MG Sinanju and MG Infinite Justice

Images taken from Gundamaniac. Just thought I’d like to share my thoughts about these models. When Sinanju was first announced, everyone expected it to be around 5000-6000 yen and I agreed. That looks about right but it’s actually 7000 yen! x_x. That makes the Sinanju the most expensive model to come out of Katoki. I don’t know but something seems a bit… off here. The Sinanju is big, but it’s not Sazabi big (yet Sinanju cost more than it) and going from picture, it is slightly bulkier than Unicorn. I’m just not seeing where this markup is coming from until the final product is revealed in probably a month’s time. Perhaps Bandai really is gradually upping the price for Gunpla. We have 1/100’s from 00 that cost roughly 3200+ yens while SEED 1/100’s are still around 2400-2600, and Gundam Wing models are around 2000. Average MG now (Zaku II’s) are all around 4000 yen when MG that size used to be in the mid 3k yen. The price increase might be arguable at best (it’s up because of quality) but it’s there nonetheless. I don’t mind actually as long as I get what I paid for. I’m definitely getting the Sinanju.

MG Infinite Justice’s price (~5250 yen) on the other hand… seems a bit more ridiculous. It comes with no display stand but it’s priced above ther regular MG Strike Freedom and MG Destiny but below their SE counterparts. What? Do the transparent beam parts really justify that much? This MG is finalized and ready to be released and looking at its content, it’s really not much more stuff to it than its MG partner. I might be wrong so I’ll see what’s the big deal when the reviews from everyone comes out. Of course… this is also on my review list also.

Although I will be getting both models no questions, it would be dumb to order each one as they come out so I’m going to order both at the same time to save on shipping. Buying Sinanju alone would probably be around $90-100. That’s painful! I would guess it be around $40-50 with EMS for both of them at once, making it around $80 each model ;_;.  Time to start saving pennies…

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6 thoughts on “MG Sinanju and MG Infinite Justice

  1. The sinanju(7000yen) is cheaper than the sazabi (8000yen)while 1/100 00 mechas are below 3000 yen. Just something you might want to know :D

    But yeah, MGs are getting more and more expensive. It’s quite a surprise that the IJ costs 5000 yen which is same as the Zeta and Unicorn, and higher than the SF; but maybe the backpack really does consist of a lot of parts.

    Even the R1 and R2 Zaku IIs costs 1000 yen more than the usual version, despite having just a few extra parts and weapons.

  2. To be perfectly honest the Infinite Justice just doesn’t seem very appealing. If one would want overkill weaponary the Strike E with IWSP will suffice (which does come with a display stand). The backpack doesn’t look any more complex than the IWSP pack, wth…

    If transparent plastic parts really does make a kit worth so much more…I wonder how much the final upgrades of Guren and Lancelot will cost…

  3. starghazzer- oh, just checked and you’re right about the sazabi part. Now that I think about it… IJ costing the same as the Zeta does seem like a crime… IJ’s backpack isn’t any more complicated than SF’s backpack.

    Gordon- I think Bandai stated that as one of the reasons for the price up. Oil = plastic -_-;

    GNdynames- I would LOVE to see Bandai releasing the Guren SEITEN and Lancelot Albion!… hopefully not over 5000 yen >_>;

    Feidamu- you can say that again…

  4. code geass final ep was great and all the lulu fanboys need to shut up and keep him dead >:O
    on another note Gundam 00!!

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