We get questions about when items will be arriving quite a bit, and we’d like to fully and thoroughly explain exactly what goes into new Gunpla release arrivals. So BUCKLE UP, cause we’re about to learn you some serious business!
(For you tl;dr-ers, skip to the link in step 3)
STEP 1: Go to Bandai-hobby.net.
Once you’re there, click the button that we’ve circled in the screen cap. It will bring you to this page.
STEP 2: Open the most recent release schedule!
By this time you’re face-to-face with a bunch of text that (if you’re like us) you probably can’t read. Click the button we’ve highlighted! (Note: You can click the one that says “in English,” but that usually lags about 2 weeks behind so you won’t get the most up-to-date info)
STEP 3: Find the last release of the month!
Thankfully, this page is listed chronologically, so scroll to the bottom! If we don’t carry any of the items in the last bunch, then scroll up until you find something GP will stock.
Ok, so you found the latest item we’ll be bringing! Those characters we highlighted are the month and day of those releases in Japan. Since Bandai doesn’t directly distribute globally, no other countries will have the items on that date.
That last date you found is the day that all the month’s new items will ship from our distributor, so in this specific case, Try Burning (which came out on the 7th in Japan) had to wait until the 28th.
Now you just need to add about a week (give or take) in transit, and that’s when you can start to expect to see the new items! Of course it’s subject to change if we have to wait for other major items to be remanufactured, but this general rule will give you a very good idea of when you’ll get your preorders!
We gave you the full step-by-step, but you can also just follow this link and check it on the first of every month!
Our Wordpress has been inactive since the insanity of Christmas season, but we’ll be back to doing our best to keep up with it! However, if you ever feel like you’re looking for more from us, you can check out our Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter for more content any time, as well as our Gundam Planet Instagram (@gundamplanet)!
In the meantime, we’ve overhauled our Web Exclusive system and have opened up orders for a ton of items, existing and preorder! Check them out below:
Click this link for a look at the entire Web Exclusive category!
It’s been a while since our last post! We just managed to emerge unscathed from the pile of boxes caused by the Black Friday rush!
We know there are some items this month that are pretty high on Christmas lists (Sazabi anyone?) so we put together a list of all the Gunpla items we know we’re getting around the 17th-19th! We’ll do everything we can to make sure that these items are shipped out within a day of arriving so there will be something to put under the tree. Take a look at the list and head over to the preorder pages if you haven’t!
We have a few awesome new items that just got confirmed release dates and prices, so we’ve brought that info straight to you! Check them all out and click through to the preorder pages if you’d like!
It’s amazing how much more detailed an RG kit looks after you’ve been seeing HG kits for a while (especially an all-white one like the Victory gundam)! Check out how amazing this Strike Freedom looks, especially with the wings flared; this will definitely be a display piece to shine a light on and put front and center!
RG ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam
Those epic gold-plated wings
That epic mostly-gold inner frame
That epic double-rifle
That sticker sheet that’s okay I guess
Those Beam Sabers
With the end of November arrivals fast approaching, we’re seeing a couple more photo reviews out of the brilliant photographer Hacchaka! This time, we’re getting a very detailed look at the upcoming HGUC Victory Gundam; take a look!
HGUC LM312V04 Victory Gundam