News

P-Bandai: HGUC 1/144 RX-78-6 Mudrock Gundam - Release Info

P-Bandai: HGUC 1/144 RX-78-6 Mudrock Gundam
Release Date: November 2019
Price: 2,200 Yen

Gundam's 6th unit joins High Grade Universal Century kit series for the first time!

Builders can produce both "Complete" and "Incomplete" version of the Gundam Mudrock. The kit also is the 17th entry to the ACE pilot log kit series.

[ACCESSORIES]
  • Beam Rifle
  • Beam Saber
  • Shield

















30 comments:

  1. Why is this a P-Bandai? Does Bandai just not have confidence to make a major Mobile Suit into a normal release anymore???

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I don't think Mudrock categorized as major MS.Sure it got well enough publicity, but Mudrock never get official kit treatment before, unlike G04-G05 (MG) and Blue Destiny (HGUC-revive). I think its status as antagonist suit affect this too.

      Delete
  2. Wait, aren't his eyes meant to be red?
    They're red in Battle Operation 2...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's because this Gundam has been portrayed with three different eye colours. The original is yellow then it somehow changed to red and green.

      Delete
    2. Honestly seems to depend on who's depicting it. Most depictions of the Mudrock has green eyes like in Battle Operation 1, though some like the GFF figure and Battle Operation 2 have eyes.

      Delete
  3. I love you Bandai, but... I'm really not happy this is a P-Bandai release. Premium Bandai where I live means two things. Firstly, the product is not available in my country. And secondly, I'm forced to get it from places that sell it for more than a Master Grade will cost in most cases. Seriously, most HG's are about ¥1800. A P-Bandai HG costs around ¥4000 where I live. Mudrock is from the Legacy and MSV-R mangas so it's not as well-known as other MS from anime series (like the RX-78-2) but I'm sure a lot of people will like this. It's a Gundam after all. Why is this Premium?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. At the time of writing this, the kit has almost sold out (or sold out) for November. This is within hours of the listing going live. That's why it's P-Bandai. If every kit they can manufacture between now and November is already spoken for, then there isn't a lot of incentive to release it differently.

      I know it sucks. But there's definitely a reason.

      Delete
    2. "Mudrock is from the Legacy and MSV-R mangas so it's not as well-known as other MS from anime series (like the RX-78-2)"

      You already answered the question. Actually Mudrock first appearance are ps2 Zeonic Front.

      Delete
  4. Yes! Im crying tears of joy, ive been waiting for this guy since zeonic front on ps2!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Man first Heavyarms and now this. Meanwhile recolours and reused suits get normal release. Why is Bandai so inconsistent with P-Bandai decisions? It doesn't make sense to be premium. like why is Pale Rider a well known and liked design for example a limited suit? I don't understand

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Imo for Pale Rider, there's HGUC special finish Pale Rider bundled with Side Story Missing Link PS3 game. Can you imagine people reaction who buy the bundle if Pale Rider ground and space conf. are released as retail?

      Pale Rider and Mudrock itself still not well-known enough to release as retail, because they're MSV from game.

      Delete
    2. Pale Rider probably remains limited because it was like that when Missing Link first released - it was originally a first-print bonus for the game, after all, and those particular kits are even rarer than the Premium Bandai kits we currently get of it because it's the only one with metallic coating and they've never reprinted it with that coating.

      The way I tend to think about it is that most Premium Bandai Gunpla fall into one of three categories - obscure/niche stuff, stuff that wouldn't justify making a full mass-production mold, and stuff that is normally rather difficult to create/produce molds of. I'd suspect that the first two categories are the reason why this one is a Premium Bandai of the "7 Gundams" from M-MSV.

      Delete
  6. that forearm twisting, maybe experimenting for a HGUC alex revive?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope so. Mudrock's incomplete shoulder and front skirt already resembled Alex too.

      Delete
    2. Well the old B-Club Mudrock kit used the Master Grade Alex 1.0 and the Fix Figuration is IIRC a parts swap using the NT-1 as base.

      Delete
  7. Replies
    1. Put the Tristan's head on it, it was the only good part of that kit. Actually, I think I'm going to do that now.

      Delete
    2. The HGUC Tristan was based off the HGUC Alex though because in lore, the Tristan WAS the Gundam Alex, which is kind of a copout. The Mudrock is a completely new design though, and the HGUC images already give it new articulation like on the forearms and shoulders that the old HGUC Alex didn't have.

      Delete
  8. RX-94 Mass Production Type ν Gundam soon?

    ReplyDelete
  9. Another new mold being p bandai. It doesn't sit well with me at all.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Mudrock seems to be using new articulation technology. Maybe Bandai is testing out the waters to make a GEP HGUC Gundam Alex. Maybe? Or new joints in general to improve future HG kit releases. I mean look at red Sinanju and the Stein: Huge improvement in articulation for anyone who's built the original kit and then the Stein. So if Bandai are making premium kits with new tech that will benefit standard releases this justifies some obscure designs coming out as P-Bandai. I could be wrong though.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Now i hope they release unit 4 and 5 or even unit 7 without full armor

    ReplyDelete
  12. HGUC Gundam Mudrock confirmed! Like FINALLY Bandai!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Please release an MG for this macho gundam

    ReplyDelete
  14. the arm gimmick is telling me a possible revive alex

    ReplyDelete

GOOGLE ACCOUNT IS REQUIRED TO POST ON OUR COMMENT SECTION.