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Top 5: Favorite Gunpla Kits (part 1)

by Christopher Troy

Heya readers! Been slow to update as of late, with the upcoming summer anime convention starting up! Loran’s been nice enough to cover for me as I prep for my events for animeNEXT (www.animeNEXT.org), and I’ve been slowly working on the 1/100th scale Arios Gundam kit, which should be reviewed next week. Consider this article a little filler piece to keep me in the loop, before I return to reviewing kits.

As of this summer, I’ll be building Gunpla for 10 years. Like Loran, I have no idea just how many kits I’ve built (including non-Gundam kits from series like Code Geass and Macross), but naming my favorite kits is definitely a lot easier then naming a favorite series!  My decision were based on design, gimmicks, and construction ease, not necessarily what series/characters I like the most.

Runners Up:

Gundam Astray Red Frame

Series of Origin: Gundam SEED/ Gundam SEED Astray

I had a lot of fun with the SEED series, both anime and Gunplay wise. The Astray Red Frame is a bit player in the actual anime, as most of it’s story is told through the Tokyopop released Manga. Still the red/white color scheme makes it visually appealing, as well as the wider head and unique flat antennae . Plus you got to love any Gundam that comes with it’s own home made Katana, as well as a shield, beam cannon, and twin beam sabers. The original red one is kind of difficult to find, but there has been a bunch of variants released since the original one. Continue reading

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