Gaijin Gunpla

It’s the dawn of a new age. A new Gundam Age.

Okay, I’m being way over-dramatic here, especially when you ponder the story behind this new Gundam series. When I first heard the news and details of the new series I was less than excited but not at all surprised. It seems Bandai is going after a younger age range of consumers with this anime and its corresponding line of merchandise. Well, I’m not going to get into that, but I will show the first kit from the series, the 1/144 HG Gundam AGE-1 Normal.

You know, I actually don’t mind this box art. It makes the suit look pretty good.

Box contents:

Even for an HG it looks pretty sparse. But you get extra beam sabers!

How about the manual?

Well, there’s the pilot, Fleet Asuno (or is it Freet? or even Frit?). He looks to be about 10 years old. Yup. Here’s a preteen piloting a multi million dollar piece of equipment.

Inside the manual, though,

shows the kit in this pose.

That pose alone makes me want to jump on this kit right away. And I will.

Categories: AGE-1 Normal, Builds, HG

11 Responses so far.

  1. asian1skill says:

    well i have to admit the boxart is awesome and the articulation is pretty good too but i’ll wait and see if its worth buying until the anime shows cuz personally im not really into this atm imo anyway but we’ll see

  2. Tom says:

    I’m pretty sure the kid’s fourteen. That articulation gives the HG 00 Gundam some competition.

  3. Joe says:

    Are those beam saber blades connected with a round peg or a rectangular one like the HG 00 kits? If they are rectangular, I may have to pick this guy up, just so my 1/144 Exia can finally have the beam daggers!

  4. Paulo951 says:

    Gundam with a car spoiler lol. He looks really articulated for a HG, makes ya wonder what the MG will be like??

  5. i think this kid has a large role in the development of this multi million dollar piece of equipment
    he has every right to play with a toy he built lol
    dunno how he came up with that money though XD

    • Kjasi says:

      I seem to recall that the kid is a super-genius that developed the system that lets AGE grow and evolve. (The AGE System, I think it’s called…)

  6. Kjasi says:

    Wow… That box-art is the FIRST thing from AGE that I like the look of!

  7. Dennis says:

    I can’t wait to get mine. Still waiting because two of my items on this order are still not in stock.

  8. Ben says:

    Built all three forms and you can quickly go by the head and torso parts that are a delight to build, they didn’t feel as redundant as build those 00 gundam kits ( the head is smartly built for a hg) so any possibly of grabbing a kit from the second season? Zeydra is all the rage right now with that battle oriented episode 20.

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