In 1979, Mobile Suit Gundam, aired on television across Japan. A year later, the first ever Gunpla Hobby kits were created and sold in Japan. Now, 2020, we are celebrating 40 years of Gunpla. Manufactured by Bandai, these hobby kits were designed to match the likeness of the mobile suits seen in the series. These plastic hobby kits have come a long way from their initial release, and we are excited to see the future and growth these kits bring.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary, we will be covering an array of all things Gunpla. We will look at the history of Gunpla, and how they managed to improve upon their kits with new techniques, along with key moments in history that helped shape this hobby today.