Has Bandai been tapping into my computer or what? They must know I have intentions of wrapping up my Gundam collections and fighting back to get my attention! MG 00 Quanta is coming out in November OMG!!! Very hard to resist... Oh well on other Gunpla news I have started to build the RG Gundam progress shots will come soon!
Edit: pictures from Ngee Khiong and Gundam Guy
EDIT 27/10/10- Please refer to more recent blog entries as many more updates have been posted since this blog entry
After camping Reggio Comics, Ngee Khiong, Gundam Guy and all the other sources I could think of my search has finally produced some results! The prototype for the PG Strike Freedom and a colour render has been released. Its HOT!!! Lat night Kenji and I were talking about and out of blue I said in a Japanese English accent, Mussu Getto (Must Get).
The only thing that might get me worried looking at the colour render is that my fears might be realised, if the shiny bling bling gold appearance of the frame is anything to go by. As an overall kit the PG Strike Freedom is not worth the 26250 yen price tag that is being offered. The only thing that could jack up the price would be that the gold frame will be electroplated. This would cause problems as electroplated structure elements aren't as strong as the traditonal PVC. Over time the back heavy model might collapse.
Hahaha in fact I will be very happy if they released it in the poo brown colour that they had for the MG and the recent Robot Daimashi that way I can paint it (electro plating cant be painted) and also it would have structural rigidity. Anyhow enough of my rant. The revamp made by Katoki is excellent the sleek form is amazing and really resembles the anime, the details are crazy too I cant wait for further development so that I can make an informed purchase decision!
Update- After some more searching I have found that this model will be similiar to the Full Burst MG Strike Freedom the exposed parts are electroplated (as indicated in the text below "Revealing frame parts have been modified with Extra Finish "which is what Ban Dai calls its electro plated gunpla line. Well at least the electro plating is still in my tolerance level if it was the entire frame then Ill be scared!
Another Animania has gone hence wrapping up Sydney's convention calendar. It wasn't as fail as the March event but I wasn't exactly impressed at the same time. Overall it was a pretty good day but the goods didn't promote any impulse buying. Basically there was nothing to buy and the events were pretty much just like last year.
I wasn't able to get a photo BUT I can say I can die a happy man hehehe I saw a pretty girl cosplaying as my favourite anime girl Kouzuki Kallen dressed in the pink bunny girl outfit. I tried hard to find her but only located her just as I was about to leave by that time she had already put on her ordinary clothes! On a side note I did get to see the main seiyu for Pokemon, Matsumoto Rika perform an opening song which was quite nice she had a very strong voice.
Perhaps next time if the goods were worth buying I would be more pumped (the cosplay at Animania can be of good quality)! Perhaps inviting Koshimizu Ami (Seiyu for notable roles such as Kouzuki Kallen- Code Geass, Aika- R16 Virgin Mission, Himari and Tenma from School Rumble) as well?
Anyhow I guess my thoughts now allign with Kenji's, Smash is the best convention in the calendar!!! Gunpla ftw!!! However at ODU we are not haters I shall leave this post with a picture of Kallen in tribute to the unknown cosplayer!!