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I woke up today very excited. Excited because today was the expected release date of the 1/100 MG Nu Gundam Ver Ka! I’ve already written quite a bit about my thoughts on the Nu Gundam after viewing it at the Hobby Shows and whatnot but now that it’s finally here I can dive in and find out if all the hype (from myself included) is warranted.

Box Art:

Even though the box art found on Ver. Ka Master Grade kits are very subdued compared to the action pose artwork on regular releases, there’s no denying that the box cover is really good and really gets your blood pumping.

Fin Funnel action!

No Fin Funnel action!

Box Contents:

Lots of stuff here. The frame runners are two per plastic bag and some of the other bags contain three runners! Here are some items found in the box that are worthy of mention here.

Stand

Like the MG Hi Nu Gundam the Nu Gundam Ver Ka comes with a stand on which you can pose that massive machine. You can also position the Fin Funnels on the stand for more dynamic poses and photographs.

As you can see the support and Fin Funnel attachments are all clear!


Here is the hand runner. Looks like a PG hand doesn’t it?


The sizes for some of these pieces are monstrous. Just look at that shield!

I’ve seen this in person twice but it feels even bigger when you have it in your hands.


Here is the big frame runner containing pieces for the torso, skirt, head, etc. It’s so big that it fits in the box lengthwise because it’s too long to go in like the other runners. It is also flexible.

There is one small polycap runner for this kit.

A brief look at the instruction manual shows that some of these are used to connect the torso to the skirt and other major, heavy joints. Perhaps the breakage problem with the MG Sinanju’s skirt frame led Bandai to rethink their design for the Nu. You can also see the green, psycho frame parts and the huge, curved Beam Sabers.

And last and the most plentiful…

Decals! Waterslide decals! I’m currently in the middle of decaling another MG but I’ll put that aside so I can focus all my attention on the Nu.

But there’s also foil stickers, and lots of them!

Fin Funnels!

Manual:

Looking good. Love the Katoki head on this guy. Opening up the manual gets you all the Ver. Ka manual eye candy.



And here’s Nu Gundam dunking a basketball…

With all those decals check out the two page decal instructions.

As a throw in with the Nu here’s an advertisement for the Master Grade book that came out a few months back titled, The ISM of Gundam.

Tonight. Tonight. Just two more hours of work.

Categories: Builds, MG, Nu Gundam Ver. Ka

14 Responses so far.

  1. Tony says:

    Syd’s excitement level has now reached level: Puppy.

  2. Moog says:

    It’s… beautiful. I was gonna pass this up but gahhh.

  3. Syberio says:

    can’t wait for the mail from hlj!!

  4. Mick says:

    Yup, instant nerdgasm for me. I realy love that big red shield decal.

  5. Michael says:

    Can’t wait for payment request!

  6. Joe says:

    No, really, all I want for Christmas is Nu!
    This thing just gets more and more exciting every time I read about it.

  7. ClayCannonII says:

    So beautiful

  8. Sonar says:

    This should be a fun build. Looking forward as always to your review GaiGun!
    FYI, a Gauntlet has been thrown by Mr. Lupes:
    http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3554.0
    Love to have you in on it if you can spare the time. Details to be finalized in the next few days.

  9. Dennis says:

    Oh, can’t wait for mine. I preordered it but HLJ’s site says backoreded. Don’t want to wait. So glad we get waterslides, maybe in all future MG’s I hope 😉

  10. Dennis says:

    I guess my preorder on this wasn’t soon enough. It’s listed backordered at HLJ. Anyway glad to see waterslides on this. Maybe Bandai will include them from now on…. FINGERS CROSSED….

  11. ClayCannonII says:

    If you preordered it, you usually get it, check your account to see if it says backordered there.

  12. Chris says:

    I had mine preordered from Hobby Wave so I won’t get it til the end of next week (December 18 Hobby wave tells me.) So argh my 00 Raiser stuff needs to hurry up…!

  13. Enzo says:

    I know it’s an old thread but is there no included pilot for this MG kit?

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