Gunpla

  1. BLUEFIN HEADS TO SAN DIEGO WITH MASSIVE SHOWCASE OF COLLECTIBLES AND EVENTS FOR COMIC-CON ATTENDEES
    20
    Nov

    BLUEFIN HEADS TO SAN DIEGO WITH MASSIVE SHOWCASE OF COLLECTIBLES AND EVENTS FOR COMIC-CON ATTENDEES

    Bluefin Will Present a One-of-Kind Exhibition of Its Entire Brand Portfolio Including Special Displays, Product Reveals, Exclusive Collectibles, Giveaways and More including Comic-Con Debuts of Studio Ghibli and MegaHouse as well as a Kamen Rider 50th Anniversary Panel

    Anaheim, CA – November 17, 2021. Fans and collectors are experiencing a whole new level of Comic-Con FOMO with today’s news that BANDAI NAMCO Collectibles (Bluefin) will present its largest-ever exhibition in San Diego. For the first time ever at Comic-Con, Bluefin will showcase its entire brand portfolio across a trio of booths totaling 8,000 square feet of exhibit space and offering
    Comic-Con attendees a one-of-kind experience from Bluefin. In addition to THE GUNDAM BASE SAN DIEGO POP-UP announced last week,

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  2. WORLD RENOWNED GUNDAM BASE SET TO LAND IN U.S.A. AT COMIC-CON SPECIAL EDITION 2021 AS FIRST-EVER POP-UP INSTALLATION OUTSIDE OF ASIA
    15
    Nov

    WORLD RENOWNED GUNDAM BASE SET TO LAND IN U.S.A. AT COMIC-CON SPECIAL EDITION 2021 AS FIRST-EVER POP-UP INSTALLATION OUTSIDE OF ASIA

    THE GUNDAM BASE SAN DIEGO POP-UP Brings the Experience of THE GUNDAM BASE to Comic-Con and Will Feature Over 150 Collectibles Including Event Exclusives, THE GUNDAM BASE Exclusives and Gundam Factory Yokohama Exclusives

    ANAHEIM, CA – November 10 2021. The BANDAI HOBBY Department of BANDAI NAMCO Collectibles (Bluefin) brings another franchise history-making moment for Gundam in North America with today’s announcement that Comic-Con Special Edition 2021 will host the first-ever THE GUNDAM BASE installation outside of Asia. Presented by BANDAI NAMCO Group companies Bluefin, SUNRISE INC., and BANDAI SPIRITS, THE GUNDAM BASE SAN DIEGO POP-UP brings THE GUNDAM BASE concept direct to fans and recreates elements from THE GUNDAM BASE Tokyo and THE GUNDAM BASE Fukuoka flagship stores

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  3. Gundam Online Expo 2021
    24
    Aug

    Gundam Online Expo 2021

    GUNDAM ONLINE EXPO RETURNS TO U.S.A. WITH EXCITING, NEW 12-DAY PROGRAM OF PANELS, EXCLUSIVES, LIVESTREAM SHOPPING AND MORE FROM AUG. 26 – SEPT. 6, 2021

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  4. Top 5 Gundam Series to Watch

    Gundam has been around for 40 years. Starting in 1979, the franchise has spanned multiple series, which has stimulated the creation of hundreds of Gunpla model kits. There are over 30 different Gundam series and films available currently. With so many, it is easy to miss a series. Let's take a look at some Gundam series that should be on your radar to watch.

    We will start with our honorable mentions, most of which are widely known. You definitely should watch them, but because of their overall popularity they do not need any help when it comes to recognition. They are: Gundam Wing, Gundam 00, G Gundam, Iron Blooded Orphans, and the Build Fighters/Divers series.

    Now comes our list of the top 5 Gundam Series you don't want to miss:

    #5 08th

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  5. Tips To Improve Your Gunpla
    21
    Aug

    Tips To Improve Your Gunpla

    This year marks the 40th Anniversary for Gunpla. If you're completely new to Gunpla, we suggest you check out our previous blogs; it's filled with information to help you get started on the wonderful world of Gunpla. Continuing with our celebration, we're here to give you builders some tips to help you improve. These tips are not necessary, but if you're wondering what else you could do after building your kit or even when you start a brand-new one, here are some helpful tips.

    Cutting Properly

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  6. Beginner's Guide: Gundam Grades
    19
    Aug

    Beginner's Guide: Gundam Grades

    In our previous article, we had discussed what the best grade is for beginners. We gave a generalized idea but didn't go into full detail about it. Continuing with our 40th Gunpla Anniversary celebration, we will examine different grades for Gunpla, and what each has to offer.

    In the early history of Gunpla, kits were different than hobby kits we currently have available. One BIG and noticeable change is how kits were put together. Gunpla required glue to assemble, unlike the snap-on parts we utilize today. These Mobile Suit Gundam were not poseable either, which made them less "mobile" than their name suggests.

    Moving forward to today, Gunpla kits have a wide variety of choices, such as from what series to what grade. What exactly do we mean when we say grade? The term grade means what the scale of the kit will be. There are five grades we'd like to inform you on, and what each one offers.

    SD - Super Deformed

    Super Deformed or SD kits as many know it, are the smallest in our list. Recognized by their big heads and deformed body proportions, SD kits are very beginner friendly and are recommended for children.

    Though they are not as posable as the other grades, there is a charm to them. SD kits are very affordable, within the price range of $4-10, and they are great for a quick build.

     

    HG - High Grade

    High Grade (HG) are the most commonly built kits on this list. They're easy to build, their price point is affordable ($12-25), and there is a wide variety of HG kits to choose from. These kits can easily be spotted by the HG moniker found on the corner of the front box art. These kits have more articulation than SD units, which gives it more options for poses. They're 1/144 scale make them the perfect size for collecting and displaying.

    In our previous blog, we mentioned that HG kits is our recommended grade for beginners. This is because they offer a great experience without having to break the bank. As you progress and become a better builder, HG kits become fantastic test subject to practice weathering and painting techniques.

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  7. Beginners Guide to Gunpla
    19
    Aug

    Beginners Guide to Gunpla

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  8. Celebrating 40 Years of Gunpla
    02
    Jun

    Celebrating 40 Years of Gunpla

    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.

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