I’m sure we all know the 50th All-Japan Plamodel Hobby Show is taking place right now thanks to coverage from multiple sites so I’ll skip the “oOoOo…Ahhhh!” talk and would like to take this chance to point out just one thing…
First off… the obvious is obvious. I think we all already got the idea that Bandai will release the entire GW (“Ver. Ka”) line-up eventually… it was only a matter of time. Now for the not so obvious…. With the exception of the two Deathscythes and Wing on display, the other three are NOT MGs (despite what the label said). The Sandrock you see above is the HG 1/100 Sandrock Custom… custom painted and fitted with MG hands. Dead giveaway- the elbows are PC parts.
I am assuming Bandai didn’t have the real prototype mold (a la MG Deathscythe Hell Custom) so they just went ahead and painted the older models in their respective “early”/pre-upgrade color schemes. This is a HG 1/100 Nataku… though I don’t know where they got the Trident beam effect from >_>.
At first look, I was shocked that Bandai already finished the “final” prototype of the rest of the GW boys’ Gundams but upon closer examination, I knew some things seemed off. Just about every part is painted and this MG Heavyarms Custom is very apparent of that. Still… this means Bandai is definitely working on the real things and we’ll probably get most of them by the end of next year. I’m just pointing this out because some might mistaken these as the real “MG” models and start complaining about why they look so “bleh” xD. I used to have all the HG 1/100 EW models so this was a bit more apparent to me…
And here’s the biggest non-surprise! HAHA! The reward for waiting will be arriving sooner than I thought! Strange that the model shown is a completely new mold (meaning it is not a MG Deathscythe + new castings) though… is Bandai not reusing parts? *gasp* Also noticed Bandai forgot to pull out the red “claws” on the upper side of the wings xD. I must say though… the wings look kinda…. not sure how to put it, but I think it needs more sharpness? Compare it with the HG 1/100:
Still… I am soooo looking forward to the MG Deathscythe Hell Custom and the rest of the GW boys!
All images stolen from Gundam Guy… minus the very last one ^^;.