25 August 2012
HGUC 1/144 Byarlant Custom announced!
Back in last year I blogged about Bandai announcing Byarlant Custom as a web shop exclusive item for the Robot Damashii action figure line, which was too expensive for me to consider pre-ordering, and later feedback turned out to be mixed upon release. Thinking that a model version to appear may be a hope in vain, it has recently been announced that it shall no longer be a dream!
Official picture of what appears to be a straight built sample from Bandai, front view
Byarlant Custom a simple action pose
A built sample is seen in C3 x CharaHobby event
Verniers from binders need to be coloured red, as seen in the picture here. The model kit will most likely have stickers for them.
A closer look on the Byarlant Custom
Comparison of the Byarlant Custom with the Unicorn Gundam Destroy mode for the Robot Damashii action figure. Assuming both are in the same scale, the Byarlant Custom is much taller than Unicorn Gundam, and even that is not exactly a small unit!
The HGUC 1/144 Byarlant Custom is scheduled to be released in November for 2600 Yen, or 2730 Yen with 5% sales tax included.
Just like the GM Sniper II, I am definitely looking forward it. At least it's not going to be another limited model, like what a lot of stuff are ended up becoming these days so it's much more affordable this time. There appears to be slight proportion differences between the Gunpla model version and the Robot Damashii version. The Gunpla version does seem a little lacking on decals, except for the big "EFF" on its left shoulder, but it shouldn't be a huge deal for me, and perhaps there may be more in the final model, but we will see.
At least for now this is one happy announcement, and definitely something I shall look forward to towards the end of the year! ^^
Images are from GUNDAM GUY, MasterFileBlog & ガンプラの山を崩せ