Thursday, 28 September 2017
G-Frame - The Bane of Universal Unit?
If you have seen the Universal Unit reviews here on the blog you'll have seen constant moaning about "Who is this figure series for? Aren't people getting more value for their money by buying Bandai's own model kits instead?". The G-Frame concept warrants this question even more.
These questionable antics are probably a sneaky way of lowering the price of each box. Still, half a figure will cost ¥500, meaning you'll have to shell out ¥1000 to get the complete figure (providing you can find both boxes at the point of sale of course). This seems a bit steep for candy toy pricing. At the time of writing, Mandarake is for example selling Bandai's 1:144 scale Sazabi kit for ¥1800.
The G-Frame figures are touted to be about 11 centimeters high which should be a bit taller than the typical 1/220 scale figures we have seen from Bandai's Shokugan ranges before. However all the mobile suits in this volume are also quite tall so it is possible they will still scale decently with previous figures.
G-Frame is scheduled for release in February 2018 and the line-up is supposed to be as follows:
1. RX-93 Nu Gundam Armor Set (Armor Parts / Movable Hanger Parts)
2. RX-93 Nu Gundam Frame Set (Bust / Weapon Set / Movable Frame)
3. MSN-04 Sazabi Armor Set (Armor Parts / Movable Hanger Parts)
4. MSN-04 Sazabi Frame Set (Bust / Weapon Set / Movable Frame)
5. RX-0 Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode) Armor Set (Armor Parts / Movable Hanger Parts)
6. RX-0 Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode) Frame Set (Bust / Weapon Set / Movable Frame)
Link to the official Bandai page here.