Thursday, May 12, 2016

Shizuoka HOBBY SHOW 2016: Revive Hyakushiki, RG Sinanju & more

So the big reveal everyone's been waiting to see dropped today at the 2016 Shizuoka Hobby Show, the Mobile Suit that would be HGUC #200. And the suit is...... A Revive Hyaku Shiki.

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 A lot of people have been pretty pleased with this reveal, and I also am glad they're making this kit. Though, the 200th HGUC gunpla feels like it shoud've been something new in my opinion. Remakes are nice, but I find it somewhat depressing if the series devolves into an endless amount of version 2.0's and 3.0's, but I digress. It is pretty nice we're getting this kit. It looks great and the yellow plastic will be easy to paint.

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Next reveal: The Real Grade Sinanju! I've not felt the same enthusiasm for the RG kits other fans seem to have, but this one has me curious. The chrome gold looks like it could be very, very nice depending on it's execution here, and has obvious advantages to the HG kit. Here's to hoping this one's a fairly solid build.

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There was also this new Iron Blooded Orphans Gundam shown, which has no name at the moment. I think it's from the same Manga Gundam Astaroth is from. I don't have much to say about it, but the colors are pretty solid.

And there you have it. A few other things were shown, but mostly old stuff and Build Fighters junk I don't care about. Check it out here.