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GunPla Lineup April 2020




Release Date: April 2020
Price: 3,080 Yen

This custom Gundam was first seen in the Gundam Build Divers series and is now making a return in the Re-rise GunPla series in April 2020 as the Gundam GP-Rase-Two Ten. Newly molded parts and equipment are provided to the kit to represent the design from the original GBD anime series. It also comes with the parts for the original Gundam GP-Rase-Two for conversion purposes.

The kit shares some of its molds with the HGUC RX-78GP02A Gundam "Physalis" with lots of updated design and extended parts. One of its many cool features includes the sub-arm unit hidden in its shoulder binders. The sub-arm units can be equipped with the GN Ogre Swords that can also be holstered on its back when not in use.


Release Date: April 2020
Price: 1,540 Yen

The "Wolf King" joins the SD Cross Silhouette series! With its signature Ultra Large Mace equipped, this kit will surely look great with the included Cross Silhouette frame to extend its articulation and proportion. The kit offers a great range of color and part separation, bringing the Lupus Rex's image into another perspective. Its tail blade can also be extended to a certain length with the provided cable part.

Gundam Barbatos Lupus Rex is the 16th entry and the first Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED Orphans Gundam in the SDCS GunPla series.

Release Date: April 2020
Price: 1,320 Yen

From the Gundam Build Divers Re:Rise second season, appears a worker Haro that also offers variety of gimmick. The kit also includes a newly colored HaroPla "computer" that's embedded with a keyboard and monitor screen.

Any Haropla kit will be compatible with this kit, it can also add a little boost and mechanical feel to your Haro collection. 


RG 1/144 Force Impulse Gundam
Release Date: April 2020
Price: 3,300 Yen

Combination gimmick of Core Splendor, Chest Flyer, Leg Flyer, and Force Silhouette can be performed in this kit. The inner framing is separated in different segments so modelers won't have any problem when separating and combining the Force Impulse back together.

A large range of movement for its waist part is provided, ensuring that every turn and twist of its body won't have any problems. Articulation for the leg part is also extended to perform some transformation gimmick when going in to the Leg Flyer mode.

HGBD:R 1/144 Enemy Core Gundam [TENTATIVE NAME]
Release Date: April 2020
Price: 1,650 Yen

A new "core" Gundam appears in dark color scheme. This kit will be released along with the airing of the Gundam Build Divers Re:Rise second season in April. The mysterious dark Gundam can also be attached with extended armor system, just like Hiroto's Core Gundam.

The sharp and pointy-edged armor features suggests a space combat suit. But the details and origins of the kit is still unknown, more info will be added once the second season nears the airing date.



~DUE TO COVID19, THE RETAIL REISSUES MAY GET DELAYED~

The Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans High Grade model kits will be getting reissued and will be available on retail stores starting April 2020.

The reissue will include HG models from both seasons one and two, though the HG Hashmal may not be returning just yet. Though Bandai Spirits will be reissuing lots of older models in commemoration of GunPla's 40th anniversary this year.
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Bandai Spirits will be doing a reissue for some of the HG 1/144 Gundam AGE model kits! The models will be available in retail stores, worldwide starting April 2020.


The lineup includes...
  • HG 1/144 G Exes
  • HG 1/144 G-Bouncer
  • HG 1/144 Zeydra
  • HG 1/144 Gundam AGE-2DB Double Bullet
  • HG 1/144 Gundam AGE-2DH Dark Hound
  • HG 1/144 Gundam AGE-FX
  • HG 1/144 Gundam Legilis
  • HG 1/144 G-Xiphos
  • HG 1/144 Gundam AGE-1 Full Glansa
The reissue also marks the GunPla's 40th anniversary in 2020. 

The Gundam AGE series aired its first episode in Japan back in October 2011. The series aired 49 episodes and was divided into 4 arcs namely; Flit, Asemu, Kio, and Three Generations. Each arc mainly focused on each main character's stories along with their main Gundam unit. The characters of the story also grew up as they progress with the story.

Video games and other side story series released different versions of the Gundam units appeared in the original anime series. Not all variants did not make it into GunPla form, though some were released as Premium Bandai exclusive, and some as conversion parts that came in different Gundam hobby magazines.

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Bandai Spirits will be doing a re-issue for the five HG Gundam G-Unit model kits. These kits were originally released in 1997, and then get first re-issued in 2013! The five models will be returning in the market starting April 2020.


Do take note that these kits are not revival of the said models, these are re-issues, meaning reproduction of the older kit molds. Though the release of HGAC 1/144 Gundam Geminass 01 via Premium Bandai was announced earlier this year, offering an entirely new mold of the model.

The re-release also commemorates the 25th anniversary of Mobile Suit Gundam: Wing series and its manga side story, G-Unit's 23rd anniversary.



Release Date: April 2020
Price: 4,950 Yen

The Gundam Deathscythe EW Rousette Unit is finally coming to the Master Grade series! The kit shares the same molds with Gundam Deathscythe EW regular retail model kit that was released in 2010. This kit, of course comes with its completely newly molded Glory of Losers equipment called "Rousette" which adds a backpack unit to the Deathscythe to give it more aerial mobility.

The Rousette unit can also be folded into different modes; the normal mode which is folded towards its back when not in use, and flight mode where it's wingspan is extended to the sides to give some flight ability to its main unit. The kit is completed with all the Gundam Deathscythe EW equipment plus a sheet of water slide decals for detailing.





Release Date: April 2020
Price: 2,750 Yen

Another kit from Gundam Sentinel series appears in GunPla form!

This kit was first released as a GunPla Expo exclusive back in 2014. Its come back made its entry to the Premium Bandai online webshop. It shares the same molds and parts with the HGUC 1/144 Zeta Plus A1 with an entirely different color scheme.

It also comes with a special water slide decal seal with Amuro Ray sigil and Karaba Air Force specifications.

The kit is also provided with wide range of articulation! It can also be transformed into a wave rider mode with by switching parts.

Release Date: April 2020
Price: 2,750 Yen


Mobile Suit Moon Gundam's Varguil arrives in the High Grade Universal Century kit series. This kit shares some of its molds with the HGUC Moon Gundam with some more added parts to make the Varguil, and is molded in purple.



Head

  • An entirely new mold for the head has been provided.
  • Varguil's head has a mono-eye camera, just like the Sazabi.
Backpack
  • Its backpack contains 3 pairs of funnel containers and two propellant tanks - a similar backpack installed to the Sazabi.
  • The funnels can be detached from its funnel container and can be displayed separately as well.
Release Date: April 2020
Price: 4,950 Yen


It only took a short time for Bandai Spirits to extend the parts of MG Lunamaria's Gunner Zaku Warrior to make the Yzak Joule's Slash Zaku Phantom! This kit comes with variety of newly molded parts, from its backpack to its weapon set.


Its body shares the same mold with the previously released Lunamaria's Gunner Zaku Warrior with added parts. Its MA-MR Falx G7 Beam Axe has given a mechanism gimmick for it to transform into 2 different modes. It also has a deactivated gimmick that can be mounted on its back skirt armor! Each beam effects of the Axe are molded in clear pink plastic with pointy features.


Release Date: April 2020
Price: 2,640 Yen

The Zeta Plus C1 from the Gundam Sentinel novel set series appears in the HGUC model kit line. This kit offers tons of newly molded parts, from its body, to its weapons. It also shares some of its parts from the HGUC Zeta Plus (UC ver.).

In addition to the front and side armor, four thrusters and propellant tanks are built in to its backpack. Its Beam Smart Gun is provided with multiple parts and color separations, it is installed with a long barrel, radome, and wings to help with the gliding when it is in its Wave Rider mode.

The available pegs for the Beam Smart Gun enables the Zeta Plus C1 to use it in different ways.  With thorough reproduction of new parts, it is possible to recreate some shooting poses with both hands in play. The Smart Gun joint / peg also helps with the stability when equipped to its right arm as shied and cannon.

P-Bandai: HGUC 1/144 MS-15KG Gyan Krieger [REISSUE]
Release Date: April 2020
Price: 1,980 Yen

The Gyan Krieger from the video game series, Mobile Suit Gundam Gihren’s Greed joins the HG Universal Century kit series line with variety new things to offer. From its newly molded armors to its great armaments!

Even though it is based on the REVIVE version of HGUC Gyan, this kit offers additional detailing from its head to its toe. Of course the kit will not be completed without its unique armaments. Its beam lance and launcher shield were produced in an entirely new molded parts, inspired from its video game counterpart that has never seen in GunPla form before!






Release Date: April 10, 2020
Price: 16,500 Yen

The Gundam Base Tokyo will be adding the Master Grade V2 Assault Buster Gundam Ver. Ka in the luxurious titanium finish GunPla line! The kit provides high quality finish to the original MG Ver. Ka with metallic finish inner framing and titanium finish armor parts. The gold parts are glazed with chrome finishing that adds more glamorous effect to the entire kit.

This kit is a Gundam Base limited item and will be sold exclusively in the Gundam Base hobby shops and other Gundam Base related events and exhibitions.



3 comments:

  1. I pre ordered the Varguil so I'm looking forward to that. It will look so good all panel lined and with a matte topcoat. The HG moon gundam was a fantastic kit, so this one should be as well. I was anticipating the release of the Varguil for like a year since they first revealed it at a hobby show.

    I also ordered a Gyan Krieger so I'm excited for that. My only worry is how difficult it'll be to mask and paint all the red sections on the kit, but nothing too difficult.

    The only retail release I'm interested in is the RG Force Impulse. I might pick one up eventually. My backlog is insanely massive, so I probably won't get one for like a year. I also have the P-Bandai MG Blast Impulse in my backlog, so I might just buy the other two MG's and stick to the MG's. It looks like a good kit though. Recent RG's have all been fantastic.

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  2. The releases are cool and all, but I am still hoping for a MG Strike Freedom Gundam ver. RM

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