5 April 2009
Gundam Event @ SOGO
To celebrate 30th annivesary of Gundam, Hong Kong's SOGO is holding a very small event selling a number of gunpla. As I live fairly close to it, I can easily come down and pay it a visit. Let's see what they've got to offer~
The event takes place on 4th floor of SOGO in Causeway Bay between 2nd to 8th April, which means it's still taking place right now. It's a only very small section next to one set of escalators, and I've missed it when I was going up the floors -_-
On a side note, a small accident occured when I was on my way to Causeway Bay, forming a big cluster of buses blocking the road in an inconvenient way.
Back to the topic, a number of gunpla on display:
1/100 Blitz Clear Colour ver.
I can't remember whether it was released before :o
1/100 Astray Blue Frame 2nd L Clear Colour ver.
Can't recall seeing this before either :\
The talk of the month: PG Astray Red Frame~
The awesome Char's Zaku II is not for sale, but the Zeon suitcase next to him is (Char's colour also available apparently).
The boxes of the said clear colour gunpla are piled together with other hard-to-get ones such as the MG Strike Freedom Extra Finish ver. and PG Gouf.
PG Astray and 1/60 Strike Freedom Lightning Edition
Boxes of PG Zaku II + weapons set (Animation Colour ver), which is a Chara Hobby event limited item, and appeared in the recent Gundam Expo Hong Kong 2008 too.
More PGs: Gundam Mk II (AEUG and Titans ver.), and RX-78-2.
Another limited item from previous events: BB Senshi DX Versal Knight Gundam (Full Colour Plated ver.)
Found these scenes familiar? They seem to be the exactly same dioramas from ACGHK 2008 and Gundam Expo Hong Kong 2008 respectively
HG 1/144 Exia Clear Colour ver, another event limited item
On the left is 1/35 Guren Mk II Full Colour Plated ver. (from anime Code Geass), the last limited plamo from previous events (I think), and MG Strike Rouge Clear Colour ver, which is apparently the limited gunpla for this small event
For those who are curious on how this Strike Rouge would look like, here it is.
Image from Giga Hobby
1/35 Jumbo Grade RX-78-2 and Char's Zaku II!
Boxes of GFFMC Z Plus mentioned in previous post.
Ngee Khiong has been longing for his MG G-3 OYW ver. since August.
Luckily, he got his early this year ^^
EMSiA G-3 Gundam and Gelgoog Herbert von Kuspan custom. For those who don't know German name and his white Gelgoog, he appeared in the OVA MS IGLOO Apocalypse 0079.
The event is open from 2nd to 8th April on 4th floor of SOGO from 10am to 10pm (extended to 10:30pm for weekends). Admission is free, and apparently you'll get some sort of fukubukuro when one spends enough money for gunpla.
All limited gunpla/plamo from Chara Hobby and Gundam Expo Hong Kong 2008 are bolded, and acutal pictures of the models themselves can be seen on Ngee Khiong's blog.
It's worth noting that the prices there are fairly expensive, so unless you are going for the event limited or other hard-to-get gunpla, I'd recommend the local model shops instead for normal gunpla.