A few weeks ago, a new Gundam anime was announced—and with it, new Gundam model kits. Now Bandai’s released high-res pictures of the kits, giving us our best actual look at the Mobile Suits of the upcoming series.
Bandai unveiled four new kits—three 1/144 scale figures including the main Mobile Suit, Gundam Barbatos, and two Grunt Mobile Suits, called apparently called “Graze” (the Blue-painted one being a commander, and the other being the standard mecha):
And a slightly bigger 1/100 scaled Barbatos that has its own inner skeleton for you to build:
There’s not much different between the two Barbatos models (what’s the plural of Barbatos? Barbati?) other than their weapons—the 1/144 model has a big ol’ robo-mace to swing around, as well as a sword, while the 1/100 model comes with a large beam rifle and another sword. They do, however give us our best actual look at the new Gundam and other mechs, considering the reveal trailer was suitably stingy on revealing much of either. It’s no surprises that Gunpla kits are our best look at the series so far given their popularity, but it’s welcome to get to look at some rad-looking Mobile Suits.
Also revealed was a small expansion for the 1/144 Barbatos, featuring a variety of weapons for the mecha as well as a smaller “Mobile Worker” mech seen being used by the main characters of the new series, Iron-Blooded Orphans, in the trailers:
The three 1/144 scaled kits will be available in Japan in October to coincide with the premiere of the new anime, with the larger 1/100 Gundam Barbatos available the following month. Importers, get those wallets at the ready!
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