Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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HGUC 1/144 AN-01 Tristan
[Gundam Twilight Axis] 
Release Date: June 2017
Price: 1,620 Yen

A Gundam type unit from the novel Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight Axis, written by Kojiro Nakamura.

HGUC 1/144 Zaku III Kai was also announced side by side with this Gundam unit.
















HGUC 1/144 AN-01 Tristan


HGUC 1/144 Gundam Type Unit [Gundam Twilight Axis] HGUC 1/144 AN-01 Tristan

HGUC 1/144 AN-01 Tristan

HGUC 1/144 AN-01 Tristan

24 comments:

  1. sadly its just a novel. but gladly they are releasing kits for this series already! Twilight gundam would be perfect name for that unit.

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  2. The design is ok. it looks like a slim version of gundam ALEX

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  3. Gundam Tristan is great name. are we getting revive for Gundam ALEX as well?

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  4. from the looks of it it only has 1 jointed elbow

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  6. apparently its just a remold of the nu gundam

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    1. It's a post Nu Gundam with some Alex thrown in there

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  7. Does this model/MS-design really not have ALEX-style forearm guns? That's a pity if it doesn't!

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    1. Maybe it will have leftover parts for the guns, but I doubt it.

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  8. It is a retool of ALEX, Don't believe me, take a close look at the shoulder joints

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  9. Too bad about that forearm, I thought it had a folding machinegun like the Alex but it seems like that's not the case.

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  10. Only Bandai can make you pay top dollar for a rehash of a 13 year old model. Gee whiz bandai I sure do love my gunpla to have 13 year old archaic joints and garbage pose ability. All these suckers will eat it up too.

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    1. This is just embarrassing. I noticed the odd joints, hands, and shield mount when we first saw the prototype images. The old Alex was a decent kit for its time, but retooling it this many years later? Such a disappointment. If they had given it the proper modern treatment it would have been a phenomenal kit. What were they thinking?

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  11. This Nu Alex isn't just for show. It's 2017 and we're still getting HG's that have the shield on the side of the arm that can't bend.

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  12. I hated it at first but I don't know why but I've grown to love it with all of its faults. It's a beautiful and simple Gundam. Takes me back to the Mk-II.

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  13. the kit looks nice though the torso should have been thinner like in the line-art.

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  14. From the looks of the cockpit, joints, shield mount, and hands it looks like its gonna reuse the HGUC Alex's "A" plate. Its a multicolored runner so I'm betting they'll remove the non-grey parts.

    Aside from reusing a key plate from a really old kit, I'm really frustrated with the single colored rifle... I mean the Nu Gundam's rifle is nearly identical and it was molded in two colors!

    The sheer laziness of this kit is making my head hurt. Why make this modern take on an old design so antiquated gunpla wise?

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    1. Bandai really miss the oportunity from not releasing tristan as modern kit, but reuse HGUC alex as base. If they make tristan as modern kit, it'll easier for them to make HGUC Alex revive. This one more suited for p-bandai, like that red zaku III kai. Oh well.....

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  15. bandai's modeling department has been lacking these recent years... they need to set their priority and listen to the customers, no wonder bootlegs are winning

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  16. They aren't even trying to hide it is using HGUC Alex's A plate. Hey look, Tristan's waist has the build in escape pod just like the Alex's. Don't worry, it has zero waist bend because of that.

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  17. Everyone keeps saying that it looks hat it looks like the Alex, and totally agree, but after looking over my Fix Figuratiiom collection this evening, it became totally apparent that this also works as the precursor to the F90. And after reading up on what people have been saying about the books, it's Twilight Axis is supposed to function as the segue between Axis/Zeon and Crossbone Vanguard, so… F90 FTW!

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