6 April 2010
Bought a few stuff while I am back in Hong Kong briefly. Some of these are unexpected purchases, while 2 are in my to-buy list mentioned last month.
First off - HGUC 1/144 Unicorn Gundam, Unicorn mode and Destroy mode, each with a 1/48 Head Display Base. Both are listed as "limited" models. More information on them can be found via Ngee Khiong.
I have asked Ngee Khiong whether he knows anything about this set of limited gunpla since there are no official information to be found on them so far. The only thing we can conclude from them so far is that they are probably released for regions outside Japan since we have not got information about them, and we haven't found any Japanese sites or blogs mentioned them either. This is probably why I can get it at reasonable prices for them (only a tad more expensive than the normal releases due to the extra base in the kit), and I can see them in several shops here and there.
If these are really international only limited items, then these Unicorn Gundam set are not the only ones to be so so far; some of the clear colour SEED gunpla I have spotted in a Gundam event in SOGO last year are probably international release too, as well as the MG Aile Strike Gundam bundled with a bazooka that was originally a price item given out by some Japanese stores back then.
... And I have bought one for myself last September without even knowing how it came about - it just appeared in local shops one day as if it's a new release or something.
Built the HGUC Zaku II F2 EFSF colour straight away, which I have decided to equip with Federation weapons rather than the Zaku's own weapons. Goes well with the GM Commands I have bought last summer, especially with the colour scheme~
My first Robot Damashii on the right next to my recently built Zaku II F2 - the M9D Falke. Have watched Full Metal Panic! recently and I have always liked the mecha design for the M9 series (Gernsback and Falke). The Falke's dark appearance with slick designs really drew me in. Accessories are only limited to one blade and a rifle, which is kinda pitiful compared to the other Arm Slaves in the Robot Damashii line. Will probably do a review of it before I leave Hong Kong this coming Saturday.
That's pretty much it for now. I have also pre-ordered a figma Black ★ Rock Shooter in a local shop, so I will be looking forward to see that coming in this summer.
On the other hand, I (finally) got dragged by a friend of mine into this world of Twitter. You can follow me on Twitter right here, but I still don't know whether I will use it indefinitely. Well, we shall see.