It’s a new quarter, and that means new Gunpla! Actually, it’s ALWAYS time to look at new Gunpla, but what the hell, let’s take a look at some new stuff coming out in the near future. As always my focus will be on High Grades and Master Grades will be clearly marked.
OK, here’s one I’m REALLY excited for, the Dra-C. This suit originally appeared in Gundam 0083 and never got a kit. Heck, I can’t even think of any resin kits at this scale of this thing. It’s a pretty obscure, almost ridiculous suit, and honestly, I’m amazed we’re getting this before some of 0083’s far cooler suits, like the Gerbera Tetra. In fact, now that I think about it, the Gerbera Tetra is the ONLY suit from 0083 that doesn’t have a new kit planned. Maybe they’re planning on sharing its parts with a Gundam GP04? A girl can dream, I guess. Anyway, I’m sure the reasoning behind releasing a Dra-C now is because of Gundam Unicorn, as you can see a few of these fly around during some of the battles, a similar case to what happened with the Dreissen from ZZ. The kit will come in the more famous 0083 colors, but knowing Bandai we’ll probably see the pink one from Unicorn somewhere down the line. The Dra-C will include a stand, since well, it can’t stand on its own, and will be released in November. Continue reading
Like I mentioned in my last review of the Master Grade GP02A, I get impatient sometimes-why wait for an HGUC when I can just grab a Master Grade to hold me over? Yes, they aren’t usually my cup of tea, but it gets the job done. Sometimes I get a pleasant surprise, other times I’m really disappointed. But in this case, I’ve gotta say I’m left with a serious feeling of “meh”.
The GM C-Type, originally conceived as a full-on redesign for the classic GM for an obscure design series, made its official debut in the Gundam 0083 OVA. It got two releases-one in black/tan, and this one, in classic GM colors. The kit shares most of its frame with the previous Gundam Ver. Ka (Version Katoki, named for the designer that drew them), because they both originally appeared in the same design set. It’s one of my favorite “main” GMs, being the opposite of the GM Command, appearing more bulky as opposed to streamlined. The kit, while it looks nice, seems to have not much else going for it, however…
The head is your basic Master Grade head, with a nice crystal-clear visor that you can make any color you wish. I actually like using permanent markers for this, because you have a wide array of colors to choose from and they show up clear over the visor. There’s a polycap ball-joint for the neck, which works nicely. I’ve also always loved the antenna on this guy’s head. It looks so cool for some reason. Continue reading