See first reply for links to shots of upcoming RDs and helpful RD info.
Upcoming non-exclusive releases:
-Gundam Mk-II, AEUG ver. (Dec. 2014)
-Hi-Nu Gundam, Metal 魂 (Jan. 2015)
-Master Gundam (Jan. 2015)
-Dragonar-2 Custom (Feb. 2015)
-V-Dash Gundam (Feb. 2015)
-Aura Battle Botune (Mar. 2015)
-Enhanced ZZ Gundam (Apr. 2015)
-Shining Gundam (Apr. 2015)
-Gundam G-Self (May 2015)
Current open Tamashii Web exclusive preorders:
►Order deadline TBA
-Dragonar-3 (Mar. 2015)
-God Gundam Option Set (Mar. 2015)
-Stark Deins (Apr. 2015)
Bandai's official RD page with images and release dates:
Excellent, comprehensive RD list:
Some upcoming and newly revealed RDs shown at the recent Tamashii Nation show.
I don't just because I know I probably couldn't resell it without going through the hassle of trying to remove it, and I doubt I'd be successful. If you know you're keeping the figure, go for it.
Kshatriya Besserung/Repair arrived yesterday!
It's quite nice as would be expected. They even changed the back connector for the stand arm hooking into it so that it's more secure. You have a sort of intermediary piece that jabs into the back hole and then has a plug for the stand. Very snug so far.
Only puzzling thing is that it includes 8 vernier effect parts despite the fact they don't plug into the huge boosters/fuel tanks and in theory the unit would only have two normal binders (but does, admittedly, have 4 total between the Besserung and Repair parts) equipped at any given time. That and some tiny sort-of triangular piece popped off when I was getting the Khsatriya itself out of the packaging but I've yet to figure out where the hell it could have come from. Has a "sealed vernier" style detail on it and a few tabs on the back.
Oh wow, totally missed that reveal, thanks! I agree with >>4509424 thoughts on Freedom. He's gonna look cool with my Strike Gundams.
Grats on the Kshatriya, I love the pose man! Where'd you order from, if you don't mind me asking?
Awesome to hear more reports about the improved stand connector. Curious about the piece that popped off, what color is it? Perhaps double-check the manual for a part that's supposed to be removed for either Repaired or Besserung mode?
Got it from Nippon-Yasan. Been pretty happy with their service regarding getting web exclusives.
Here's a picture of both sides of the piece. It's fairly small and for the life of me I can't figure out where it could have possibly come from.
Panel line some, but not all of my RDs. If your not sure if you'd wanna keep it permanent on one. I'd recommend you pick up a 'Steadtler non-permanent Lumocolor' marker, as they wash right out under warm running water; but will show up clearly on RDs. By default I use that first on my own figures to see how much I wanna panel line a figure, and after a bit use a grey gundam panel line marker for something more permanent if I wanna keep it on.
Do not recommend you use the black gundam panel liner though. So far only seen this on bare plastic parts, but the black can stain and spread a bit on RDs. So just keep that in mind.
Hope this helps!
Yea, I figured black would be a no go. Tried that before with okay results. Not something to be satisfied with. I want it to be permanent though. I love the two Oz suits, but they need some breakup kn that color.
Also the grey gundam panel liner will show up okay enough on the RD Mercurius and Vayeate, though good luck getting it to show up on the crummy iPhone camera lol.
Also the absence of the metallic pink on the upper waist, and white trim on the flipped up face plate was done by me.
Hi /toy/ I'm at a dilemma on what to buy. Should I get:
>The RD Unicorn Heavy deco. version.
It has a pearl coating and awakened psychoframe.
>RD Unicorn Shield funnel
It has the awakened psychoframe and three extra awakened beam gatling gun shields. It's also a panic.
I really want to get the pearl finish but the shield funnels gets the stand and extra gatling shields. I'm not positive but pretty sure the shield funnel version doesn't come in the pearl gloss.
kinda mad since they're both exclusives and I want to be able to create the Full Armor version.
Oh cool, that's where I ordered as well. Nice work sleuthing out where the part came from! Will be good info to have when mine eventually ships.
Very clean work!
As anon said, the Shield Funnel version will work best for a full armor display as it comes with three shields. Also, since it has the standard finish it will match best with the full armor parts which have the same finish (primarily thinking in regards to the fuel tanks/boosters).
I ordered the Shield Funnel version for the same purpose, hehe.
Personally I went with the Awakened + Shield Bits version and love the hell out of it. The green psychoframe finish looks quite nice and catches the light. It's probably a bit easier/cheaper to get, too. Unless you REALLY specifically want the pearl finish I'd say go with the Shield Bits version.
Can't help with these questions, I'm afraid.
It looks, normal! Haha, don't know how else to explain it. The body is mostly bare white plastic, but the psychoframe is painted with a metallic paint which looks gorgeous in-hand. It's a good looking figure.
As for yellowing, I've had the Unicorn pictured for... checking my order history... just shy of 3 years. Still looks as white as the day I opened it.
Alright... I think I might end up getting the pearl gloss version....
I'll just settle with the regular red later. And I mean I think I want the shield version primarily for the extra gatlin shields + stand to make that awesome swirly shield. I guess I could make my own.
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Love this shot!
>ajsfl;jalfsj;f or I'll just splurge and buy both
Heh. Glad to see I'm not the only indecisive one on here.
I've been trying to decide what I want to go with my final battle Banshee (which is preparing to ship now).
I kinda want to buy a Shield Funnel Unicorn to go with it, but then I want to make it Full Armor, so that would mean buying a FA Unicorn mode. But if I own a unicorn mode for Unicorn, I'll want one for the Banshee. But then the unicorn mode Banshee comes with a claw for regular destroy mode, so I'll want to own a regular destroy mode Banshee, which will then make me want to own a regular destroy Unicorn. DAMMIT BANDAI.
Does the Master Gundam come with the whole shoulder booster cape thing?
Of course he comes with it, the other guy is just fucking with you. It's like, a part of his design, not something optional they can shove off in another pack. Besides, it's not even that big of an accessory. And no, it doesn't fold out into the cape, you'll need to go for one of the kits for that. Or maybe Bandai will make the cape form parts an exclusive or pack-in with Fuunsaiki or some shit. But in booster form, yeah, they come with him.
It's a good figure and extremely well articulated. However, there are some who complain about the looseness of the hips.
Personally, my only issue is that the guantlets pop off a little too easily - and that the shoulder vulcans being part of the accessory pack is kinda bullshit.
DRUMLO YES! However, the forearms seem overly heavy. I was expecting Leprechaun and Vierres though. BUt there is still the potential of Sirbine and maybe Bozune since Drumlo is out. Most likely they would try to release Todd's Drumlo and maybe the sub flight system for Drake's army as web exclusives.
If Justice ends up regular retail, really do hope an Infinite Justice will be considered eventually. Not a fan of the lower legs on Justice, but definitely will want this when it comes out.
Yea still need to get the Dunbine two-pack for myself, just gonna save a bit this time, and see if they'll dip anymore below 6000 yen in-store at Mandarake with roughed up boxes. The temptation to army-build Zwarths watching these prices is scarily building...
>Too bad the "corrected colors" Dunbine is so hard to locate.
Anyone know how Bandai fixed that, did they just apply paint to all the non-pvc(?) parts?
>There is still the potential for a Sirbine, and maybe a Bozune since Drumlo is out.
Please don't make start hoping for this again.
>"corrected colors" Dunbine
What's the deal with this? Is it discoloration of certain parts or is it the whole figure?
I got my Dunbine around release date and I haven't really noticed any coloration problems on mine. Basically i'm just wondering if it's something glaring enough that I would have immediately noticed it.
I'm not too fond of the head, it kind of has a peanut head with a small V-fin, but my biggest problem is the legs. They look terrible from the knee down, that weird bend in the shin and it's wearing like Rozen Zulu high heels.
question, if I place an order from yokatta, should I receive at least a confirmation email from them once I make the required payment for something that won't be released until a few months later? or they will contact me when they have the item in question?
They'll let you know they received payment. I read on mfc that other people haven't heard back from them for awhile. They're generally slow and this past weekend was a holiday so they're probably behind
Dunbine is a s good show but prepare to skip occasional boring bits. I suggest watching the episode previews to determine whether the following episode is worth watching. Being made in 1983, it is Tomino's writing that is in between the plot of Ideon and Zeta Gundam.
Missile pods look damn ugly. I think it may get a release depending on the number of Penelope orders. If it exceeds the number of the original Xi Gundam, then that means that may release the missile pod version to even it out.
Three Robot Damashii's in one day!? It must be my birthday.......in two weeks. Splurged and picked up the Tamashii Nations Banshee and Unicorn. They came the same day my Zeta did too.
Outside of the minty green psycho frames and pearlescent paint jobs, there's not much difference between these and the normal releases. The Banshee's "Blown Off Leg" part is a fun bonus though.
The Zeta Gundam turned out to be a fantastic release. I'm really happy about how it turned out.
Nice set. I just bought the Tamashii Nations 2013 Unicorn since the heavy paint job on the Banshee makes it stand out compared to my Shield Funnel Unicorn. At least then they should be similarly matched.
Nice haul! I'm still eagerly waiting on my Banshee to ship, but I've been considering trying to pick up a Unicorn to go with it. I was gonna go Shield Funnel, but maybe the Heavy Paint version is a better choice? How much did you pay for the 2013 Unicorn?
And can anyone weigh in on which version I should try to go for? Shield funnel or Heavy Paint?
Zeta has typical RD articulation, which is good. Hand for holding either rifle by the base is a bit iffy since it's a soft plastic peg, but yeah. It's pretty much perfect otherwise.
Not as nice a haul as >>4519938, but picked up these two Thursday!
Though just curious for the Zeta, does the ankle armor over the feet move much? Also damn I'm liking the TN Banshee Norn, more than I thought I would.
They move a bit, but the real gem of the feet is the fact that they're on a joint that pulls down and out a bit. I'm a big fan of it, it gives them a lot of range and it is hard to find a pose that it can't stand up just fine in, other than just ridiculous shit that nothing reasonable would stand.
Like the other people in the thread, I really enjoy my RD Zeta, can't wait for the MkII and Hyaku Shiki. (announcement soon please)
>Granted the Waverider is a little more complicated, but not that much more so.
I take it you haven't built any model kit of the Zeta then.
Shit's 5x more complex than any of the Wing transformations.
I built the old MG like a decade ago. I have the EMSIA as well. Wing transformations are pathetically simple, yeah (flip torso over, attach shield), but the Zeta's transformations isn't like a Getter's transformation. Just flip up the cockpit, tuck arms and head in, rotate wings, contort the legs, attach shield.
>but the Zeta's transformations isn't like a Getter's transformation.
That's because the Getter morphs rather than transforms.
The Zeta is not complex because of what moves, it's because of what is needed to fold out to hold out in place, which are many small/tiny pegs that flip out. Both the figures you mentioned are floppy messes in wavereider with funky proportions in robot mode. Build the 2.0 MG, the PG, and the RG, and you will understand why Bandai can't go that route on an RD.
Crossbone X-2 was the one I was looking forward to, but easily Dragonar-1 Custom is the hit out of the two for me. Just way too easy to pick up and play with. With solid joints, and near flawless paint apps; gotta ask the middleman if his local shop has a vacant order spot for Dragonar-2 open still.
Thanks for the clarification. Waiting on Bluefin stock again this time for it, but will be looking forward to that release.
Very much looking forward to the Mk. II as well, the [Titans] colour especially; but just a bit more waiting now I hope till an announcement.
I ordered this guy and I want to give it some hand held firearms without buying another robot damashii, what should I look for?
are hg gunpla weapons compatible? I've also heard about the kotobukiya weapon parts, but I have no idea really.
Yea so the pearl gloss version was kinda a let down : / Isn't as shiny or glossy as I thought it was and some of the paint job feels sloppy (although this is my first RD and I understand that they're not perfectly painted). My biggest beef is with the Pyschoframe and how it's thin in some areas (unless this is intentional).
Has anyone painted an RD? Thinking about touching up some areas and re painting parts of the psychoframe. Also the nubs on this thing are killing me I want to fix them. Thinking about getting some plastic putty or something.
[spoiler]tfw I feel like should've just gotten the regular Unicorn Destroy mode and Unicorn[/spoiler]
>My biggest beef is with the Pyschoframe and how it's thin in some areas
It has an iridescent finish that makes it appear green or grey depending on how the light hits it. Sure that's not what you're seeing?
Also the finish is definitely shinier than the bare plastic of standard RDs. And it has glitter in it. It looks great IMO.
With how particular you are it sounds like you should just get a model kit.
Alright maybe it'll look better once my other one comes in the mail for comparison.
I'm pretty sure it's just a bad paint job because I've looked at it in all angles and it just looks like they missed a spot and it looks silver.
I know but I already have a few and I like how the RDs are prebuilt and more durable and articulate most of the time. Plus I figured I'd get RD Unicorns since they don't have much detail.
Idk maybe it'll grow on me.
Still has anyone painted an RD before? I wanted to paint it a bit anyways.
You're just going to have to do a lot of masking since most of RDs can't be disassembled, but I certainly wouldn't advise against it. I'd, however, advise you to buy a cheap unit instead of an expensive one. Probably something like the rerelease Unicorn Destroy Mode compatible with full armor.
Hey RD Folks. I Saw the 00 Gundam Seven Swords edition is up for pre-order again. Coincidentally the 00 quan[T] is getting a re-release this november. Both kind of have my interest. I am mainly an UC guy and I didn't care much for season 2 MSG00 designs, but these two seem really cool(especially with the accessories).
On the other hand, the V-Dash set for February looks pretty neat too. It's a shame it doesn't have all the extra's the Hex option parts offer, but since I don't have the Victory 1 RD it seems like a good offer. So this RD has my interest too. I also cared a lot more for the Victory series than the 00 Series.
The problem however, is that I can only afford one. So I'd like to ask you guys for your opinion. I've seen the reviews on YT, but according to those you should just get all the RD's one can get. Haven't seen any really negative reviews thusfar. Which would be the better bang for my buck according to you guys?
Based on my own personal experiences with both and preferences, both the Seven Swords 00 and V-Dash would serve you well. The 00 has more accessories and therefore possibilities by far, while the V-Dash is a bit more modern, a bit more posable, and probably has several buddies to go with it coming down the line while the 00 line is pretty much done with.
So I guess what I'm saying is go for the V-Dash.
I have two V Gundams and two V dash packs with the Hexa heads. Overall if you are a great fan of the V Gundam and want a look that is unobstructed by a transformation gimmick, then this is the best one. It is the best alternative to the original skinny 1993 1/144 model kit. The more up to date HGUC kit is a bit fatter.
If the Gun-EZ is released, I will get 6 of them.
Thanks for the input guys, I was considering the V-Dash before the other two came into play and it has, as you mention, many advantages.
> ELS Qan[T]
Yeah considering that price, nope.jpg I also like the weapons the original comes with more. The sleek design of the ELS is pretty nice though.
> Out of those, Seven Swords
Any specific reason?
As someone who recently started collecting them (only have 3 right now, more to come) my suggestion would be very limited. If you have a prefference for a specific Gundam series than I would suggest going with one of the RD's that belong to that series. Although I only own 3 I have not been disappointed in the quality yet.
If you don't have any preference for a series I would suggest either the Nu Gundam or the Sinanju. I believe the majority of RD general finds these two pretty good and I am sure as hell loving them.
I've never had this issue with nipponyassan before, but my Banshee Final Battle version has been in "Preparation in Progress" for a week now. Starting to think I should've just picked one up off Mandarake.
Ah, the few times I've pre-ordered through nipponyassan, I always held out paying until they notified me to. Pre-ordering the Banshee though required payment up front, unlike most of their other pre-orders.
Another type of engineering plastic that is a tier above ABS in durability and hardness. Often used in plastic gears or even used to replace metal components. It's hard to paint, though.
Most of the grey parts you see in RDs are made of POM.
Yeah it seems like they stopped around Buster Gundam in 2012. Was POM no longer used or just not listed?
It makes you wonder why they would use diecast joints when POM was already overkill. Guess it's purely due to diecast's heft and hype-factor.
The 00 Gundams are all pretty good.
You may want to get Arios Ascalon and Cherudim Saga, they were both given new hinges at the wrist to improve their movement range. (see pic)
Seravee's GN Bazooka cannons are kinda annoying because of their size. Had to hold and don't stay together well.
For some reason, my Ribbon's gundam and Cherudim Gundam(normal) have a tint of red discoloration on their white PVC parts. I bought both long after their release in damaged packaging at clearance prices.
Were they like that when you got them or after? Mine were probably stuck in the distributor's stuffy warehouse for like 2~3 years.
Oh and GN archer is decent/cute/hotglueable but it's combination with Arios is done loosely via an extra connection part.
Their docking mechanism was anime magic in the show anyway, much like Legioss & Tread from Mospeda.
Thanks. I think I'll get Qan [T] first since it's released in November(or restocked). Sucks how it doesn't come with a stand - what's the deal with this?!
Will a regular Tamashii Stage Act suffice or should I invest in an Action Base? If so, which one is better - 1 or 2? Also can't decide on what color I should get. Clear blue/green would be nice and fitting sort of, but plain clear draws less attention to the stand which is what I normally go for.
Anyone have a Lightning base?
Just grab a pack of Stage Act 5s. You get 3 per box, and they handle anything but the beefiest of RDs like a champ. The only one I've had issues with is the Sazabi and that has to do with its stand hookup clip being an undersized piece of shit.
I missed the gravy train with Cherudim Saga. And the second-market price is more than I'm willing to spend.
Gonna wait for a reissue. Hopefully...
Awesome hauls, guys. Grats!
Alright, I'm definitely grabbing Dragonar-1 now, just gonna wait and see if Amazon runs a sale on RDs over the holidays like it did last year.
RDs are designed with Stage compatibility in mind, allowing RDs to be plugged directing into the stage via connection points on the figure itself or an included adapter. So as >>4528543 said Stages are the way to go. Act 5s are preferred because they have a strong ratcheting joint in the main arm which is better suited to securely supporting aerial poses.
Act 4s can still do a fine job with lighter, more basic RDs though, and I really like the smooth movement and double-length of the Act 4 arms. That is an Act 4 arm holding up the Denan Gei. For maximum utility though, Act 5s are the way to go for RDs, since as anon said they'll support nearly anything (and RDs they can't support will include their own stand, ie Kshatriya, Xi Gundam etc.).
you'll need to paint them, since the ones of the kit come completely in white
I wonder if the brand markers and the beam shield of the kit are compatible with the RDs though
probably not because they are fucking jews
Just another opinion, if you ever intend to own the Final Battle Banshee, it has the Heavy Paint scheme like the Unicorn. Posed, they look great together since they shimmer in the light and have a subtle greenish glow all over the armor. It's definitely something you have to see in person because no photo seems to really capture that.
I also own the Shield Funnel Unicorn, the green psychoframe is much more brilliant on this version, but the plain white plastic kinda stands out when you pose the two side-by-side.
This anon wholly recommends the MSG Weapon Unit sets from Kotobukiya. They're dirt cheap, easy to assemble and really do go well with RD's.
There's an eBay auction for this guy right now:
If your lucky you can snag it for cheap. I'm glad i got mine when I did.
I asked this before, but never got an answer: has anyone ever flatcoated their RDs, and if so, got any photos of it? I dislike the plasticky look of RDs, so I'd love to get a nice matte look on there.
There's nothing wrong with the Gouf, except I think the fingers are a bit long on it. The open hands look real out of scale with the res of the body. But why do you need open hands when your can DUAL WIELD GATLING GUNS!?!?!
The main selling point of the Gouf, the twin gatling gun shields, each compose of about 10 different pieces, and a fiddy as fuck. If you want to just display it on a shelf and leave if alone then it's a fine figure. If you want to move his arm even a tiny bit the guns are guaranteed to come apart in the most explosive way.
In today's Katoki-dominated mecha world, it's not unusual to see pinheads. I USUALLY don't think it looks that bad. And on mecha with sort of bulky proportions, like the Sazani, it's totally fine to me.
I've been trying to count the mecha series which had 80%+ of their cast getting a Robot Damashii treatment. So far Gundam 00 s2 and Code Geass s2 are on the top followed by Full Metal Panic. The first two were mainly due to being released straight after the finish of their anime airing. Gundam 00 s1 had hardly anything except for Exia, GN Flag and the odd Alvaaron. Gundam Seed and Gundam Wing were only main cast focused, though a Taurus and Virgo are likely but the Tragos and the water ones are not.
Fafner and Eureka Seven also had a pretty large lineup.
L Gaim and Dunbine might be intended to be completed as they aren't affected by current airings.
Unicorn missed all the grunts and focused on the action oriented main cast. So I guess, recently Robot Damashii had been all over the place and mainly trying to release all the Gundam main characters, most likely in light of the video game Extreme VS.
I am figuring this out because for some people, having a full or adequate cast of characters is important in a line as some people will only start to invest in a line if a certain combination of related characters are available, otherwise collecting them individually will have no meaning.
I finally ordered a Robot Damashii Stark Jegan, opened at 5000 yen, though it may go even lower later.
Does any know how well it fits onto the HGUC Base Jabber?
Nice! The Stark Jegan was my very first RD (along with the Geara Zulu) and it's still one of my favorites after all this time. It's just the whole package; comes with all the accessories you need and simply looks awesome.
You're in for an absolutely gorgeous RD! If you like the design, I feel it's really worth the premium price. The RX-0 mold is excellent, the gold paint job is excellent, and combined that makes for an excellent Phenex (which is basically a gold RX-0, haha).
You make good drunk purchases!
Which is really quite disappointing, because they're pretty much uniformly great. SRC is a line that should have done much better than it did. The prices were pretty reasonable and the toys very well made.
I can't say I was interested in most of the designs released under the line, but the SRC Gurren Lagann is still one of my fav's, and I was really looking forward to the Big O they showed off years ago.
>I can't say I was interested in most of the designs released under the line
Neither was I, but I bought a bunch anyway just because they were awesome looking and really fun to play with. I love it when I find lines that are so good that I can buy any random release and come away pleased.
Eh, I'm particular about what I buy, so unless it's a favorite of mine or I really like the series it's from, I can't justify picking it up.
Is the line really dead/dying? I could've sworn they showed off some new SRC stuff at Tamashii Nations a few weeks ago.
>Is the line really dead/dying?
I get the feeling that Bandai is struggling to figure out what direction they want to take the line in. I do wish Tetsujin FX would have gotten released, but that's almost certain to never happen.
>they're pretty much uniformly great
Most of them are good, but it's worth mentioning that God Raideen sucks hard.
Fafner actually has less than half of the cast released. It has 22 units(not counting stuff set to debut in the new series), 10 of which have been released. The Titan Model and Mark Dreizehn are also at the top of my list of things that need an RD.
To anyone who owns the new Dragonar 1, could you look at something for me? I don't own it and before I do, because I'm so very anal, want to know if the setup for the pulldown hips is all POM on the inside. I just need you to peek inside and see where I can't in photos with a nice bright light. The picture shows where you'd look with the red marking.. It's inside the cavity, not the indent around it. Tell me if you see a break or something that shows a separate plastic.
A very brightly lit photo of the area would help really well too, actually.