Another month, another Bandai plastic model roundup for April 2014. For Gunpla, the trend is slowly moving away from the recently concluded Gundam Build Fighters (GBF), although we will still see support for a couple of months at least. We are also getting releases from Gundam Unicorn, Turn A Gundam and a new RG kit! For other Bandai plastic models, we are getting a new Hyper Function LBX kit and a new line and kit from the Nobunaga the Fool series.
12 April 2014
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HGCC 1/144 ∀ Gundam
The latest entry in the HG All Gundam Project and first High Grade Correct Century kit is famous White Doll from Turn A Gundam! It comes with alternate chest parts for the chest multi-purpose silo and the beam rifle can be expanded and contracted just like in the anime series. It also comes with a bonus core fighter.
HGBF 1/144 Crossbone Gundam Maoh
A custom variant of the Crossbone Gundam X1 used by Mao Yasaka in Gundam Build Fighters! It comes with the chest mounted Skull Satellite Cannon hidden in the giant skull head in the chest. It comes with 2 kinds of backpack parts and effect parts can be equipped. It also comes with Mao’s famous peace sign hand parts reproduced for the Crossbone Maoh!
SD Gundam BB Senshi 389 Sengoku Astray Gundam
The latest Gundam Build Fighters entry to the SD line is the Sengoku Astray Gundam! The Oni Shield can be equipped on the back or on the hands of the Sengoku Astray! The shoulders can expand to reveal the secret of this Gundam and the swords can be mounted there too. It also comes with a choice of eye stickers.
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19 April 2014
HGUC 1/144 Full Armor Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode)
The destroy mode variant of the Full Armor Unicorn Gundam is finally here. It boasts a clear green psychoframe just like the key visual of Gundam Unicorn Episode 7. It also comes with additional stand parts for the Shield/Beam Gatling Gun and a mount frame for the Hyper Bazooka and Large Boosters.
SD Gundam BB Senshi 390 Full Armor Unicorn Gundam
Just like the HGUC kit, the Full Armor Unicorn Gundam also makes an appearance in the SD line! Being a transformable kit, the Full Armor can be displayed in Unicorn or Destroy mode. It also comes with a new chest and arm pieces recreated for the huge volume of weapons available in this model kit!
26 April 2014
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RG 1/144 Gundam Exia
The 15th Real Grade kit and the first kit from the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 line is Gundam Exia! The Mechanical Designer of Gundam Exia, Ebikawa Kanetake thoroughly inspected the entire design process so you’ll be sure to get a really well proportioned kit. It comes with a newly made Advanced MS joint able to replicate almost lifelike movement. Many parts of the original MG kit has been replicated and upgraded for the RG Gundam Exia.
Hyper Function LBX Achilles Deed
The Dark Destroyer, Achilles Deed finally makes its appearance in the Hyper Function line! Coming from the second season of Little Battlers Experience, a display base is included as this kit was famous for being able to fly independently. The Luminous Shooter is also included. The verniers, ducts and various effect parts are also included in the kit. Like every Hyper Function kit, it has a core skeleton.
Nobunaga The Fool: The Fool Shinki Mounting Type
The first kit in the Nobunaga The Fool line which is the eponymous The Fool. It is able to equip the Lightning, Wind and Fire Shinki or they can be combined to create the Haneuma Mode which is a bicycle mount for The Fool. It also comes with the Fool Nodachi.
So there’s that for April, lots of great stuff coming up this month. While GBF may have already ended, the kits continue to be released! I do like the Crossbone Maoh so its definitely in my to get list! I’m really glad the White Doll is finally getting a proper HG kit so that’s in my radar as well. Also, Gundam Exia is getting released as a RG and I really like the development that goes into these RG kits so I’m definitely itching to get that too.
Which of these are you guys aiming to get this month?
Source: Bandai Hobby Site