Just two new releases from Bandai this week — but they’re excellent ones! The awaited MG Eclipse Gundam & Figure-rise Lacus Clyne are here! We’ve also got a new Animagears entry from Bandai, and a oddly delightful tool that you may want to consider if you’re a plamo painter. Check out the details below!
If any kits in this post are backordered when you read this, don’t worry — Bandai is great about restocking periodically. But, you’ll want to get your order in to secure a spot in line for the next restock!
MG Eclipse GundamThe Eclipse Gundam, featured in the manga “Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Eclipse”, is now a stunning Master Grade kit from Bandai! Its proportions are kept as accurate as possible while still allowing for full posability; its various equipment is all included and can be attached via joint parts. The Saber Mode can be reproduced by attaching the beam effect to the grip parts of the rifle when separated, and clear parts for the left and right arm Beam Shields are also included. Original marking stickers are also included.
From “Mobile Suit Gundam SEED” comes a Figure-rise Standard kit of the popular vocalist, Lacus Clyne!
She comes with three different expressions: a normal face, a smiling face and a troubled face. The normal face is recreated using tampo printing, so no stickers are required! She even comes with optional parts to recreate her miniskirt version outfit. Hand parts and the Halo known she calls Mr. Pink (aka “Pink-chan”) are also included.
The second chapter of Animagear has been unleashed, now officially called Animagear DE (Double Edge)! Animagear are all small, articulated mini-kits consisting of a ton of exciting elements. While the fun of the Animagear series is still intact with the second season of fogires, things have been added that allow the parts to be easily removed by hand without the need for tools, as well as the Twin Cross-Up System that allows two different Animagears to combine! In addition, a new “Base Head Part” is included to expand the scope of customization! Each unit comes with one piece of soda-flavoured gum, as well.
So you’re probably looking at this item and wondering, why is there a kitchen appliance on HobbyLink Japan!? But hear us out… Dishes aren’t all this baby dries. Recently, this handy little machine has been trending in Japan for all the right reasons, and if your hobby involves any sort of model kit painting for Gunpla, tanks, aircraft, or other plastic model kits, you gotta check this out!
Grab yourself some paint clips and cardboard like this, then prop up your freshly painted parts, and watch the magic happen in the comfort of your kitchen! Some people also use it for drying dishes… and we guess that works, too…