False news. We get these now and then, even on Gundam-related ones. Some are more convincing than others, and here are a few I remember that got circulated around before in the past. Let's see how many you've seen them before!
HG 1/144 Alvaaron, the "Gold GM" that appears at the end of Gundam 00 Season 1.
Gotta say that this image fooled a lot of people back in the days. While a HG model did not materialise at the end, there is an action figure from Robot Damashii, which has similar size to that of an HG model.
HGUC 1/144 Messala from Gundam Zeta
Here is a comment from Ngee Khiong quoted from his old blog:
See the price? It says 2,400 Yen without tax and 2,448 Yen inclusive of tax. But it should be 2,520 Yen instead. Bandai would never make that kind of mistake, when it comes to pricing. ^^;Also, the image was later found out to be based on a scratch built model.
MG Gundam X, of which the image actually uses the exact format as that of MG GN-X's when it was first announced ^^;
1/1 Gundam statue in Shizuoka, which "suppoedly" collapsed after the earthquake in March 2011. Due to the widespread destruction the earthquake and the consequent tsunami caused to the east coast of Japan, a lot of people really believed that the Gundam statue collapsed. The image was actually based on an older picture where the Gundam was still under construction in Odaiba back in 2009.
Oh, and has anyone heard of this "Gundam SEED Fortune", which was "supposedly" the third season of Gundam SEED that takes place 5 years after Gundam SEED Destiny? It caused quite a stir back in 2006. And I wonder whether the movie sequel will actually take place in the future?
I am sure that there are more such news that may trick us in the future. What if you see one and think it's a little suspicious? Look around on the Internet and possibly those on more reliable sources. I personally go to sites such as 早耳ガンプラ情報局, CYBERGUNDAM, and GUNDAM GUY for information, though there are more that you can rely on I'm sure. If there are a lot of pictorial evidences or that a lot of people are talking about it in certainty, then you may be heading for the right direction, otherwise take a pinch of salt and observe carefully!