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Monday, September 2, 2013

MG 1/100 Astray Red Frame - On Display @ C3 x Hobby 2013 (Japan) [Updated 9/2/13]

MG 1/100 Astray Red Frame (Release Date: TBA, Price: TBA)












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24 comments:

  1. Looks like Bandai's going the cheap route again and giving Red Frame the Blue Frame Second Revise's skinny, and very differently designed legs again instead of making new properly proportioned molds for the original designs. Not too thrilled about that.

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    1. Its the same red frame model from 3 years ago just with the downgrade parts for the origin form. Did you really expect a whole new kit??

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    2. yep, this is THE EXACT same kit, minus the Kai parts, plus the shield from SEED Remaster (i think).

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    3. that's why I'm sticking with HG 1/100 Astray Red Frame,

      MG astray foot always has weird proportion, definitely no buy unless they fix that first.

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  2. Is there a remote chance of just a "downgrade" expansion kit we could build instead if we've already got the Red Frame Kai?

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  3. It had to be a Bandai Premium Exclusive is it? Other than that, not too thrilled unless it has the Flight pack.

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    1. And the Caletwchzklsdfjd whatever you call it.

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  4. I don't get it.. I have this kit already sitting next to me on the shelf from 3 years ago..

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    1. its the normal red frame without the big sword (red frame kai)

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    2. And its normal backpack. I prefer the normal versions of the kits. :l it sucks that this is an exclusive

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  5. It sas Bandai Premium Hobby Shop on the little card, so don't worry about this too much people :)

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  6. i got excited for nothing. I actually wanted this more than the Kai version

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  7. I like this, i lov the Red Fram but haven't gotten the MG because I am not a fan of the big Sword in the MG Kai.

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    1. Yeah, me too dude, but you can build the kit without the huge-ass sword.
      Anyway, If this is a new mold, then I'll happily throw my wallet to my screen.

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  8. I just stuck a polycap into the no-grade 1/100 Red Frame's backpack and it fit perfectly onto the peg on the Master Grade version's back. The shield can be recreated by taking the front of the MG Strike Rouge's shield and sticking it onto the back of the MG Strike's. Simple as that.

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  9. Your online exclusive label wont stop me now, bandai.

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  10. The hands look different

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    1. It's painted with the proper white details on it. Same hands/fingers, gonna be all plain red and you'd have to paint the white on them again.

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  11. i still dont understand whats so great about seed

    please enlighten me

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    1. This isn't SEED, it's SEED Astray, a side-story which is often considered to be much, much better than the story that was animated. People not only like Astray for the unique and appealing designs of the Gundam Astrays themselves, but because the eccentric characters, far more lighthearted tone, and often self-contained stories are a welcome break from the stuff we usually associate with Gundam. The main character of the Red Frame-focused stories, Lowe Guele, is not a whiny, mopey, teary-eyed-every-other-day-of-the-week emo who is forced to pilot a Gundam to save his home and friends, subsequently becoming a military man and nigh-invincible lord of the battlefield. No, he is a consistently cheerful, confident, and very easily likable mechanic and junk dealer and "Lucky Bastard" who travels with a very small group of other eccentric and easily likable characters in the same profession, and just happens to stumble onto the Astrays entirely by chance in the already ruined Heliopolis satellite just hours after the Gundamjack happens in the first few episodes of SEED. Lowe takes the Red Frame as his own machine, and mainly just uses it to do do his job, but he also often has small scrapes with military powers, pirates, mercenaries, and other things of that nature, usually over who should control certain mobile suits, Red Frame specifically in the early chapters, and Lowe, being just a mechanic as opposed to a soldier, usually only manages to either win or escape in the end due to his resourcefulness and luck rather than any actual combat skill, and always in a way that leaves zero human casualties. Astray also addresses some of SEEDs previously unexplained plot points, such as how Andrew Waltfeld survived the destruction of the LaGowe, and how Kira survived and ended up with Lacus in the PLANTS after the Strike's last dual with the Aegis.

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    2. SEED is actually fine. Not the greatest, but it's a fine entry. I admit, at first when people around me kept shouting and went crazy about saying how bad all of SEED was I almost got taken away by the wave of this angry mob. But when I tried to open my mind and re-watched the series (also especially the remaster), SEED was still okay. Though SEED Destiny's story (again, story) really sucked somewhat, and I feel kinda bad since in major cases with people I know hate even the first SEED because of it. Anyway, just give it some chance if you can. But if it's not really your taste, it's all good, we can't do anything about that anymore. ;)

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  12. So the older Red Frame MG cannot change into the normal looks? Pls tell me coz I like the normal look more than Custom or Kai ver

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  13. If only this 'normal' version of the Red Frame came with its original flight pack....

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