Well, today was raining so I couldn’t topcoat the model yet unfortunately. Guess the next best thing to do is to mess around with the model and discover its weaknesses and limitations before I topcoat it so when it comes time to really abuse it for the photoshoot, I won’t screw it up too much =). Also this is a good chance for me to see where I need to touch up before putting it in the spotlight. Very rarely do I post “teaser” photos, but thought I’d share this time around to see what you all think so far ^^. Continue reading “MG Infinite Justice: Test Drive”
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…