Monday, August 1, 2011

Robot Damashii (Side MS) Gundam AGE-1 Normal - Large Images

Robot Damashii (Side MS) Gundam AGE-1 Normal (Release Date: Dec 2011, Price: 3000 yen)
Images from Amiami

Winner From The 177 GM Custom Wagtail Painting Contest

The GM Custom Wagtail painting contest, held from March 25th to May 2nd, challenged readers’ technique and design sense with the GM Custom Wagtail conversion parts from the May issue of Dengeki Hobby.
The Readers’ Choice winters were announced in May., Dengeki Hobby, and Bandai picks were announced in June. And now, we present the grand prize winner!
Come see the champion from among 177 entries!
[GM Custom Wagtail painting contest grand champion]
Builder: GEKI
■ Builder’s comment
I highlighted the edges, which normally don’t have their own paint shade. The masking was tough, but it really brought forth the joy of painting. I introduce the New Generation Wagtail!
■ Judges’ comments
Highlighting the edges is interesting on its own, but what really caught our eye was the amazing level of detail, attention to appearance, and quality painting.
The fabulous balance of the body’s brown and warm grey with off white shows off the builder’s wonderful coloring sense.
(Dengeki Hobby editor Toshiaki Anbiru)
The head-mounted antenna, built new, is attached almost straight-on. A little bit of ink wash helps it stand out. The neck projects a forceful image with its custom parts. Grey edge highlights on the arms and legs convey a bold look, and really show off the uniqueness of this entry. The light grey joints are also a nice accent.
allow for a crouching pose, the legs were moved to attach to the front of the hips. Scrap parts were filled in to remove the appearance of a gap,  The joint “screws” were replaced with aftermarket parts to increase detail.The other GM Custom Wagtail painting contest entries can be seen at the link below. Look back on the contest in retrospect!
 GM Custom Wagtail painting contest entries
Source: Gundam.Info

Tamashii Web Shop Items - Pre-Order Closing On Aug. 3rd, 2011

Tamashii Web Shop Limited: Robot Damashii (Side MS) Wing Gundam EW
(Pre-Order Closes: Aug 3rd 2011 @ 16:00, Release Date: Oct 2011, Price: 3990 yen)
Tamashii Web Shop Limited: Robot Damashii (Side MS) RX-78-1 Prototype Gundam
(Pre-Order Closes: Aug 3rd 2011 @ 16:00, Release Date: Oct 2011, Price: 3360 yen)  
Tamashii Web Shop Limited: SDX Shin Seikihei Ganrekkusu (Pre-Order Closes: Aug 3rd 2011 @ 16:00, Release Date: Oct 2011, Price: 9975 Yen)  
Source: Tamashii Web Shop

The deadline closes in! Premium Bandai orders for the SDX Seikihei Gunrex close at 4:00 PM on August 3rd!

Premium Bandai Tamashii Web Shop preorders for the SDX Seikihei Gunrex close on August 3rd at 4:00 PM.  Orders will ship in October for ¥9,975.
■ SDX Seikihei Gunrex
Price: 9,975 yen
Pre-orders close: 4:00 PM, August 3rd, 2011
Orders ship: October 2011
Construction: ABS/PVC/die-cast
Size: ~200mm
※ SDX Kenshi Zeta Gundam not included
The "Gundam riding a Gundam" which left such a mark on later SD Gundam Gaiden works, the ancient warrior who sleeps in the Valley of the Kings, the Seikihei Gunrex. Now available in massive 200mm scale! Its light sword and light shield use clear parts to better reproduce a beam effect! And it even includes parts for both sealed and combat modes!
Plus, as recently announced at Tamashii Festival 2011, the SDK Shakunetsu Kishi Gundam F91 can fit inside its body! The SDX Shakunetsu Kishi Gundam F91 will go up for order soon, so be sure to order them both and relive the famous scene! 
Now on Tamashii Web, buy any number of products scheduled for October in a single order and they all ship for a 525-yen flat fee! Be sure to take advantage of this deal if there's more than one item you want!
Source: Gundam.Info

From classics to new hits, 2700 episodes are available across 110 series! Bandai Channel’s 1,000 Monthly All-You-Can-Watch subscription went live August 1st!

(Japan News) The anime streaming service Bandai Channel, which carries everything from simulcasted TV shows to eternal classics, introduces a ¥1,000 Monthly All-You-Can-Watch subscription package for PCs and smartphones at 12:00 on August 1st! 
Previously, two-season series were available for rental for a one-week rental for ¥2,000, while single episodes were available for two days. However, with the new subscription package, a single ¥1,000 monthly fee (*¥1,050 after tax) grants access to unlimited viewing of a wide variety of series, viewable on your PC, smartphone, and tablet! 
Series available under this monthly plan include simulcasts of shows like Tiger & Bunny and iDOLM@STER, as well as classics like Armored Trooper Votoms and Space Runaway Ideon; in total, over 2,700 episodes from 110 series, including Mobile Suit Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, Mobile Suit Gundam 00 first season, and SD Gundam Sangokuden Brave Battle Warriors! New episodes arrive every week!
 Check Bandai Channel for the newest lineup!
Enjoy anime anytime, anywhere with this economical new service!
※ Ongoing series may not complete in subscription period.
※ Certain series unavailable on iOS devices.
※ Series may be added to or removed from All-You-Can-Watch eligibility.

Source: Gundam.Info

Mobile Suit Gundam UC Episode 3 “The Ghost of Laplace” available digitally for PC, mobile, and On Demand!

Digital availability of Mobile Suit Gundam UC Episode 3 “The Ghost of Laplace” has expanded from its advance release on PlayStation® Store Qriocity™, and Bandai Channel to a variety of PC, mobile, and On Demand services.
 PC and console versions are priced at ¥600 (HD quality) and ¥400 (SD quality.) Mobile and On Demand versions are priced at ¥630 (HD quality) and ¥420 (SD quality.) Each is available for 3 days.
※ Video quality may vary by distribution method. PC and mobile video only available in SD format.
This also means the price of the PS® Storeversion has been reduced from ¥1,000 to ¥600 (HD) and ¥700 to ¥400 (SD)でのepisode! If you haven’t seen the Ghost of Laplace or want to refresh your memory, now’s the perfect chance!
■ Supported services
Bandai Channel (inc. Android and iOS versions,) ShowTime, DMM, Gyao Store
(On Demand) ~ In Japan ~
Qriocity, acTVila, U-Next,, Tsutaya TV, Tsutaya TV on Leonet; J:Com, Movie Splash, LISMO Video, Hikari TV
(Mobile) ~ In Japan ~ (on Docomo network,) Video Market (on Docomo network,) QTV Doga, QTV iMovieMarket, Anime Newtype, MelodyClip, Best Hit Anime Doga, Handy Full Doga, FullAni Max, OnGen Movie, Saishin Full Doga Channel Tanpendoga-chan, Movie Full Plus (on Docomo network,) Anime Tokusatsu GPX Movie (on Docomo network,) Tsutaya Premiere, Happy*Doga Anime, Cho-AniMelo
PlayStation® Store(PS®3 and PSP®)
■ Service begins
Noon, July 22nd, 2011
※ Date and time of service availability may vary.
Source: Gundam.Info

Advance of Zeta: Toki ni Aragaishi Mono Chapter 11: “The Battle of New Guinea (Part 2)”

NRX-044 Asshimar [Danda Chakra]An Asshimar rebuild and enhanced from Birder’s damaged unit. The portion which forms a ring in MA mode has been enlarged, and a large sensor array and antenna have been installed in the head. Each forearm now contains two beam sabers. The legs, completely redesigned, now telescope for stowing in MA mode.

 Chapter 11: “The Battle of New Guinea (Part 2)”
Ceraunos Squadron, in its attempt to capture the Titans base at New Guinea, focuses all its might on breaking the Titans final line of defense. Opposing them are Birder’s Asshimar “Danda Chakra” and the mobile fortress “Matabiri” stand in their way.
Having already taken heavy damage, Ceraunos puts the last of their strength into a suicidal assault on the Matabiri…
Dengeki Hobby magazine, September 2011
On sale June 25th / special price ¥880
Ceraunos, the flame which rose before the Wagtail II’s eyes, is reborn in CG.
Plus, Einosuke "Shodai" Hino models the Ceraunos from scratch, and Fumihiro Katagai’s design sketches for the Asshimar [Danda Chakra]!
>> For more info, pick up this month’s Dengeki Hobby!

"Toki ni Aragaishi Mono" sets out to tell a different tale than the original AoZ: The Flag of Titans; the setting and story are unrelated. The Flag of Titans, which as the title implies follows a Titans officer, shares no unique characters or mecha. What the two stories do share is a grounding in Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam. This title follows the story of three youths in its own way.
Source: Gundam.Info
Original work: Hajime Yadate, Yoshiyuki Tomino
Story: Jun'ichi Kamino
Mechanical Design: Ryota Magaki, Fumihiro Katagai, et al
Character Design: Toshihiro Nakashima
Illustrated by Koma
Planning: Dengeki Hobby/Sunrise
This is a collaboration between GUNDAM.INFO and Dengeki Hobby Magazine; the story is published on GUNDAM.INFO, while Dengeki Hobby contains info on the suits and how to build them yourself. New chapters are published on GUNDAM.INFO on the 25th of each month, and typically remain freely viewable for three months. Dengeki Hobby publishes excerpts and dioramas. Watch as the curtain rises on a new AoZ!

Sunrise Festival 2011: Summer Storm

Give us your memories and stories about the shows featured in Sunrise Festival 2011: Summer Storm!

(Japan News) The official site for Sunrise Festival 2011: Summer Storm, which begins August 6th at Theatre Shinjuku, is now collecting memories and stories about its featured shows! 
Sunrise Festival 2011: Summer Storm, running frum August 6th to September 2nd, features late-show screenings of Sunrise works ranging from the old classics to the newest hits.
Each Saturday screening is an all-night event with special guests. 
Its official site is now collecting memories and stories about each of the 25 featured shows. Selected anecdotes will be used during the “Zen’yasai” on August 5th, which will stream live on Bandai Channel Live! at 8:00 PM on the 5th!
The lineup includes Mobile Suit Gundam F91, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, and Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, so we’re sure you have plenty of great stories to share!
For more info, visit the Sunrise Festival 2011: Summer Storm official site.
© Sunrise © Sotsu / Sunrise © Sunrise / T&B Partners, MBS
Source: Gundam.Info

Tamashii Web Shop Limited: Metal Build 1/100 0 Raiser & GN Sword III - Taking Pre-Orders Again

Tamashii Web Shop Limited: Metal Build 1/100 0 Raiser & GN Sword III
GG INFINITE: PRE-ORDER ITEM  (Was previously sold out, but we are going to restock)
Other recently In-Stock Limited/Exclusive item: HERE

G-System 1/72 RX-105 Xi' Gundam & 1/72 RX-78-2 Gundam Ver.Ka. [High Spec. Ver.] - Announced

G-System 1/72 RX-105 Xi' Gundam (Pre-Order Deadline: Aug 12th 2011, Release Date: Nov 2011, Price: $556USD)
From G-System: Based on the enlarged G-System prototyping team, we are very happy to announce another new product after the GS-273 1/72 RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. Ka. [ High Spec. Ver. ] - GS-274 1/72 RX-105 Ξ Xi-GUNDAM. This kit will be constructed based on the New-G brand new ABS-injection made pre-finished robot frame [#NGF1-060], which constitues a major part of this product. Please stay tuned for our updates. Target release in Nov 2011.

1/72 RX-78=2 Gundam Ver. Ka [High Spec. Ver.]  (Pre-Order Deadline: Aug 5th 2011, Release Date: Aug 2011, Price: $315USD)
Source: G-System

Gundam UC Episode 4 "At the Bottom of the Gravity Well" - Implementing BGM

At the Bottom of the Gravity Well”, episode 4 of Mobile Suit Gundam UC and the latest entry in the Universal Century Gundam saga, will hit theaters November 12th.
In Japan, 12 theaters will screen the episode, as well as sell advance copies of the Blu-ray. In addition, a paid webcast version will be available starting November 12th as well. 
Blu-Ray Limited Editon (limited 2000 copies produced - 7000 yen) / Blu-Ray (6090 yen) / DVD (5040 yen) Release Date: Dec 2nd 2011
Here is a recent image of the production team working on the implementation of BGM (background music / soundtrack).  The production team is also mentioned that they are currently working on illustrating the characters and variuos aspect of the AXA-X7 Shamblo.
(Image above from HERE)

More Information about the upcoming episode (Spoilers):
- Hobby magazine (Sept Issue) Scans: HERE
- About the AMA-X7 Shamblo: HERE
- ANNTV Video - 'Inside Sunrise' discusses a little detail about Gundam UC Episode 4: HERE
- Production Images: HERE, HERE
- Previous postings about Episode 4: HERE, HERE, HERE & HERE
- Interview with Harutoshi Fukui (Gundam UC Author): HERE
- Interview with Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Gundam UC Director): HERE
- Intial Episode 4 Info: HERE

HGFC 1/144 Shining Gundam - Updated Images

HGFC 1/144 Shining Gundam (Release Date: Aug 25th 2011, Price: 1575 Yen)
More Images: HERE & HERE

HGFC 1/144 Master Gundam & Fuuunsaiki - Updated Images

HGFC 1/144 Master Gundam & Fuuunsaiki (Release Date: Aug 25th 2011, Price: 2730 Yen)
More Images: HERE, HERE, HERE & HERE 

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