Josh Klingler

  • The first standard-version Gundam Heavyarms kit in 20 years is here, from the hit series “Gundam Wing!” This is the first time Heavyarms’ original form — not a Custom or EW version — has gotten a kit all since […]

  • The HGAC Gundam Heavyarms is here, a kit 20 years in the making! I’m so excited for this one, personally, as I love Gundam Wing and am so happy to see its kits being updated and added into modern […]

    • The fact that HGs are now implementing an inner frame system amazes me.
      By the way, where are the pictures…? 🤔

      • Very sorry — the gallery system we were trying out seems to be disagreeing with us! The images have been fixed.
        As for the frame — well, it’s not a proper inner frame, but rather the inner mechanical parts that are used in the arms and legs.

  • If you’re looking for street fighting giant robots, then look no further than “G Gundam”! This blast from the past features one of the earliest examples of an inner frame in a Gunpla kit–specifically designed […]

    • yeah the hands look great here

    • Looks so awesome, God Gundam sounds so much more awesome than Burning Gundam, but I can see why they had to change it for the English localization… Not the most complex design, but really cool and definitely has an eastern fantasy aesthetic to it! And who can forget the amazing moves it had in the anime? Definitely amazing to see those iconic moves being re-created in this kit, definitely going to consider getting this guy!

    • I do like the screw design

    • MG GF13-017NJII G Gundam came out 2001 November.
      MG GF13-001NHII Master Gundam came out 2002 March.
      MG GF13-017NJ Shining Gundam came out 2002 May.
      MG GF13-021NG Gundam Spiegel came out 2002 August.

      There was a G Gundam Version Up Parts release in 2002 November that came in the 2002 November issue of Dengeki Hobby.

      There was a ‘Special Edition’ (i.e. not P-Bandai but limited release) for:
      MG GF13-017NJII Hyper Mode G Gundam that came out 2003 April.
      MG GF13-001NHII Hyper Mode Master Gundam that also came out 2003 April.

      The MG GF13-017NJII G Gundam definitely would benefit from an updated release.
      I’m surprised that Bandai hasn’t even announced anything yet; especially after releasing the HiRM version.
      Speaking of which, there was never a HiRM GF13-017NJ Shining Gundam.

      Anyway, if we ever do get an MG 2.0 for the existing kits for Mobile Fighter G Gundam, I suspect we’ll finally get the others as well. We’re definitely long~ overdue for new kits. 2001… Wow. That’s almost 2 decades.

    • 0:46 I don’t know if it’s from the series, but that pose is freaking cool.

  • The Baund Doc from “Mobile Suit Z Gundam” is here! This impressive HG stands at 19cm tall when completed — and don’t get me started about its unique design. We’ve been waiting for this one for some time, and […]

  • Here’s another oldie but goodie for you! The MG G Gundam is the next kit to get a retro review on Gunpla TV, and today we’re taking it out of the box to check out what’s inside. If you’re a fan of G Gundam, […]

  • This episode is Baund to be a good one! This week, we received the last Bandai Hobby releases for October: the ones we’ve been looking forward to all month.

    The HG Baund Doc is here! With its large proportions […]

    • Is… Is that a UFO on Tank Tracks?
      I should have played Metal Slug.

    • Those cute little Metal Slug kits are to die for! Such nostalgia, makes me want to play the games again! And love that Baund Doc of course, such a huge box, I’m guessing the completed kit will be slightly smaller than a standard MG kit, going by its stats. Can’t wait to see you build it! 😀

    • Technically speaking, if you refer to the ‘EW’ (Endless Waltz) version these days, it’s referring to the version from the manga Glory of the Losers. Bandai has been sticking to the ‘EW’ versions via MG and RG, whereas the ‘TV” versions have been kept to the HGAC. I presume that will continue and Bandai will make an HGAC XXXG-01H2 Gundam Heavyarms Custom (TV) as well as HGAC MMS-01 Serpent (TV); probably both via Premium Bandai.

      Of course I remember Anna and how big of a fan she is of the ‘Wing’ series.

      No worries. I also prefer the ‘EW’ designs more. I like that the designs, and the fact that they’re MGs. I’m not a fan of decals though.

    • Pre-shaped masking tape is an interesting idea. Also very marketable.

    • woah cut 3x faster Scissors

    • Can’t wait for the triple Dom set Scissors

    • I love the colours of Baund Doc.

  • The HGUC RX-78-2 — another retro-review! This granddaddy HG was released back in November of 2001! Released as kit # 21 in the then-new HG Universal Century line, this bad boy was state of the art for his time […]

  • We’ve got not one, but TWO collector buckets of fun to talk about today! Recently, these two limited-time Gunpla Buckets were released, giving us our first look at the brand-new Entry Grade RX-78-2. We’re talking […]

    • where my rx color of the zaku ii

    • ah my kfc rx bucket

    • Have fun building Gunpla while snacking, just got to be careful that you don’t accidentally pop plastic in your mouth instead of the snack pieces! Definitely a great move to make it appeal to younger ones, wonder if they secretly have a collab with KFC to make more people want to buy their buckets… 😛

    • The Christmas colours, sorry to say, look kinda ugly to me. But the sparkly/metallic boi? Tempting.

    • Being an Entry Grade and given the price, this isn’t that bad; especially given the part separation and he included articulation. Honestly, if I was brand new to the hobby, I’d probably start out with the SDCS RX-78-2 if the RX-78-2 w as one of my favorite designs. After that, I might go with the HG Revive and the HG Origins versions.

    • Bucket?

    • Those buckets are cool to keep spare parts from other kits.

    • If it’s gonna be a Christmas version, it should have more vibrant reds and greens.

  • Entry Grade’s Resurgence

    Entry Grade has been making a comeback this year. And one of the ways we’re seeing it is with these two new collector buckets featuring the RX-78-2 in different colors, made […]

  • From “Gundam Build Fighters Try” comes a Figure-rise Standard kit of the Gundam and Gunpla fan Fumina Hoshino! You can pose her with her hoodie on or off, and she comes with three types of facial expressions to […]

  • Let’s be honest — anytime Fumina Hoshino gets a kit, it’s an anticipated kit. This time’s no different, but it’s a bit of a special one — it’s the first time she’s appeared as a Figure-rise Standard kit. (Not […]

    • I literally am buying this mostly for the petit-petitgguy… And the yellow tummy and paw pieces for a winning yellow. Should go nicely alongside the Pretty In Pink and the blue exclusive that was bundled with Gundam Base Ayame…

      Do I have a bear problem?

  • Two swell kits are in from Bandai Hobby this week! It’s been quite some time since we were graced with a kit from the Gundam Build Fighters TRY series, but that’s just what we got with the release of the […]

    • Maybe Figurise Standard could eventually do “Supaidaman” from the Tokusatsu series? That’d be pretty damn cool.

    • Yay, some Gundam news! Fumina Hoshino looks really nice, please do a build of her Evan!! 😀
      The Kamen Rider Hibiki looks good too. I like pretty much all the Heisei era riders, but Hibiki has to be one of the most unique designs because he just doesn’t look like a typical Kamen Rider with the large bug eyes, and his attack style is also pretty cool!

    • Even if there’s no Gunpla related products I think there would be pretty weird to give the show another name. I don’t know, I don’t like changes. xD

    • It sucked when Syd and Ryan left. The thought of Todd eventually leaving…

      I agree that it would be difficult to change the name of the show since GunPla is the more popular thing sold through HLJ.

      The HG SF-01 Super Fumina kit was definitely not the best; especially with the sticker use.
      Bandai reused this kit to make HG SF-01 Super Fumina Ver. Titans Maid and HG SF-01 Super Fumina AEUG Maid Ver; both of which are limited edition kits.
      I presume Bandai will be doing more releases through the Figure Rise Standard kits.

    • can’t wait til u guys built the RG Zeong

    • finally a non-armor Fumina

    • Everyone emptying out their warehouses?

    • Always glad to see more Zoids releases.

  • From Kotobukiya comes a really big kit, despite its 1/24th scale. It’s the Steelrain transforming Hexa Gear! Choose between the bulky ‘Big Mode’ helicopter, or the humanoid mode reminiscent of the All Terrain […]

  • Got the Gunpla Release Drought Blues? Time to dust off the backlog!

    Today we’re looking at the HGUC RX-78GP01fb from “Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory”! An oldie but a goodie, this kit comes with all the […]

    • Nice small kit, definitely unfair to compare it to the more modern kits, it was pretty good for its time! Would make for a nice desktop buddy if nothing else! 😀

      • Of course it’s unfair to compare a 20+ year old kit to newer kits. It was also unfair to compare it with its RG counterpart. Honestly, It think older kits are not the ideal choice; especially if there’s a newer version of it available. But it’s still interesting to see how much GunPla has improved over the years.

        Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory seems to be one of those UC series that Bandai doesn’t give much support to. The entire HG and MG line up are due for an updated release and RG RX-78GP02A Gundam “Physalis” & RG RX-78GP03S Gundam “Dendrobium Stamen” are due for a release.

        But then again, in terms of UC, Bandai has been obsessively focused on Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn and its sequel Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative. So I guess it’s no surprise that other UC series haven’t really been getting much attention in terms of new kits & updated kits.

    • good, less stickers

    • it had a core fighter?

    • Maybe we should get more retro reviews during Gunpla Droughts.

    • Weird that Bandai only made an RG for RX-78GP01 Gundam “Zephyranthes” and RX-78GP01-Fb Gundam “Zephyranthes” Full Burnern.
      Given Bandai’s tendency, I would expect them to make an RG for RX-78GP02A Gundam “Physalis” and also RX-78GP03S Gundam “Dendrobium Stamen”, and re-release the HG RX-78GP03 Gundam “Dendrobium” in new ‘Real Color Version’ like how they re-released the HG GNR-001E GN Arms Type-E as a ‘Real Color Version’ that is intended to be used with the RG.
      The MG versions also are long overdue for an upgrade I think.

      For fans of this series, I think the RG release of RX-78GP01 Gundam “Zephyranthes” and RX-78GP01-Fb Gundam “Zephyranthes” Full Burnern is the current best way to go considering that the HGs are roughly 20 years old.
      I guess the HGs are also due for a ‘Revive’ release too.

      If you’re new to GunPla, I honestly wouldn’t suggest older kits.
      I mean for one, they don’t have the part separation nor gimmicks that newer kits have. They also tend to use more stickers, and some MGs use screws.
      Things like that could be a major turn off for newcomers and could push them away from the hobby.
      Luckily, every now and then, Bandai releases an updated version of existing kits across all grades & series, and the older kits (15+ years) are typically found in (of course) the older series.
      Kits released for the newer series are in line with modern GunPla kits so they tend to be good.

    • “The wifi password is on the back of the router”
      The back of the router: 0:12

  • What year is it?!
    With October looking slow for Gunpla releases, our Gunpla TV crew looks to kits we already have on the shelves, that haven’t appeared on the show.
    Our first of such kits is the HGUC Gundam […]

  • Bandai has just dropped its latest list of Gunpla preorders & more, which will be released in January 2021! We have a cool new bunch of RG kits to look forward to, including a Zeong and a 08 Alpha Evangelion […]

    • Great things coming up! Love Imperialdramon, probably my favourite Digimon after Omegamon, and that kit looks amazing! The Zeong too, that RG kit looks like it’ll have a chock full of detail, really can’t wait for them to get released!!

    • Still keeping my fingers crossed for Bandai to reach Digimon Tamers…

    • I hope they make Susanoomon at some point. That would be…. *chef’s kiss*

    • does bandai still make waterslide decals for their RG line? I searched for them and I didnt found anything

    • Imperialdramon, pre-ordered. Can’t wait for that one.

    • What would it take to get a RG RB-79 Ball? Feddie fan here!

    • dat Spiricle Striker Mugen looks like a zeon spellcaster MS lol

    • yo dat size of the Zeong

    • Bandai be whipping out that massive Zeong.

      At least until they decide to do the forbidden and make it into an MGEx or a PG Unleashed.

    • The Kits I have built during the pandemic have a distinct nuance. To say they are over cooked would be an understatement, not an inch is left
      un-weathered, battle damaged or afflicted with after market parts or accessories from ‘Wave’
      There’s power cables, rivets, photo etched goodness and weapons affixed to every centimetre. Hatches are open and paint is chipped, panels are lined & L.E.D’s are blinking, kits are bashed and Green Stuff mashed.
      Resplendent in a rash of decals they stand on custom bases and dioramas as opposed to being plonked on the shelf snap fresh.
      Built in isolation, remaining unpublished and safe.
      If time and budget can determine sensibilities or psychological impact influence creative expression then perhaps kits built during these times will reflect in some way the current climate.

  • The other day, Todd took to reviewing the Fokker DR.I & Red Baron from Suyata, a new model kit maker out of China. Today, we’re going in reverse just a bit and showing you what you get in the box before the kit […]

  • October is perfect timing for Perfect Grade talk! Just this week Bandai unveiled their big kit for December, and it is none other than the PG Unleashed RX-78-2 Gundam! Todd and Evan discuss some of the details […]

    • Any news on that 7-11 giveaway stuff or did I miss something?

      Also, the monthly giveaways. Have they stopped?

      Good to see Todd back, but there’s also some great new faces.

    • Bandai and MiHoYo both want your moneys. Who will get more? Gunpla or ‘Genshin Impact.’ The competition begins!

    • Although I am not likely to purchase the PG Unleashed RX-78-2 Gundam, it’s still very impressive to see what Bandai has been able to achieve. For too long, PGs have essentially been a large scale MG with some unique gimmicks here and there; all while Real Grade, Master Grade, High Grade, and even Super Deformed kits have been making huge improvements over the years.
      From the looks of it, the PG Unleashed line up appears to be essentially a PG 2.0/PG ‘Revive’ type of situation; a big improvement in the PG series.

      I was wondering why no winners were announced for these monthly giveaways. I guess things like this happen every now and then. One day I hope to win that ¥5,000 giveaway though.

    • First extreeeme, now unleaaashed?? Gunpla is getting way over the top now, haha! Can’t wait for that PG to be released and reviewed, it’s gonna be awesome!!

    • Not a fan of the RX 78-2 in general. That being said, the more I look at the new PG Grand Daddy, the more excited I am for it. Already pre-ordered it.

    • is DX Head Quarter 1/12?

    • dat PG size

    • I am spending more time on each kit nowadays, due to the present climate my kits built under covid have benefited from the added attention.
      My consumerism has been curtailed but I can still enjoy the show and hope to put that PG Unleashed in my collection one day.

    • The only unleashed thing here is my own poverty lol.

    • I was wondering where the comment contest went to.

  • We’ve got a special episode today! It’s not every week that we get a chance to review two kits of the same subject from different companies!

    One of the most famous ships in the world, the RMS Titanic, has been […]

  • Suyata is a new manufacturer out of China we’ve talked about before. This time, they bring us an interesting super-deformed style kit of an interesting subject: the Fokker Dr.I tri-plane from WWI!

    In addition […]

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