HGBC 1/144 Diver Ace Unit/ Gundam 00 Diver Ace Review

As Gundam Build Divers debuted on TV in Japan, Bandai Hobby released the High Grade Build Divers 000 Gundam 00 Diver model kit at a very reasonable 1000 yen. That kit however was lacking in the accessory and detail department. Now, while it is a great introduction to Gunpla, it was very limited in its display options. Then along came the Diver Ace Unit to save the day. Included in the set is not only the Ace Unit backpack and the Diver Swords, but parts to upgrade the overall look of the Gundam 00 Diver; the parts allow…

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New York Comic Con to Host Cowboy Bebop Writer & Designers

Yesterday, Funimation Entertainment announced that it will be bringing screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto, character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto, and mechanical designer Kimitoshi Yamane to New York Comic Con. They will be attending as guests to appear at the Cowboy Bebop 20th Anniversary retrospective panel. In addition, Funimation is hosting a contest to win a dinner with all three staff members. Entries are open to New York Comic Con attendees who have purchased Funimation’s Cowboy Bebop 20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition. Funimation will select three random winners from all of the entries submitted before…

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Monster Hunter World’s PC Port Coming Soon

In January, the official Monster Hunter YouTube channel uploaded a video on the PC port for Monster Hunter World. The video features producer, Ryozo Tsujimoto, who explains that Monster Hunter World’s PC port was set to release in Fall 2018. However, with the recent trailer uploaded today, it is revealed to be releasing sooner. The PC port of Monster Hunter World is set to release next month on Thursday, August 9th. Those who pre-order the game on steam will receive the Origin Armor Set and Fair Wind Charm in-game items. Monster Hunter World…

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HGUC 1/144 Gundam Ground Type (Revive Ver) Review

Breaking out of the classic 90s OVA series, Mobile Suit Gundam the 08th MS Team, the RX-97 [G] Gundam Ground Type are the primary forces of the titular 08th MS Team. Several of these units were used in ground based combat during the end of the One Year War. This Mobile Suit was developed from research done on the RX-78-2 Gundam but does not have flight capabilities of any kind or a core fighter. The HGUC 210 release of the Gundam Ground Type is an updated 1/144th scale model kit…

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Nozomi & RightStufAnime Announce New Gundam Ultra Edition Blu-Ray Sets

Today, during their 2018 Anime Expo panel, RightStufAnime and Nozomi Entertainment announced two new Mobile Suit Gundam Ultra Editions for release in 2018 and 2019. Pricing, dates, and pre-order information is still forthcoming, but for now we have the basic announcement information.   Mobile Fighter G Gundam Ultra Edition We're working hard on making G-Gundam the best Ultra Edition Set yet! Coming Holiday 2018! #AnimeExpo2018 pic.twitter.com/szRdQwnadr — Nozomi Entertainment (@NozomiEnt) July 7, 2018 The long anticipated North American Blu-Ray release of Mobile Fighter G Gundam is nearly upon us. Nozomi announced this title…

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Review: Haropla 01 – Haro (Basic Green)

The famed mascot of the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, Haro finally joins the Gundam model kit line-up. Kicking off the Haropla line, today we are looking at the Basic Green Haro which first appeared in the original Mobile Suit Gundam TV series. The Haropla line contains multiple colors of Haros such as the Shooting Orange version based on Gundam 00 and the MomoHaro from Gundam Build Divers. The Haropla line will most likely become as expansive as the Pettitgguy line that preceded it. The Haropla kits retail for 540 yen…

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Review: HG Gundam Build Divers GM III Beam Master Review

The Gundam Build Divers High Grade line is now in full swing and today we’re taking a look at one of the more recent releases, the GM III Beam Master. Based upon the GM III featured in Mobile Suit ZZ Gundam, the GM III Beam Master is an upgraded look with additional weaponry. The signature weapon of this Gunpla is the Changeling Rifle, which is capable of switching between a rifle and chain gun mode. The overall kit is done in a unique Orange, White and Tan color scheme and…

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Choujuu Sentai Liveman – Super Minipla Live Boxer Review

Joining the Super Minipla line is Live Boxer, the secondary mecha from Choujuu Sentai Liveman! Live Boxer consists of Bison Liner and Sai Fire and can also combine with the previously released Super Minipla Live Robo to become Super Live Robo. In the Liveman series, Bison Liner and Sai Fire were designed and built by Tetsuya Yano and Junichi Aikawa, who would later become Black Bison and Green Sai, in order to fight the evil forces of Volt. The two vehicles can perform Boxer Dimension to become the mighty Live…

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Review: HGBD 001 Gundam AGE-II Magnum Review

The Gundam AGE-II Magnum is a Gunpla used by Kyoya Kujo in the Gundam Build Divers series. First appearing in the Gundam Build Divers Prologue, this Gunpla is based upon the Gundam AGE-II Normal from Gundam AGE. This Build Custom Gunpla also features weapons and parts based upon other variations of the Gundam AGE. Released as part of the High Grade Build Fighters line, the Gundam AGE-II Magnum came out in Japan in March 2018 for 1944 yen. The kit is available at North American retailers such as comic shops…

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Official Images: HG 1/144 Great Mazinger (Mazinger Z: Infinity Ver.) & HG 1/144 Mazinger Z (Mazinger Z: Infinity Ver.)

The official Bandai Hobby website has updated with official release details for the HG 1/144 Great Mazinger (Mazinger Z: Infinity Ver.) and HG 1/144 Mazinger Z (Mazinger Z: Infinity Ver.). For those who are unaware, as the name states the HG Kit for Mazinger Z (Infinity Ver.) is based on its appearance in the anime film of the same name. The film premiered in Italy on October 31, 2017 and later in Japan on January 13, 2018. The film also saw an international release by Fathom Events, which had limited screenings on February 11-12,…

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