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Gunpla TV – Episode 288 – Frame Arms Genbu & HG Mazinger Z!

Today we take a look at a mean green slightly realistic looking fighting machine, the Frame Arms Genbu, also known as the Black Tortoise! The Bandai HG Mazinger Z from the movie Mazinger Z: Infinity has also arrived and it has possibly one of the best looking box art pieces from Bandai to date! The new Mazinger Z looked so good Scott returns to talk about it!

In this episode:
1/100 Frame Arms: Genbu
1/144 HG Mazinger Z (Mazinger Z: Infinity Ver.)
SDBD RX-Zero Maru
SD Gundam Cross Silhouette Zeta Gundam

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  1. Mazinger Z looks so damn bonkers. I have to own it!!!

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  2. Great review as always! That Genbu looks pretty awesome, the head gives me a real Zaku I vibe for sure! Really nice figure that I would certainly consider getting 🙂

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  3. That Mazinger looks awesome

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  4. win!

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  5. Thank you very much, keep it up. Really great box art cover …. Mazinger Z~!

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  6. i need more frame arms kits

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  7. Wish you guys showed us what the decal sheet looked like for the Black Tortoise. Otherwise solid episode. I’m looking forward to the Mazinger Z(ed). Also would like to see boss builds come back too. As for a recommendation, I’d say the boss should decide what they want to build. Let their passion shine.

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    • Actually this kit does not come with any decals, any other effects you see on the Bandai site or fan sites would have been painted on.

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  8. I lost it at the “cool effect on the box” random moment. Scott has to be the coolest boss in the entire world.

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  9. I’d definitely get that Mazinger kit if I won the prize 😂

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  10. Winner winner chicken dinner lol

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  11. Certainly alot of balls!

    As for the boss build thing, maybe something about ship models like dealing with photo-etch or such.
    (Probably low chance i imagine since how intimidating ship model are)

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  12. Can’t wait to get my hands on the mazinger z and paint it with rx color scheme

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  13. That’s one bulbous looking Frame Arms. I’m loving how different and unique the Genbu looks.

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  14. Mazinger Z artwork looks just amazing!
    I wonder how much will cost RG Full Armor Unicorn 😡

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  15. My Mazinger Z Infiniry and SOC Voltes V FA just arrived today! Thanks HLJ! Looking dorward to the Boss Build revamp and that Genbu indeed is “ballsy”😄

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  16. Would be awesome if you put [ink to your store for every item that you review in your show. Btw is the mazinger kit available for sale yet?

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  17. Ah yes, lovely to find Bandai are spending their RG plans wisely by churning out yet another kit that already exists (I say with lashings of sarcasm).

    Nice to finally see mention of the RX-Zeromaru, I think some of the more inventive Build Divers kits don’t get enough coverage.

    Would love to see Boss Builds back, I think there’s a lot to be said, getting tips from people who really know their stuff – in particular I’m really looking forward to hearing about finishes and customising! While I’m not a scale model builder, I’m always looking for new ways to customise stuff!

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  18. Finally the RX-zeromaru was released

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  19. I love the RGM-79 GM suits, but there are a few kit variants I don’t plan to buy. Being they are too similar or just don’t wow me enough.

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  20. That thing looks cool, I just don’t get why the parts on the back of the legs are grey. They stick out like a sore thumb.

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  21. i would trust genbu with my life. he looks like a nice boy

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  22. I’m waiting for the Great Mazinger Infinity! The Mazinger is already mine.
    I hope they will keep doing HG of super robots! The only alternative is to buy the Super Mini Pla series but I discovered that they are random box. I cannot buy something without being sure that I get what I want.

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  23. WOW….so beautiful that box art

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  24. Nice shirt Tod! Also, for boss builds I’d love to see motorcycle kits on the show!

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  25. i got a box of old broken kits and having fun restoring them. a few ideas for boss builds could be repairs, paint stripping (oven cleaner is great), creating replacement decals or even basic lighting techniques.

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  26. I’m from Brazil and here we call Mazinger “Zeh” too.
    Never realize that only US say “zee”.

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  27. Now I just want to see someone kit bash a Haropla and a Gunpla together…

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  28. boss build … wohooooo !!!

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  29. i think the scm ex design version of the Dom is much better as a mecha that is suited for warfare. FIGHT ME IF YA THINK IM WRONG…. will def reply 😉

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  30. I’m currently working on the RG Sazabi as I write. I know another RG that would be perfect with this frame. The RX-78 GP02A.

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  31. Wow looking forward for the next episode and the Re-boot of boss builds!!!

    I’m a huuuuuge fan of the mazinger series, a few months ago I pre ordered that kit along with the great mazinger that comes out in september and the MODEROID Mazinkaiser Haou. My mazinger Z kit now is waiting on HLJ’s private warehouse, Thanks HLJ for that awesome feature! actually, as I write this I’m finishing the Mazinkaiser kit by kotobukiya, and I have to say, with a little love, that kit looks impressive, I would love to see what Scott does with his Mazinger Z build.
    A Re-boot of boss builds? Where do I sign? I learned soooo much from the tutorials by Syd and that show, hope Todd makes some tutorials of his own.
    Do you guys know of some day you will be able to sell the bandai star wars kits again? I’m asking this because I have found a few sites that sell them.
    Also, please put on a wish list on your site, every birthday my family and friends give me useless stuff, it would be amazing to share a wishlist on my social media and then everyone would know what I want.
    Also an alert for when the items go live, and, or, re-stocked.
    You already have an awesome site, these are suggestions in hope to make it even more awesome.
    Thanks for the show, and the amazing store, keep up the awesome job.

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  32. I’m glad that Scott actually criticizes some of the gunpla kits. Bandai could definitely use some constructive criticism with most of the kits I’ve seen.

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  33. Really liking when Scott shows up.
    Also, never been a big fan of Mazinger desings, but I might finally give them a shot just because it seems fun to paint.

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  34. The Company that also made Mazinger Kits is Good Smile Company, and that GBF Try kit is the Star Winning Fumina.

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  35. I’ve noticed that a lot of the recent Frame Arms have variations on the same name. Is that just a case of pronouncing the same characters in Chinese/Japanese/English? For instance, the “Byakko” is listed on HLJ as such, but other sites/the box/the manual also use “Baihu” and “White Tiger” as well, all three interchangeably.

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  36. It’s great to have Scott appearing more often as the host/co-host of the show rather than just a guest, I hope to see Boss Builds or any other show that HLJ plans to have.

    On another note, that Genbu looks ballsy!

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  37. Mazinga Zeto, Greato Mazinga!!! and Zeta Gundam!!! attack of Zed Team!!!

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  38. Nice to see Scott back great to also see Scott and Todd having a laugh just ordered the 1/144 HG Mazinger Z (Infinity Ver.) and new PG…

    😃

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  39. I am built a PG Wing Zero and I am not that good at cutting clear runner, I would like to see your way of cutting clear and metallic runner.

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  40. Oh, again an RG Unicorn. Is Bandai going out of ideas for new RG kits?

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  41. I’m actually glad RX-Zeromaru’s psycoframe is done with stickers, since this will let people paint it Final Mission green, Perfect blue, Phenex blue, or Banshee gold. I’m thinking of doing Ayame’s up multi-coloured.

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  42. Speaking of Unicorn Gundams I just finished painting my RG Banshee and I have to say, IMO it’s looking mighty fine for me using an airbrush for the first time.

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  43. That Fram Arm Genbu looks like a Gebera Tetra in IBO universe.

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  44. PG New MS A… eh?

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  45. I would like new Boss Build. How to make your kit looks amazing.

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  46. this comment is worth 2000 yen, or roughly 1000000 to 1 chance. So you are saying there is a chance.

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  47. Never tried to build a SD, the new inner frame option might sway me 2 buy 1

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  48. I will call that Genbu Full Armor Zaku

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  49. Boss Builds should return, but don’t rush it out. We know running a company is not easy and very time consuming. But tutorials would be great, and that could be what Boss Builds centers around, while GunplaTV talks about the kits coming out. Just a thought.

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  50. That Genbu looks great! Will have to try those frame arm kits someday. Can’t wait to see the other kits in the next episode!

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  51. That Mazinger box alone is making me get one, can’t wait to see it finished

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  52. That Frame Arms kit is pretty cool!! I hope they make a Frame Arms Girl version of it one day, that would be AWESOME!!
    Great show guys!

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  53. Great episode as always. Can’t wait for more info on the new PG kit.

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  54. Awesome review on Mazinger.

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  55. That Mazinger looks like a very nicely detailed kit.

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  56. Mazinger Z artwork looks just amazing!

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  57. I wanted to get a hold of that Mazinger! I loved the movie. I have a kit from 2000 and it has rocket punch action.

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  58. this comment is worth 2000 yen ! Great episode as usual guys , great to see scott appearing more often

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  59. i really need to get into mazinger Z

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  60. Looks fire!

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  61. Mazinger Z looks amazing!

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  62. Im really liking the Mazinger Z box art! I wonder if the Great Mazinger will have similar box art style.

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  63. Hello,
    I must admit that Genbu should look very cool once painted and weathered, and also, it’s a good new to hear about bringing Boss Builds back !
    I’ll be looking forwards to see this.
    ps : I loved the comment of the prize winner !

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  64. Both the Genbu and Mazinger Z look great. Can’t wait to see the Z next week.

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  65. I have no idea what mazinger but for some reason I want it

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  66. I’m watching that Mazinger Z movei tonite, thanks for the tip! Everybody needs a cool Boss who builds! I used to have one who built large sw lego kits, miss the guy!

    Keep doing these shows!

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