GunPla Lineup March 2024

As we enter March 2024, the GunPla community is humming with anticipation for the latest range of Gundam model kits. This month, fans and collectors alike will be treated to a broad and exciting assortment, featuring some of the most iconic and anticipated models. Let's take a closer look at what's in for this month!

Topping the list of must-haves is the HGCE 1/144 Destroy Gundam from the "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny" series. This model has been highly anticipated by fans, not just for its significant role in the series but also for its appearance in the blockbuster film, "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom." Known for its massive stature and formidable firepower, the Destroy Gundam kit promises to be a standout addition to any collection.

Next up is the HGCE 1/144 Gelgoog Menace (Lunamaria Custom) from the "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom" film. This model adds a new twist to the standard Gelgoog shape, just for Lunamaria's use. With its unusual color scheme and increased firepower, this kit is sure to appeal to fans of the character as well as those searching for something unique in their GunPla builds.

The HGCE 1/144 Rud-ro.A (Griffin Arbalest) is another thrilling addition to the "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom" film. This model is a customized Rud-ro designed specifically for the Griffin Arbalest. It allows modelers to delve into the complexities of unique mobile suits, featuring detailed pieces and an amazing design that both challenges and rewards creators.

Premium Bandai's exclusive releases, the HG 1/144 Zaku High Mobility Surface Type (Danan) and HG 1/144 Zaku High Mobility Surface Type (Sanho) from the "Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan's Island" film, complete the roster for this month's first time releases. These kits are modifications on the basic Zaku design, aimed for maximum mobility in surface combat. With their unique aesthetics and specialized equipment, they're a must-have for collectors and enthusiasts looking for depth in their Gundam universe collections.

Release Date: March 2024
Price: 14,300 Yen

Bandai Spirits has yet unleashed another massive GunPla in the 1/144 scale lineup! The Destroy Gundam from the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny will be coming to dominate the GunPla collection shelves in 2024!

The prototype was first seen at the 61st All Japan Model and Hobby Show.

This release celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED series and the release of the upcoming Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom film, releasing in January 2024.

The kit measures approximately 390 mm (approx. 15 inches) when assembled. Additionally, just like the anime, it includes a transformation gimmick.

As the name suggests, the GFAS-X1 Destroy Gundam was built for one purpose: mass destruction. Its model number GFAS-X1 stands for “Gressorial Fortress Armament Strategic – EXperimental”. This giant mobile suit is equipped with a large number of weapons, allowing it to destroy large cities and other smaller mobile suits that attempt to block its path.

HG 1/144 Gelgoog Menace (Lunamaria Hawke)
Release Date: March 2024
Price: 3,190 Yen

The universe of GunPla has been rocked by the appearance of the Gelgoog Menace from the beloved film "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED FREEDOM." This High-Grade (HG) model kit is more than simply a collectible; it's a feat of design and engineering that brings the legendary mobile suit to life.

HG 1/144 Black Knight Squad Rud-ro.A (Griffin Arbalest)
Release Date: March 2024
Price: 2,970 Yen

The "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED FREEDOM" universe grows even larger with the highly anticipated release of the "Black Knight Squad Rud-ro.A" in a magnificent High-Grade (HG) model kit. This three-dimensional portrayal not only retains the essence of the renowned mobile suit, but also adds a new level of excitement for GunPla fans.

Figure-rise Standard Avatar Fumina
Release Date: March 2024
Price: 4,180 Yen

Avatar Fumina joins the Figure-rise Standard model to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Gundam Build series and the successful launch of the Gundam Build Metaverse and the Gundam Metaverse Project.

The kit includes two types of bangs, representing the Gundam Build Metaverse and Gundam Build Fighters Try versions of Fumina. Three types of tampo printed face parts are also included to give Avatar Fumina some lively facial expressions!

HG 1/144 Gundam Amazing Barbatos Lupus (Metallic Color)
Release Date: March 2024
Price: 5,500 (included in CD + Bluray)

Meijin Kawaguchi's Gundam Amazing Barbatos Lupus will be released in metallic colors and will be included in the limited edition release of the LINKL PLANET's CD/Blu-ray release of the Gundam Build Metaverse's ending theme "Days of Birth" on March 20th, 2024.

LINKL PLANET is a group that strives to become idols connecting plastic models and fans, as well as plastic models and the world (=planets), as plastic models connecting parts.

The Gundam Amazing Barbatos Lupus model was first seen in the key art of the anime miniseries Gundam Build Metaverse. It first debuted in the anime's pilot episode, which was displayed at the Gundam Metaverse Convention Hall.

This customized Gundam Barbatos Lupus GunPla features an all-red color scheme and carries a similar mace-like weapon. Its backpack equipment can be detached and transformed into a drone-like unit. It also carries a pair of claw-like equipment that can be used as close-range weapons.

Release Date: March 2024
Price: 2,750 Yen

This model is based on one of the five Zaku units that, per Danan Rashica's specifications, the Southern Cross Corps used following Cucuruz Doan's desertions. Because of its connection to the narrative of "Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan's Island," this 2,750 Yen kit is an exceptional contribution to the Gundam universe.

One important model in this series, Danan's Unit, is specially equipped with a Zaku machine gun and a heat hawk. This set-up honors Danan's odd fighting style, which is known for its cunning and unconventional strategies, such the skillful application of the heat hawk. Danan's Unit is unique among collectors and lovers of mobile suits because of its tactical adaptability.

The MS-06GD Zaku High Mobility Type (Surface Type) is a high-efficiency land combat mobile suit. The attachment of thrusters to its legs and waist allows it to move at high speeds, primarily via hovering, which improves its mobility and combat efficiency on the ground.

The model is molded in brown and comes with camouflage water slide decals to match the concept of the "Brown Southern Cross," providing both visual appeal and tactical benefit in land-based operations. Although it has the same molds as the previously published Zaku High Mobility Surface Type, Danan's Unit distinguishes itself with its accessories, and equipment, highlighting Danan's personal customization.

P-Bandai: HG 1/144 Zaku High Mobility Surface Type (Sanho)
Release Date: March 2024
Price: 2,750 Yen

According to Yun Sanho's specifications, this one was based on one of the five Zaku units that the Southern Cross Corps deployed following Cucuruz Doan's desertions. One of the Zaku High Mobility Surface Type's most notable qualities is its increased ground fighting potential. It can move quickly and hover at very high speeds because to the additional rockets on its legs and waist. On the ground, its swiftness makes it a dangerous opponent.

In keeping with its moniker, "Brown Southern Cross," the model is primarily painted in brown camouflage; in this instance, camouflage decals are included with the kit to depict this portrayal. This is useful for land operations tactically as well as adding to its aesthetic appeal. This model line offers collectors and enthusiasts a degree of customization and individuality with each unit's distinctive color patterns and weapons.

Equipped with a Zaku machine gun and a heat dagger, Sanho's Unit is a conventional variant in this line. The excellent mobility and tactical advantages of its series are still present despite its standard equipment. The unit is a flexible addition to any collection because of its harmony between speed, armament, and finesse.

P-Bandai: HGBD 1/144 Gundam AGEII Magnum SV ver. (FX Plosion) [USA REISSUE] 
Release Date: March 2024
Price: $32 USD

The Gundam AGEII Magnum SV. Version returns in Premium Bandai release in its (FX Plosion) colors from the Gundam Build Divers anime series. The kit has the same molds as the HG 1/144 Gundam AGE II Magnum SV ver. with support parts added for this specific variant.

The white and blue parts are cast in pearlescent and metallic colors respectively. Included in the kit is a display stand with parts to hold the F funnels as if they are floating around the Gundam.

P-Bandai: HGCE 1/144 Load Astray Ω OMEGA [USA REISSUE]
Release Date: March 2024
Price: $26 USD

From the "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED ASTRAY Princess of the Sky" manga series, Load Astray Ω joins the High Grade Cosmic Era GunPla series with newly molded parts and surprises! This kit shared some of its molds with the regular released HGBD:R 1/144 Load Astray Double Rebake kit.

The kit comes with its unique sword "Load Longsword" that can be combined and divided to form another type of weapons. It features two long blades that can be equipped in both hands. It can also be converted into a whip type weapon when both blades are detached from its hilt and attached with the whip unit.

In addition, its backpack is used to hold its huge sword when not in use.

Release Date: March 2024
Price: $47 USD

Originally announced in 2022 as a Gundam World Contrast event exclusive kit. The kit uses the same molds as the regular released MG 1/100 Aile Strike Gundam Ver. RM and is made of ECOPLA (Eco-Plastic) materials for its primary armor, with Neon Pink highlights on certain of its parts to honor the event.

Since the event began, several kits with the same motif have been revealed and released to continue Bandai Namco's Gundam Recycle Project.

In Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, the Aile Strike is a high mobility prototype mobile suit. Before being handed down to ace pilot Mu La Flaga, Kira Yamato served as its principal pilot.

Since it offers the most adaptability, the Aile Striker is the most often used Striker pack for the Strike. The Aile Striker's potent vernier thrusters enable the Strike Gundam to transform into an all-purpose combat mobile suit with more speed and maneuverability than its base configuration.

P-Bandai: MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM SEED 20th Anniversary 1/144 MS SET [Metallic]
Release Date: December 22, 2023
Price: 8,800 Yen

Release Date: March 2024
Price: $83 USD

The Mobile Suit Gundam SEED title series celebrates its 20th anniversary with the release of the MS set in 1/144 GunPla series.

The set includes the RG 1/144 Freedom Gundam, RG 1/144 Justice Gundam, and HG 1/144 Providence Gundam. Each model is presented in metallic moldings, and comes complete with a triple action base to securely hold each GunPla in position after it is assembled.

Beginning a broadcast cooperation with the Gundam franchise, the television series was aired in Japan between 2002 and 2003 on the Tokyo Broadcasting System Television and MBS TV networks. The series led to the creation of three compilation movies, a manga, and light novels. A follow-up film, named Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom, is slated for release in 2024. A sequel series, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny, followed in 2004. Products such as video games, CD soundtracks, and models have been released. In 2004, Gundam SEED started showing in the US and Canada after being granted a broadcast license by Bandai Entertainment for North America. Bandai also had the licenses for the original films and the sequel.

Release Date: March 2024
Price: $92 USD

Release Date: April 22, 2023
Price: 9,900 Yen

Many more Gundam models are available through the USA P-Bandai site to commemorate the Gundam Fan e-Festival event and campaign, which runs from November 23rd to December 10th, 2023.

The Gundam Base has announced on April 7th that it will release a special color version of the Gryph War set featuring the HGUC 1/144 models of Zeta Gundam [UC.0088] ver. which was released as a Premium Bandai kit in 2018, the HGUC 1/144 Gundam Mk-II AEUG REVIVE, and the HGUC 1/144 Hyaku Shiki REVIVE.

The set also include a triple action base and a water slide decal sheet specifically made for this Gundam Base exclusive kit.

The kit will be available at the official Gundam Base stores in Japan, nationwide while supplies last.

The anime Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam introduced the Gryps Conflict, also known as the Gryps War. Early in U.C. 0087, it began as a civil war within the Earth Federation between the anti-elitist Anti Earth Union Group (AEUG) and Karaba coalition, and the militaristic Titans counter-insurgency task force. Later, it expanded into a three-way war that also involved the return of Axis Zeon.

The AEUG's pyrrhic victory over the Titans during Operation Maelstrom and the Battle of Gryps brought the conflict to an early U.C. 0088 end, but it also severely weakened the AEUG, allowing Axis Zeon (later renamed Neo Zeon) to return to the Earth Sphere and sparking the First Neo Zeon War.

P-Bandai: HGUC 1/144 MS-14J ReGelgu [Unicorn Ver.] [REISSUE]
Release Date: June 2024
Price: 2,420 Yen

Premium Bandai has announced the release of a new addition to its High Grade Universal Century (HGUC) model kit lineup: the 1/144 scale ReGelgu in its iconic Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn colors, complete with Sleeves faction parts and equipment. This release marks a significant addition for Gundam model enthusiasts and fans of the Gundam Unicorn series, offering a unique take on the ReGelgu.

The ReGelgu, which is renowned for its menacing appearance in combat, is now available to GunPla builders in a special "Sleeves" specification, which alludes to the unique decorative style connected to the Sleeves faction in "Mobile Suit Gundam UC". In addition to being a color variation, this ReGelgu model features new modeling that faithfully captures the distinctive "sleeve" characteristics found on the forearms of the mobile suit. The color palette is another area where attention to detail is evident; the kit's molded components faithfully replicate the mobile suit's OVA-accurate color scheme.

Release Date: March 2024
Price: $47 USD

Premium Bandai celebrates the successful run of the Mobile Suit Gundam UC OVA with the release of one of the Zeon Remnants mobile suits. The Zaku Cannon joins the P-Bandai MG GunPla lineup in its Gundam Unicorn colors. 

Sharing the same molds with the 2008 regular retail released MG 1/100 Zaku Cannon, provided with moss, and mud color scheme to match its appearance during the assault of Torrington Base (Unicorn OVA).

Makuhari Messe, March 22-24, 2024
Bandai Spirits has announced its much-anticipated Hyper Plamo Fes 2024 that will bring together the plastic modeling community at the Makuhari Messe. This event, which runs from Friday, March 22nd to Sunday, March 24th, is a plastic model extravaganza that promises an immersive experience for hobbyists of all skill levels.

Bandai Spirits has revealed a number of limited edition kits that will be available for pre-order during the event. These kits, constructed with meticulous attention to detail and quality, will definitely be a favorite among collectors and builders alike.

Some of the kits listed below will also be available from Premium Bandai following the event. (Plans may change without prior notice.)

Entry Grade 1/144 ECOPLA RX-78-2 Gundam [Vintage Color]
Release Date: March 2024
Price: 1,650 Yen

In an innovative stride towards sustainability, the latest ENTRY GRADE series model, the RX-78-2 Gundam, breaks new ground with a unique specification - the incorporation of plastic mixed with wood powder. This distinctive approach not only enhances the model's aesthetic with a wood-like texture but also significantly reduces its environmental impact.

The kit will be initially sold at the Hyper Plamo Fes 2024 event that will be happening at the Hyper Plamo Fes 2024, and event that will bring together the plastic modelling community at Makuhari Messe. This event, which takes place from Friday, March 22nd to Sunday, March 24th, is a plastic model extravaganza that offers an immersive experience for hobbyists at all skill levels.

The new RX-78-2 Gundam model offers a groundbreaking substance to the world of model kits. Part of its runner, incorporates wood chips obtained from thinning timber and trash. This choice of material demonstrates the industry's ability to develop while prioritizing environmental sustainability. The wood powder plastic not only has a lower carbon footprint, but it also gives a distinct tactile sensation, allowing enthusiasts to feel the warmth and texture of wood in a molded object.

HG 1/144 Gundam Calibarn (Permet Score Five) - 2,200 Yen

FULL MECHANICS 1/100 Gundam Aerial Permet Score Six - 4,620 Yen

MG 1/100 Mobile Ginn (Miguel Aiman custom) - 5,390 Yen

MG 1/100 Wing Gundam Zero EW [CROSS CONTRAST COLORS / CLEAR PURPLE] - 7,150 Yen

MG 1/100 Gundam Epyon EW [CROSS CONTRAST COLORS / CLEAR WHITE] - 6,600 Yen

HYPER PLAMO Fes.2024 limited edition HG 1/144 Gundam Schwarzette [Recirculation Color/Neon Purple] - 2,090 Yen

P-Bandai: HGUC 1/144 RX-78 Gundam Mk-II (TITANS) [21st CENTURY REAL TYPE Ver.] 
Release Date: March 2024
Price: $22 USD

On November 28, 2023, the Gundam Fan e-Festival has announced the release of its third batch of GunPla drops. The High Grade 1/144 Gundam Mk-II (TITANS) in this batch is set to join the 21st Century Real Type Ver. GunPla lineup and will first be available through Premium Bandai USA limited. The kit also has the "Gundam Base Limited" label, which has a release date of December 22nd, 2023 via the Gundam Base Japan stores for limited time.

The kit is recolored to depict a 21st Century Real style color version. Its main armor pieces are color in a rather darker blue along with silver-ish highlights for its joints and accessories. Decals that represents the 21st Century specification is also included. It is based on the same molds as the HGUC 1/144 RX-178 Gundam Mk-II (revive) that was published in 2015.

Gundam Base Limited Action Base 7 [Mobile Suit Gundam SEED FREEDOM Image Clear Color]
Gundam Base Limited
Release Date: March 9, 2024
Price: 1,100 Yen

The HGCE 1/144 Rising Freedom Gundam and HGCE 1/144 Immortal Justice Gundam are sold separately.

Gundam Base, the official facility dedicated to all things Gunpla, has announced the release of a limited edition Action Base 7. This move is sure to thrill Gunpla lovers throughout the world. This new addition to the Gunpla universe is inspired by the hit film "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED FREEDOM," capturing its aesthetic and thematic essence.

The Action Base 7 stands out with a polarized clear color scheme, a direct nod to the visual flair of "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED FREEDOM." This one-of-a-kind coloring technique not only pays homage to the film's dynamic visual effects, but also provides builders and collectors with a distinct display option that improves the appearance of their Gunpla models.

A highlight of this limited edition release is the inclusion of a marking sticker sheet with insignia from the Gundam SEED Freedom factions. These realistic stickers allow enthusiasts to personalize their models, providing a new level of interaction and customization to the building process. Whether you're a devoted collector or a new fan, the stickers serve as a link between your creation and the rich lore of the Gundam universe.

MG 1/100 Aegis Gundam (Clear Color)
Gundam Base Limited
Release Date: March 9, 2024
Price: 5,610 Yen

The Gundam Base recently revealed the famous "Aegis Gundam," piloted by Athrun Zala in the beloved series "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED," which has been redesigned in a gorgeous clear color version and will certainly become a centerpiece in any collection.

The model was created in a transparent pink molding color with a high level of transparency. This not only highlights the fine features of the design, but also creates a visually attractive aesthetic that is enhanced merely by assembling.

The beauty of this model lies not just in its appearance but in its versatility. The Aegis Gundam is renowned for its dynamic transformation capabilities, and this model is no exception. It can completely transform into two distinct MA (Mobile Armor) forms: the attack form, primed for battle, and the cruise form, designed for high-speed movement. This feature allows enthusiasts to display the model in various dynamic poses and settings, catering to the diverse preferences of Gundam fans.

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