A couple of our favorite heroes from My Hero Academia get model kits thanks to Good Smile Company! MHA is a new addition to the Moderoid line of plamo from GSC, kicking off with model kits of the protagonist Izuku Midoriya, and deuteragonist of the series, Katsuki Bakugo.
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Good for Beginners
My Hero Academia fans who have never build a model before need not worry: these kits are suitable for anyone, with or without experience, preteen to adult! (We do recommend a pair of nippers, though, if you don’t have some already.)
Moderoid features “snapfit” construction, which means parts snap together so you don’t need glue. What’s more, the parts are also molded in striking color — 7 color runners are included for Midoriya, for example. Prepainted parts are also included for the faces, so you don’t have to worry about how they’ll turn out.
Experienced modelers can of course jazz up their models with paint and more, but these are expected to be great as-is!
Articulation & Posing
Unlike some pre-painted or highly color-separated kits, both Deku and Bakugo will be fully articulated, allowing each to be posed in a range of action poses as seen in the anime.
The kits will utilize four different kinds of plastic materials in order maintain both high quality and top-notch articulation:
What this means is that the harder areas will be created with ABS to make them more realistic, such as the hard kneepads. The PVC will be used to give the arms a softer and more polished look, and finally, the joints will use POM and PA for a good amount of friction and easy posing.
Midoriya will be approximately 15.5cm in height and Katsuki will be approximately 16cm in height.
The joints are pre-assembled in the runner, so they can be used immediately after cutting them out!
Both of these kits will be released in June of 2021 (exact release date not yet known). If you order from HLJ.com, you can get them for ¥4,750 JPY ($44.46 USD) each, a good value for the level of detail, ease of building, and manufacturer quality to be expected!
If you have your eye on either of these kits, we can’t stress enough how important it is to preorder! Good Smile Company is not known to regularly reproduce Moderoid kits, so once they’re gone, so is your chance to get them.