While July is not over yet, I probably won’t be heading back to Akiba for a while so here is the photos for this month. First off, lets start with our Gundam updates. As you recall last month, we got a chance to see the O in it’s test form, but this month we get to see the new Deathscythe in it’s completed form.
Deathscythe on display
Looking at it, I have to say I’m actually a little underwhelmed by it. Maybe it’s the head, or the colors, but something just doesn’t hit me like it should be.
Next up, Asobit City, which births a lot of awesome kits you see in Dengeki hobby magazine. While GaiGun and myself were there, they just happened to be doing the RG Gundam. By the looks of it, the colors seem to be a mix of Okawara colors and FA Gundam Colors. They also had some really nice looking metallic/extra finish style kits on display that looked amazing.
Building the RG
Musha Gundam Extra Finish Version
Extra Finish Zeta, Quebeley, and Rick Dias
Closeup on the Quebeley
Next up, scouring the back streets to look for cheap gunpla, and in my case, to gawk at my favorite things, the gentei kits. And this time we found pretty much the everything.
Gunpla going for cheap
Stacks of old kits
Even rarer limited kits
That Full Color Plated Version PG Gundam is going for 43,800 yen!
More stuff, including PG Astray’s bonus runners.
PG Gundam Animation Color + Weapons – 19,800 yen
PG Gundam Okawara Colors – 18,800 yen
PG Gundam Casval’s (Char) Use – 25,800 yen
PG G-3 Gundam(!) – 25,800 yen
PG Zeta Gundam Multi-Coating Version – 48,800 yen
MG Zaku II – Tri-star Gaea Use – 34,800 yen(!)
Yeah… that’s a lot of expensive model kits there. Nearly 500 dollars for some kits. And I was surprised to find a G-3 PG Gundam. Needless to say, that one was gone when I went back a couple days after I saw it the first time. While I did look mainly at Gundam kits this last month, I did swing by Kotobukiya as I wanted to see the Rockman kit. Unfortunately they had already taken it down and put up the new mini Hoi-hoi-san in it’s place.
Regular Hoi-hoi pimping Kotobukiya
Other than that, I treated myself to a new lens, and am having fun taking pictures of the same places all over again.
Akiba in the day
Akiba at night
A gathering of Ita-sha
And a really tiny car
That’s all for this months addition. Next up on the plate is a new kit review for HLJ, followed by the revival of the monthly State of the Gunpla Union, which will catch you up on my situation.