Apologies for no updates this last week. I’ve actually had quite a bit of movement on the interview side, so I’ve been out of town, so to say. But, as the title of this post hints at, I made sure that I returned to Tokyo via ANA, just for the chance to snag some super gentei Gundam Goods. As you may have seen Gundam Guy’s post on this, one of Japan’s major airline carriers, All Nippon Airways, is doing a collaboration with Bandai for the Gunpla 30th Anniversary. During the month of July and August, fliers have the opportunity to order a 1/144 Gundam or 1/148 Gundam in ANA’s blue colors. (Pictures below courtesy of GG)
They make it pretty hard to get as well, since you have to ask for the specific card on the flight to order, which is filled in with date, flight number, seat, and even the staff number of the cabin attendant that gives you the card. From the date of the flight you have two weeks to send in the card to order.
So, I now have an order card, so that of course means I’ll be picking up some kits. The question is who’s interested? There is a order limit however, of 3 of each kit. I’ll be getting a 1/144 kit for myself and a friend, which leaves an extra 1/144 kit. If there are people interested in the 1/48 kits as well, I’m willing to pick these up too. As a heads up, the cost of these kits for me is 3,000 yen for the 1/144 kit and 8,500 yen for the 1/48 kit, and so expect my asking cost for the 1/48 to be at 8,500 to 10,000 yen. If folks are interested in the 1/48 kits, please drop a comment, and first come first serve, etc. If not, then I’m going to forgo getting the 1/48 kits, and will be dropping the order card in the mail on Monday.
All the 1/144 kits are taken for, and one 1/48 is claimed. I’ll just be ordering the max of both kits, and if no one is interested, I can always flip the remaining 1/48 kits on YJ Auctions. Anyways, if anyone is interested in the remaining 2 1/48 kits, please leave a comment, thanks!
I’ve received the three 1/144 kits today, but it looks like the 1/48 kits are out of stock, and so a slight wait is needed until they receive more stock. Surprising, but perhaps they have less stock of the 1/48s because they are bigger and more expensive. I still have one 1/48 kit available if anyone is interested. Please drop a comment if you are interested. I also may be flying ANA again in the next week so I will be getting more 1/144 kits then should I fly.