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Gunpla TV – Best Hit Chronicle PlayStation

To celebrate the PlayStation’s 25th anniversary, Bandai has faithfully reproduced the design and details of the original PlayStation console. This miniature 2/5 scale kit includes a replica of the internal hardware, as well as the sockets, controller, memory card, and a game disc. So join Dorothy as she does her first review on GTV and dives deep into the nostalgia! In this episode:– B...

Best Hit Chronicle Sega Saturn Unboxing

We’re finally busting out the new Best Hit Chronicle Sega Saturn for unboxing! I’m looking forward to seeing this one, as this is hardware I’m not familiar with. In fact, this is the closest I’ve ever come to a Sega Saturn in my life. (Did I miss out in my childhood?) In any case, like the PlayStation, Sega Saturn was released in 1994. Looking back, we know that the Saturn ...

Gunpla TV – Episode 354 – New Arrivals for March 27th

Another Gunpla-less episode of Gunpla TV is here for you today! Joining Bandai Hobby’s lineup of wonderful molded-in-color and snap-together kits are none other than the original PlayStation and Sega Saturn! Bandai Hobby also takes a foray into getting youngsters to build kits with new Kamen Rider and Dragon Ball kits that are intended for ages as young as 3 and 6 years old! In this episode:–...

Best Hit Chronicle PlayStation Unboxing

The first of Bandai’s new line of video game console model kits are in: the Best Hit Chronicle PlayStation. (The Sega Saturn is here, too, but we’ll cover that one a little later). The Best Hit Chronicle is, we assume, a line of model kits that build up classic video game consoles 2/5 scale, a scale that’s a little jarring to see! But considering the size of the real items, it ma...

Gunpla TV – LBX Odin & Lucifer

Nearly 10 years ago, Danball Senki made its debut on the PSP and generated a huge following. Bandai jumped on the hype train at the time — but years have passed. Recently, Bandai began reviving the series with all new molding that takes advantage of how its processes have advanced since then. Today, HLJ staffer Kenji debuts with a look at the Hyper Function LBX Lucifer and Odin. This is Gunp...

HLJ Model Club Vol. 2

We’re back! Yesterday, a handful of employees gathered for our weekly model club. Let’s see what was on the table! The newest addition to our group’s builds is the Kamen Rider W Cyclone Joker, a Figure-rise kit in 1/8 scale! The Dijeh, which was in progress last week, was completed this week! And progress continues on the long-term 1/48 Focke-Wulf Fw190F-8/9  project… It...

Boss Builds – Episode 33 – Takom Blitz Jagdtiger Sd.Kfz.186 2-in-1 – Part 2

Tanks are fun! Tanks are easy! Tanks are mind-numbingly repetitive! Well, sometimes, that is; if they have a link and length tracks. Watch Scott slog through the part of his Jagdtiger build that some modelers dread, while learning some tricks to save time! In this episode:– 1/35 Blitz Series Jagdtiger Sd.Kfz.186 Early/Late Production, 2 in 1

Gunpla TV – Figure-rise Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman B Type

Today we have a double kit review featuring the latest Ultraman Figure-rise Standard kits: the Ultraman Tiga, and the Ultraman B Type Limiter Release Ver.! Both come with accessories and include LEDs so that you can light their chests and eyes up. They also boast unique weapons designed by Eiichi Shimizu, and feature amazing glossy armor that really makes them stand out! In this episode:– 1/...

Petitrits Saber Souji Okita Unboxing

The latest Petitrits kit from Bandai is here — Saber / Okita Souji! This simple kit will let you build a cute little version of the character in no time. Let’s see what’s in the box! The Box Bandai points out how simple it is to put the kit together, and shows off its color separation. Saber is articulated, so you can get a bit of variation in her poses. She comes with a blue sta...

HGBD:R Gundam G-Else Unboxing

This week’s one and only Gunpla release is the Gundam G-Else from Build Divers! I’m really liking the color scheme and design of this kit — from the eyes to the clawed feet. Let’s get to it! The Box With an action base (sold separately), you can create a bunch of dynamic ariel poses. …even more posing possibilities! As usual, there’s also a simple front and back...

Gunpla TV – Episode 353 – New Arrivals for March 20th

New kits and a new face appear this week on Gunpla TV! In a hopeful sign that things are returning to normal over in China, we have two new kits from MENG model that are a little out of the ordinary for our show. Based on the 2019 Chinese movie “The Wandering Earth”, these futuristic Space Station and Cargo Trucks feature parts molded in color and can even be snapped together. And to top it off, t...

Gunpla TV – HG RX-78-02 Gundam The Origin Ver.

The classic RX-78-02 enters the HG line anew with a version of the kit based off its appearance in “Gundam The Origin!” A perfect way to kick off the new year celebrating Gundam’s 40th anniversary! In this episode:– 1/144 HG RX-78-02 Gundam (Gundam The Origin Ver.)