23 July 2011
Year of the GM
From the last post one would have probably known that I am a bit big into grunt machines for the Gundam franchise. Looking back at the first half of 2011 so far, it appears that there are a lot of GMs released for the HGUC 1/144 line. It's definitely one thing that keeps me happy at least!
HGUC 1/144 GM Custom, released in January.
HGUC 1/144 Jegan ECOAS Type, released in April.
HGUC 1/144 GM Cannon II, released in June.
HGUC 1/144 GM III, which I have foolhardly bought 9 of them, was released in early July.
And new Gunpla have been announced not too long ago.
HGUC 1/144 Jesta, September release.
I am sure that a lot of people are looking forward to this guy, and it's coming out sooner than I've expected ^^
HGUC 1/144 GM II, October release. I am not sure what colour variation we will get though. It may very likely be the desert colours as seen in the Gundam UC artwork like here.
Maybe we will get a Nemo as well in the future? :o
On the other hand, there is also some kind of derivative of the GM from a different universe: The HG 1/144 Genoace from the upcoming Gundam AGE series. It seems to have some wide waist articulations there. The enemy dragon look-alike transformable unit Gafran actually looks ok, despite the way it does not seem to be like something from the Gundam franchise.
With Gundam 00 over, a lot of grunt units from Universal Centiry are getting materialised into Gunpla kits. While I do dig into a lot of grunt machines more than Gundams these days, I don't intend on buying multiple numbers of all units ^^; For example I got the GM Kais while leaving the GM Customs or GM Cannon II behind; I don't have that much space to make up a whole arm force unfortunately ^^;;
But I must say that being a fan of grunt units, it's just great to see that some of the dreams do come true eventually~ It has been a "Year of the GM" so far! ^^
Pictures are from Hobby Search and Cybergundam Blog