Gaijin Gunpla

As I mentioned in this post from the beginning of October I’ll be living the single life as my partner and the kids spend almost 10 weeks in Japan. Yesterday I drove them to the airport and saw them off then returned home to an empty apartment and ate a bowl of cereal.

It will be a lonely time but I will be okay. I received another care package from Japan which will help me through these long weeks.

That box is not from AMZN. It is from ASM who informed me that once again Bandai and 7-11 are teaming up for a Gunpla Kuji. He set me up with a lot of Japanese gentei goodies which is just the thing to cheer me up. He knows me well. It was almost exactly 1 year ago when he sent the first, large care package

There were a lot of things packed into this box.

Here is the official promotion announcement. (Get your scrolling finger ready.)

If you’re tired of scrolling you can stop here and know pretty much most of what I have in my box here but if you want to see more then keep reading (and scrolling).

First off, there are the Gunpla MG box art file folders. (Why are file folders a thing in Japan?)

I received seven of them (and some doubles).

But there are two folders in each package! Let me flip these over.

That’s a lot of file folders. And there are some I wasn’t lucky enough to win.

Also in the box – these things!

I’m not sure what these are. Let’s open one.

This is a…

Ah, it’s a picture. A standing Zeta picture. A non-reflective picture.

I kind of like these better than the file folders.

This guy becomes relevant again, after the announcement of a Ver. Ka MG at the All Japan Model and Hobby Show this past weekend.

Also tucked in there were these.

MG artwork glass plates. These are breakable so I’m not keen on opening up the boxes but there are five in total, the Unicorn, God Gundam, Wing EW, Freedom, and 00 Qan[T] Full Saber. I received five in total so I’m going to believe that I’ve got one of each and, thus, the complete collection.

In the box were severed heads!

The collection consists of five different MG heads you put together.

This is quite cool and better, in my opinion, then the different colour Core Fighters in last year’s prizes. I’ve got two of the Nu head.

Two of the RX-78-2 head.

And one of the ZZ.

The big prize for me in this box is this.

A Gentei version of an MG Zaku II 2.0!! Yeehaw!

This is the Char Aznable use Zaku II in Solid Clear/Standard. I’m not sure what exactly that means but it looks good.

There are interesting colours to this kit which I’m sure are going to look good when it’s all done.

I’m looking forward to building it but I think the first kit I crack open over the next 10 weeks will be the PG 00 Gundam Seven Sword/G. I’ve got the space and, more importantly, the ability to leave it all out of the box for days at a time!

Not Gunpla related but also in the box are these.

Some collectible Final Fantasy XIV Job pixel art keychains. C’mon, Bard! Dat’s my main. The BB-8 beeps when you squeeze it. My little guy will love it. I will make him love it. The same way I make him love his Death Star stuffed toy when I shout, “The Death Star has cleared the planet!” as I roll it at him.

October 1st saw the consumption tax increase in Japan from 8% to 10%. To avoid paying any more than necessary I asked him to pick me up something before the end of September.

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster for the Switch. I picked up a Switch when I was in Japan in May and I need more games for it. The Japanese version of this game has both games on the cartridge whereas the version here has only X and X-2 you need to download. That’s lame so this was a necessary purchase. But now that I have no other people in my house I don’t need to game mainly on the Switch. I predict my PS4 will stay in Rest Mode each night for the next 72 days. Maybe I should rethink that.

Okay, that’s enough typing. October is here and I’ve also got a long weekend this weekend. I’ll be doing a lot of building and you can expect to see posts going up at a faster rate than I’ve managed since the little guy was born.

For now, I’m going to get a bowl of cereal.

3 Responses so far.

  1. Dev says:

    Mg Dynames Sid!!!!!please..

  2. FFX/X-2! I’m still trying to get the sigil for Tidus’s weapon. It’s the only one I haven’t fully upgraded yet. This freakin’ Chocobo Race is frustrating. XD

  3. Jesse says:

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO i’m so jealous!!!!!!

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