    Mega Charizard Y

    Mega Charizard Y is an Mega-evolved Charizard using the Charizardite Y from Pokemon X/Y. While it is a simple model kit, it has all sorts of articulation to display Mega Charizard Y in its most famous poses.


    22 November 2014

    HG 1/144 Gundam G-Arcane


    The custom G-type mobile suit used by Aida Rayhunton of the Pirate Corps in Gundam: Reconguista in G. This G-type mobile suit was manufactured with the Rose of Hermes blueprints by the Amerian army. It is equipped with a high power Beam rifle/sword.

    MG 1/100 Gundam Astray Blue Frame D

    Blue Frame D

    The Astray Blue Frame D is a variant of the Blue Frame Second L and Second G seen in the photo-novel Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny Astray B. Using a modified Aile Striker, this Blue Frame trades in his big sword for 10 bladed weapons that are actually DRAGOONs of various uses that also doubles as handheld swords.

    Youkai Watch BIGri!! Jibanyan

    Jibanyan Big

    This new release of Jibanyan from the super hit children TV series Youkai Watch comes in a humongous 220mm size. With a high level of articulation, as well as various eye stickers and a companion Whisper, it a must-have for all Youkai Watch fans!

    Star Wars 1/72 X Wing StarFighter

    X Wing

    The first in the new Star Wars line is the X Wing StarFighter. Debuting in Episode 4, it was used by Luke Skywalker. It comes with two sets of canopies, two set of droids, and even internal detailing of various sections of the StarFighter. It also comes with a Death Star like motif display stand. With high detail and quality, this is sure to entice Star Wars fans.

    Star Wars 1/12 Darth Vader

    Darth Vader

    The menacing Darth Vader finally makes his plastic model debut. Based off his appearance in Cloud City in Episode 5, this model comes with slightly better plastic parts to recreate the actual armor into plastic model form. It comes with a variety of hand parts, two types of Lightsabers, a posable cape and a display base to allow Vader and the upcoming Stormtrooper to pose like in Episode 5. The helmet can be removed as well.

    Star Wars 1/72 Tie Advanced x1

    Tie Advanced

    The Tie Advanced x1 is the signature fighter of Darth Vader used in Episode 4. The viewpod has 2 types of clear plastic to display it in whichever type you choose. It has a good level of internal modelling as well to realistically recreate the Tie Advanced just as it is seen in the movie. Like the X Wing, it also has a display base with a Death Star like motif. It also has a mini Darth Vader you can place inside the fighter.


    29 November 2014

    HGBF 1/144 Beargguy F (Family)

    Beargguy F

    Following the huge success of the Beargguy and the Beargguy III, this new Beargguy F is used by Mirai Kamiki in Gundam Build Fighters Try. It is similar to the original Beargguy III with a different color variation and a new weapon: the Puchigguy. The Puchigguy is attached to the Beargguy F via the Chair Striker on its back. Both the Beargguy F and the Puchigguy can be attached via a joint part.

    This is a huge announcement post this month! I’m too spoilt for choice this month really, with so many great mobile suits releasing as well as the cute Beargguy F that even my mom wants! If I could only have one kit though, it’ll either have to be the Crossbone X1 which I really like or the new Darth Vader kit. Its really great to see plastic models for the Star Wars line too! I hope it’ll succeed so we can see more fighters and characters appearing in the future!