Gaijin Gunpla

I hope everyone is well and safe as the Pandemic continues throughout the world.

Myself, I’ve come through it fairly unscathed. My employment, and that of my partner’s, were relatively untouched and not much changed for us and our little family here. Yes, we were pretty much stuck inside on our off days and that caused a little cabin fever amongst the kids and their mother but we got through it.

But what I didn’t expect was the impact it would have on logistics worldwide and that did affect me in that the kits I’d been looking forward too for months couldn’t be shipped to me by Japan Post. For some reason they cut off transport flights to a good many countries and Australia was one of them.

The one that stung the most is the RG FORCE IMPULSE GUNDAM.

I had really been looking forward to that.

Then May had the MG GUNDAM KYRIOS.

Oh man. It hurts.

I also had my eyes on the HG RX-78-2 GUNDAM (BEYOND GLOBAL) kit.

Isn’t that a great box image?

As excited as I was, am, I have done my best to avoid any media featuring these kits because I don’t want to spoil myself. Similar to what I do with movies I’m excited for the same applies to plastic robot models. Shhh. Nobody say anything!

The end of this month will see the RG ALL-PURPOSE HUMANOID DECISIVE BATTLE WEAPON ARTIFICIAL HUMAN EVANGELION PROTOTYPE UNIT-00 DX POSITRON SNIPER RIFLE SET but I don’t expect Japan Post to have their services resumed by then. I’ll just drool over the pictures a bit more.

This lack of incoming kits is mostly responsible for the lack of new posts on this site the past few weeks. Yes, I’ve got a backlog and I hope to get to it but my work schedule has shifted to a work-from-home situation for half the week and I end up doing work many evenings.

I hope things get back to normal, or whatever we will refer to it as, soon enough so I can go back to getting some great kits and back to having some more free time to build them.

Dear whichever diety helps those in Gundam need, please have things back to normal by November when the MG WING GUNDAM ZERO EW VER. KA is released.

That’s going to be epic!

7 Responses so far.

  1. Kamille says:

    Good luck, sorry to hear that! I can’t buy Gunpla myself so I love reading your reviews, hope to see you back soon.

  2. Paul Emical* says:

    Sorry to hear that you’ve been a victim of the lockdown too…
    ATM many sellers ship here to Italy only by ferry or via courier services, so it’s either wait 2/3 months to receive your kit, or bleed your wallet to death to pay for the courier.
    So trust me when I say that I can feel your pain, Syd…

  3. I feel you. My MG Kyrios and HG Gramps Beyond Global are yet to arrive as well.

    I missed the preorder on that RG Force Impulse, though, so I’ll have to wait for the local shops to have the non-PO stocks.

    On a happier note, my HGUC Varguil is being shipped tomorrow. As such, I have no right to complain. 😀

  4. Brian says:

    I was waiting for my RG Phenex to come. It’s been stuck in Japan for 2 months and just arrived at LAX via Air Small Packet. Hopefully that provides some encouragement for you!

  5. Bocalt says:

    Same here – +25 items in my loot since March :/

    Going desperate here

  6. lupes says:

    Definitely feel your pain on this one. I’ve already accepted that between the MGEX Uni, MG Wing ver. Ka and the ZOIDS releases coming out at the tail end of the year that that is going to be one expensive box to have arrive at my house in a reasonable amount of time.

  7. Ben says:

    Hey man, hope everything is alright on your end. Been a while since the last update.

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