Dec 25

Exam time! Usually those words when spoken will conjure up sweaty palms and feelings of great uneasiness or dread. Except not this time! Well at least we hope Todd doesn’t have sweaty palms as he takes an in-depth look at the brand new HGUC Blue Destiny Unit 2 EXAM!

Kits in this episode:
1/144 HGUC Blue Destiny Unit 2 EXAM
1/1 Megami Device – SOL Roadrunner
1/20 Mechatro WeGo No.02 Orange



  1. the first one

  2. Would love to see the Blue Destiny in MG.

  3. I see that Bandai likes the Blue Destiny a lot, but its kinda weird to me, its a very obscure MS based on a old game/manga and they pump out one version after another, kinda makes you wonder why? Saving money? or maybe they plan to do something with this particular MS in the future? I kinda wish they would show this much love to more obscure Zeon MS, ow yea and make a MG Zaku II 3.0 already! xD
    Ow yea and one more thing:
    Merry Christmas from Poland 😀

  4. Mg of BD1 will be great!

  5. Another great episode as usual.

    On a different note is bandai going unicorn crazy since they announced yet another MG unicorn variation bringing us up to 9(I think) regular releases not counting the countless P-bandai exclusive variations.

  6. Merry Christmas to you guys. Gundam is freedom ,gundam is life, hope you guys will have a prosperous life.

  7. Great show as always! Merry Christmas and Happy new year to all!

  8. i wanna build an edible pizza…

  9. I keep having problems logging in and commenting here. Once logged in and try to go the current episode, the system logs me out and I have to log in again so I can post a comment. Any of you have the same problem? Anyways, looking forward for the next episode where Lindsay will again have a model to present since Todd keeps hogging most of the kits. Stop being so selfish Todd!

  10. Did you see the Last Jedi?

    • Yes, all the HLJ team went to see it on the opening day. Some questionable moments but overall a great film.

  11. happy holidays HLJ! love ur show! keep up the good work, hope 2018 will be a good year for gunpla! keep pumping all those great kits

  12. Merry Christmas everyone, great job about reviewing HGUC Blue Destiny Unit 2 EXAM. Love you guys and cant wait for the next episode.

  13. Really interested in seeing the new action base, wondering how much better it is than the old ones and if I should get it to replace one of my old ones in my Setsuna MS display.

  14. That 2000 yen will be well spent on the Blue destiny

  15. Sing along to my Christmas Plarol:
    On the twelfth day of Christmas, Hobby Link Japan send me:
    12 Blue Destiny
    11 Johnny Zaku
    10 GM Sniper
    Battleship Yamato
    8 Armslave Gernsback
    7 Reversible
    Wing Zero EW
    4 Unicorn
    3 Justice
    2 Gundam Vual
    And a Perfect Grade Exia!

  16. Those EXAM units look so odd in terms of colours. I mean, white inner frame? WTF?

  17. So a friend asked me to comment ‘ egggsyeyey ‘ for ¥2000 so I did 😛

    Love the show! keep it up, Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to all.

  18. Merry xmas everyone! ^____^ yes I came here just to say that lol.

  19. Whispers *2000 Yen*

  20. so todd how’s star wars TLJ ?

  21. What will 2018 hold for us modelers?

  22. Merry Christmas guys!!! pleasant holidays!!! 2000 goes a long way:)

  23. Ah, 2000JPY, that can go far if you’re clever ^^ I want it!

  24. Merry Christmas guys!! 2000JPY would be a great Christmas gift!! 😀

  25. Hey, Bandai! Make some MG Gelgoogs form 0083!

  26. merry x’mas!

  27. Merry Xmas ! Thanks for the gift 😀

  28. “In the 19th century, silver Spanish dollar coins were common throughout Southeast Asia, the China coast, and Japan. These coins had been introduced through Manila over a period of two hundred and fifty years, arriving on ships from Acapulco in Mexico. These ships were known as the Manila galleons. Until the 19th century, these silver dollar coins were actual Spanish dollars minted in the new world, mostly at Mexico City. But from the 1840s, they were increasingly replaced by silver dollars of the new Latin American republics. In the later half of the 19th century, some local coins in the region were made in the resemblance of the Mexican peso. The first of these local silver coins was the Hong Kong silver dollar coin that was minted in Hong Kong between the years 1866 and 1869.

    The Japanese then decided to adopt a silver dollar coinage under the name of ‘yen’, meaning ‘a round object’. The yen was officially adopted by the Meiji government in an Act signed on June 27, 1871.[13] The new currency was gradually introduced beginning from July of that year. The yen was therefore basically a dollar unit, like all dollars, descended from the Spanish Pieces of eight, and up until the year 1873, all the dollars in the world had more or less the same value. The yen replaced Tokugawa coinage, a complex monetary system of the Edo period based on the mon. The New Currency Act of 1871, stipulated the adoption of the decimal accounting system of yen (1, 圓), sen (​1⁄100, 錢), and rin (​1⁄1000, 厘), with the coins being round and manufactured using Western machinery.”

  29. great show lol todd is king of the trolls
    I could use that Yen i could buy more kits

  30. It’s a Saturnalia miracle!

  31. Ive been curious about the megami device kits for a while. Good to see somebody with anime knowledge on the show now!

  32. nice HG, gonna get it someday.

  33. Ermahgawd store credit

  34. Merry Holidays to all HBJ team!

  35. Happy holidays everyone.
    Tod what if the winner is a meany and unsubscribe after winning ? how would that make you feel ? Ha Tod ??? Life questions Tod Life QUESTIONS !!!!
    With love from Egypt 😀

  36. SOL Hornet was a fun build for me, comparable with Baselard.

    Bandai’s heard fans’ pleas for a Gunpla Girl based on Rinko Iori… but they’ve done something very weird with her: it’s the Loheng-rinko. Yes, Rinko has been given a ‘Gundam SEED’ treatment: She’s in Captain Murrue Ramius’s uniform, with armour making her resemble the ‘Archangel.’ I guess it makes a strange kind of sense: Rau’s crew did refer to ‘Archangel’ as ‘the Legged Ship,’ and Bandai is using Rinko’s legs for the catapult / Lohengrin ‘legs. (thus also the punny name, on which I believe the whole model choice was made).’ Why the ‘Archangel,’ though? Perhaps because Sei’s gunpla has been based on the Strike, and Archangel is Strike’s mothership. Rinko IS Sei’s mother. I still think it’s weird seeing Archangel’s engine cluster as a backpack, though, and it’s one of my least favourite capital ship designs from the franchise (my favourite is Ptolemaios II from ‘Gundam 00).’ Another strike against the ‘HGBF Mrs. Loheng-rinko’ is the price: over 2,000 jpy. That there’s an RG price tag. I hope they’ve at least improved the joint system, if not the face! This one’s doubtless not as articulate as the others.

  37. It’s great that Bandai finally releases a new Action Base for the 1/144 and 1/100 GunPla kits.
    Given that it’s the end of the year, it should be expected that we wouldn’t get any new releases. However, we have lots of new kits already announced for 2018.

  38. Hey,I don’t know about you guys, but I got a suspicious site alert when I tried to enter the site.
    Anyway, I’m happy to see more Kotobukiya Kits, i still haven’t built any of them, but they have some really appealing kits, like the Metal Gears or the skells from Xenoblaee X.

  39. Merry Christmas! Any chance for a preview of the new Yamato 2202 mecha collection sized Andromeda?

  40. Great episode as always!

  41. Real men choose Zeon.

  42. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

  43. Here’s hoping for a surprise. Happy holidays and a happy new year, everyone.

    One thing I’d have loved to see is a comparison to the older 2007(?) release, which I remember being quite solid in its own right, perhaps not even needing a new mold.

  44. Happy Holidays!

  45. Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year.

  46. Merry Christmas!

  47. Can’t wait for the Mechatro kit episode. I’ve been on the fence about the kit for a while

  48. Great episode as always! Really looking forward to seeing that Christmas tree again Todd! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  49. Oh Lindsay 😛

    Merry Christmas to all at HLJ!

  50. I love the orange on that blue destiny. Makes that kit stand out so much, even for an HG. Happy holidays awesome dudes!

  51. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you both! What are your New Year resolutions? Mine is to get started on my mg Sazabi ver ka😄

  52. Merry Christmas to everyone at Hobbylink Japan. I hope they make a MG Blue Destiny. I could think of somethings on HLJ with 2000 yen.

  53. Hey!

    The new action bases are very welcome, not only are they an update and assumingly more stable, but they’re also more versatile, compatible and can display more kits in one. Definitely great for some group displays.

    The BD2 looks great, love the extra shoulders and the poseability of the GM Ground Type. It’s just a great kit thanks to the extra parts, and with the upcoming 03, I’m happy I’ll have a trio of poseable sturdy BD units. Cannot wait to have them all!

  54. happy holidays! i believe bandai will be releasing full metal panic kits as well now. hope to see a review on that

  55. Happy Holidays! 2018 looks like a great year for kits from all sorts of different companies, i cant wait.

  56. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  57. Awesome store credit giveaway. I can only dream of winning. Happy New Years 2018. wow so fast 2018 here I come

  58. I don’t have anything clever to say this time, so here’s A Comment ™.

  59. great show

  60. Happy New Year Guys

  61. rng give me strength

  62. 1. 2. 3. 4. How many Gundams are on the floor?

  63. I can’t imagine unit 2 without the red shoulders, Looked great on the efreet and looks great here.

  64. Happy Holidays!

  65. Merry Christmas HLJ and everyone else.

  66. Merry Christmas, guys! Missed Todd’s “tree” this year. Great show anyway. You guys could review pots and pans and it would be fun to watch.

  67. I hope to see those action bases on detail.

  68. Mele Kalikimaka to Todd, Lindsay and all at HLJ. Hope you didn’t have to work too hard on Christmas.

    Action bases are often overlooked but poses look so much better and sturdier, especially important with a cat that likes to play Gunpla Dominoes.

  69. happy holidays!!!

  70. Loving the Blue Destiny. I read the manga a while ago and really like the MS designs!

  71. Merry (belated) Christmas!

  72. Merry Christmas!

  73. Merry Christmas and happy new year to all HLJ staffs. Next year will be getting the Sazabi ver.ka and PG Exia Lighting version from you guys. Just preparing my wallet to handle it.

  74. ¥2000, great give away… Congrats to the winner 😉😉😉

  75. i was really curious about Megami Device kits since you guys mentioned last week (?) the next episode is going to be fun!and the Blue Destiny looks like a nice kit but i think it has a bit too much blue for me haha it would be a fun kit to paint

  76. Having a mix of model kits (non Gundam) from time to time is great.
    Keep it up.

  77. Spent my Christmas in the hospital and I hope I could win!

  78. The blue plastic looks kinda ugly.

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